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OCR remains at 1.75%

Statement by Adrian Orr the Reserve Bank Governor
09-08-2018 more >>

Rent arrears are a big issue for the rental property industry.

Andrew King says rent arrears are by far the largest reason for application to the Tenancy Tribunal.
08-08-2018 more >>

Wellington bounces back

According to the CoreLogic July QV House Price Index, property values in Wellington City grew by 2.3%, reversing the previous losses experienced since March 2018.
07-08-2018 more >>

The latest Massey University Residential Market report finds that the rental market has tightened

The Massey University Residential Market Report, which tracks mean rents and rental bond numbers, shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates, over the past decade.
02-08-2018 more >>

July market update from CoreLogic

Get right up to speed with what has been happening in the NZ property market as our Head of Research, Nick Goodall takes you through the latest trends in our most recent video.
23-07-2018 more >>

Unovent offers members 25% reduction until August 17

The 25% price reduction for Unovent® Home Ventilation Kitsets is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF.
20-07-2018 more >>

New interactive property map from CoreLogic

CoreLogic has released the ‘‘Mapping the Market' report, a new interactive map of New Zealand's property landscape which could ease pressure on people struggling to locate homes within their actual budget.
17-07-2018 more >>

Latest Massey University Home Affordability report

This quarter has seen a decline in national affordability in all regions (5.8%), as well as an annual decline in affordability for all regions (1.1%).
16-07-2018 more >>

Andrew King answers the claims made by Renters United

Renters United recently published a blue print to change New Zealand's "broken" rental rules
12-07-2018 more >>

OCR remains at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr: The Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain at 1.75 percent for now. However, we are well positioned to manage change in either direction – up or down – as necessary.
28-06-2018 more >>

Tax Working Group agrees property fairly taxed

A Herald article and an Editorial published over the past week have suggested that property is undertaxed and rental property owners are able to buy property more cheaply than owner occupiers. Both these claims are wrong, but it is not the fault of the writers.
27-06-2018 more >>

The correct facts about tax and rental properties

Westpac Economist, Dominick Stephens, says that property is more lightly taxed in NZ compared to other assets. He quotes a Tax Working Group study to make this claim. However financial consultants Morgan Wallace found large errors in the Group's study and concluded that rental property is actually taxed more than other assets.
19-06-2018 more >>

Tax Working Group's property calculations questioned

The NZPIF made a submission to the Tax Working Group (TWG)who appear to have a directive to recommend a Capital Gain Tax in NZ.
01-06-2018 more >>

Advice from Tenancy Services on preventing subletting of rental property

Landlords may not be able to prevent tenants using their rental property for temporary rental accommodation, such as Airbnb, unless they specify this in their tenancy agreements.
30-05-2018 more >>

Chief scientist recommends higher safe meth level

The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation welcomes Sir Peter Gluckman's report into the negative health effects of methamphetamine (meth).
29-05-2018 more >>

Report from Chief scientist shatters earlier theories regarding meth contamination

A bombshell report says there is no risk to humans from third hand exposure to houses when methamphetamine has been consumed.
29-05-2018 more >>

Short supply of houses increases rents and creates working poor

"The last few years have seen record population growth which has caused a sudden need for extra housing" said NZPIF Executive Officer, Andrew King
28-05-2018 more >>

Residential landlords and asbestos

Today policy clarification was published which sets out WorkSafe's view of HSWA in relation to residential landlords.
25-05-2018 more >>

Latest ASB Home Loan Report

The ASB view is that the OCR is likely o remain on hold until August 2019
24-05-2018 more >>

Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey

Normal service looked to be returning following post September 2017 General Election weakness, according to our latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.
22-05-2018 more >>

Trend of rising rents continues

Just released April rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.
21-05-2018 more >>

Time to get rid of older ionisation-type smoke alarms

It's a good time to upgrade your smoke alarms as Consumer NZ recommends that older ionisation-type smoke alarms should no longer be sold.
21-05-2018 more >>

Grant Robertson delivered few surprises for the property market in his first budget.

Nick Goodall, head of research at CoreLogic New Zealand, weighs in on the 40% increase across housing in the new 2018 budget
17-05-2018 more >>

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr:
10-05-2018 more >>

Introducing MyRent, the answer to every landlord's dilemma

The rental market in New Zealand is about to undergo a period of massive transformation, that may see a number of landlords decide to quit the market entirely. How then should landlords manage their expenses and properties in the most cost-effective way?
01-05-2018 more >>


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