News archive for 2015

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December 2015

31 Dec 2015   Christchurch Central: Rising from the rubble

30 Dec 2015   What to look out for in 2016

29 Dec 2015   Housing with a heart

24 Dec 2015   Kauri controversy overlooks property rights

23 Dec 2015   Commercial market growing

23 Dec 2015   Zone changes may be windfall for investors

21 Dec 2015   Record breaking migration continues

21 Dec 2015   Changing future for tenancies

21 Dec 2015   Banking on change

17 Dec 2015   Comcom charges real estate agencies after Trade Me row

16 Dec 2015   Rents hit new high in Auckland

16 Dec 2015   The Wolf Talks Turkey

16 Dec 2015   Deposits to be returned to Springpark buyers

15 Dec 2015   Drop in apartment investment

15 Dec 2015   What tenants really want

15 Dec 2015   Take note of urban change drivers

14 Dec 2015   Regulatory changes slow Auckland market

10 Dec 2015   REINZ data shows market cooling

10 Dec 2015   National price growth strong

10 Dec 2015   Tenancy Tribunal has bite

9 Dec 2015   Get smoke alarms, insulation sorted

7 Dec 2015   Off the plan buys outside LVRs

7 Dec 2015   Oyster's latest offer promises 8.4% return

3 Dec 2015   Whangarei climbing out of Auckland’s shadow

3 Dec 2015   Mixed data seals deal

2 Dec 2015   Apartment price data misleading

1 Dec 2015   Auckland market softening - QV

1 Dec 2015   Price growth flat – bar apartments

November 2015

30 Nov 2015   Auckland building consents increase

30 Nov 2015   RMA reforms just tinkering

26 Nov 2015   Mixed response to RMA reforms

26 Nov 2015   Confusion doesn’t help shortage

26 Nov 2015   Back in the black

26 Nov 2015   NPT profits up as new CFO joins

25 Nov 2015   New housing barely dents shortage

24 Nov 2015   Market faces sharp correction risk

23 Nov 2015   State houses for sale

23 Nov 2015   Migration inflow up – again

23 Nov 2015   Rental WOF needed to address inequality - academic

19 Nov 2015   Rents stall around New Zealand

18 Nov 2015   Bill wants to ban foreigners buying existing houses

18 Nov 2015   Getting down to business

17 Nov 2015   Final property tax proposed

16 Nov 2015   Top 5 spots to look for yield in Auckland

14 Nov 2015   Rental WOF still on the cards

13 Nov 2015   Landlords warned: IRD is watching

12 Nov 2015   Regional markets fire up

11 Nov 2015   Hangover settles on market

10 Nov 2015   Auckland market drops

10 Nov 2015   Accelerate housing, infrastructure - IMF

10 Nov 2015   Unique cycle may have surprises in store

10 Nov 2015   Inspiring investors into action

9 Nov 2015   Reduce developer charges, reduce housing costs

9 Nov 2015   Landlords can forget CGT worries

5 Nov 2015   Auctions will be back

4 Nov 2015   Bright line tax inches closer

4 Nov 2015   Auckland prices slow... for now

3 Nov 2015   Lack of clarity around new LVRs

3 Nov 2015   Auckland still driving national values up

3 Nov 2015   Big drop in houses for sale near Auckland

3 Nov 2015   Planning review crucial for housing

2 Nov 2015   New online bond system to benefit smaller landlords

October 2015

31 Oct 2015   Overcoming red tape development obstacles

29 Oct 2015   Council committed to options not value cutting

28 Oct 2015   Debt to income limits could slow down investors

28 Oct 2015   Investors not as risky as RBNZ suggested - Treasury

27 Oct 2015   Apartment market still dominated by investors

26 Oct 2015   Hamilton: river city on a roll

23 Oct 2015   Housing market dangers

22 Oct 2015   Rising apartment rents benefit investors

22 Oct 2015   Tips for stress free landlording

21 Oct 2015   Land supply key to housing issues

21 Oct 2015   Migration hits another record high

20 Oct 2015   LVR restrictions will dampen Auckland market

19 Oct 2015   The Auckland Market has turned

17 Oct 2015   Controversy over rental WOF - again

16 Oct 2015   Investors confident, planning growth

15 Oct 2015   Auckland juggernaut powers on

15 Oct 2015   Record listings hit Hamilton market

14 Oct 2015   Making great house calls

13 Oct 2015   The rise of Waikato & Bay of Plenty

12 Oct 2015   “Halo” effect drives prices to record highs

8 Oct 2015   Choice crucial to solving Auckland housing woes

8 Oct 2015   Reliance on CVs ill-advised

7 Oct 2015   Landlords going green

6 Oct 2015   Auckland price rebound may be temporary

5 Oct 2015   Govt seeks Crown land developers

1 Oct 2015   Houses for sale drop to new low

1 Oct 2015   D-day for new tax rules

1 Oct 2015   Values up but market changing

1 Oct 2015   Supply side problems must be addressed - Council

September 2015

30 Sep 2015   Unnecessary regulation for developers

30 Sep 2015   Is a housing market crash inevitable?

30 Sep 2015   PocketRent seeks investors

30 Sep 2015   Building consent trend still rising

30 Sep 2015   NZ on top of RWC house price rankings

30 Sep 2015   Bach tax stoush continues

29 Sep 2015   Home affordability improves

28 Sep 2015   Evolving CBD makes for investor opportunities

28 Sep 2015   Govt asks for social housing ideas

25 Sep 2015   Regions get turnover boost

24 Sep 2015   Bach tax stoush continues

24 Sep 2015   Housing market losing “fizz”

24 Sep 2015   Mistress of her own property destiny

22 Sep 2015   Mixed rental bag for landlords

21 Sep 2015   No let-up in record migration

18 Sep 2015   Tenants on the move: are you ready?

17 Sep 2015   Crazy price rises still the Auckland story

17 Sep 2015   Property managers: 15 points to check

15 Sep 2015   How to get started with $60k

14 Sep 2015   Top 20 Auckland growth suburbs

10 Sep 2015   Auckland house prices unsustainable: RBNZ

10 Sep 2015   Auckland investors buying up regions

8 Sep 2015   Greens’ rental bill too restrictive for landlords

7 Sep 2015   Chinese Kiwi investors tell their stories

4 Sep 2015   Iwi green lights Government’s Auckland land plans

3 Sep 2015   What is going on with Auckland’s prices?

2 Sep 2015   NZ ranked 5th in global house price index

2 Sep 2015   State house sales move closer

1 Sep 2015   Auckland values up 20%+ on last year

1 Sep 2015   Withholding tax planned for overseas sellers

August 2015

31 Aug 2015   RBNZ policy tweak “gamechanger” for Auckland’s supply woes

31 Aug 2015   Building consents hit 10-year high

29 Aug 2015   Will China’s share market meltdown impact on NZ’s property market?

27 Aug 2015   Facebook trouble for Newland

27 Aug 2015   Major rental changes in Green Bill

26 Aug 2015   Queenstown: NZ's Boom Town

26 Aug 2015   Bright line test one step closer

25 Aug 2015   Blaming investors not the answer

25 Aug 2015   Skip Auckland, investors urged

24 Aug 2015   How to programme your investments for success

21 Aug 2015   Record high migration adds to housing pressure

20 Aug 2015   Intensification plans: Auckland Council speaks out

19 Aug 2015   Rental market stalls nationwide

18 Aug 2015   What could intensification mean for investors?

18 Aug 2015   Four legged tenants: the low down

13 Aug 2015   Auckland median price down, national median price up

12 Aug 2015   Auckland construction key to economic growth

11 Aug 2015   New Aussie tax rules affect Kiwi investors

10 Aug 2015   Rotorua values slowly rising

7 Aug 2015   MKR star's recipe for property success

6 Aug 2015   Housing shortfall could boost landlords

5 Aug 2015   Has the Auckland market reached its price limit?

4 Aug 2015   Auckland drags up NZ house prices

3 Aug 2015   Chinese buyers not big part of market: Data

July 2015

31 Jul 2015   The truth about investors

31 Jul 2015   Record house price expectations

30 Jul 2015   Building consents up - but not enough

29 Jul 2015   Investor demand set to slow in Auckland

28 Jul 2015   Beware: Green Gardens Finance

27 Jul 2015   How to renovate on a shoe-string

27 Jul 2015   Apartments are Auckland’s future

23 Jul 2015   Auckland rents up 7.6% in last year

22 Jul 2015   Housing market price divergence to slow

21 Jul 2015   High migration continues

20 Jul 2015   Sweet Smell of Good Buys in Rotorua

16 Jul 2015   Top 10 Apps for smart landlords

15 Jul 2015   Out of whack Auckland prices lead to data split

15 Jul 2015   Abandoned tenancy process on the fast track

13 Jul 2015   Are buyers starting to look out of Auckland?

13 Jul 2015   Tax experts speak out

13 Jul 2015   Unreliable data won’t help foreign buyer issue

10 Jul 2015   Cold houses - hot issue

10 Jul 2015   Mixed response to new tenancy law

9 Jul 2015   New law means insulation, smoke alarms required in rentals

9 Jul 2015   Is Auckland’s supply problem being addressed?

7 Jul 2015   Seven top tips from a property rock star

6 Jul 2015   Home unaffordability breaks records in Auckland

6 Jul 2015   Gap between Auckland prices & rents not sustainable

3 Jul 2015   Could Auckland’s property market be slowing?

3 Jul 2015   “Auckland effect” starts spreading

2 Jul 2015   Auckland values over 30% higher than previous peak

1 Jul 2015   National average asking price up

June 2015

30 Jun 2015   New “bright line” test rules clarified

30 Jun 2015   Fall in Auckland building consents

29 Jun 2015   Social housing programme open to overseas buyers

29 Jun 2015   Bountiful pickings in fruit bowl for canny investors

25 Jun 2015   Don’t under estimate the IRD

24 Jun 2015   Will rates increases add impetus to Auckland’s rising rents?

23 Jun 2015   New property tax rules move a step closer

22 Jun 2015   Migration flow sets more records

22 Jun 2015   Auckland satellite city could address supply issues

17 Jun 2015   Unlock land supply – Productivity Commission

17 Jun 2015   Asking prices for all Auckland property types now over $500,000

16 Jun 2015   Lifestyle property market booming

15 Jun 2015   Apartment market warnings disputed

15 Jun 2015   Property manager guilty of misconduct

15 Jun 2015   Hobsonville development sped up to boost supply

11 Jun 2015   Auckland house prices up 20% in a year

11 Jun 2015   RBNZ cuts OCR

10 Jun 2015   Famine to follow Auckland house price feast

10 Jun 2015   Housing a key economic issue for NZ - OECD

9 Jun 2015   Auckland property values continue meteoric rise

9 Jun 2015   Landlords proactive on insulation, smoke alarms

4 Jun 2015   Rise of Auckland house prices continues

3 Jun 2015   HSBC predicts OCR cuts

2 Jun 2015   RBNZ prescribes higher loan costs for investors

1 Jun 2015   Crown land development parcels revealed

May 2015

29 May 2015   Declining trend in building consents

29 May 2015   Squirrel waiting on P2P licence

28 May 2015   Crown land release info coming this week

27 May 2015   SuperCity yields on steep decline

27 May 2015   OCR to stay put - NZIER

27 May 2015   Auckland market primed to soften

26 May 2015   Tackling Auckland’s housing issues

25 May 2015   Investors driving lower end of Auckland market

25 May 2015   Partnerships needed in social housing

25 May 2015   Regional Review - Nelson/Tasman

21 May 2015   No surprise Budget leaves focus on Auckland housing market

21 May 2015   $52 million to address Auckland’s housing supply problem

21 May 2015   Budget 2015: Property Related Initiatives

21 May 2015   Crown land to be used for affordable housing

21 May 2015   Record migration means need for regional incentives

20 May 2015   Rents continue steady climb up

19 May 2015   Healthy lifestyle property market: REINZ

18 May 2015   Multi-pronged attack on Auckland market means OCR cut likely

17 May 2015   New tax measures aimed at speculators, overseas buyers

14 May 2015   Overseas buyers: are they an issue?

13 May 2015   RBNZ policy meant to chill Auckland market - but will it?

13 May 2015   New investors, tenants likely to bear brunt of RBNZ move

13 May 2015   Why has the Reserve Bank targeted investors?

13 May 2015   Auckland landlords face new lending restrictions

12 May 2015   Decline in NZ’s median price – but not Auckland’s

12 May 2015   Rising price expectations, gloomy purchasing sentiment

11 May 2015   OCR cut forecasts increasing

11 May 2015   Victory for business in change to earthquake rules

8 May 2015   Appeal for IRD campaign on property taxation

6 May 2015   State houses to go on sale in Tauranga & Invercargill

5 May 2015   Auckland price rises: a lesson in supply & demand

4 May 2015   Chinese banks in NZ likely to mean more choice, more competition

1 May 2015   Over 25% increase in Auckland home values since 2007

April 2015

30 Apr 2015   Has residential building activity stalled?

30 Apr 2015   No surprises in Reserve Bank’s OCR decision

28 Apr 2015   Boosting IRD resources to enforce property taxes a possibility - English

28 Apr 2015   Is a warrant of fitness scheme for private rentals really the way forward?

24 Apr 2015   RBNZ rate cut unlikely - for now

24 Apr 2015   Regional Review - Dunedin

23 Apr 2015   Record migration means continued pressure on Auckland market

22 Apr 2015   Rents are rising – but are they keeping up with Auckland prices?

22 Apr 2015   Government launches new tenancy services website

20 Apr 2015   Are auctions the best option for sellers in Auckland?

15 Apr 2015   Reserve Bank calls for action aimed at investors

15 Apr 2015   No signs of a breather for Auckland

14 Apr 2015   National median price rise – thanks to “Auckland effect”

9 Apr 2015   Why it pays to know the current valuation of your property

9 Apr 2015   Tread warily over dollar rise - Newland

7 Apr 2015   Record setting March further evidence of tight Auckland market

1 Apr 2015   Skyrocketing Auckland prices leave those in other centres in their wake

1 Apr 2015   Asking prices continue march upwards

March 2015

31 Mar 2015   Decline in residential building consents

31 Mar 2015   Investors think Auckland property is overvalued

25 Mar 2015   Warning for landlords in huge Harcourts fine

20 Mar 2015   Regional Review - West Auckland

20 Mar 2015   Auckland’s landlord friendly market situation to continue

19 Mar 2015   Rental market favours landlords

12 Mar 2015   Open letter from John Lenihan and Jane Greensmith

12 Mar 2015   Coromandel holiday home rentals could be “taxed”

11 Mar 2015   Is increased housing density the answer to Auckland’s supply issue?

5 Mar 2015   RBNZ targets investors

5 Mar 2015   Supply pressures drive building boom

4 Mar 2015   Listings ramp up: Barfoot

3 Mar 2015   Auckland values lead nationwide increase

3 Mar 2015   GST rules clarified for bodies corporate

2 Mar 2015   Apartments sell out

2 Mar 2015   Property an alternative for retirees: Council

1 Mar 2015   Asking price sets new record

February 2015

27 Feb 2015   $1 billion of building work signed off

26 Feb 2015   Are banks allowing bigger mortgages?

23 Feb 2015   Auckland rents up

20 Feb 2015   Landlords looking to recover yield

20 Feb 2015   Petrol price increases outstrip rents

19 Feb 2015   Signs point up: ANZ

18 Feb 2015   Why target investors?

17 Feb 2015   Higher prices predicted

16 Feb 2015   Call to cut rules in regional NZ

16 Feb 2015   Regional NZ picks up

14 Feb 2015   Inventory down except in Canterbury, Harcourts says

12 Feb 2015   Record asking price reached

11 Feb 2015   Listings not keeping pace with demand: O'Sullivan

10 Feb 2015   Red tape taskforce revealed

9 Feb 2015   First-time buyers helped into property

5 Feb 2015   Rent increases muted

5 Feb 2015   Correction unlikely: Property Council

4 Feb 2015   Critical shortage of mid-priced homes: Barfoot

4 Feb 2015   Proportionate ownership popular

3 Feb 2015   'Auckland effect' spreading: QV

2 Feb 2015   Upper Hutt - on the up for investors

January 2015

30 Jan 2015   Building consents track up

29 Jan 2015   Affordability deteriorates again

28 Jan 2015   Social housing overhaul

27 Jan 2015   Small rent increases planned

23 Jan 2015   Rents must rise

22 Jan 2015   Rents not keeping pace

22 Jan 2015   No sign of OCR increases: Economists

21 Jan 2015   RMA reforms revealed

21 Jan 2015   More land not the whole answer: NZPI

19 Jan 2015   Strong December for Harcourts

16 Jan 2015   Rentals unsafe for toddlers: Report

15 Jan 2015   No sign of December slowdown: REINZ

15 Jan 2015   Council slams house prices

15 Jan 2015   Support for smoke alarm rule

14 Jan 2015   Mixed year but outlook bright

13 Jan 2015   Asking price growth stalls

9 Jan 2015   Building consents hit seven-year high

8 Jan 2015   Top Auckland hotspots picked

7 Jan 2015   Auckland homes for sale hit record low

6 Jan 2015   Barfoot reports booming December

5 Jan 2015   Rents Firming in Gisborne

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