Thursday, December 07th 2023

Apartment market takes a dive

Increasing constraints, including the cost and availability of credit, have meant a major slowdown in the apartment market. Consents dropped by 36% in the year to October – the lowest total since July 2017.

Auckland housing market rebounding

Wednesday, December 06th 2023

Auckland housing market rebounding

Wealthy Auckland buyers who can afford $2 million plus houses have returned to the market in force.

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

Tuesday, December 05th 2023

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

A woman who left a rented Manurewa, Auckland property she shared with her partner after discovering he was using methamphetamine is still liable for a half share of Tenancy Tribunal awarded exemplary damages and other debts owed to the landlord.

Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

Monday, December 04th 2023

Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

A big year is ahead for the property management industry.

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Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

Monday, December 04th 2023

Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

A big year is ahead for the property management industry.

New Government – new property rules

Tuesday, November 28th 2023

New Government – new property rules

The newly formed Coalition Government is getting right down to work and it means quite a bit for the property sector.

Solving the rental shortage – new legislation and a change of attitude

Tuesday, November 21st 2023

Solving the rental shortage – new legislation and a change of attitude

Every MP in the new National-led Government will be sent a letter by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) outlining how the shortage of rental housing can be alleviated.

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Apartment market takes a dive

Thursday, December 07th 2023

Apartment market takes a dive

Increasing constraints, including the cost and availability of credit, have meant a major slowdown in the apartment market. Consents dropped by 36% in the year to October – the lowest total since July 2017.

Auckland housing market rebounding

Wednesday, December 06th 2023

Auckland housing market rebounding

Wealthy Auckland buyers who can afford $2 million plus houses have returned to the market in force.

Weaker than expected

Wednesday, November 29th 2023

Weaker than expected

ANZ is predicting house prices to fall 0.4% over the rest of the year, versus the 0.2% rise it had previously forecast.

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Raid on commercial investors depreciation of assets detrimental

Friday, September 08th 2023

Raid on commercial investors depreciation of assets detrimental

The commercial property sector is deeply concerned about Labour and National policies to remove depreciation for commercial and industrial buildings.

Rents lift for suburban retail property

Tuesday, June 27th 2023

Rents lift for suburban retail property

Retail business strategies are continuing to evolve in the post-pandemic operating environment, says JLL in its latest market snapshot.

Retail on the tipping point

Wednesday, May 24th 2023

Retail on the tipping point

Buoyed by an almost 50% increase on early last year’s consumer spending, retail operators are now having to compete to secure prime locations in Auckland’s CBD.

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First home buyers’ mortgage market share hits a record

Friday, July 28th 2023

First home buyers’ mortgage market share hits a record

The share of new mortgages to first home buyers rose for the third consecutive month to 24.4% last month, up slightly from 24.3% in May, the latest Reserve Bank figures show.

New mortgage lending rises after plunge

Monday, July 11th 2022

New mortgage lending rises after plunge

After plunging in April, new mortgage lending rose 20.4%, up $1.2 billion to $6.8b in May.

Guilty plea in mortgage fraud case

Monday, July 11th 2022

Guilty plea in mortgage fraud case

One of four property investors accused of deceiving banks and fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in home loans has pleaded guilty.

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Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

Tuesday, December 05th 2023

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

A woman who left a rented Manurewa, Auckland property she shared with her partner after discovering he was using methamphetamine is still liable for a half share of Tenancy Tribunal awarded exemplary damages and other debts owed to the landlord.

Too expensive and wrong – new property manager regulations needed

Thursday, November 30th 2023

Too expensive and wrong – new property manager regulations needed

The Residential Property Managers Association (RPMA) wants a completely new property managers bill and is hoping to meet with Housing Minister Chris Bishop shortly to get work underway.

Fire leaves landlord thousands of dollars out of pocket

Thursday, November 16th 2023

Fire leaves landlord thousands of dollars out of pocket

A tenant in New Zealand on a fixed term visa appears to have fled the country after setting fire to the house he was renting.

[OPINION] How to make 20% from commercial property

Wednesday, November 01st 2023

[OPINION] How to make 20% from commercial property

The great thing about commercial property is that there are a lot of ways to actively increase value.

[OPINION] How the next Government can help tenants

Tuesday, September 19th 2023

[OPINION] How the next Government can help tenants

We hear many ways each political party talks about the housing crisis, and their solutions to fix this. Adding a new tax and tougher RTA rules to rental property providers is obviously not the answer.

[OPINION] New Zealand’s broken property market

Friday, September 08th 2023

[OPINION] New Zealand’s broken property market

I have a deep annoyance with broken systems. Especially when, with the right settings, they could be fixed.

Unity 6.99
Heartland Bank - Online 6.99
ICBC 7.05
SBS FirstHome Combo 7.05
China Construction Bank 7.09
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special 7.10
Wairarapa Building Society 7.15
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 7.30
Kiwibank Special 7.35
BNZ - Classic 7.35
TSB Special 7.39
China Construction Bank 6.75
Heartland Bank - Online 6.85
ICBC 6.85
Wairarapa Building Society 6.94
Unity 6.99
Westpac Special 6.99
Kiwibank Special 7.05
ASB Bank 7.05
BNZ - Classic 7.05
AIA - Go Home Loans 7.05
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 7.05
China Construction Bank 6.40
Westpac Special 6.49
ICBC 6.49
AIA - Go Home Loans 6.69
BNZ - Classic 6.75
ASB Bank 6.75
Kiwibank Special 6.79
SBS Bank Special 6.79
TSB Special 6.79
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.85
Kainga Ora 6.99
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19
AIA - Back My Build 6.19
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39
Credit Union Auckland 7.70
ICBC 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99
Pepper Money Essential 8.29
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40
Kiwibank 8.50
Kiwibank - Offset 8.50