News archive for 2011

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December 2011

23 Dec 2011   Slow, steady rent rises predicted for 2012

19 Dec 2011   Depreciation may need looking at: Commission

16 Dec 2011   Remuera rent rises trump nationwide levels

14 Dec 2011   Nationwide sales show double-digit growth

13 Dec 2011   New chief executive for REAA

8 Dec 2011   QV December 2011 - the regions

8 Dec 2011   Auckland house prices above 2007 peak, investors back

7 Dec 2011   Investors active in North Shore, Christchurch sees slowdown

5 Dec 2011   Auckland house prices hit new November high

4 Dec 2011   Sorry, there ain't no property rort

2 Dec 2011   Immigrants more active in market than departing Kiwis

1 Dec 2011   Auckland leads 11% home consents rise

1 Dec 2011   ‘Flood' of new listings in wake of RWC

November 2011

30 Nov 2011   Former Don Ha properties sold

29 Nov 2011   Mum and Dads bearing brunt of mortgagee sales rise

28 Nov 2011   Average weekly rent up 7.4% in year to June

28 Nov 2011   Property guru goes bust

24 Nov 2011   Housing market confidence slips over quarter

21 Nov 2011   Potential - and pitfalls - in mortgagee sales

16 Nov 2011   Ha portfolio sale includes rentals with ‘solid returns’

15 Nov 2011   CGT and planners get both barrels from Brash

14 Nov 2011   Sorting the star from the slum landlords

11 Nov 2011   House prices up $9,000 in October

11 Nov 2011   REINZ Regional Commentaries – October 2011

10 Nov 2011   Buy the Cashfow forecaster CD

10 Nov 2011   Investors still active in capital, Hutt Valley, muted elsewhere

9 Nov 2011   Investor confidence in rental property at decade low

9 Nov 2011   QV October 2011 - the regions

9 Nov 2011   Property prices up nationwide, parts of Auckland above 2007 peak

4 Nov 2011   Auckland sales down, listings and prices up

3 Nov 2011   October sales rise but enquiries hit by RWC, holidays and Greek tragedy

2 Nov 2011   Show me the (mentoring) money

1 Nov 2011   Asking prices hit new high in October

1 Nov 2011   Property Tutors defended in wake of FMA warning

October 2011

31 Oct 2011   Home consents see ‘large decrease’ in September but trend still rising

28 Oct 2011   Property Tutors no income property investment adverts criticised by FMA

27 Oct 2011   Bollard spooks market

26 Oct 2011   Christchurch City exodus a shot in arm for suburban landlords

19 Oct 2011   Mid-price rental property in short supply

18 Oct 2011   Birkenhead rents continue to rise

17 Oct 2011   Auctions increase in popularity - but have potential to hammer investors’

12 Oct 2011   Investor activity strong in Hutt Valley, muted nationwide

12 Oct 2011   Property values up with Auckland leading the charge

12 Oct 2011   Sales up almost 20%, led by surge in auctions

12 Oct 2011   Sales volumes up, prices down in September

12 Oct 2011   QV September 2011 - the regions

11 Oct 2011   Triple jump for EQC levy

5 Oct 2011   Catching the next property wave

5 Oct 2011   Auckland property prices hit six-month high

3 Oct 2011   September sees surge in listings and asking price

3 Oct 2011   House prices just 5% below peak and set to rise

3 Oct 2011   Auckland’s real estate valued at $354 billion

September 2011

30 Sep 2011   Home approval numbers show ‘strong increases’

30 Sep 2011   Every silver lining has a cloud

29 Sep 2011   iPhone rental app proves popular home and away

26 Sep 2011   An Auckland epiphany

26 Sep 2011   DIY attitude and cost concerns prompt landlords’ to reject property managers

23 Sep 2011   Quake repair work prompts surge in demand for short term tenancies

23 Sep 2011   Central Otago Lakes and Auckland most expensive for property

22 Sep 2011   Pero has high praise for low commission model

20 Sep 2011   Manch to quit as REAA chief

20 Sep 2011   Within Auckland Franklin is flourishing, Waitakeres woeful

19 Sep 2011   Interest rates remain flat, although choppy water all around

16 Sep 2011   Birkenhead bucks rent trends

16 Sep 2011   Calls for earthquake strengthening costs to be depreciable

15 Sep 2011   Floating mortgage rates unlikely to rise this year as OCR remains on hold

13 Sep 2011   Parts of Auckland see property values above 2007 peak

13 Sep 2011   QV August 2011 – the regions

12 Sep 2011   Waiting for the Spring money sale

12 Sep 2011   Bollard likely to keep interest rates on hold this week

12 Sep 2011   Sir Bob Jones expands Auckland office portfolio

8 Sep 2011   Investor activity muted nationwide, large variations across regions

8 Sep 2011   Residential building activity near to 20-year low

7 Sep 2011   Some valuers are scaremongering about panel system: PropertyIQ

3 Sep 2011   Property investors losing out on rent

2 Sep 2011   New listings rise may herald a strong Spring housing market

1 Sep 2011   Bank looks to eliminate fraudulent valuations

August 2011

30 Aug 2011   EQC earthquake liability increased by $4 billion

25 Aug 2011   Putting rental property on the app

24 Aug 2011   Capital gains tax would distort market further, says Reserve Bank

24 Aug 2011   Limited house price growth the new normal

23 Aug 2011   King counters taxing solution to misdiagnosed problem

19 Aug 2011   Price expectations up, confidence down

18 Aug 2011   The holiday’s over for holiday home tax treatment

18 Aug 2011   More Christchurch properties red zoned

18 Aug 2011   City Bay a riser while Devonport sinks

16 Aug 2011   Rental property seen as second-best investment type

15 Aug 2011   Tax changes prompt some investment property sales, report claims

15 Aug 2011   Rent and the regions

12 Aug 2011   $30,000 fine for property finder “sets a clear precedent”

12 Aug 2011   How to make money in Christchurch

11 Aug 2011   What do you think is happening with prices and rents?

11 Aug 2011   Property sales and prices down in July

11 Aug 2011   REINZ July 2011 Report - the regions

10 Aug 2011   Auckland July rents down on June, still above year earlier

9 Aug 2011   Playing ball with the IRD during RWC

8 Aug 2011   QV July 2011 Report – the regions

8 Aug 2011   Nationwide property values steady, slide continues in Wellington

5 Aug 2011   July’s new listings down 15% on year

5 Aug 2011   Frankly my dear, property investors don’t give a damn

4 Aug 2011   Barfoot & Thompson Auckland listings at decade low

3 Aug 2011   Home loan rates start to rise

1 Aug 2011   Devonport sees two-bedroom rents up 26% on year

July 2011

29 Jul 2011   Leaky homes assistance available

29 Jul 2011   Cyclical recovery underway in housing market

28 Jul 2011   Not coming up Trumps

28 Jul 2011   Bollard takes a bob-each-way to OCR review

28 Jul 2011   The economists view on the OCR decision

25 Jul 2011   Rents at two-and-a-half year high, but OCR set to rise

21 Jul 2011   Investors treading water in housing market

18 Jul 2011   Capital gains tax won't move money from housing, claims BNZ economist

14 Jul 2011   Is CGT Labour's V-Day?

14 Jul 2011   Auckland great place to be a landlord: Skipper

14 Jul 2011   Tax plans hit property investors

12 Jul 2011   Auckland sales up 30% in June

11 Jul 2011   QV June 2011 Report - the regions

11 Jul 2011   Auckland leads nationwide property values higher

8 Jul 2011   SFO warns property investors of inflated valuations

6 Jul 2011   Landlords and tenants set to lose with capital gains

5 Jul 2011   A good fight brewing on capital gains tax

5 Jul 2011   Investors and first time buyers in ‘quiet battle' for property

5 Jul 2011   Available Auckland property near to four-year low

June 2011

30 Jun 2011   Lack of funding brings the CHRANZ house down

29 Jun 2011   King sees potential pitfalls in state housing shake-up

28 Jun 2011   Willems questions 2007 valuations

25 Jun 2011   Weather man feels chill after Jericho Residential closure

23 Jun 2011   Government offers to buy 5,100 Christchurch homes

22 Jun 2011   Issues Paper on housing affordability released today

22 Jun 2011   Government to update on Christchurch tomorrow

17 Jun 2011   Auckland house prices up over quarter, but ‘bumps ahead' says BNZ

16 Jun 2011   Wellington landlords out of pocket after company closure

15 Jun 2011   Auckland City Centre rents down 31% over year to May, Crockers

15 Jun 2011   Auckland leading real estate recovery, says Harcourts

15 Jun 2011   Strong demand boosts Auckland rents, says Barfoot & Thompson

14 Jun 2011   Auckland leads national sales volumes up, but prices down

14 Jun 2011   REINZ regional commentaries - May 2011

10 Jun 2011   Agents spy slight rise in property investor interest in June

8 Jun 2011   The perpetuity problem pertaining to property

8 Jun 2011   QV May 2011 Report - the regions

8 Jun 2011   Auckland and Wellington values a tale of two cities, QV

7 Jun 2011   Economic confidence up but property sector optimism mixed, BNZ

3 Jun 2011   After three months of rises, average Auckland house price slips in May

3 Jun 2011   2011 on course for least number of houses built

2 Jun 2011   Getting REAL about property management education

1 Jun 2011   Auckland property market shifts in favour of sellers

1 Jun 2011   Otago oil boom ahead

May 2011

30 May 2011   Low rates increasing appeal of investment property, ASB

30 May 2011   Housing market improves, but from low base, says ANZ

23 May 2011   New system aims for fewer estate agent complaints

18 May 2011   Tenant skipping – a new approach

16 May 2011   Ups and downs, Auckland year-on-year rents revealed by Crockers

16 May 2011   Rental property top investment choice for Aucklanders

12 May 2011   First time buyers, investors an increased presence in market

11 May 2011   Prices down, sales up and a new all-time median high for Auckland

11 May 2011   REINZ regional commentaries - April 2011

10 May 2011   QV sees value stability spread

10 May 2011   QV April - the regions

10 May 2011   NZ house prices over valued, says IMF

9 May 2011   King's Counsel

9 May 2011   Opportunities for investors in Auckland expansion proposals

6 May 2011   Unlucky 13 - Auckland weekly rent down on March

6 May 2011   Floating rates growing in popularity

6 May 2011   House prices ‘will rise' says BNZ

5 May 2011   Housing consent numbers back to 1982 levels

4 May 2011   April sales price a record for month - Barfoot & Thompson

2 May 2011   Asking prices hit four-year high

2 May 2011   Auckland leads the rent charge

2 May 2011   Property market soothsayers and silver linings

April 2011

29 Apr 2011   Switch decision could put floaters in a fix

28 Apr 2011   Rental property tax treatment helped inflate property values - OECD

28 Apr 2011   OCR likely to stay low for some time: RBNZ

28 Apr 2011   The economists view on the OCR

27 Apr 2011   Momentum building in house market, according to ANZ

27 Apr 2011   House prices to rise 4% - Westpac

21 Apr 2011   Survey points to property investment market pick-up

20 Apr 2011   New Unit Title Act guidelines

19 Apr 2011   Christchurch exodus soaks up rental capacity - First National

18 Apr 2011   Trass trashes REINZ

15 Apr 2011   March housing market strength no flash in the pan - BNZ

14 Apr 2011   For landlords a feast in Auckland, famine elsewhere

13 Apr 2011   Auckland house sales up 53.2% on month - REINZ

13 Apr 2011   REINZ regional commentaries - March 2011

13 Apr 2011   The REINZ reaction

12 Apr 2011   The full Nelson - only one location keeps grip on property values - QV

11 Apr 2011   Fix mortgage rates now - Tower

7 Apr 2011   Government prepared to bail out AMI

7 Apr 2011   $200,000 fine for ‘Why rent' promoter

6 Apr 2011   Record rents for Auckland

4 Apr 2011   WOOF! Unaffordablie housing alert

4 Apr 2011   Cold water poured on overheating market claims

1 Apr 2011   New listings up in March, though still down on year earlier

March 2011

31 Mar 2011   Government launches inquiry into housing affordability

30 Mar 2011   Housing consents hit two-year low

29 Mar 2011   Christchurch offers potential for property investment boom - maybe

23 Mar 2011   A cup of sweet tea and a blanket

23 Mar 2011   Mortgage holders question banks on rate cuts

23 Mar 2011   Signs of improvement squashed by disasters home and away

23 Mar 2011   Tax changes to ‘rebalance' economy away from housing

22 Mar 2011   Will Ha have the last laugh?

15 Mar 2011   Home detention for former ACC property manager after SFO corruption charges

14 Mar 2011   House prices, sales volumes and time to sell all up in February

14 Mar 2011   REINZ regional commentaries - February 2011

10 Mar 2011   Floating home loan rates tumble

9 Mar 2011   Senor Buyer versus El Vendore

9 Mar 2011   Rent rise hopes boosted by consents figures

8 Mar 2011   Only Auckland City values up on year earlier - QV

8 Mar 2011   Latest house price updates

7 Mar 2011   Reports of high demand not translating to higher Auckland rents

3 Mar 2011   Rents down, sales up in Auckland

2 Mar 2011   Earthquake adds to housing market woes - ANZ

February 2011

24 Feb 2011   Banks offer loan relief for quake victims

22 Feb 2011   House market to remain weak - ASB

15 Feb 2011   Former ACC property manager pleads guilty to corruption charges

11 Feb 2011   What's happening with house prices in your region

11 Feb 2011   House sales hit a new low in January; prices slide

8 Feb 2011   Auckland rents rise above the doom and gloom

8 Feb 2011   Property values still down but stabilising - QV

7 Feb 2011   Rental property rated second best investment for returns

4 Feb 2011   Housing pressures change the face of rental market

3 Feb 2011   Property shortage hurts sales, helps landlords - Barfoot & Thompson

1 Feb 2011   Tax changes ‘essential' to remove investment property bias - SWG

January 2011

31 Jan 2011   Caution remains the watchword for property - ANZ

27 Jan 2011   Housing market unlikely to be able to withstand rate rises

27 Jan 2011   OCR unchanged at 3%

27 Jan 2011   Bollard keeps interest rates on hold

25 Jan 2011   Wellington's rental pain is Auckland's gain

24 Jan 2011   Auckland and Tauranga top New York for unaffordable houses

21 Jan 2011   Now's a good time to buy a house

20 Jan 2011   Report reveals stark differences in rents across Auckland

18 Jan 2011   Sales and median price fall in December

18 Jan 2011   What's happening with house prices across the regions

18 Jan 2011   Little optimism in wake of REINZ report

18 Jan 2011   Shaking up the Canterbury property market

13 Jan 2011   Low sales volumes the theme for 2010 - QV

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