Thursday, July 04th 2024

Massive liberalisation of planning rules to end housing woes

Housing minister Chris Bishop has revealed plans to “flood the market” with enough land to end the country’s housing crisis.

Predictions cut for rising house prices

Thursday, June 27th 2024

Predictions cut for rising house prices

Two of the country’s major banks have slashed their house price growth forecasts for the rest of the year.

Alternative to first home grant

Sunday, June 23rd 2024

Alternative to first home grant

Auckland-based entrepreneur Derek Handley has set up a privately funded financial services group offering an alternative first home loan scheme.

Growing number of property investment dollars moving across the ditch

Thursday, June 20th 2024

Growing number of property investment dollars moving across the ditch

More needs to be done to offset the loss of millions of dollars in property and business investments to Australia caused by a growing exodus of wealthy Kiwis, says an industry expert.

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Growing number of property investment dollars moving across the ditch

Thursday, June 20th 2024

Growing number of property investment dollars moving across the ditch

More needs to be done to offset the loss of millions of dollars in property and business investments to Australia caused by a growing exodus of wealthy Kiwis, says an industry expert.

Alternative to first home grant

Sunday, June 23rd 2024

Alternative to first home grant

Auckland-based entrepreneur Derek Handley has set up a privately funded financial services group offering an alternative first home loan scheme.

Market could be near a tipping point

Thursday, June 20th 2024

Market could be near a tipping point

For the first time in more than three years, more people are picking interest rates will fall, rather than rise, but they are unsure whether it is a good time to buy a house.

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Predictions cut for rising house prices

Thursday, June 27th 2024

Predictions cut for rising house prices

Two of the country’s major banks have slashed their house price growth forecasts for the rest of the year.

Interest rate expectations: It’s not over yet

Thursday, March 07th 2024

Interest rate expectations: It’s not over yet

Most Kiwis think interest rate increases have peaked.

Sales dive to new depths – lending at low DTIs

Wednesday, February 21st 2024

Sales dive to new depths – lending at low DTIs

House sales have plunged to their second lowest level in about 40 years, only 2% up on January’s sales last year, which were the lowest since 1983.

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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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Emotional harm award to tenant after power and water cut off

Monday, December 11th 2023

Emotional harm award to tenant after power and water cut off

A North Shore landlord has to pay a tenant $4,000 for emotional harm, despite claiming the Tenancy Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear any claims because the tenant was a boarder.

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.

[OPINION] Recessionary times

Thursday, March 14th 2024

[OPINION] Recessionary times

It is not the best out there for many businesses and property sector people. Sales are down across the board, our clients’ confidence is falling, and there is a lot of uncertainty.

[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.

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