News archive for 2009

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December 2009

31 Dec 2009   Commercial property investors will foot the bill of proposed land tax

23 Dec 2009   Property investors pay IRD extra $63m

22 Dec 2009   Provincial and coastal markets picked to improve

22 Dec 2009   ANZ property gauges point to decline in house prices

21 Dec 2009   Mortgagee sales to stay high for another 12-months

17 Dec 2009   Housing market plateauing

16 Dec 2009   Tax changes will affect house prices

14 Dec 2009   House prices creep up a little more

14 Dec 2009   REINZ residential highlights - November 2009

14 Dec 2009   Investing made easy: Finding alternatives

11 Dec 2009   Sense of normality returning

9 Dec 2009   Residential real estate balancing out

8 Dec 2009   Building consents drop

7 Dec 2009   QV main urban areas commentary: November 2009

7 Dec 2009   Property values stay positive as sellers stay put: QV

6 Dec 2009   Regional review: Prospecting Rodney

4 Dec 2009   Investing made easy: Working backwards

3 Dec 2009   Auckland prices reach almost two-year high

2 Dec 2009   IRD potentially misleading over off-the-plan property sales

November 2009

30 Nov 2009   Do property investors really have "tax benefits?"

30 Nov 2009   Home-building approvals climb, adding weight to recovery

28 Nov 2009   [Book] Don't miss the next property cycle

27 Nov 2009   October reminder that all is not well

26 Nov 2009   Celebrating tenant-landlord relationships

24 Nov 2009   Mortgagee sales at record high

23 Nov 2009   Funding brought forward for insulation scheme

19 Nov 2009   ComCom chasing bigger fish after dodgy Invercargill property scheme

18 Nov 2009   Property indicator continues to exude energy

17 Nov 2009   Property finders likely to cause a few headaches for REAA

16 Nov 2009   Harcourts pushes auctions as favoured selling strategy

16 Nov 2009   Confidence in housing remains high: ASB survey

13 Nov 2009   House prices hit 10-year high amid declining sales numbers

13 Nov 2009   REINZ residential highlights - October 2009

13 Nov 2009   Cowboys targeting leaky home owners

12 Nov 2009   Prices to continue upwards for some time yet

11 Nov 2009   Return to riskier mortgage lending a dangerous game

10 Nov 2009   Call for govt to step in with mortgagee sales

9 Nov 2009   Property values turn positive - finally

9 Nov 2009   Residential highlights - October

6 Nov 2009   Confidence in property returning

6 Nov 2009   Rules tightening around mortgagee sales

4 Nov 2009   Auckland house prices reach 22-month high, sales rise

3 Nov 2009   IRD ramps up investigations yet again

October 2009

30 Oct 2009   Building consents climb for third straight month

30 Oct 2009   Concerns for ageing home owners

29 Oct 2009   Cat amongst the pigeons

29 Oct 2009   OCR unchanged, rates not to fall further

28 Oct 2009   Buy by negotiation, sell by auction

27 Oct 2009   Rents stabilise, demand on the rise

22 Oct 2009   Potential dousing for a warm market

22 Oct 2009   Property prices poised for challenging times: ANZ

21 Oct 2009   Housing market holds steady

19 Oct 2009   Traditional spring market true to form

14 Oct 2009   House prices extend gains in September

14 Oct 2009   REINZ regional highlights - September 2009

14 Oct 2009   It can be tricky finding your ideal tenant - let Housing New Zealand move in instead.

13 Oct 2009   Property managers to register as authorised financial advisers

12 Oct 2009   Growth continues on all fronts

12 Oct 2009   QV regional snapshot - September 2009

9 Oct 2009   Investing made easy: State of play

6 Oct 2009   Auction rather than fixed price the best strategy

5 Oct 2009   Auckland home listings rise, prices dip in September

5 Oct 2009   Property investors positive about the future

4 Oct 2009   Tax Working Group says property investors pay no tax

2 Oct 2009   Housing rent likely to rise with capital gains tax

2 Oct 2009   Land tax favoured by working group rather than CGT

1 Oct 2009   Sellers' confidence leads to surge in listings

September 2009

30 Sep 2009   Property managers to charge letting fees

29 Sep 2009   Building approvals climb for second month

29 Sep 2009   RTA changes reach next phase

28 Sep 2009   Mortgagee sales at all-time high

28 Sep 2009   Listed property stocks set to soar

25 Sep 2009   Numbers up, but don't get too excited just yet

25 Sep 2009   Housing affordability 'fair', borrowers locking in longer mortgages

24 Sep 2009   New website listing not-for-sale properties, for sale

23 Sep 2009   Housing market continues positive growth

18 Sep 2009   Stop the misleading talk around property

18 Sep 2009   Capital gains tax to focus on equity

17 Sep 2009   Online info most popular with property buyers

16 Sep 2009   'Dressed up' property deals to be caught under new regulation

15 Sep 2009   Key all but rules out property capital gains tax

14 Sep 2009   House prices edging higher: REINZ

14 Sep 2009   REINZ residential highlights - August 2009

14 Sep 2009   Insulation the next leaky fiasco?

11 Sep 2009   Go pick on someone your own size

10 Sep 2009   Interest rates forecast to stay low

10 Sep 2009   Reserve Bank talks down prospect of another housing boom

9 Sep 2009   Investing made easy: Building solid foundations

8 Sep 2009   Home-building lags to eight-year low

8 Sep 2009   Migration continues to be big plus for housing market

7 Sep 2009   QV residential highlights – August 2009

7 Sep 2009   Property values returning to 2008 levels

4 Sep 2009   More house price rises predicted

3 Sep 2009   Spring adds bounce to Auckland housing market

August 2009

31 Aug 2009   Commercial property plummeting

28 Aug 2009   NZ building consents rebound in July

27 Aug 2009   Companies slapped with fine over property scheme

24 Aug 2009   More positive property news

21 Aug 2009   Out of the woods

20 Aug 2009   First home buyers' scheme expanded

19 Aug 2009   Prevent fraud through pre-tenancy checks

19 Aug 2009   Capital gains tax back on the menu?

19 Aug 2009   First residential real estate trust on its way

17 Aug 2009   Landlord of the Year announced

14 Aug 2009   House prices and sales volumes steady

13 Aug 2009   Capital gains tax on property still alive

12 Aug 2009   Keeping P out of your property

11 Aug 2009   House prices set to soar

10 Aug 2009   Property values rise for third straight month

10 Aug 2009   Regional snapshot: QV

7 Aug 2009   Data re-vamp good news for investors

7 Aug 2009   REINZ house price index gets makeover

7 Aug 2009   Now a good time to buy a house: survey

5 Aug 2009   Auckland home sales fall as listings rise

5 Aug 2009   [Book] The Housing Bubble by Kieran Trass

4 Aug 2009   Banks driving apartment buyers to the suburbs

3 Aug 2009   Investing made easy: Knowledge is power

July 2009

31 Jul 2009   Rates one big game of poker

31 Jul 2009   Letting services under the spotlight

30 Jul 2009   Building law being streamlined

30 Jul 2009   Bollard holds OCR at 2.5%

29 Jul 2009   Building consents drop in June, due to apartments

28 Jul 2009   Surge in demand for serviced apartments

27 Jul 2009   Property indicators on the way up

23 Jul 2009   [NEW Product] The NZ Investment Game

22 Jul 2009   Rents hit by oversupply of property

20 Jul 2009   Veda’s new credit rating product receives mixed response from property investors

17 Jul 2009   In the line of fire

15 Jul 2009   Property Investors see light at the end of the tunnel

15 Jul 2009   Migration keeps property market chugging along

14 Jul 2009   Lift in market activity continuing

14 Jul 2009   New sale and purchase agreement on its way

13 Jul 2009   Rural property reaches realistic levels after 'euphoric' high

10 Jul 2009   Predicting the unpredictable

9 Jul 2009   Median house sale prices edges up, volumes dip

9 Jul 2009   REINZ residential highlights - June 2009

7 Jul 2009   Council rates scheme pays for insulation

7 Jul 2009   Property managers avoid more regulation

6 Jul 2009   Urban area commentary - June 2009

5 Jul 2009   Property values increase as sales decline

3 Jul 2009   Auckland home sales rise in June as prices dip

3 Jul 2009   Losing lustre

2 Jul 2009   Record numbers of auctions

2 Jul 2009   Associated persons

1 Jul 2009   Former Richmastery company in liquidation

June 2009

30 Jun 2009   Unit Titles Bill makes management easier

29 Jun 2009   Building approvals climb again, helped by rates

28 Jun 2009   Positive endorsement for property market

26 Jun 2009   Mortgagees back in vogue?

25 Jun 2009   Immigrants not all good news for market

25 Jun 2009   Cash Flow Forecaster CD Software

23 Jun 2009   Housing set to prosper on strong migration

22 Jun 2009   Economic times provide great opportunities: Free Webcast

19 Jun 2009   Where to for home loan rates?

18 Jun 2009   Banks back insulation scheme

18 Jun 2009   Deposit rates delaying property price recovery

17 Jun 2009   No magic bullet for sunset dates

16 Jun 2009   Migration underpins lift in property, outlook still unclear

11 Jun 2009   Prices slip, volumes hold in May: REINZ

11 Jun 2009   REINZ residential highlights - May 2009

11 Jun 2009   RBNZ keeps key rate at 2.5% amid signs of stabilisation

9 Jun 2009   Building work falls less than expected

9 Jun 2009   Criminalising not helpful, says tenancy group

8 Jun 2009   Property prices stabilise with cheaper lending rates: QV

8 Jun 2009   QV regional highlights - May 2009

5 Jun 2009   Property market picks up after

5 Jun 2009   Budget delivers warm blast

5 Jun 2009   National says no to capital gains tax

5 Jun 2009   Loopholes removed from NAP law

4 Jun 2009   Auckland housing demand picks up

2 Jun 2009   Labour heads to Select Committee over RTA bill

May 2009

29 May 2009   NZ building approvals climb 11% in April, suggesting life seeping back into market

28 May 2009   New Zealand's property market is forecast to slump further

28 May 2009   Budget delivers home insulation

26 May 2009   Rental yields better bet than capital gains: ASB

26 May 2009   ANZ gauges find demand is making property a sellers’ market

26 May 2009   Unique property up for lease

22 May 2009   V for victory for landlords

22 May 2009   Indicator shows worst maybe over for housing market

22 May 2009   Immigration pick up a plus for housing market

15 May 2009   RTA hitting Parliament with key changes

15 May 2009   Double digit house price rises not the norm

15 May 2009   Affordable new homes stack up for investors

14 May 2009   Water rates fire stoked again

13 May 2009   Residential housing may have hit bottom, as sales improve

12 May 2009   Residential market shows signs of stabilising: REINZ

12 May 2009   Regional highlights: REINZ

12 May 2009   Confidence returning to residental housing market: Survey

11 May 2009   Super-sized commercial syndicate hits Auckland

11 May 2009   Property values show hint of stabilisation: QV

10 May 2009   Regional snapshot: QV

8 May 2009   Property market health check

6 May 2009   Mortgagee sales well below market value

5 May 2009   No signs of surge in activity slowing

1 May 2009   Is the buyers’ market about to end?

April 2009

30 Apr 2009   Rate cut good news

30 Apr 2009   Home-building approvals dip to 17-year low

30 Apr 2009   National Bank, ASB, SBS, BNZ break fees cleared by regulator

30 Apr 2009   RBNZ cuts OCR to record low 2.5%

28 Apr 2009   One strike and you're out - policy unfair

24 Apr 2009   GRA wins top trustee award

23 Apr 2009   Flat fee companies being discriminated against?

23 Apr 2009   Turning rate thinking on its head

22 Apr 2009   Sales activity returning

17 Apr 2009   Be careful who you listen to

17 Apr 2009   Improving market encourages more sales at Pegasus

16 Apr 2009   Drug case outcome sets the bar

9 Apr 2009   Price data can confuse

9 Apr 2009   Residential Real Estate market spikes: REINZ

9 Apr 2009   Residential Highlights – March 2009

9 Apr 2009   Eco-My-Flat competition encourages better tenants

9 Apr 2009   NZ property values drop 9.3%

9 Apr 2009   QV residential highlights - March 2009

8 Apr 2009   [Book] The Complete KiwiSaver

7 Apr 2009   Figures show baby boomers after property bargains

3 Apr 2009   A new worry for the market

3 Apr 2009   Auckland house sales hit 20-month high

3 Apr 2009   Falling interest rates making property more attractive

3 Apr 2009   Money@Work

March 2009

31 Mar 2009   Predicted growth surge positive for housing

31 Mar 2009   Landlords warned over drug rings

30 Mar 2009   Home-building approvals rise

30 Mar 2009   One plan to cut resource management inertia

25 Mar 2009   A slow gradual climb

19 Mar 2009   Insolvency changes don’t go far enough

18 Mar 2009   Online fraudsters targeting landlords

14 Mar 2009   Real mortgagee sale numbers

13 Mar 2009   Getting a handle on mortgagee sales

12 Mar 2009   Bollard signals end to steep easing cycle as economy troughs

12 Mar 2009   OCR reduced to 3%

11 Mar 2009   Home sales, prices revive in February

11 Mar 2009   Residential highlights - February 2009

11 Mar 2009   Real estate market showing positive signs: Survey

10 Mar 2009   Evicted state tenants a concern for landlords

9 Mar 2009   Property values fall 8.9%: QV

9 Mar 2009   Auckland the most positive big city

6 Mar 2009   A real life experience

5 Mar 2009   Auckland house prices rise, confidence edges up

4 Mar 2009   Falls and rises in home loan rates

4 Mar 2009   Orewa showhome for sale - 7.81% return for 15 months

2 Mar 2009   Women’s workshop highlights NZ potential

February 2009

27 Feb 2009   Suddenly now is the time to buy property

27 Feb 2009   Housing confidence rises as prices slip

25 Feb 2009   Manukau City: Face of the future

24 Feb 2009   Readers respond: Changes to RTA

24 Feb 2009   RTA changes swing favour towards landlords

23 Feb 2009   Avoid unexpected GST bills on apartment sales

19 Feb 2009   Mary Mary, quite contrary...

19 Feb 2009   Govt looks at regulating property managers

19 Feb 2009   RTA review under way by National

18 Feb 2009   English reassures property investors

17 Feb 2009   Frightening rise in mortgagee sales: Yeah Right

16 Feb 2009   [Book] I Buy Houses: The Property Investor's Handbook

13 Feb 2009   House sales tumbled in January

13 Feb 2009   REINZ residential highlights - January 2009

12 Feb 2009   Home loan report: Cheap not always the easy option

12 Feb 2009   [Toolbox] The Tax Files

9 Feb 2009   Call for action over break fees

9 Feb 2009   Residential highlights - January 2009

9 Feb 2009   House prices down 8.3%, affordability up

5 Feb 2009   Mr Good News here again

5 Feb 2009   It's a great time to borrow

4 Feb 2009   Auckland house sales, prices fell in January

4 Feb 2009   RMA changes help property investors

January 2009

30 Jan 2009   Home-building approvals fall to record low

30 Jan 2009   Cheap money, cheap houses

29 Jan 2009   Book: Living off the Smell of an Oily Rag in NZ

29 Jan 2009   OCR reduced to 3.5%

26 Jan 2009   NZ’s rising unemployment will sap housing demand, ANZ says

23 Jan 2009   Investors opt for safety of bricks and mortar

22 Jan 2009   Positive predictions for property

22 Jan 2009   Up-market subdivision selling at mortgagee

21 Jan 2009   Home loan report: Keeping eyes open

15 Jan 2009   Home sales edge higher in December, prices slip

15 Jan 2009   REINZ residential highlights - December 2008

15 Jan 2009   House prices fall 7.4% in 2008; December sales tumble

15 Jan 2009   QV value growth for December 2008

15 Jan 2009   Bought or buying investment property?

14 Jan 2009   Home-building approvals rise in November

14 Jan 2009   Decisions looming for borrowers

12 Jan 2009   Auckland house sales, prices fell in December

6 Jan 2009   Changes needed in 2009 for unhealthy homes

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