News archive for 2013

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December 2013

31 Dec 2013   Commercial investors feeling confident

30 Dec 2013   Rise can't continue at this rate: Helm

27 Dec 2013   Longer due diligence periods better: Whitburn

23 Dec 2013   Marketing needs examination: Judge

23 Dec 2013   Property market on hold

20 Dec 2013   Expect a short pause: Newland

18 Dec 2013   NZPIF: WOFs not the best approach

17 Dec 2013   Rentals tested next month

16 Dec 2013   First-home buyers still absent: Survey

12 Dec 2013   Sales below expectations: REINZ

10 Dec 2013   New homes exempt from LVR rules

9 Dec 2013   Early signs of market change: QV

6 Dec 2013   Alexander: Too early to claim impact on lending

5 Dec 2013   More rental properties available in Auckland: Report

5 Dec 2013   Bill to ban foreign investors

4 Dec 2013   Barfoot: Rules having no impact yet

3 Dec 2013   Asking prices, listing numbers down.

2 Dec 2013   First-timers buy one in five properties

November 2013

29 Nov 2013   Trade Me claims overstated

29 Nov 2013   No name suppression for investor

28 Nov 2013   Residential investment strong: Stats NZ

27 Nov 2013   Interest rate rise may need to be sharp: NZIER

27 Nov 2013   Builders: Expect consent drop in March

26 Nov 2013   Landlords told: Watch out for rising rates

25 Nov 2013   Migration pressure increases

22 Nov 2013   Capture opportunities in office market

21 Nov 2013   Alexander: Prices not to blame

21 Nov 2013   OECD identifies house price fall risk

19 Nov 2013   Report suggests affordability improvements

18 Nov 2013   Rents creeping up: Barfoot

18 Nov 2013   Northern lifestyle blocks popular

15 Nov 2013   Investors won't make a loss: King

14 Nov 2013   Pick suburbs carefully: Westpac

14 Nov 2013   First-home buyers giving up: Survey

13 Nov 2013   Construction demand tipped to remain high

12 Nov 2013   LVR restrictions blunt turnover

11 Nov 2013   Rising house prices not a concern

8 Nov 2013   Builders angry at Govt plans

7 Nov 2013   LVR move likely to hit provinces hardest: QV

7 Nov 2013   Investors unfazed by LVR rules

6 Nov 2013   Auction numbers still hot but 'may lose favour'

5 Nov 2013   Barfoot reports listings increase

4 Nov 2013   LVR restrictions not enough: ASB

4 Nov 2013   Take a hint from Texas, report says

1 Nov 2013   Surveys reveal buoyant market

1 Nov 2013   Broker calls for new-house exemption

October 2013

31 Oct 2013   Apartments popular with first-timers

25 Oct 2013   Young people more interested in investing: Alexander

25 Oct 2013   Call to enforce insulation

24 Oct 2013   Treasury recommends capital gains tax

24 Oct 2013   Investors seek capital gains

23 Oct 2013   Squeeze on commercial property

22 Oct 2013   Skip auctions if you want to sell to first-timers, agents told

21 Oct 2013   Lifestyle market shortage looming

17 Oct 2013   Westpac predicts price falls

16 Oct 2013   Rush on valuers as owners seek equity

15 Oct 2013   Auckland commercial investors most confident

14 Oct 2013   Landlords benefit as first-home buyers retreat

14 Oct 2013   REINZ reports spring surge

11 Oct 2013   Whitburn: Labour's housing policies better

10 Oct 2013   RBNZ predicts turnover drop

10 Oct 2013   National affordability improves but regions vary

9 Oct 2013   Special housing areas announced

9 Oct 2013   QV predicts activity flurry

8 Oct 2013   Supply the issue: Harcourts

7 Oct 2013   LVR move worries investors

4 Oct 2013   Harcourts, Barfoot at odds

4 Oct 2013   Restrictions' impact not sustained: Report

3 Oct 2013   It could take months to see LVR impact: Agency

2 Oct 2013   Building consents slow

2 Oct 2013   LVR restrictions 'could spark complaints'

1 Oct 2013   Govt gifts deposits to regional buyers

1 Oct 2013   Record asking price recorded

September 2013

30 Sep 2013   Five months for plan submissions

30 Sep 2013   Short-term LVR effect predicted

27 Sep 2013   LVR moves slowing housing supply

26 Sep 2013   Returns 'pay off' for green building

26 Sep 2013   Reserve Bank could target investors

25 Sep 2013   Mortgages more expensive

23 Sep 2013   Commission charged on high end of price

23 Sep 2013   ASB cancels preapprovals

20 Sep 2013   Migration momentum a property driver: ANZ

19 Sep 2013   Commentator concerned at loss of data

18 Sep 2013   Hamilton renters get warning

17 Sep 2013   House prices likely to start to cool in November: Westpac

16 Sep 2013   Sellers' market, prices rising: Survey

16 Sep 2013   Regional first-home buyers acting fast: REINZ

13 Sep 2013   Rent control policy questioned

12 Sep 2013   LVR move's effectiveness uncertain: Wheeler

10 Sep 2013   Affordability action starts now: Brown

9 Sep 2013   QV: LVR move won't slow market

6 Sep 2013   Alexander: Not enough builders

4 Sep 2013   Buyers getting around restrictions: Broker

4 Sep 2013   No upwards price pressure, agency reports

3 Sep 2013   Landlords need more insurance information

2 Sep 2013   Property investment beats other asset classes

2 Sep 2013   Inventory at record lows

1 Sep 2013   Pet bonds by the book: Whitburn

August 2013

30 Aug 2013   Exclusive property up for mortgagee sale

29 Aug 2013   LVR limits have limited impact: Westpac

28 Aug 2013   Price growth not exceptional: Barfoot

27 Aug 2013   ANZ: How low will sales go?

26 Aug 2013   Sunset clauses may burn investors

22 Aug 2013   Alexander: Rules will push up regional house prices

21 Aug 2013   Cash sales declining: Property IQ

20 Aug 2013   Kiwibank to push investors back in queue

20 Aug 2013   LVR restrictions announced

19 Aug 2013   Kiwibank offers energy use check-up

16 Aug 2013   'Cycle may only be half-way through'

15 Aug 2013   Private option for listings

13 Aug 2013   First-home buyers rush in

12 Aug 2013   First-home buyers try to beat restrictions: REINZ

12 Aug 2013   House price expectations up

11 Aug 2013   Changes to KiwiSaver subsidy, Welcome Home Loans announced

10 Aug 2013   More RMA reforms planned

9 Aug 2013   Quick auctions not in vendor's interests: Helm

9 Aug 2013   Lender seeking projects

8 Aug 2013   Prices growing, but more slowly: QV

7 Aug 2013   Auctions frustrating buyers

7 Aug 2013   Investors less keen to buy Crockers

6 Aug 2013   Warning to construction firms: Not so fast...

5 Aug 2013   New listings offer no supply boost: Barfoot

5 Aug 2013   First-home buyers driving prices more than investors: King

July 2013

26 Jul 2013   Lowest rates have passed: ANZ

25 Jul 2013   'Hike may come sooner than expected'

24 Jul 2013   Newland: Buyers will find a way around restrictions

24 Jul 2013   Investors asked for their views

24 Jul 2013   Negotiate with insurers: ICNZ

23 Jul 2013   Key: LVR restrictions may be best solution

22 Jul 2013   OCR rise tipped within a year

19 Jul 2013   CVs no guide for insurance: Helm

18 Jul 2013   REAA: Buyers and sellers need more information

17 Jul 2013   Small cities have big development costs

16 Jul 2013   Kiwis struggling with commute trade-off: REINZ

15 Jul 2013   HNZ guaranteed rent not enough

12 Jul 2013   Watch out for added extras: ISO

10 Jul 2013   Property Council: Bring in plan in one hit

9 Jul 2013   Auckland price momentum grows: QV

9 Jul 2013   Capital gain expectation driving prices: Westpac

8 Jul 2013   Prices are up, but where are the listings?

8 Jul 2013   Rents, tenant demand only up slightly: Trade Me

5 Jul 2013   How much are your properties worth?

5 Jul 2013   How much are your properties worth?

4 Jul 2013   Property managers offer P testing

3 Jul 2013   Auckland house prices hold steady

2 Jul 2013   ANZ questions sustainability

1 Jul 2013   Houses for sale at six-year low

June 2013

28 Jun 2013   New Tribunal forms can be filed online

28 Jun 2013   Concern at rental loan scheme

27 Jun 2013   Squeeze on returns as rents stable

26 Jun 2013   Many agents not earning 'living wage'

24 Jun 2013   Supply shortage could increase

21 Jun 2013   Investors told: Be careful

20 Jun 2013   Reality check urged for first-time buyers

18 Jun 2013   'Price rises have a while to go yet'

17 Jun 2013   Harcourts stats highlight listings decline

17 Jun 2013   Survey shows new listings aren't keeping up

14 Jun 2013   House price solutions 'will be ignored'

13 Jun 2013   Slight interest rate rise forecast

12 Jun 2013   More record prices recorded

11 Jun 2013   Concerns for units' maintenance plans

10 Jun 2013   Auckland buyers getting desperate: QV

10 Jun 2013   Sprawl not an issue for NZ: Report

7 Jun 2013   Higher borrowing costs coming

6 Jun 2013   Rebalancing period over: Barfoot

5 Jun 2013   Rate of construction leaps

4 Jun 2013   LVR restrictions 'days away'

4 Jun 2013   Less than a third worried by rising prices: BNZ

3 Jun 2013   KiwiSaver boosting property prices

3 Jun 2013   Supply and demand gap widens

May 2013

31 May 2013   Bottom of interest cycle reached: ANZ

30 May 2013   Building consent numbers hit five-year high

29 May 2013   House prices worry NZIER

28 May 2013   REINZ rejects call to eliminate CVs

27 May 2013   Leverage, not tax, advantage: APIA

24 May 2013   Top three Barfoot agents turn over $200m

22 May 2013   Auckland lacking homeowners: Survey

21 May 2013   Get systems right, property investors reminded

20 May 2013   Kiwis backing rental property

16 May 2013   Budget eyes property market

15 May 2013   Kiwi houses too expensive: IMF

13 May 2013   Buyers giving up: Survey

13 May 2013   Sales numbers up but prices ease: REINZ

10 May 2013   Accord fast-tracks developments

9 May 2013   Stats hide large variations: QV

9 May 2013   QV reports price momentum spreading

8 May 2013   Kiwis expect prices to carry on rising: ASB

7 May 2013   Reserve Bank policies get blame for lagging rents

6 May 2013   Council eyes Plan profits

6 May 2013   Insurance changes: Don't guesstimate

3 May 2013   Upward price momentum stalls: Barfoot and Thompson

1 May 2013   Asking prices climb

1 May 2013   ANZ: Is market sustainable?

April 2013

30 Apr 2013   Consent drop may be a blip

29 Apr 2013   HNZ targets investors

26 Apr 2013   Investors over-represented in mortgagee sales

26 Apr 2013   Clean, green image will attract buyers: Alexander

25 Apr 2013   Pegasus Town's huge sale discount revealed

24 Apr 2013   Fine balance for Wheeler

21 Apr 2013   Eco proposal criticised

18 Apr 2013   No bubble to worry about: Alexander

18 Apr 2013   No protection available for tenants: Greens

17 Apr 2013   Don't pay too much: Newland

17 Apr 2013   No stick needed for property investors: Whitburn

16 Apr 2013   Auckland house prices concern Govt: Key

15 Apr 2013   Property firms' merger terms agreed

13 Apr 2013   Sellers' market spreading: Survey

12 Apr 2013   Rental demand down and supply up: Trade Me

11 Apr 2013   Tackle foreign buyers now: Alexander

11 Apr 2013   Auckland prices driving national increases: REINZ

10 Apr 2013   Investors offered property shares

9 Apr 2013   Auckland businesses should look to the regions: Chamber

9 Apr 2013   Price growth slowing but no let-up in sight for first-home buyers: QV

8 Apr 2013   House prices a concern: Reserve Bank

8 Apr 2013   Auckland plan offered DIY-style

7 Apr 2013   Listings pressure stays on: Realestate.co.nz

5 Apr 2013   Newland picks Pokeno for investors

4 Apr 2013   Million-dollar sales pick up

2 Apr 2013   Security questions raised over open homes

March 2013

29 Mar 2013   Waterfront investment opportunity “once-in-a-lifetime”

28 Mar 2013   Signs point up for prices: ANZ

28 Mar 2013   Housing crisis will get worse: Alexander

28 Mar 2013   House building down

27 Mar 2013   No sign of improvement in Canterbury shortage

27 Mar 2013   Waikato lifestyle beckons for city folk

26 Mar 2013   Crockers reports price, turnover increase

25 Mar 2013   'Plan action needed now'

25 Mar 2013   Rental warrants examined by minister

22 Mar 2013   Migration turnaround likely to boost prices

21 Mar 2013   Newland: Consider shared equity scheme

20 Mar 2013   Plan offers investors opportunities: NZPIF

19 Mar 2013   Under-building not a nationwide problem

19 Mar 2013   IMF issues bubble warning

15 Mar 2013   Apartment sales heralded as sign of confidence

15 Mar 2013   Lower rates may be looming

14 Mar 2013   Foreign fears over-hyped: Alexander

14 Mar 2013   OLLY NEWLAND: Capital gains tax is not the answer

14 Mar 2013   OCR on hold: RBNZ

13 Mar 2013   Tools no substitute for OCR: Economists

12 Mar 2013   Sales numbers up but pace slowing: REINZ

11 Mar 2013   REINZ sells headquarters

8 Mar 2013   Price momentum spreading: QV

7 Mar 2013   Clamp down on foreign buyers: Alexander

6 Mar 2013   Building activity picking up

5 Mar 2013   Will macroprudential tools get the right results?

5 Mar 2013   Auckland vendors head to market: Barfoot

4 Mar 2013   Listings lag buyer demand: Realestate.co.nz

4 Mar 2013   ASB weighs up regions' house prices

1 Mar 2013   LVR restrictions a bad move: Alexander

1 Mar 2013   RMA discussion 'welcome move'

February 2013

28 Feb 2013   Risk of property price fall: S&P

28 Feb 2013   Apartments pull building consent figures down

27 Feb 2013   Govt moves to cool housing market

26 Feb 2013   Rental property still tops for Aucklanders

25 Feb 2013   Property investors 'still confident'

22 Feb 2013   Regional yield variations examined

21 Feb 2013   Auckland growth inevitable

20 Feb 2013   LVR restrictions 'could provide wealthy buyers with cheap properties'

19 Feb 2013   How much is your house worth?

19 Feb 2013   "Property love affair" may not be so strong

18 Feb 2013   $100 million for property development: NZMS

18 Feb 2013   New record price for lifestyle blocks

15 Feb 2013   Insurance cover change coming this year

15 Feb 2013   Solid apartments 'sought-after'

14 Feb 2013   Survey reflects strong property market

13 Feb 2013   Aucklanders may be hit with LVR restrictions: Poll

12 Feb 2013   Property price rise not just about shortage: Westpac

11 Feb 2013   QV stats hide big discrepancies

11 Feb 2013   Smith tackles development charges

8 Feb 2013   Green light for rebuild

8 Feb 2013   Rents up but yields down

7 Feb 2013   Prices will increase more quickly this year: Alexander

7 Feb 2013   Anyone can buy a house: NZPIF

5 Feb 2013   Poker faces over housing

5 Feb 2013   Barfoot reports strong January sales

5 Feb 2013   No let-up in housing market for years: ASB

4 Feb 2013   Desperate buyers turn to leaky homes

3 Feb 2013   Listings can't keep pace with interest: Realestate.co.nz

1 Feb 2013   Fewer Kiwis leaving the country

1 Feb 2013   Apartments proposed for waterfront

January 2013

31 Jan 2013   Newland: Best option? Do nothing

31 Jan 2013   Economists surprised by Wheeler's optimistic tone

30 Jan 2013   Volatile apartments push consent figures up

29 Jan 2013   Schemes benefit a lucky few

28 Jan 2013   Shearer: No $300k houses in Auckland

25 Jan 2013   Greens' scheme slammed

25 Jan 2013   Rising rents next on politicians' agenda

24 Jan 2013   Housing market heat infectious: ANZ

24 Jan 2013   Green Party calls for stricter tenancy laws

23 Jan 2013   Humiliation for Heatley

22 Jan 2013   Council heralds construction lift

22 Jan 2013   Heatley loses Housing

21 Jan 2013   Government predicts house price boom

21 Jan 2013   Capital gains tax support: Poll

18 Jan 2013   Mortgage approvals at 2009 levels

18 Jan 2013   CVs no price guide: Newland

18 Jan 2013   Price rises to become sharper: Alexander

17 Jan 2013   Lifestyle sales hit five-year high

16 Jan 2013   Property a productive investment: Newland

16 Jan 2013   HNZ 'referring clients to Salvation Army'

15 Jan 2013   Short-term interest rates looking good

15 Jan 2013   Auctions big news of 2012: REINZ

14 Jan 2013   Newland slams Trade Me stats

14 Jan 2013   Rental listings up, interest down: Trade Me

11 Jan 2013   Listings restrain growth: Bayleys

10 Jan 2013   House prices up as Auckland leads the way

10 Jan 2013   200 properties on market since before 2008

9 Jan 2013   Building consents trend up

9 Jan 2013   Meetings on seismic policy

8 Jan 2013   Listings lag despite price rise: Barfoot

8 Jan 2013   Bach sales a barometer for economy

7 Jan 2013   No summer slowdown in real estate market

4 Jan 2013   Dearth of listings in Auckland: Report

4 Jan 2013   Value of KiwiSaver first-home boost revealed

3 Jan 2013   Smaller profit in small homes: Colliers

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