News archive for 2017

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December 2017

11 Dec 2017   Limited impact from foreign buyer ban - REINZ

11 Dec 2017   Unlock wealth: ditch your day job

8 Dec 2017   Rental WoF schemes spread

7 Dec 2017   Return to market stability

5 Dec 2017   Hesitancy colours Auckland market

5 Dec 2017   Top 10 predictions for 2018 - Colliers

4 Dec 2017   Upping the tenant screening ante

4 Dec 2017   A capital investment

1 Dec 2017   Big jump in new listings

November 2017

30 Nov 2017   Healthy Homes now law

30 Nov 2017   Apartment consents slump

30 Nov 2017   LVR loosening not enough

28 Nov 2017   Capital leaky home case clears last hurdle

27 Nov 2017   Summer’s top sale methods

27 Nov 2017   Under review: NZ housing

24 Nov 2017   Court of Appeal for price fixing charges

24 Nov 2017   Super City rents up, supply down

23 Nov 2017   Cullen to lead Tax Working Group

20 Nov 2017   Rental case reversal good news for industry

16 Nov 2017   Massive RV increase for Auckland

15 Nov 2017   National median reaches record high

14 Nov 2017   October results a mixed bag

9 Nov 2017   Price expectations heading downward

9 Nov 2017   Sunny MPS a surprise for some

8 Nov 2017   Warmer weather heats up housing market

6 Nov 2017   New government hasn’t panicked market

2 Nov 2017   Auckland values start to slide

October 2017

31 Oct 2017   Healthy Homes Guarantee bill to be fast tracked

31 Oct 2017   New investors and property speculators likely to suffer under new rules

30 Oct 2017   Strong growth in Hawke’s Bay

25 Oct 2017   Twyford takes the reins

24 Oct 2017   Rental prices could spike

24 Oct 2017   6 affordable buys for investors

20 Oct 2017   Changes in housing policy to come

20 Oct 2017   Migration decline continues

19 Oct 2017   No signs of panic

17 Oct 2017   High risk rental success

16 Oct 2017   Investors remain confident in property

16 Oct 2017   Market healthy – despite election doubt

12 Oct 2017   Price rise could be market rebalancing

11 Oct 2017   What tenants really want

11 Oct 2017   Prices fall, affordability improves

10 Oct 2017   Appeal of former hot spots dims

9 Oct 2017   Short stays big pays

6 Oct 2017   Speeding up the consents process

5 Oct 2017   Landlords urged to get onto insulation

5 Oct 2017   New class action on leaky homes

4 Oct 2017   Auckland sales fall further

4 Oct 2017   Quarterly value chill

3 Oct 2017   Making meth testing easier

2 Oct 2017   Tauranga growth slow & steady

September 2017

29 Sep 2017   Consents spike not enough

28 Sep 2017   Don’t assume prices will keep rising - ANZ

28 Sep 2017   Growth outlook overshadows OCR call

28 Sep 2017   No Spring lift in investor lending

27 Sep 2017   Predicting election impact

25 Sep 2017   Syndicating options

21 Sep 2017   Radical reform for Wellington housing

21 Sep 2017   Migration may have peaked

20 Sep 2017   Rents surge for urban living options

19 Sep 2017   The Auckland housing crisis - not even half the numbers

18 Sep 2017   Election 2017: the housing round up

15 Sep 2017   Sales down but life in market

14 Sep 2017   Rents set to rise if Labour wins

14 Sep 2017   Bonds failure costs landlord nearly $40k

13 Sep 2017   No post Unitary Plan subdivision boom

12 Sep 2017   NZ slips in global price rankings

11 Sep 2017   To CGT or not to CGT?

11 Sep 2017   23 year old duo turn over $30m

8 Sep 2017   Apartment under supply looming

8 Sep 2017   No winners from tenancy law tinkering

7 Sep 2017   Dramatic change in price expectations

7 Sep 2017   New tool means better property valuations

6 Sep 2017   Landlords key to solving crisis

6 Sep 2017   Caution leads to fall in listings

5 Sep 2017   Subdued signs of life

4 Sep 2017   RMA by-pass to encourage development

4 Sep 2017   Tribunal refund decision anti-landlord

4 Sep 2017   Labour plans could force out landlords

4 Sep 2017   Meth cover demystified

1 Sep 2017   Court win in Auckland leaky home suit

1 Sep 2017   Values fall as investors leave market

August 2017

31 Aug 2017   New chance to join leaky building lawsuit

31 Aug 2017   Be careful what you ask for

31 Aug 2017   Roll out renters’ education course - NZPIF

30 Aug 2017   Slowdown in value growth spreading

30 Aug 2017   Falling consents mean shortage not addressed

30 Aug 2017   Insurance pain for landlords ahead

29 Aug 2017   Council urged to pause on making WOF compulsory

29 Aug 2017   Rents rise in Wellington - & Christchurch

28 Aug 2017   Affordability growing in West Auckland

25 Aug 2017   House price expectations plummet

24 Aug 2017   Human rights body slams tenant damage changes

23 Aug 2017   Expect negative impact from regulation overload

22 Aug 2017   Year-on-year price growth still strong

21 Aug 2017   The housing market driver that’s not going away

21 Aug 2017   Taking care of business

18 Aug 2017   No end in sight for LVRs

17 Aug 2017   NZPIF opposes Wellington rental WOF

16 Aug 2017   Affordability better for renters

16 Aug 2017   DTI cull good news for property investors

15 Aug 2017   Stalling market no reason to panic

14 Aug 2017   DTIs “perversely restrictive” for investors – report

14 Aug 2017   Regional rentals yield lifestyle dream

11 Aug 2017   Call for LVR review as sales plunge

10 Aug 2017   Thursday news in brief

9 Aug 2017   Dark clouds on landlords’ horizon?

9 Aug 2017   Hamilton price fixer gets $1 million fine

8 Aug 2017   Upswing in Auckland rental yields

7 Aug 2017   TOP tenancy policy ignores rental realities

7 Aug 2017   10 future boom towns

4 Aug 2017   Supply shortage will counter cooler market

3 Aug 2017   Return to traditional market – B&T

3 Aug 2017   Thursday news in brief

2 Aug 2017   Insulation, heating improvement needed

2 Aug 2017   Big city values plateau

1 Aug 2017   Fewer houses coming on to market

July 2017

31 Jul 2017   Auckland consents falling short

31 Jul 2017   Best investment returns from rental properties

31 Jul 2017   Demand high in Whangarei

28 Jul 2017   How to stay safe

27 Jul 2017   Minimum standards for insulation and heating a step closer

27 Jul 2017   Thursday news in brief

26 Jul 2017   Healthy homes debate fires up

26 Jul 2017   New data shows property investor lending way down

25 Jul 2017   Rents a mixed bag across New Zealand

24 Jul 2017   6 ways to add commercial value

21 Jul 2017   New record heats up migration debate

20 Jul 2017   56% of Akld house costs due to land regulation

20 Jul 2017   Decline in affordability round NZ

20 Jul 2017   Thursday news in brief

19 Jul 2017   New builds: what investors should know

18 Jul 2017   Preparing for future investing trends

17 Jul 2017   24 properties & a 4-hour work week

14 Jul 2017   Housing: National vs Labour

13 Jul 2017   National sales volumes plummet

13 Jul 2017   Thursday news in brief

13 Jul 2017   Downward trend spreads

12 Jul 2017   Political support for longer term leases

11 Jul 2017   Handing out the Infrastructure Fund

11 Jul 2017   Opportunities in childcare sector

10 Jul 2017   Enabling better growth planning

10 Jul 2017   Top 10 dynamite growth areas

7 Jul 2017   Day of reckoning to come

6 Jul 2017   Making off-the-plan buying easier

6 Jul 2017   Thursday news in brief

5 Jul 2017   Low sales dragging prices down

5 Jul 2017   Auckland sales down by 30% - QV

5 Jul 2017   RTA amendments over first hurdle

4 Jul 2017   Return of Cup would benefit investors

3 Jul 2017   Upping the earthquake ante

3 Jul 2017   West side story

1 Jul 2017   Rise in apartments boosts choice

June 2017

30 Jun 2017   Consents trend recovering

30 Jun 2017   Echoes of past cycle - ANZ

29 Jun 2017   New meth decontamination levels revealed

29 Jun 2017   Thursday news in brief

29 Jun 2017   Funding lack puts apartments at risk

28 Jun 2017   Insulation wake-up call

27 Jun 2017   Six great ways to maximise property value

26 Jun 2017   Reforming the EQC

26 Jun 2017   Selecting a sector

23 Jun 2017   Rising build costs bad news

22 Jun 2017   OCR held, but for how long?

22 Jun 2017   Thursday news in brief

22 Jun 2017   Migration boom continues

21 Jun 2017   Northern rents booming - but not for all

20 Jun 2017   Affordability measure proves more houses needed

19 Jun 2017   Hard road to success

15 Jun 2017   Building for the future

15 Jun 2017   Thursday news in brief

14 Jun 2017   Full steam ahead for Three Kings development

14 Jun 2017   Units buck slowing trend

14 Jun 2017   Subdued market more balanced

13 Jun 2017   Reigning in Wellington landlords

12 Jun 2017   Taskforce reveals way forward for Auckland

12 Jun 2017   It’s CRUNCH TIME on the property clock

9 Jun 2017   Stand out global performer

8 Jun 2017   Thursday news in brief

7 Jun 2017   Inner city apartment initiative for Capital

7 Jun 2017   Fund infrastructure differently - ASB

7 Jun 2017   Housing to be election battleground

6 Jun 2017   Market slow but steady – B&T

6 Jun 2017   Future shocks could rattle Capital

2 Jun 2017   Millions being paid for meth claims

2 Jun 2017   Foreign buyer song remains the same

2 Jun 2017   Investment gems in Lower Hutt

1 Jun 2017   Market returning to normal

1 Jun 2017   Slower Auckland sets trend

1 Jun 2017   Thursday news in brief

May 2017

31 May 2017   APIA issues sub-let warning

30 May 2017   Changing focus for Augusta

30 May 2017   Consents slump bad news

29 May 2017   Capital gain time over?

29 May 2017   Rents will rise - Greens

26 May 2017   Weighing up apartments

25 May 2017   Budget boost for tenants

25 May 2017   Thursday news in brief

25 May 2017   Big bold strategy

24 May 2017   Tax changes ripple across the Tasman

24 May 2017   Tenant damage law change

19 May 2017   Migration dips but housing pressure remains

18 May 2017   Free Investment Property Showcase Events: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

18 May 2017   Challenges ahead for Govt build project

18 May 2017   Thursday news in brief

18 May 2017   Up-and-coming v proven performer

17 May 2017   House price bust talk exaggerated

16 May 2017   SuperCity to get 34,000 new houses

15 May 2017   Labour's negative gearing policy 'regressive'

15 May 2017   Pessimism clouds house price expectations

15 May 2017   Investors: Labour policy would increase rents

12 May 2017   Past the peak?

11 May 2017   No end to house price growth - Trade Me

11 May 2017   Surprise at RBNZ’s OCR outlook

11 May 2017   OCR decision announced by RBNZ

11 May 2017   Ditch the dud: streamline your portfolio

11 May 2017   Thursday news in brief

10 May 2017   Renting more affordable - HAM

10 May 2017   Cost inflation impacting on development

10 May 2017   Regional price expectations high

9 May 2017   Is your property underinsured?

9 May 2017   Auckland rental market under pressure

8 May 2017   APIA loses major sponsor

5 May 2017   Seven top tips to get a property sale ready

4 May 2017   Auckland sales numbers hit 2008 levels

4 May 2017   Combating Auckland's housing crisis

3 May 2017   House price growth slows, led by super city

3 May 2017   Warning all landlords - compliance non-negotiable

2 May 2017   Auckland in 'wait and see' mode

1 May 2017   Hamilton on the move

April 2017

28 Apr 2017   Moving into new builds

28 Apr 2017   Trend now positive for consents

27 Apr 2017   Landlords, get talking to your tenants

27 Apr 2017   Regional rents heading up

27 Apr 2017   Thursday news in brief

26 Apr 2017   Migration hits another record as Kiwis stay put

24 Apr 2017   Adams to take the lead on housing

24 Apr 2017   How to raise the rent by 10%

24 Apr 2017   Affordability measure problems

20 Apr 2017   Making a difference for housing supply

20 Apr 2017   Thursday news in brief

19 Apr 2017   Auckland’s fastest rising suburbs

18 Apr 2017   High density zones promising for investors

17 Apr 2017   Getting started on investment property

14 Apr 2017   Top five tips to protect against meth contamination

13 Apr 2017   Prices, sales up – driven by high end sales

13 Apr 2017   Lower prices mean budget squeeze

13 Apr 2017   Thursday news in brief

12 Apr 2017   Build more bloody houses - Little

10 Apr 2017   Final price fixing defendants get $1.5m fine

10 Apr 2017   Stop tarring investors with speculator brush

10 Apr 2017   Landlords on notice - MBIE

10 Apr 2017   NZ’s hottest suburbs: highest yield locations exposed

7 Apr 2017   Shortfall to get worse before it gets better

6 Apr 2017   Auckland no longer least affordable

6 Apr 2017   Apartment attraction on the rise

6 Apr 2017   Thursday news in brief

5 Apr 2017   Auckland market different now – B&T

5 Apr 2017   Shallow LVR effect likely - QV

4 Apr 2017   Bubble risk for halo regions

3 Apr 2017   Tackle restrictions on development - report

3 Apr 2017   Dunedin experiencing growth

1 Apr 2017   Auckland property listings jump up

March 2017

31 Mar 2017   Top 10 value adding renovation tips

31 Mar 2017   Flat line in consents continues

30 Mar 2017   Eagerly awaited meth standard delayed

30 Mar 2017   New fire levy rates announced

30 Mar 2017   Thursday news in brief

29 Mar 2017   Market slowdown different this time

29 Mar 2017   Revamp planning system, end crisis

28 Mar 2017   Investor confidence remains high across most of NZ

24 Mar 2017   Address Auckland infrastructure issues

24 Mar 2017   Tenant magnetism: top 10 tips

24 Mar 2017   Friday news in brief

23 Mar 2017   OCR decision: 'Nothing to see here'

22 Mar 2017   Bright line test dents flipping

21 Mar 2017   Migration driver powers on

21 Mar 2017   Improve urban development in NZ - OECD

20 Mar 2017   Getting to grips with body corporates

19 Mar 2017   First landlord conviction under new tenancy law

17 Mar 2017   Bold move equals big success

17 Mar 2017   Friday news in brief

17 Mar 2017   Rent for “typical” NZ house hits all-time high

16 Mar 2017   New fire regs costly, complex for investors

15 Mar 2017   Give tenants greater security - TOP

15 Mar 2017   Agents to 'bid' for new property listings

15 Mar 2017   Decline in price growth optimism

14 Mar 2017   Negative gearing to go under Labour

13 Mar 2017   Market flat line continues

10 Mar 2017   Bridging the finance gap

10 Mar 2017   REAA gets tough on flipping

9 Mar 2017   Smaller options drive February rebound

9 Mar 2017   Apartments lead the way for Christchurch

8 Mar 2017   Insurer tackles meth contamination confusion

8 Mar 2017   Illegal renting charge for Molesworth landlord

8 Mar 2017   Fringe areas approved for urban growth

7 Mar 2017   Election 2017: what investors need to know

7 Mar 2017   Risky masonry streets identified

6 Mar 2017   Airbnb sub-letting breaches RTA – Tribunal

6 Mar 2017   Consents trending down

3 Mar 2017   Limited action at lower end of market

3 Mar 2017   Time to invest in Auckland Central

2 Mar 2017   Auction rates reflect quieter market

1 Mar 2017   Demand for big city property falls

1 Mar 2017   Values drop in former hotspots

February 2017

28 Feb 2017   Don’t take no for an answer

27 Feb 2017   Migration smashes through records

27 Feb 2017   Capital suffering office space shortage

24 Feb 2017   Pinning down finance

24 Feb 2017   Decline in foreign buyers - LINZ

23 Feb 2017   Correction on the cards?

23 Feb 2017   Moving forward on meth contamination

22 Feb 2017   Wild ride over for Auckland

21 Feb 2017   Fears over building industry capacity

20 Feb 2017   Price growth expectations slump

19 Feb 2017   Three property trading rules you must know

18 Feb 2017   Top 20 Super City hotspots

17 Feb 2017   The Gen Y approach to investing

16 Feb 2017   Looking beyond the Airbnb glitter

16 Feb 2017   Fraud charges for development project

15 Feb 2017   Regional stars' sales plummet

14 Feb 2017   Urban Development Authorities on the way

14 Feb 2017   Slow growth for Auckland rents – B&T

14 Feb 2017   Super City's prices drop further

13 Feb 2017   Court rules against Unitary Plan zoning appeals

13 Feb 2017   Supply just one market driver

11 Feb 2017   More clarification needed on tenant damage

10 Feb 2017   Tenant damage ruling overturned

10 Feb 2017   Top 30 suburbs with undervalued houses

9 Feb 2017   Falling consent woes

9 Feb 2017   What the RB governor said

9 Feb 2017   OCR hike expectations premature

8 Feb 2017   Rising rent trend nationwide

3 Feb 2017   Quiet start to 2017 for Super City

3 Feb 2017   Investing in holiday hot spots

2 Feb 2017   Flipping not what it used to be

2 Feb 2017   Holiday investments

1 Feb 2017   Changing of the hot market guard

1 Feb 2017   Super City bucks trend

January 2017

31 Jan 2017   No relief in demand pressures

27 Jan 2017   Navigating shaky ground

26 Jan 2017   Demand for planning change

26 Jan 2017   Govt deadline for earthquake risk masonry repair

25 Jan 2017   Subsidy boosts don’t mean rent hikes

24 Jan 2017   Supply is key to boom end

23 Jan 2017   Super City affordability slides further

20 Jan 2017   Before you renovate

19 Jan 2017   Slowing consent trend a concern

18 Jan 2017   More Auckland apartments needed

17 Jan 2017   Declining sales, subdued market

16 Jan 2017   Capital rental market booming

13 Jan 2017   Taking control of the budget

13 Jan 2017   What to expect from the housing market in 2017

12 Jan 2017   Regions fire up as Auckland cools

11 Jan 2017   No more lending restrictions needed

11 Jan 2017   LVRs continue to bite – QV

10 Jan 2017   Tread carefully with building products

9 Jan 2017   Super City prices plateau

6 Jan 2017   Food for thought

4 Jan 2017   Looking towards 2017

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