News archive for 2010

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December 2010

30 Dec 2010   Landlord "screwed" by HNZ

29 Dec 2010   Landlords face higher rates after valuation anomalies

22 Dec 2010   Despite a lift, housing market mood remains sombre

21 Dec 2010   LAQC changes show amazing arrogance and sloppiness: Labour

20 Dec 2010   Affordability can have dramatic impact: Dickens

20 Dec 2010   Mortgagee sales down, focus of forced sales changes

15 Dec 2010   Reserve Bank sees further house price falls

14 Dec 2010   Finally a bounce

14 Dec 2010   What's happening across the regions

14 Dec 2010   Rental looking good, residential moribund

14 Dec 2010   House price values and sales boosted by late spring surge

13 Dec 2010   North v South: Which island offers the best investment locations

9 Dec 2010   Rates left unchanged over stimulus effect concerns

7 Dec 2010   LAQC changes confirmed

7 Dec 2010   Property values begin to stabilise

2 Dec 2010   Housing confidence down, investment property ‘less attractive’

November 2010

30 Nov 2010   Housing consents continue to fall

30 Nov 2010   Removal of gift duty still unclear

27 Nov 2010   Land investment product definition drafted

23 Nov 2010   Property gauges not positive

22 Nov 2010   5 reasons why the real estate market can't stay down

22 Nov 2010   Wanted: 100,000 additional rental properties for Auckland

22 Nov 2010   Harcourts picks up a pulse in market

19 Nov 2010   Commercial property returns move into upswing

11 Nov 2010   No spring in property markets step

10 Nov 2010   Further house price falls possible, says Reserve Bank

10 Nov 2010   Homestar launch prompts cost concerns

9 Nov 2010   Property loses top place to term deposits

8 Nov 2010   Property values continue slide

3 Nov 2010   Auckland house sales fall to 20-month low

2 Nov 2010   It's not the banks with the housing stockpile

2 Nov 2010   Survey reveals property investor caution

1 Nov 2010   Wanted: Four bedroom properties

1 Nov 2010   Housing market remains weak

October 2010

30 Oct 2010   Top landlord named

29 Oct 2010   Housing consents weakness intensifies

28 Oct 2010   Timing of OCR increases under discussion

26 Oct 2010   Bayleys Canterbury expands services

22 Oct 2010   Immigration increase good for house prices

21 Oct 2010   Rent increases will keep us in the game: King

20 Oct 2010   Property investors got off lightly: Heatley

19 Oct 2010   ComCom to tackle dodgy bids in construction sector

17 Oct 2010   Property investors learn new LAQC rules

15 Oct 2010   Pick-up in residential property market expected next year

14 Oct 2010   House sales ease up slightly

14 Oct 2010   REINZ residential highlights - September 2010

14 Oct 2010   Economists give their views on house prices

14 Oct 2010   Avoid tenant issues by knowing the law: DBH

13 Oct 2010   Clarifying changes to qualifying company rules

12 Oct 2010   Investors need to review company structures

12 Oct 2010   Housing affordability improves

11 Oct 2010   LAQC changes to be announced

11 Oct 2010   Govt improving housing affordability

10 Oct 2010   Mortgagee sales up again

7 Oct 2010   Lack of quality listings on the market

7 Oct 2010   Wellington looking for more listings

7 Oct 2010   Auckland values remain stable

7 Oct 2010   Canterbury market returning to normal: QV

6 Oct 2010   Uncanny prediction for house prices

5 Oct 2010   Spring no saviour for Auckland house sales: Barfoot

4 Oct 2010   Home building passes low point

1 Oct 2010   Rents rising but landlords need to be careful

1 Oct 2010   Wanganui: Returns in the river city

September 2010

30 Sep 2010   Building consents tumble, ensures rates stay low

28 Sep 2010   Quake helps property managers and vacancy levels

28 Sep 2010   ANZ paints sombre picture of house prices

26 Sep 2010   What's best? Renting or buying

25 Sep 2010   Bond repayments sped up in Canterbury

21 Sep 2010   Will investors still buy Chch property?

21 Sep 2010   Ignore speculation about Chch property prices

16 Sep 2010   Canterbury landlords warned about excessive rent rises

15 Sep 2010   Tighter insurance stalling real estate market

14 Sep 2010   Ashburton: Offering a Kiwi slice of life

14 Sep 2010   August house sales slump to near 2008 trough

14 Sep 2010   REINZ residential highlights - August 2010

11 Sep 2010   Chch tenants still sweating the small stuff

10 Sep 2010   RTA changes will challenge landlords

10 Sep 2010   Home handyman bargains selling in Wellington

10 Sep 2010   Auckland prices starting to stabilise

9 Sep 2010   NZ Property Investor - September issue out now

9 Sep 2010   Market buoyed by rate cuts

8 Sep 2010   Buyers cautious as activity remains subdued

7 Sep 2010   Rental market squeezed after quake

3 Sep 2010   Choice declining for buyers

1 Sep 2010   Showcase Auckland hotel Westin Lighter Quay in chaos

August 2010

31 Aug 2010   Housing consents fall

29 Aug 2010   Economist pushes out dates for next OCR hikes

27 Aug 2010   Signs property market is warming

27 Aug 2010   Property investors need be careful with family trusts

26 Aug 2010   Review may give investors some depreciation relief

20 Aug 2010   Latest immigration numbers good for housing market

18 Aug 2010   Property investors targeting private sellers

17 Aug 2010   Dr Don's gloomy outlook for house prices

13 Aug 2010   House sales fall to decade low

13 Aug 2010   REINZ residential highlights - July 2010

12 Aug 2010   Provincial property posed to prosper

12 Aug 2010   NZPIF conference packed with benefits

11 Aug 2010   IRD favours depreciation for commercial building fit-outs

9 Aug 2010   Making sense of current house prices

9 Aug 2010   Confidence in property market remains stable

9 Aug 2010   Market back to the future of 2008

9 Aug 2010   QV main urban areas commentary: July 2010

8 Aug 2010   Mortgagee sales continue to stay high

4 Aug 2010   Auckland house sales still in doldrums

4 Aug 2010   Vendor-agent relationships strengthening

2 Aug 2010   Asking prices fall $22k in four months

July 2010

30 Jul 2010   Building consents edge up slightly after slump

30 Jul 2010   Tauranga: Investing in sunshine

29 Jul 2010   OCR increases but more moderate pace to come

28 Jul 2010   House prices to fall, rents to rise

27 Jul 2010   House prices likely to stay flat

24 Jul 2010   Greens want new standards for rental properties

23 Jul 2010   IRD's property focus getting sharper

22 Jul 2010   RTA amendments finally passed

22 Jul 2010   SFO starts new Blue Chip probe

19 Jul 2010   Canterbury investment properties hard to move

16 Jul 2010   Making property a long distance love affair

15 Jul 2010   Soft housing activity predicted for the rest of the year amid weak REINZ data

14 Jul 2010   Home sales sink further to second-worst June in 10 years

14 Jul 2010   Residential highlights - June 2010

14 Jul 2010   Govt came close to changing capital gains tax rules on property

13 Jul 2010   Property investors staying put in this buyers' market

12 Jul 2010   Property investors still sitting on their hands

12 Jul 2010   QV Main urban areas commentary: June 2010

8 Jul 2010   Be wary of raising rents

7 Jul 2010   Sellers still keen to meet the market

5 Jul 2010   Winter malaise sets in as Auckland house sales slump

5 Jul 2010   Mortgagee sales increase in Auckland and Northland

2 Jul 2010   Interest rate decisions not so easy now

2 Jul 2010   Commercial investment opportunity

2 Jul 2010   Rents will rise as house prices fall: Westpac

2 Jul 2010   Now's the time for maintenance

June 2010

30 Jun 2010   Forecasts for housing market off with the fairies

29 Jun 2010   Commercial building permits in doldrums

25 Jun 2010   House building starting to rise again

23 Jun 2010   Continuing pressure on house prices

23 Jun 2010   All the banks have now hiked short-term rates

18 Jun 2010   Auckland momentum follows rest of country

18 Jun 2010   RBNZ finally gets a response

18 Jun 2010   New Plymouth: Investing in the ‘Naki

17 Jun 2010   Where to for house prices?

15 Jun 2010   Buyers have edge over sellers for now

15 Jun 2010   It's good that some investors are selling

14 Jun 2010   Traps for the unwary in qualifying company changes

14 Jun 2010   Some Canterbury investors get cold feet

11 Jun 2010   Budget not driving property investors away

11 Jun 2010   Private equity firm takes stake in Bayleys

10 Jun 2010   OCR increase good for property market

10 Jun 2010   Borrowers - don't panic

10 Jun 2010   Market set to potter along: QV

10 Jun 2010   QV main urban areas commentary: May 2010

8 Jun 2010   Residential building and consents increase

6 Jun 2010   Huge residential property investment portfolio up for sale

4 Jun 2010   The story of a typical property investor

4 Jun 2010   GST to impact substantial investors

3 Jun 2010   Auckland house sales gain in May

2 Jun 2010   Property prices under pressure

1 Jun 2010   Sellers forced to get realistic

May 2010

31 May 2010   LAQC proposals questionable: NZICA

31 May 2010   Number of mortgagee sales rises

28 May 2010   Budget hasn't put off property investors

28 May 2010   Home building consents rise to two-year high

27 May 2010   Property values set to rise as knockers talk up budget’s impact

27 May 2010   Leaky homes not eligible for depreciation deductions under new rules

24 May 2010   Half of landlords will put up rents

21 May 2010   Property investors got off lightly

21 May 2010   LAQC’s will be a “dead man walking”

21 May 2010   Govt's tax changes means tenants will pay more rent

21 May 2010   Residential property investors to get another bite at fit-out cherry

20 May 2010   Property industry to pay for Budget

20 May 2010   Government closes loopholes for LAQCs

20 May 2010   Depreciation: Here today, gone tomorrow

20 May 2010   BUDGET RELEASE: Property tax changes increase fairness

18 May 2010   Budget preview: Property in line of fire

18 May 2010   NZ investors' love affair with rental properties appears to be fading

17 May 2010   One step closer to leaky home resolution?

17 May 2010   Otago investors reluctant to use new rating scheme

14 May 2010   Key on property investors' menu too?

14 May 2010   Home sales decline in April: REINZ

14 May 2010   REINZ residential highlights - April 2010

13 May 2010   Student accommodation drives Dunedin market

12 May 2010   Labour pushes for changes to rules around residential tenants

12 May 2010   Banks repay $0.8m in overcharged break fees

10 May 2010   Property investors procrastinate ahead of Budget: QV

10 May 2010   QV main urban areas commentary: April 2010

10 May 2010   Property round-up

7 May 2010   Waiting for the appointment

7 May 2010   Optimism and house prices on the wane

6 May 2010   Procrastinate while one has the chance

5 May 2010   Auckland house sales dip

4 May 2010   Conditions ripe for rent rises

3 May 2010   Investors not out of the woods yet

April 2010

30 Apr 2010   A sad tale of positive cash flow property

30 Apr 2010   Building consents fall in March

29 Apr 2010   Market continues trucking down

28 Apr 2010   Agent found guilty over misleading commission costs

26 Apr 2010   Property round-up

23 Apr 2010   IRD shifts approach on GST applied to land

22 Apr 2010   Rents set to rise as demand increases

19 Apr 2010   Property round-up

16 Apr 2010   Think about fixing at a two-year rate soon

16 Apr 2010   House sales still in soft patch

16 Apr 2010   REINZ residential highlights – March 2010

14 Apr 2010   Complaints to REAA pouring in

12 Apr 2010   North Shore suburbs booming

12 Apr 2010   Property market to stay flat while uncertainties remain

12 Apr 2010   QV regional snapshot - March 2010

12 Apr 2010   Property round-up

8 Apr 2010   Auckland central: Money in metropolis

7 Apr 2010   Auckland house sales pick up in March

6 Apr 2010   Treasury says tax system out of kilter

6 Apr 2010   Property round-up

1 Apr 2010   Lifestyle outperforms residential

March 2010

30 Mar 2010   Confidence in housing market slipping

30 Mar 2010   Building consents rise, while apartment approvals drop to 1995 lows

29 Mar 2010   NZ Treasury pours cold water on leaky home GST relief

29 Mar 2010   Too soon to declare easing of mortgagee sales

26 Mar 2010   RBNZ expects to catch more borrowers when it hikes OCR

23 Mar 2010   House prices face downwards pressure

23 Mar 2010   Tax rate on some high income earners less than 10%: English

19 Mar 2010   12 lenders cut fixed rates

19 Mar 2010   Not as much tax in residential property as TWG says

18 Mar 2010   TWG got it wrong

18 Mar 2010   Growth stalling, says property indicator

17 Mar 2010   Game of two halves

12 Mar 2010   No doubt rents will rise if rebate goes

12 Mar 2010   Steam still coming out of house sales

12 Mar 2010   REINZ residential highlights - February 2010

11 Mar 2010   Bollard's predictions on interest rates welcome

9 Mar 2010   Whangarei: City of 100 opportunities

8 Mar 2010   Auckland rental shortage under debate

8 Mar 2010   Values growing at slower pace

8 Mar 2010   QV regional snapshot - February 2010

5 Mar 2010   Big week for housing market looming

4 Mar 2010   Bargains galore but not much action

3 Mar 2010   Listings hit 11-month high in Auckland

2 Mar 2010   Swaps market offering opportunity for investors

2 Mar 2010   Float no more?

February 2010

26 Feb 2010   Building consents fall for second month

25 Feb 2010   Housing minister resigns

23 Feb 2010   Numbers on the up, says Harcourts

23 Feb 2010   Housing confidence still upbeat

22 Feb 2010   Housing market hits wobbles

20 Feb 2010   Two tax changes property investors could live with

19 Feb 2010   Trade Me sees record property browsers

19 Feb 2010   House prices set to fall in cooling market: ANZ

16 Feb 2010   Low number of bad loans make it to mortgagee sale

12 Feb 2010   House sales lowest in two decades

12 Feb 2010   REINZ residential highlights - January 2010

11 Feb 2010   Falling house sales may indicate faltering economy

9 Feb 2010   Key’s silence on depreciation indicates it’s a focus

9 Feb 2010   Key kicks for touch on property tax

8 Feb 2010   House values rise last month in 'patchy' market: QV

8 Feb 2010   Residential highlights - January 2010

5 Feb 2010   Tax changes robust enough?

4 Feb 2010   Auckland house prices fall, amidst still declining sales

4 Feb 2010   Proposed tax changes will hurt listed commercial investors

2 Feb 2010   Wellington house market holds up

January 2010

29 Jan 2010   Building consents stall in December amid falling home sales

29 Jan 2010   Property investment rules to change - forever

28 Jan 2010   NZ's two favourites: Rental property and the All Blacks

27 Jan 2010   Housing market stalling?

26 Jan 2010   Good buy: Auckland leasehold apartments

20 Jan 2010   Would the Nats really whack property investors?

20 Jan 2010   Investors face double-whammy in tax proposals

20 Jan 2010   Misleading talk will lead to bad tax decisions

19 Jan 2010   IRD's views on depreciation challenged

18 Jan 2010   House prices up but sales levels concerning

18 Jan 2010   REINZ residential highlights - December 2009

15 Jan 2010   Caution restrains bargain hunting

14 Jan 2010   Home-building and hospitals push up November building consents

14 Jan 2010   Investing made easy: Taking heed of the past

12 Jan 2010   IRD quietly raises changes to depreciation

11 Jan 2010   House values gain in 09

7 Jan 2010   Auckland house prices stabilising at boom-time levels

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