Property News

Court of Appeal for price fixing charges

The Commerce Commission today confirmed it will be appealing the High Court’s decision to dismiss price fixing charges against two real estate agencies and their directors. More...

Cullen to lead Tax Working Group

Property speculators are in the sights of the new Tax Working Group which the government has just released the Terms of Reference for. More...

Rental case reversal good news for industry

The Dunedin District Court's decision to overturn a Tenancy Tribunal ruling has been lauded by rental industry leaders. More...

Sunny MPS a surprise for some

Optimism was the order of the day today, with RBNZ releasing a Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) that was most notable for its positivity. More...

Warmer weather heats up housing market

The Trade Me Property Price Index shows the national average for October rising by 2.7% to $623,700 from September. More...

Healthy Homes Guarantee bill to be fast tracked

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has announced the Government plans to pass the Healthy Homes Guarantee bill by Christmas. More...

New investors and property speculators likely to suffer under new rules

The new government's policies abolishing negative gearing and extending the bright line test to five years will hit some investors harder than others, according to an industry expert. More...

Twyford takes the reins

The new government has announced its Cabinet and Labour's long-time housing spokesperson, Phil Twyford, is the new Minister of Housing and Urban Development. More...

6 affordable buys for investors

It’s time for investors to look outside the traditional box and target niche strategies in order to secure affordable properties. More...

Changes in housing policy to come

New Zealand may now have a government but uncertainty over what that might mean for the housing market is set to linger for some time. More...

Migration decline continues

Immigration policy is set to change under the new Labour-led government but new Statistics New Zealand data shows migration flows have already started to wane. More...

No signs of panic

The housing market might be cooling rapidly but ANZ economists say investors appear to be taking the adjustment in their stride. More...

High risk rental success

Long-time investor Glenn Morris has cornered a niche market not typically attractive to the average landlord - high risk tenants – and he is sharing the key to his success. More...

Investors remain confident in property

Restrictions on high loan-to-value ratio (LVR) lending have had a major impact on the strategy of many property investors, a new survey shows. More...

Market healthy – despite election doubt

Ongoing election uncertainty has been keeping property prices on hold in recent months, but year-on-year price growth is strong nationwide, according to Trade Me Property. More...

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