Property News

Housing risks to peak in 2018

The risks posed by rampant house price growth and high household borrowing have peaked and the scene is now set for a rebalancing, according to global ratings agency Standard & Poors. More...

Price expectations hit new low

Far fewer people believe house price growth is on the cards and yet more believe it is a good time to buy. More...

Throwing out the rulebook

One Hawkes Bay couple have done everything investors are told not to, but their success speaks for itself – and now they are telling their story. More...

Extension to bright line test on the way

Legislation which will extend the bright line test on residential property sales from two years to five years is about to enter Parliament. More...

Don’t count on the housing market recovery

Falling prices and tepid sales characterise the January data from REINZ – and that leaves economists warning the current market resurgence won’t last. More...

Stocktake offers no solutions

Targeting landlords as a blight on the housing market will not help resolve the problems highlighted in the government-commissioned housing stocktake, experts say. More...

Tenancy law reform needed: housing stocktake

Landlords should ready for tenancy law reform in the wake of a new government-commissioned review of the housing market, which is damning in its conclusions. More...

What’s driving the market?

Who can predict where the property market is going in 2018? You can – if you know which economic indicators to watch to understand where the market is headed. More...

SuperCity values on the rise

The chill looks to be coming off the Auckland market with the latest QV House Price Index showing the region’s property values are inching up again. More...

Slow start for Auckland

Auckland’s housing market got off to a slow start this year with new Barfoot & Thompson data showing that both sales and prices were down in January. More...

Slow, halting growth path for consents

New building consents fell back sharply in December 2017 but commentators are predicting they will pick up again in 2018. More...

Migration tide continues to turn

The record-breaking flow of migrants into New Zealand is continuing to come off its peak, according to the latest Statistics NZ data. More...

Cooler days for former hot spots

Market activity in formerly hot property markets around the country is declining, with one hot spot losing its appeal to out of towners, new Realestate.co.nz data reveals. More...

Rental squeeze to intensify

The current rental market squeeze is only likely to get worse as investors leave the market and the rental shortage worsens, the Property Institute is predicting. More...

Falling affordability the norm

Housing affordability nationwide is on the decline again, with Wellington recording one of the sharpest drops in affordability. More...

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