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.

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.

Options for buyers locked out of scrapped first home loan grant

Wednesday, June 05th 2024

Options for buyers locked out of scrapped first home loan grant

A privately funded financial services company has picked up the slack left after the government scrapped the first home loan grant and set up an alternative scheme.

First home buyers making hay, investors MIA

Monday, May 27th 2024

First home buyers making hay, investors MIA

A lift in interest amongst first home buyers (FHB) remains a feature of housing activity.

Sticky market for investors – first home buyers in control

Wednesday, May 15th 2024

Sticky market for investors – first home buyers in control

Large numbers of property investors have not come back into the market despite  the reintroduction of 80% interest deductibility for landlords and the lowering in July of the Brightline test from 10 years to two years, QV says in its latest update.

Low house prices and deposits help first home buyers

Thursday, May 09th 2024

Low house prices and deposits help first home buyers

The increasing number of low deposit mortgages being lent to first home buyers has been borne out by the latest CoreLogic research.

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Rate cuts needed to lift mood

Rate cuts needed to lift mood

Wednesday, April 17th 2024

The enthusiasm that followed the change in government, mainly from property investors, has waned as homeowners and buyers hang out for interest rate cuts, says Kiwibank.

Support for regulation

Support for regulation

Monday, March 18th 2024

REINZ has emphasised the need for property management regulation to Parliament’s Social Services and Community Committee.

A better investment market

A better investment market

Thursday, March 14th 2024

“Reinstatement of interest deductibility starting from the new tax year on 1 April brings property investors back in line with every other business in the country, where interest costs are a legitimate deductible expense," Tim Horsbrugh, New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) executive committee member says.

Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

Private landlords should be included in bill – Property Brokers

Monday, December 04th 2023

A big year is ahead for the property management industry.

New Government – new property rules

New Government – new property rules

Tuesday, November 28th 2023

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

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

Tuesday, November 21st 2023

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.

Auckland – globally expensive rents and not enough places to live

Auckland – globally expensive rents and not enough places to live

Monday, November 20th 2023

Auckland’s rents are among the priciest in the world. The city has the dubious distinction of being the third most expensive city globally in which to rent.

Many buyers, not enough properties again fuelling housing market

Many buyers, not enough properties again fuelling housing market

Tuesday, November 14th 2023

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is starting to creep back into the property market again.

Market share soars for first home buyers

Market share soars for first home buyers

Thursday, November 09th 2023

First home buyers bought 27% of houses sold over the third quarter of this year – a new record high.

New faces but not enough places

New faces but not enough places

Monday, November 06th 2023

The downturn in New Zealand’s building sector is deepening, and a sharp decline in building is expected over the year ahead, just as migration reaches all-time highs.

Gap biggest ever between building new and buying an existing home

Gap biggest ever between building new and buying an existing home

Tuesday, October 31st 2023

BNZ chief economist Mike Jones has had a crack at number crunching the cost between building new and buying an existing home and says the $200,000 difference has never been wider.

Residential and industrial property development tanking

Residential and industrial property development tanking

Friday, October 27th 2023

A sharp rebound in migration is bolstering demand for housing just as development slows.

BTR on cusp of becoming a major housing sector

BTR on cusp of becoming a major housing sector

Tuesday, October 24th 2023

National’s plans for unlocking the build-to-rent sector as an asset class can’t come soon enough for New Ground Capital, a pioneer of the new style of rental housing.

Subdued market recovery over past five months

Subdued market recovery over past five months

Friday, October 20th 2023

Regardless of politics, the property market’s recovery is still subdued.

SBS FirstHome Combo 6.14
Unity First Home Buyer special 6.55
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special 6.59
Heartland Bank - Online 6.69
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.79
BNZ - Classic 6.85
ANZ Special 6.85
ASB Bank 6.85
Kiwibank Special 6.85
TSB Special 6.85
Westpac Special 6.89
Heartland Bank - Online 6.35
Unity First Home Buyer special 6.45
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.49
SBS Bank Special 6.49
ANZ Special 6.49
TSB Special 6.49
Kiwibank Special 6.49
ASB Bank 6.49
BNZ - Classic 6.49
ICBC 6.69
Westpac Special 6.75
ASB Bank 5.99
SBS Bank Special 6.19
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.35
AIA - Go Home Loans 6.39
TSB Special 6.39
Kiwibank Special 6.39
BNZ - Classic 6.39
ICBC 6.39
Westpac Special 6.39
China Construction Bank 6.40
SBS Bank 6.79
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
First Credit Union Standard 8.50
Kiwibank 8.50