Property News

To have and to hold

New NZPIF president Sharon Cullwick is a passionate property investment advocate and this month she tells NZ Property Investor magazine how to be a successful investor. More...

Developers keen on KiwiBuild tender

The Government’s KiwiBuild “buying off the plans” tender has attracted strong interest from developers, according to the Housing Minister. More...

Auckland supply drive at risk

Developers are sitting on land in Auckland rather than building on it and that means the city’s housing supply drive is in hiatus, Colliers International NZ is warning. More...

New Housing “super” Ministry coming

A new stand-alone Housing and Urban Development Ministry is being established to tackle housing related issues ranging from affordability to homelessness. More...

Higher meth test levels for REA

Real estate agents now only have to tell potential buyers if a property has a meth contamination reading of 15 micrograms per 100cm2 or above. More...

Overseas buyer rise due to proposed ban

The proposed “foreign buyers ban” is to blame for an increase in Auckland property sales to overseas buyers in the March quarter, according to the Property Institute. More...

Signs of life in sales rise

Some life has returned to the Auckland market with new Barfoot & Thompson data showing a significant improvement in sales activity in May. More...

Young investor success stories

Three young investors have managed to get on to the investment property ladder through completely different strategies and now they explain how. More...

Supply pressure building

More buyers than sellers plan to get into the property market over the next year and that will contribute further to a serious shortage of properties to buy, a new report warns. More...

Townhouse consents surge

A surge in townhouse consents hints at positive news for housing supply – despite a dip in new dwelling consents overall in April. More...

Bleak investor predictions premature

Worried about what the future holds for property investors? Market fears are premature, high profile speakers at a property investment conference over the weekend agreed. More...

Jail for dodgy property consultant

A Christchurch property consultant who defrauded the Selwyn District Council to the tune of $300,000 plus will be going to jail. More...

Migration hits two year low

Public calls for the government to cut immigration continue but the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows the migration flow is easing all on its own. More...

Budgeting to build

Ambitious Government state house building plans were a big feature of the housing announcements in today’s Budget but there were no new announcements aimed at investors. More...

Property investing popular with MPs

Scapegoating property investors is a popular game for politicians these days – yet well over half the MPs in parliament are multiple property owners themselves. More...

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