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December 2012

31 Dec 2012   First-time buyers told: Start small

28 Dec 2012   Rent jump for city homes

27 Dec 2012   Think about cashflow: NZPIF

24 Dec 2012   Forget the malls for Boxing Day bargains

24 Dec 2012   Mortgagee sales decline

21 Dec 2012   Complete our survey and win

21 Dec 2012   Migration turns positive: Westpac

20 Dec 2012   GST changes clear up bach rules

20 Dec 2012   Boom not just Auckland: ANZ

19 Dec 2012   Landlord Tribunal experiences surveyed

18 Dec 2012   Extra care needed when purchasing apartments

18 Dec 2012   Free seminars for landlords

18 Dec 2012   Landlords reminded of holiday requirements

17 Dec 2012   Second developer sentenced to home detention

17 Dec 2012   Harcourts reports strong sales lift

14 Dec 2012   Market cooling: BNZ/REINZ survey

14 Dec 2012   Reporting rules simplified: Dunne

13 Dec 2012   Australian buyers keen on Kiwi apartments

13 Dec 2012   Hamilton market strengthening: Agency

12 Dec 2012   Earthquake proposals

11 Dec 2012   Strongest monthly sales volume in five years

11 Dec 2012   Tools must be deployed with caution

11 Dec 2012   Auckland prices 10% above last peak: QV

10 Dec 2012   Fixing good value: Westpac

7 Dec 2012   Auckland sellers get close to asking price

7 Dec 2012   Dumb lending caused bubble: RE/Max chief

7 Dec 2012   High-rise apartment buildings in Govt sights

6 Dec 2012   OCR announcement 'good news for borrowers'

5 Dec 2012   New record house price for Auckland

5 Dec 2012   Housing market strengthening: Westpac

4 Dec 2012   Flawed strategy from commentator

3 Dec 2012   Not enough new listings: Realestate.co.nz

3 Dec 2012   Aging tipped to hit regional house prices

November 2012

30 Nov 2012   Politicians debate affordability

30 Nov 2012   Building activity picks up pace

30 Nov 2012   RE/MAX announces buyout

29 Nov 2012   Housing affordability up

28 Nov 2012   Watch out for bad tenants: Poll

27 Nov 2012   Another boost to property love affair

27 Nov 2012   Buyers scope out Northland opportunities

26 Nov 2012   North Shore rental properties are city's most expensive

26 Nov 2012   Councillor slams penalty fee "rip-off"

23 Nov 2012   REINZ urges caution after ruling

23 Nov 2012   Policy may not be good deal: Hargreaves

22 Nov 2012   Low rates driving prices: ANZ

21 Nov 2012   Restrict foreign buyers: Greens

20 Nov 2012   Capital gains tax won't work: ACT

20 Nov 2012   Hint of xenophobia in concern at foreign buyers

19 Nov 2012   Kiwis think it's a good time to buy, but not in Auckland

19 Nov 2012   Property Council: More analysis needed

18 Nov 2012   Rental properties and cheaper houses in Labour's sights

18 Nov 2012   Northern lifestyle blocks popular

16 Nov 2012   Auckland nears housing boom: Alexander

16 Nov 2012   Address affordability now: BNZ

16 Nov 2012   Labour slams Hobsonville move

15 Nov 2012   Lifestyle market firming: REINZ

15 Nov 2012   LVR restrictions could work: NZPIF

14 Nov 2012   Rental property regains top spot with investors

14 Nov 2012   Trust law under Commission spotlight

14 Nov 2012   Labour calls for capital gains tax

13 Nov 2012   Govt meddling puts economy at risk

12 Nov 2012   Hamilton market heating up: Agency

12 Nov 2012   High LVR loans come with warning

9 Nov 2012   How's your bank?

9 Nov 2012   Prices creeping up even in sellers' markets: Survey

9 Nov 2012   New record average house price: REINZ

8 Nov 2012   Interest rate predictions divide pundits

8 Nov 2012   Commercial property returns improving

7 Nov 2012   Housing affordability measures won't work: Newland

6 Nov 2012   Wellington property owners asked about strengthening costs

6 Nov 2012   Housing affordability plan misses hidden costs

6 Nov 2012   Sale proceeds donated to charity

5 Nov 2012   New record average house price for Auckland: Barfoot

5 Nov 2012   LVR restrictions not enough: ASB

2 Nov 2012   Alexander: House prices will keep rising

2 Nov 2012   Building consent figures continue to grow

2 Nov 2012   Confidence still improving: Realestate.co.nz

2 Nov 2012   HNZ fixes 212 Christchurch properties

1 Nov 2012   House prices will stay firm: Council

October 2012

31 Oct 2012   Westpac move lacks goodwill

31 Oct 2012   Prospect of Govt meddling in market alarming

31 Oct 2012   Quake-hit homes still selling: REINZ

30 Oct 2012   Government affordability proposals a mixed bag for investors

29 Oct 2012   Agent website a valuable tool: O'Sullivan

29 Oct 2012   Greens slam Govt affordability package

29 Oct 2012   Free eco-construction advice for developers

26 Oct 2012   Tenants compete for quality properties

25 Oct 2012   Hint of optimism in OCR announcement

25 Oct 2012   Lower standards to boost affordability: Alexander

24 Oct 2012   Rent arrears: Who should pick up the bill?

24 Oct 2012   Landlords warned to hold off on seismic work

23 Oct 2012   Debt collection could become much dearer

19 Oct 2012   Auckland holds on to rental premium

19 Oct 2012   Banks loosen lending criteria

18 Oct 2012   Investors offered rural opportunities

17 Oct 2012   Commercial owners offered green cover

16 Oct 2012   Best flats attract best tenants

16 Oct 2012   Bank questions housing market sustainability

15 Oct 2012   Agent survey shows little change

15 Oct 2012   Renewal of leases pushes NPT value up

12 Oct 2012   Familiar cure for bank hangover

12 Oct 2012   Lifestyle market steady: REINZ

12 Oct 2012   Scarfies name worst flats

11 Oct 2012   NZPIF backs IRD on rental business

10 Oct 2012   Mortgagee levels not as bad as reported: Helm

9 Oct 2012   Rental market softening, Trade Me stats show

9 Oct 2012   Real estate confidence up: BNZ

9 Oct 2012   Auckland-centric boom could spill over: Westpac

9 Oct 2012   Housing affordability improving

9 Oct 2012   Tax decision will concern investors

9 Oct 2012   House price rise slow and steady: QV

8 Oct 2012   Five rental properties a business: IRD

8 Oct 2012   National house price up 6%: REINZ

7 Oct 2012   Transitional period over for unit titles

7 Oct 2012   Greens call for capital gains tax

5 Oct 2012   Digital TV a tenant's responsibility: DBH

5 Oct 2012   Hospice house sale beats price expectations

4 Oct 2012   Property a strong investment: RBNZ

3 Oct 2012   Auckland house prices drop: Barfoot

2 Oct 2012   National customers aren't colour blind

2 Oct 2012   Auckland inventory at five-year low

1 Oct 2012   Fewer sweeteners in industrial deals: Bayleys

1 Oct 2012   Heat off rents in some parts of Auckland

September 2012

30 Sep 2012   Obtaining finance a strictly Auckland issue

28 Sep 2012   Little change in construction rates

28 Sep 2012   Leasehold apartments selling at bargain rates

27 Sep 2012   Business as usual for National Bank home loan customers: ANZ

27 Sep 2012   Investors return to Auckland CBD

26 Sep 2012   Mortgagee sales most likely in Auckland: Crockers

25 Sep 2012   Time to clean up this watery mess

25 Sep 2012   Reserves declared for commercial auction

25 Sep 2012   Jones' settlement goes in ex-wife's favour

24 Sep 2012   Banks eye long-term customers

24 Sep 2012   Prices acquire extra importance

21 Sep 2012   RBNZ targets house prices

21 Sep 2012   Auckland 'still affordable'

21 Sep 2012   Interest rates drive investors into property: Alexander

20 Sep 2012   Water is landlords' responsibility: APIA

20 Sep 2012   Trade Me analysis shows quakes' impact

19 Sep 2012   Don't rush to no-reserve auctions: Helm

19 Sep 2012   Auckland's Hilton hotel sells

18 Sep 2012   Housing bubble warning

18 Sep 2012   ANZ: No OCR increase until 2014

17 Sep 2012   Salespeople return to industry

14 Sep 2012   Property investment not always the solution: Alexander

14 Sep 2012   Shares manifesto 'misleading'

13 Sep 2012   OCR stays at 2.5%

13 Sep 2012   Investors, first-home buyers active: Survey

13 Sep 2012   Lifestyle property market steady

12 Sep 2012   Recession a growth opportunity for property consultants

12 Sep 2012   Heat pump subsidy scrapped

11 Sep 2012   Petition calls for property management regulation

11 Sep 2012   Regulation for property managers is overdue

11 Sep 2012   Federation's survey challenges insulation claims

11 Sep 2012   QV: Regional breakdown

11 Sep 2012   Steady price rise, QV reports

10 Sep 2012   Christchurch rents to skyrocket

10 Sep 2012   Sales up but market still subdued: REINZ

7 Sep 2012   Consider shares, property investors told

7 Sep 2012   Property finders nothing new: Newland

7 Sep 2012   Block houses might have got better prices sold separately: Newland

6 Sep 2012   Number of new listings up: Realestate.co.nz

6 Sep 2012   Warrants of fitness not the solution: NZPIF

5 Sep 2012   Sales booming but prices steady: Barfoot and Thompson

5 Sep 2012   Big lift in Canterbury reconstruction

4 Sep 2012   Rate stategy offers variety

4 Sep 2012   IRD keeps eye on property profit

3 Sep 2012   Where have the big gains been?

3 Sep 2012   More regulation likely for proportionate schemes

3 Sep 2012   Inquiries slow for no-reserve auction

August 2012

31 Aug 2012   High-flier bankrupted

31 Aug 2012   Construction rates up but not enough: Master Builders

31 Aug 2012   New Zealand rents too low: Federation

30 Aug 2012   Salvation Army weighs in on affordability

29 Aug 2012   Construction work picks up pace

29 Aug 2012   Westpac offers online house hunting tool

28 Aug 2012   Not installers' right to limit access

28 Aug 2012   Take care with water charges: MoBIE

27 Aug 2012   Insurance warning for investors

27 Aug 2012   Syndicated sale of bank building sells out

24 Aug 2012   Prices will keep rising: Economist

23 Aug 2012   Ground rent debate subdues prices

22 Aug 2012   Westie property market springs into life

22 Aug 2012   Apps changing house hunt

21 Aug 2012   Over-valued houses mean nothing for prices: Alexander

21 Aug 2012   All this draught is daft

20 Aug 2012   Affordability efforts need to broaden focus: ANZ

20 Aug 2012   Low-doc lending finding favour again

17 Aug 2012   Pegasus Town in liquidation

17 Aug 2012   Property market consolidating: ANZ

16 Aug 2012   Mortgage enquiries up 50 per cent

16 Aug 2012   Regional Review: Porirua pulse

15 Aug 2012   Number of Auckland industrial vacancies drops

15 Aug 2012   No property boom yet: Realestate.co.nz

15 Aug 2012   Acquisition tipped to push transtasman collaboration

14 Aug 2012   Guest blog: Time to sort water issues once and for all

14 Aug 2012   Housing confidence steady, but higher prices tipped: ASB

14 Aug 2012   Lifestyle blocks finding favour

13 Aug 2012   Auckland holds on to rent and price premium: MoBIE

13 Aug 2012   'No case to answer' in Queenstown complaint

12 Aug 2012   Block houses open to view

10 Aug 2012   Rest of country will catch up to Auckland: Westpac

9 Aug 2012   Sellers' market nationwide: Survey

9 Aug 2012   Prices strong, sales frequent, QV and REINZ agree

9 Aug 2012   Blue Chip investors' court victory

8 Aug 2012   Auckland boundary shift welcomed

8 Aug 2012   Positive signs for big property investors

7 Aug 2012   Top agents get recognition

7 Aug 2012   No winter chill for sellers: Realestate.co.nz

7 Aug 2012   The Block: Show us the numbers

7 Aug 2012   'Trial by media' totally unfair: REINZ

6 Aug 2012   New purchase agreement tackles building reports

6 Aug 2012   Landlords slow to take up insulation subsidy

6 Aug 2012   Apartments finding favour: Bayleys

3 Aug 2012   Inventory at lowest level in seven years

3 Aug 2012   Bank stats show we're a nation buying houses

3 Aug 2012   No cheap houses being built: English

2 Aug 2012   BondAssist scheme attracts interest

2 Aug 2012   Boom pushes prices further out of reach: Study

1 Aug 2012   Westpac issues warnings

1 Aug 2012   Million-dollar sales return to peak level

July 2012

31 Jul 2012   Property investment loses appeal, except in Auckland

31 Jul 2012   Property predictions prompt anger

30 Jul 2012   Heatley eyes affordability, supplement

30 Jul 2012   Banks agrees prices are too high

30 Jul 2012   More land 'not the answer'

30 Jul 2012   Building consent figures rise

27 Jul 2012   Property Brokers advertisement complaint upheld

27 Jul 2012   'Off the plans' purchases finding favour again

26 Jul 2012   Economists unruffled by OCR statement

25 Jul 2012   Steady growth continues: Report

25 Jul 2012   Council focus on affordability

24 Jul 2012   Property investment a safe bet

24 Jul 2012   Bank building sold in $50,000 blocks

23 Jul 2012   Newland: Give first-time buyers GST break

23 Jul 2012   OCR on hold until March: Economists

23 Jul 2012   Auckland leads national rural market

20 Jul 2012   Housing ‘crisis’ but new boom unlikely

20 Jul 2012   Cheaper to rent than buy: Economist

20 Jul 2012   'Careful balance' for property market

19 Jul 2012   Credit card technology to help property managers

19 Jul 2012   Workshop for first-time developers

19 Jul 2012   Housing boom turns construction boon

18 Jul 2012   Politicians wade into supplement debate

18 Jul 2012   Focus on supplement misses the point

18 Jul 2012   Lack of housing inflation tipped to keep OCR low

17 Jul 2012   Unit title act changes cause confusion

17 Jul 2012   Watch out for unlicensed workers: Board

16 Jul 2012   Association backs call for strengthening help

13 Jul 2012   Co-operative development plan for Christchurch

13 Jul 2012   Steve Goodey wins $396,000 judgement against Phil Jones

12 Jul 2012   Leaky buildings destroying wealth: Whitburn

12 Jul 2012   Real estate agents say it's a sellers' market: BNZ survey

11 Jul 2012   Steps taken to speed up Tribunal process:Heatley

11 Jul 2012   House prices to rise further but only til mortgage rates rise: Westpac

10 Jul 2012   Housing market buzzing but not quite on fire

10 Jul 2012   Housing advice for Cantabrians

10 Jul 2012   Time for perception of landlords to change

10 Jul 2012   National house prices up 4.2% on a year ago: QV

9 Jul 2012   Christchurch owners go to court over leases

9 Jul 2012   Treat big gains with caution: Newland

6 Jul 2012   Invercargill property returns 54%

6 Jul 2012   Heat on in Christchurch rental market: Trade Me

5 Jul 2012   Southland owners get earthquake warning

5 Jul 2012   Super ministry will help landlords: Heatley

4 Jul 2012   Information on supplement slow to arrive

4 Jul 2012   Auckland listings at seven-year low: Barfoot

4 Jul 2012   Not enough rentals available: Survey

3 Jul 2012   Property investors unfairly singled out

3 Jul 2012   Property finders in authority's sights

2 Jul 2012   Listings drop likely to fuel prices

2 Jul 2012   Property investors' outlook positive: Survey

2 Jul 2012   Federation supports ring-fencing concerns

June 2012

29 Jun 2012   Ring-fencing 'may be just the beginning'

29 Jun 2012   Building consents continue upward trend

28 Jun 2012   Supreme Court decision ends leaky-home bids

28 Jun 2012   Top auctioneer named

27 Jun 2012   Get set for do-upper boom

27 Jun 2012   Buyers want any colour, so long as it's green

26 Jun 2012   Time to stop bubble babble

26 Jun 2012   Reform bill a good move: Association

26 Jun 2012   'Buyers' pack' will help investors

25 Jun 2012   Number of private sales drops slightly: Trade Me

25 Jun 2012   Fix mortgages now: Westpac

22 Jun 2012   Flow of migrating Kiwis eases

22 Jun 2012   Signs point up for property prices: ANZ

21 Jun 2012   Kiwibank best for first-timers: Report

20 Jun 2012   Bank discounts not a right: Ombudsman

20 Jun 2012   More sales but prices stagnant in provinces

19 Jun 2012   No surprise property finding favour

19 Jun 2012   Residential investment not best bet: Hawes

18 Jun 2012   Heritage properties face 500% increase in insurance bills

18 Jun 2012   Prices set to rise further: Newland

15 Jun 2012   Auckland rent rises outstrip rest of country

15 Jun 2012   More sales? Don't blame the interest rates: Harcourts

15 Jun 2012   It's a seller's market: Survey

14 Jun 2012   Bollard keeps rates on hold; OCR cut an outside chance

14 Jun 2012   More vendors choose auctions: REINZ

13 Jun 2012   No dispute over mortgagee figures: Helm

12 Jun 2012   Prices almost as high as they've ever been, experts agree

12 Jun 2012   REINZ May 2012 regional review

12 Jun 2012   Property investment safe bet with so many MPs on side

12 Jun 2012   Buyers get heavy discount at mortgagee sales

11 Jun 2012   OCR to stay low: Poll

9 Jun 2012   Big banks drive mortgagee sales: Terralink

8 Jun 2012   Water changes outrage landlords

7 Jun 2012   First-home buying never been easier: Broker

6 Jun 2012   Barfoot reports busiest May in seven years, record price

6 Jun 2012   Residential slowdown leads building slump

6 Jun 2012   Website puts focus on eco-homes

5 Jun 2012   Cheap not necessarily best

5 Jun 2012   Buyers queue for quake-hit properties

1 Jun 2012   Listings surge a winter warmer for property market

1 Jun 2012   Loans for first home buyers cut

1 Jun 2012   Govt plans cuts to accommodation supplement

1 Jun 2012   Apartments back in vogue

May 2012

31 May 2012   Tenants warned of scams

30 May 2012   Housing consents suffer from April fall

29 May 2012   No housing bubble: REINZ

28 May 2012   All systems go for property investors

28 May 2012   Which MPs are property investors?

28 May 2012   Tax changes not likely to impact holiday house prices

25 May 2012   Treasury isn't predicting a large pick up in house prices

22 May 2012   Love affair with property rekindled

21 May 2012   Auckland house price rise gap narrows on rest of country

21 May 2012   Winter the time to list

18 May 2012   Rich rewards for borrowers

16 May 2012   Auckland rent premiums march ahead in April

16 May 2012   Forget about us property investors tell Govt

15 May 2012   House price hopes on the up, spreading from Auckland and Christchurch

11 May 2012   No ‘boom' but investor activity on the up, survey reveals

10 May 2012   Property prices continue steady rise in April, says QV

10 May 2012   Prices and sales slip in April

10 May 2012   REINZ April 2012 regional review

9 May 2012   No house price bubble on horizon, says Reserve Bank

3 May 2012   Auckland sales slip almost 40% in April

1 May 2012   Renters can buy to solve problem

1 May 2012   "Chronic shortage" pushes Auckland house prices to new high

April 2012

30 Apr 2012   Housing consent numbers hit four-year high

26 Apr 2012   Reserve Bank leaves OCR unchanged at 2.5%

26 Apr 2012   Floating mortgage rates unlikely to rise this year and may even fall

23 Apr 2012   House price data reveals ‘fragmented' Auckland market

20 Apr 2012   Going, going, gone goes up in popularity across Auckland

18 Apr 2012   Auckland rent rises continue to outstrip rest of country

16 Apr 2012   Christchurch rental shortage "crisis for some"

16 Apr 2012   House prices march to new heights

16 Apr 2012   REINZ March 2012 regional review

12 Apr 2012   NZPIF backs Productivity Commission tax findings

12 Apr 2012   House price rises stall in March, says QV

11 Apr 2012   Average asking rent up 15% on last year in Christchurch

11 Apr 2012   Productivity Commission rejects CGT, calls on DBH to review rental laws

5 Apr 2012   Auckland sales hit five year peak in March

March 2012

30 Mar 2012   Housing consents down in February

28 Mar 2012   Nationwide home affordability improves

28 Mar 2012   Development obstacles helping push rents up

27 Mar 2012   Rise, stall then fall predicted for house prices

22 Mar 2012   Auckland suburbs buck nationwide static price trend

19 Mar 2012   Rental crisis hampering Christchurch rebuild

17 Mar 2012   DBH merger plans 'ideologically driven and dangerous'

17 Mar 2012   Joyce defends ‘more efficient' Super Ministry

16 Mar 2012   King calls for talks with Ministers over ‘bombshell’ DBH plans

16 Mar 2012   NZPIF slams ‘Super Ministry' plans

15 Mar 2012   DBH to be merged into new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

13 Mar 2012   Prices up but value growth ‘very modest,' says QV

13 Mar 2012   February sales hit four-year high

13 Mar 2012   REINZ Regional round-up

13 Mar 2012   Mortgagee sales hit record levels

6 Mar 2012   Another Ha company goes belly up

5 Mar 2012   Auckland sales soar in February but price growth muted

5 Mar 2012   Building activity picks up from historic low

1 Mar 2012   February sees leap in sales and asking price

February 2012

29 Feb 2012   Apartments lead rise in housing consents

14 Feb 2012   Sales soar 25% in January

14 Feb 2012   REINZ Regional Commentaries - January 2012

14 Feb 2012   Nationwide prices up but provinces see falls: QV

13 Feb 2012   Auckland and Chch housing hotspots

9 Feb 2012   Rent optimism trumps tax changes to spark investor activity

7 Feb 2012   Warm Rentals Bill proposals may get landlords hot under collar

3 Feb 2012   ‘No end in sight' to rent rises, tenant bidding wars

3 Feb 2012   Auckland market sees strongest January for four years

2 Feb 2012   Is there a property bubble brewing?

2 Feb 2012   Migration turnaround likely to underpin housing market

January 2012

31 Jan 2012   Housing consent numbers hit record low

27 Jan 2012   Govt not interested in affordable house prices

27 Jan 2012   Forster questions role of lawyers in finders' tussle

27 Jan 2012   Real estate chiefs slam affordability claims

25 Jan 2012   REAA promises more legal action, agents in gun too

24 Jan 2012   Blue Chip directors, auditors hit with $40m claim

23 Jan 2012   No affordable housing in NZ: Survey

23 Jan 2012   Bollard likely to keep interest rates steady

18 Jan 2012   REINZ Regional Commentaries - December 2011

18 Jan 2012   Strong December with sales up 20%

12 Jan 2012   Auckland home to least affordable property

11 Jan 2012   Auckland prices up, December sales at five year high

11 Jan 2012   Housing consents ‘close to recent historically low levels'

10 Jan 2012   QV January 2012 - the regions

10 Jan 2012   Property values up but sales remain low

9 Jan 2012   2011 ends with marked fall in new listings

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