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Archive: 2013

Apartments pull building consent figures down

New Zealand home-building consents fell in January because a drop in the number of apartment approvals offset gains in other types of dwellings.
28-02-2013 more >>

Risk of property price fall: S&P

New Zealand is still at significant risk of a sharp correction in property prices, according to Standard and Poors.
28-02-2013 more >>

Govt moves to cool housing market

The government is looking at formalising Reserve Bank proposals to rein in credit growth, including restrictions on loan-to-value ratios, Finance Minister Bill English said today.
27-02-2013 more >>

Rental property still tops for Aucklanders

Rental property is still the asset seen as most likely to provide the best returns, according to ASB’s latest investor confidence survey.
26-02-2013 more >>

Property investors 'still confident'

ASB’s latest housing confidence survey shows fewer people think now is a good time to buy – but investors be won’t among them, according to Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
25-02-2013 more >>

Andrew King: Slash house prices? It would be a disaster

Andrew King says it is wrong to say housing investors are reaping tax advantages over ordinary buyers.
22-02-2013 more >>

Regional yield variations examined

Rental yields have dropped in all regions over the past two decades but some have experienced steeper falls than others, according to ANZ.
22-02-2013 more >>

LVR restrictions 'could provide wealthy buyers with cheap properties'

Wealthier overseas buyers would benefit from the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions on property, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
20-02-2013 more >>

"Property love affair" may be not so strong

New Zealanders may not be as heavily reliant on property investment as we have been led to believe.
19-02-2013 more >>

New record price for lifestyle blocks

A new record high median price has been recorded for lifestyle blocks.
18-02-2013 more >>

$100 million for property development: NZMS

New Zealand Mortgages and Securities says it has $100 million to invest in Auckland developments.
18-02-2013 more >>

Tim Hazledine: Housing crisis - what crisis?

Closer look at factors affecting market suggests family incomes most in need of our politicians' attention.
15-02-2013 more >>

Solid apartments 'sought-after'

Well-built, non-leaky apartments are likely to increase in value because of the collapse of Mainzeal, property commentator Olly Newland says.
15-02-2013 more >>

Insurance cover change coming this year

Insurer IAG has flagged changes to its insurance policies this year that may mean they do not cover the full cost of rebuilding disaster-hit homes in future.
15-02-2013 more >>

Survey reflects strong property market

New Zealand’s property market is buzzing, according to the first BNZ-REINZ residential market survey for the year.
14-02-2013 more >>

MPIA Meeting February 2013

Palmerston North Mayor, Jono Naylor - Invest in Manawatu!! Come along tonight to hear our Mayor, Jono Naylor, talk to us about what is happening in Palmerston North and the greater Manawatu region that makes it such a great place to invest in.
13-02-2013 more >>

Aucklanders may be hit with LVR restrictions: Poll

It is becoming increasingly likely that the Reserve Bank may require Aucklanders in particular to have bigger deposits to buy property, economists say.
13-02-2013 more >>

Property price rise not just about shortage: Westpac

The fact that house prices are rising at a much faster rate than rents shows it's not just a supply and demand problem fuelling the market, economists say.
12-02-2013 more >>

Smith tackles development charges

New Housing Minister Nick Smith has wasted no time getting stuck into the housing affordability debate.
11-02-2013 more >>

QV stats hide big discrepancies

House price trends are turning skyward all over the country, but Quotable Value’s claim that house prices are now 2.6% above their latest market peak hides some major regional discrepancies.
11-02-2013 more >>

Rents up but yields down

Rent increases have not kept pace with house prices in most parts of the country over over the past year, reducing property investors’ yield.
08-02-2013 more >>

Green light for rebuild

A pick-up in the Christchurch rebuild rate may be on the way after a High Court judgement in favour of insurers.
08-02-2013 more >>

Any worker can own a home

Housing has been deemed unaffordable so often that it is now considered a fact. The key evidence has been the ratio of house prices to incomes which currently stands at 5.4, with 3 being the proposed ideal level.
07-02-2013 more >>

Anyone can buy a house: NZPIF

The New Zealand Property Investors Federation has developed a calculator to show that anyone with an income can afford to buy a property.
07-02-2013 more >>


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