Wednesday, April 17th 2024

Rate cuts needed to lift mood

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

Monday, March 18th 2024

Support for regulation

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

A better investment market

Thursday, March 14th 2024

A better investment market

“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

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.

Auckland – globally expensive rents and not enough places to live

Monday, November 20th 2023

Auckland – globally expensive rents and not enough places to live

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.

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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.

Investors show market return

Investors show market return

Wednesday, October 18th 2023

Over the past two years there has been little bank mortgage lending to investors. However, in the latest Tony Alexander mortgage advisers survey shows investor inquiries are at their highest levels since late 2020.

Aucklanders lead the way in seeing a bullish housing market

Aucklanders lead the way in seeing a bullish housing market

Monday, October 16th 2023

More and more Kiwis think house prices are past their lows and will increase, ASB’s latest housing confidence report shows.

Green shoots appearing in housing market

Green shoots appearing in housing market

Thursday, October 12th 2023

Green shoots are showing in the housing market across the country as confidence begins to bounce back.

Higher rents for fewer rentals

Higher rents for fewer rentals

Thursday, October 12th 2023

Rents in Northland, Marlborough and Auckland have skyrocketed in the past year, up between 10-14%, Trade Me’s latest rental price index shows.

The tax benefits of a new build

The tax benefits of a new build

Tuesday, October 03rd 2023

The benefits of a new build property has been outlined by chartered accountant and tax specialist Matthew Gilligan of Gilligan Rowe & Associates in a recent webinar.

Loosened LVRs push up mortgage lending

Loosened LVRs push up mortgage lending

Friday, September 29th 2023

Part of the early-stage recovery in the housing market comes from loan-to-value ratio rules being loosened in June.

Heartland Bank - Online 6.69
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.74
Wairarapa Building Society 6.95
Unity 6.99
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special 7.04
ICBC 7.05
China Construction Bank 7.09
BNZ - Classic 7.24
ASB Bank 7.24
ANZ Special 7.24
TSB Special 7.24
Unity First Home Buyer special 6.45
Heartland Bank - Online 6.45
TSB Special 6.75
Westpac Special 6.75
China Construction Bank 6.75
ASB Bank 6.75
ICBC 6.75
AIA - Go Home Loans 6.75
Kiwibank Special 6.79
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.79
ANZ Special 6.79
ASB Bank 6.39
Westpac Special 6.39
AIA - Go Home Loans 6.39
China Construction Bank 6.40
ICBC 6.49
SBS Bank Special 6.55
Kiwibank Special 6.55
BNZ - Classic 6.55
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.55
TSB Special 6.59
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 - Owner Occ 8.40
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40
First Credit Union Standard 8.50
Kiwibank 8.50