News archive for 2014

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December 2014

30 Dec 2014   Predictions for the property market

24 Dec 2014   Housing shortfall highlighted

23 Dec 2014   Consider economic reality of development, Property Council says

22 Dec 2014   Rental market may be becoming more competitive

22 Dec 2014   KPG buys shopping centre

18 Dec 2014   Interest rates on hold despite rebound: Report

17 Dec 2014   Changing face of Auckland

17 Dec 2014   NZ cities top rent growth table

16 Dec 2014   Harcourts reports market urgency

15 Dec 2014   KPG set for trading

15 Dec 2014   Tenants paying 5% more

12 Dec 2014   Rents inch up

12 Dec 2014   Christchurch market shows signs of slowing

11 Dec 2014   'Power to the consumers'

10 Dec 2014   Westpac doubles inflation prediction

10 Dec 2014   Boost for top-end properties

9 Dec 2014   Renters not positive about life as tenants

9 Dec 2014   Will RBNZ go back to toolbox?

5 Dec 2014   CVs prompt investors to increase rent

4 Dec 2014   Asking prices show confidence, Trade Me boss says

4 Dec 2014   Auckland prices 'reaccelerate'

4 Dec 2014   Sales figures strong: Harcourts

3 Dec 2014   Asking prices hit record

3 Dec 2014   Council rejects valuation criticism

3 Dec 2014   Priciest homes sell as first-time buyers squeezed out

2 Dec 2014   Christchurch: Before and After

2 Dec 2014   NZPIF welcomes tax moves

2 Dec 2014   Oyster risks capital gains tax

1 Dec 2014   Prospects lift for Rotorua

November 2014

28 Nov 2014   Pressure on property

27 Nov 2014   Could you get a better deal from your bank?

27 Nov 2014   Lending nears $5b as households pay down mortgages

26 Nov 2014   Signs point up, ANZ report says

24 Nov 2014   Palmerston North housing’s big mover

24 Nov 2014   Let's consider wealth tax: Little

21 Nov 2014   Mixed bag for regional performance

20 Nov 2014   Kiwibank hits lending brakes

19 Nov 2014   Allow banks to assess borrowers' risk: Newland

19 Nov 2014   A Labour win for landlords to celebrate

18 Nov 2014   Call for property manager regulation

17 Nov 2014   Harcourts: LVRs bad for NZ

17 Nov 2014   Auckland rents rise

17 Nov 2014   Bank's LVR move the right one, economists say

13 Nov 2014   Auckland median price hits new record

13 Nov 2014   30-year interest-only loan 'provides options'

11 Nov 2014   Rents soar in Christchurch

11 Nov 2014   Council site still struggling

10 Nov 2014   Buyers feeling more confident: ASB

8 Nov 2014   Commercial returns at six-year high

7 Nov 2014   What do you think of councils' land use rules?

6 Nov 2014   Auckland accelerates away again

5 Nov 2014   Trade Me prices at record high

5 Nov 2014   Agreement tackles double commission conundrum

5 Nov 2014   Market recovers from election uncertainty

4 Nov 2014   Private landlords may be big winners in Govt plans

4 Nov 2014   Pressure on prices, Harcourts says

4 Nov 2014   Night flights 'boost Queenstown market'

3 Nov 2014   October rebound reported

3 Nov 2014   ASB expects migration price pressure

October 2014

31 Oct 2014   Hamilton not cheap, affordable

31 Oct 2014   Consents drop 10%

31 Oct 2014   Price rises not consistent

29 Oct 2014   Confidence in agents slipping

28 Oct 2014   OCR predictions change

25 Oct 2014   City's yields analysed

25 Oct 2014   Very little crystal clear with Govt's state housing plans

23 Oct 2014   Criteria for lifting LVR rules reviewed soon: Wheeler

22 Oct 2014   Investors swerve LVR impact: Report

21 Oct 2014   Apartments prove more popular

20 Oct 2014   Landlord of the Year named

17 Oct 2014   Regulation a threat, investors say

17 Oct 2014   Builder calls for widespread WOFs

16 Oct 2014   Consider levelling playing field, panel told

15 Oct 2014   Smith blames RMA for price rises

15 Oct 2014   LVRs hurt regional NZ: Harcourts

14 Oct 2014   Housing affordability deteriorates

14 Oct 2014   Capital gain required to justify investments

13 Oct 2014   Price growth slows: REINZ

10 Oct 2014   Overseas investment laws don't need fixing: NZ Institute

9 Oct 2014   Interest rates biggest driver of affordability: Report

8 Oct 2014   English points finger at councils

6 Oct 2014   Calls for RMA to be made priority

6 Oct 2014   Post-election lift - in some areas

3 Oct 2014   Asking price growth slowing: Realestate.co.nz

3 Oct 2014   Signs point to improvement, agency says

2 Oct 2014   Asking price rise eases: Trade Me

1 Oct 2014   Landlords investing with retirement in mind

September 2014

30 Sep 2014   Building activity slows

29 Sep 2014   New system makes funding repairs easier

29 Sep 2014   Landlords hesitant to lift rents enough to cover costs

26 Sep 2014   Westpac targets landlord buyers

25 Sep 2014   Expect

24 Sep 2014   ANZ: Migration will be market backbone

23 Sep 2014   Tax decision helps expat landlords

22 Sep 2014   Tackle RMA first: Property Council

19 Sep 2014   Keep WOFs away from rentals: NZPIF

18 Sep 2014   Renters feel housing conditions can't be improved

17 Sep 2014   Industrial property stands out: Bayleys

17 Sep 2014   Shakes rattle property industry

16 Sep 2014   Market not slowing, Westpac says

15 Sep 2014   'Get bargains near special housing areas'

12 Sep 2014   Where is spring surge?

12 Sep 2014   Turnover down again in REINZ stats

11 Sep 2014   Election affecting sales activity: Harcourts

11 Sep 2014   Christchurch rents set pace

10 Sep 2014   Productivity Commission to examine council approach

9 Sep 2014   Smaller may be the answer

8 Sep 2014   Few investors opt to DIY

5 Sep 2014   Look at leasehold: Dunn

4 Sep 2014   QV: Price rise slowdown continues

3 Sep 2014   Election making buyers wary: B&T

2 Sep 2014   No unaffordability for renters: NZPIF

1 Sep 2014   First-home buyer focus pays off: Kiwibank

August 2014

29 Aug 2014   Govt welcomes consent figures

29 Aug 2014   Service a response to burned investors

28 Aug 2014   Don't remove investor rights: NZPIF

27 Aug 2014   Fix for two years, economists recommend

27 Aug 2014   Greens call for WOFs, rights of renewal

27 Aug 2014   Talk to bank before selling: Ombudsman

26 Aug 2014   Massive shortage looming: Report

25 Aug 2014   First-home help welcomed

25 Aug 2014   Auckland rents up

24 Aug 2014   National plans KiwiSaver changes

21 Aug 2014   Consider commercial opportunities: Newland

20 Aug 2014   Asking prices remain strong

19 Aug 2014   Values increase by a third

18 Aug 2014   Tackle housing issues without pushing up rents: NZPIF

15 Aug 2014   Sentiment falls to seven-year low

14 Aug 2014   Prices will keep rising: Alexander

13 Aug 2014   'Good time to be commercial landlord'

12 Aug 2014   Auckland, Canterbury driving prices: REINZ

11 Aug 2014   Migration impact appears limited

8 Aug 2014   Property spending revealed

7 Aug 2014   Price rises ease: QV

6 Aug 2014   Rates rises biggest rent driver

5 Aug 2014   Stats indicate sagging market: Economist

4 Aug 2014   Month-on-month price drop

4 Aug 2014   Property investors easy target: APIA

1 Aug 2014   Realestate.co.nz hits out at Trade Me fee cut

1 Aug 2014   First-home buyers 'shouldn't hold out for dropping prices'

July 2014

31 Jul 2014   Tenants not disadvantaged: APIA

30 Jul 2014   Govt hails consent figures

30 Jul 2014   Trade Me offers monthly fee

29 Jul 2014   Delay causes concern

28 Jul 2014   Banks call for low-deposit applications

25 Jul 2014   Bennett: Tell us about annoying red tape

23 Jul 2014   Local factors driving yields: Report

23 Jul 2014   Market on tenterhooks: ANZ

22 Jul 2014   Landlord to pay $5000 over tenant death

22 Jul 2014   Net immigration could hit 50,000: Report

21 Jul 2014   Record price for Auckland lifestyle blocks

18 Jul 2014   Better conditions for tenants could help housing 'crisis': Eaqub

17 Jul 2014   Auckland rents' slow rise

16 Jul 2014   Good time to buy in Christchurch: Harcourts

15 Jul 2014   Helm: What shortage?

14 Jul 2014   Regional Review : Invercargill

14 Jul 2014   Regions miss price gains

11 Jul 2014   Asking prices reach new record: Website

10 Jul 2014   Sale 'underlines confidence' in market

9 Jul 2014   Queenstown appealing to investors

9 Jul 2014   Spotlight on valuers

8 Jul 2014   Confidence drops slightly

7 Jul 2014   Seismic strengthening 'unnecessary burden'

7 Jul 2014   Rate of increase slows again

4 Jul 2014   Falling returns not a concern

3 Jul 2014   Interest rates put squeeze on income

3 Jul 2014   Demand for $1m-plus homes: Barfoot

2 Jul 2014   Obstructive community groups criticised

2 Jul 2014   New system saving time: Govt

1 Jul 2014   Wheeler's message could backfire: Economists

1 Jul 2014   Landlords switch on to need for warm, dry properties

June 2014

30 Jun 2014   Price rises starting to ease: ANZ

30 Jun 2014   Housing affordability worsens

30 Jun 2014   Building consent figures lift slightly

27 Jun 2014   Prices may not meet RBNZ prediction: Stephens

26 Jun 2014   Site asks agents to pitch for listings

25 Jun 2014   Something has to give in apartment market: Dunn

25 Jun 2014   Water charges criticised

24 Jun 2014   Wellington, Queenstown get housing accords

23 Jun 2014   Southern rents soaring

20 Jun 2014   Ruler run over regional differences

19 Jun 2014   Lifestyle block prices 'solid'

18 Jun 2014   Cost-effective rebuild option showcased

17 Jun 2014   Regional centres suffering: Harcourts

16 Jun 2014   Turnover drops, prices stagnate: REINZ data

16 Jun 2014   NZ among fastest-growing global markets: Survey

13 Jun 2014   Regional Review : Tauranga

13 Jun 2014   Reserve Bank defers decision which will hit property investors

13 Jun 2014   Asking prices still at record levels: Realestate.co.nz

12 Jun 2014   Migration may not drive prices as much as expected: RBNZ

11 Jun 2014   Treat biggest cities as separate markets: Report

10 Jun 2014   New president for NZPIF

9 Jun 2014   Sections up for online auction

9 Jun 2014   No GST help for leaky building repair costs

6 Jun 2014   QV: Rate of increase slowing

5 Jun 2014   Market slowing, Barfoot says

4 Jun 2014   Income restrictions not the way forward: NZ Institute

4 Jun 2014   Landlords get tax reminder

4 Jun 2014   Building pace picks up

3 Jun 2014   Prices steady, listings and sales down: Harcourts

3 Jun 2014   Prices will follow turnover: ANZ

2 Jun 2014   Investors back restrictions on foreign buyers

May 2014

30 May 2014   Consents trend up

30 May 2014   House price cycle has a long way to go: Alexander

29 May 2014   Call to limit LVR restrictions to where market hottest

29 May 2014   IRD: Increasing attention for property deals

28 May 2014   'Don't try DIY evictions'

27 May 2014   Free smoke alarms for rental properties

27 May 2014   House sale slump a risk to the economy: NZIER

26 May 2014   App to help landlords detect drugs

23 May 2014   Competition concerns for valuers

22 May 2014   Buyers getting creative: Harcourts

22 May 2014   CGT 'would lift home-ownership levels'

22 May 2014   Deposits safe: Receivers

21 May 2014   Calm heads will do well out of coming months: Newland

21 May 2014   Migration not biggest price driver: Economist

20 May 2014   KIPT reports strong office demand

16 May 2014   Rents not high enough to justify building: JLL

16 May 2014   RBNZ: What would have happened without LVRs?

15 May 2014   No handouts for first-time buyers

15 May 2014   94% of rental properties fail WOF trial

14 May 2014   Turnover down more than expected: RBNZ

13 May 2014   11% of landlords live overseas: Report

13 May 2014   Prices expected to rise but 'not a great time to buy'

12 May 2014   Call for Govt action on strengthening costs

12 May 2014   REINZ: Market slowing

9 May 2014   Harcourts applauds LVR move

8 May 2014   QV: First-time buyers return

7 May 2014   More special housing areas revealed

6 May 2014   KIPT sells rest of Auckland high rise

5 May 2014   Sellers need to price well: B&T

5 May 2014   Still a seller's market: Realestate.co.nz

2 May 2014   Investors open to body corporate arrangements: Crockers

1 May 2014   REINZ to examine data

April 2014

30 Apr 2014   More consents issued

30 Apr 2014   NZPIF slams Labour's ring-fencing plan

29 Apr 2014   Interest rates may not affect yields much: JLL

29 Apr 2014   Property Council concerned at lack of commercial land space

29 Apr 2014   Labour's policy 'would boost housing market'

28 Apr 2014   Rising rates will cool market: ANZ

28 Apr 2014   Parker: Limit LVR restrictions

24 Apr 2014   Good times ahead for commercial investors

23 Apr 2014   Migration surge may only have modest impact: Economist

23 Apr 2014   High-profile office block for sale

22 Apr 2014   Expect more interest rate increases

17 Apr 2014   Regional buyers not unfairly disadvantaged: Alexander

17 Apr 2014   Commercial investors' confidence grows

16 Apr 2014   Landlords not passing on higher costs: Barfoot

15 Apr 2014   Dunn Funds put on hold

14 Apr 2014   Twenty years to fix affordability: Smith

14 Apr 2014   Aussie-style restrictions may not be the answer: Alexander

14 Apr 2014   NZPIF: Landlords aren't speculators

11 Apr 2014   Turnover still dropping: REINZ

10 Apr 2014   Landlords take aim at WOFs

10 Apr 2014   Changes for landlords chasing debt

8 Apr 2014   First-time buyers change buying habits

8 Apr 2014   WOF costs a concern: NZCPR

8 Apr 2014   NZ First wants law reviewed

7 Apr 2014   Price rises plateau: QV

7 Apr 2014   Outlook good for rent rises: Crockers

4 Apr 2014   English: Supply the issue

4 Apr 2014   Busy March for agents: Barfoot

3 Apr 2014   Record asking prices recorded

2 Apr 2014   Mortgage fraudster sentenced

2 Apr 2014   Rules drive buyers away

1 Apr 2014   IMF still not happy about house prices

March 2014

31 Mar 2014   Apartment returns down: Report

31 Mar 2014   Drop in apartments drags consents down

28 Mar 2014   Hints LVR rules could go

27 Mar 2014   Yield-seekers should look south: Report

26 Mar 2014   Apartments more popular

25 Mar 2014   Serviceability weighs on prices: Report

25 Mar 2014   Investors become commercial borrowers

21 Mar 2014   KCL price set, Bayleys deal done

19 Mar 2014   Eastern suburbs soaring

18 Mar 2014   Census shows more tenants

18 Mar 2014   Rents rise in central suburbs

17 Mar 2014   First-home buyers 'radically scared away'

14 Mar 2014   Provinces suffering: Harcourts

13 Mar 2014   Hiking cycle begins

12 Mar 2014   Rules affect landlords, too: NZPIF

11 Mar 2014   Bach owners say rental income vital

11 Mar 2014   Further signs of easing: REINZ

10 Mar 2014   Christchurch rents put squeeze on

7 Mar 2014   Auckland confidence picks up

6 Mar 2014   Augusta plans KCL deal

6 Mar 2014   House prices cooling: QV

6 Mar 2014   Signs of a slowdown: Barfoot

5 Mar 2014   Decline in building work surprises

5 Mar 2014   Investing becoming more popular

5 Mar 2014   Dunn launch delayed

4 Mar 2014   LVR rules not working: Harcourts

4 Mar 2014   Asking prices up, listing numbers down

3 Mar 2014   Buying off the plans now might be wise: Dunn

February 2014

28 Feb 2014   Building consent drop less than expected

27 Feb 2014   Migration hits 10-year high

27 Feb 2014   Trade Me: Some agents will pay less

26 Feb 2014   Fees hurt landlords

24 Feb 2014   Impact of rules revealed

21 Feb 2014   Auckland rents increase

20 Feb 2014   Construction costs increase

20 Feb 2014   Interest rates drive prices down: Westpac

19 Feb 2014   WOFs kick off

18 Feb 2014   Property developer jailed

17 Feb 2014   First-home buyers missing out: Survey

14 Feb 2014   Parents back first-home buyers

13 Feb 2014   Community housing development opens

13 Feb 2014   Money laundering risk flagged

13 Feb 2014   LVR rules affecting FHBs most: Alexander

12 Feb 2014   Dunn: No tax to pay

11 Feb 2014   Westpac: Market past peak

11 Feb 2014   Harcourts picks rising prices

10 Feb 2014   QV blames LVR rules for slowing growth

7 Feb 2014   Vendors treated as pawns: Helm

7 Feb 2014   Mayor: Bumper year for housing

5 Feb 2014   Cheaper sales pick up: Barfoot

4 Feb 2014   Interest rates don't dull appetite

4 Feb 2014   Listings pick up

January 2014

31 Jan 2014   Pressure on both sides: ANZ

30 Jan 2014   Tribunal applications fast-tracked

29 Jan 2014   More properties under management: Report

28 Jan 2014   OCR move unlikely this week: Survey

27 Jan 2014   Tenant trouble pushes landlords to sell

24 Jan 2014   Record price for lifestyle blocks

23 Jan 2014   Owner-occupiers snapping up apartments

23 Jan 2014   Too soon to draw conclusions: Alexander

22 Jan 2014   Buyers working around rules: Harcourts

21 Jan 2014   Affordability report questioned

20 Jan 2014   Turnover dropped in December: REINZ

17 Jan 2014   Aucklanders spend most on housing

15 Jan 2014   Wellington landlords 'in box seat'

14 Jan 2014   Prices up but turnover slowing:QV

13 Jan 2014   Northland baches' summer windfall

10 Jan 2014   Brake comes off high-LVR lending

9 Jan 2014   Listings down, asking price eases

8 Jan 2014   Fewer entry-level sales reported

7 Jan 2014   Call to split interest rates

3 Jan 2014   Lifestyle market strengthens further

1 Jan 2014   REINZ sells headquarters

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