Friday, October 23rd 2020

Education for landlords by landlords

Self-managing landlords are signing up in droves for the NZ Property Investors Federation’s new education programme which aims to help landlords run their properties like professionals.

What lies ahead for investors

Wednesday, October 21st 2020

What lies ahead for investors

Election 2020 is done and dusted – and a red landslide has left the Labour Party firmly in charge of the next government. But what could that mean for property investors?

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Thursday, October 22nd 2020

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Tuesday, October 20th 2020

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.

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What lies ahead for investors

Wednesday, October 21st 2020

What lies ahead for investors

Election 2020 is done and dusted – and a red landslide has left the Labour Party firmly in charge of the next government. But what could that mean for property investors?

Sales, prices skyrocket in defiant market

Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Sales, prices skyrocket in defiant market

It’s official: New Zealand’s housing market is going crazy – and the skyrocketing prices have left economists revising their forecasts and worried it heralds a new bubble.

No sign of investor exodus

Thursday, October 08th 2020

No sign of investor exodus

It looks as though residential landlords are not exiting the market in droves as a result of the Government’s tenancy law reforms and other investor-focused policy changes.

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Something’s gotta give on prices

Friday, October 16th 2020

Something’s gotta give on prices

House prices are on a relentless march upwards and BNZ is warning that “over-zealous investors” could push them to non-sustainable levels.

Market correction? Don’t hold your breath.

Wednesday, October 14th 2020

Market correction? Don’t hold your breath.

The economic fallout from Covid-19 was supposed to lead to a housing market correction. It hasn’t – and now ASB says prices are only going to keep climbing.

Low listings boosting prices

Thursday, October 01st 2020

Low listings boosting prices

Auckland’s average asking price passed $1 million for the first time while other regions turned in record highs. The ongoing shortage of listings is a major factor in that.

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Investment in Auckland’s CBD will survive

Monday, October 12th 2020

Investment in Auckland’s CBD will survive

Commercial property investors are not going to abandon Auckland’s CBD in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns, according to a specialist property financier.

Adapting to commercial’s new normal

Tuesday, September 29th 2020

Adapting to commercial’s new normal

Economic headwinds may be threatening the commercial property sector but one property fund manager is opening a new offer on the back of a year that has been successful, despite Covid-19.

Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

Thursday, July 09th 2020

Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

ASX-listed Centuria Capital has declared that its takeover of New Zealand property funds manager Augusta Capital is now unconditional, as it has secured nearly 66% of Augusta’s shares.

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Negative OCR still needed - Westpac

Tuesday, October 20th 2020

Negative OCR still needed - Westpac

Despite fears of an overheated housing market, Westpac economists believe the Reserve Bank will still need to lower the official cash rate next year.

LVR limits will return for investors

Friday, October 16th 2020

LVR limits will return for investors

The odds of LVR restrictions returning for investors next year are "fairly high" due to the strength of the residential property market, according to economist Tony Alexander.

What the Reserve Bank's latest move means for housing

Thursday, September 24th 2020

What the Reserve Bank's latest move means for housing

The Reserve Bank’s programme to lend directly to retail banks could be ready soon. If it is, that’s likely to mean lower interest rates on loans – and more support for the housing market.

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Wairarapa on the move

Wednesday, September 30th 2020

Wairarapa on the move

A tight rental market and low sales stock mean Wairarapa’s property market is on the up, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Steady Southern star

Monday, August 31st 2020

Steady Southern star

Covid-19 and the closure of Tiwai Point might pose some challenges for Invercargill but the southern city’s market still has a lot to offer investors, writes Miriam Bell

200 issues: Top Regions Revealed

Friday, July 31st 2020

200 issues: Top Regions Revealed

Joanna Jefferies takes a look at the top 12 locations for property price growth and gains across New Zealand since 2003 and discovers previously unknown property hotspots.

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Education for landlords by landlords

Friday, October 23rd 2020

Education for landlords by landlords

Self-managing landlords are signing up in droves for the NZ Property Investors Federation’s new education programme which aims to help landlords run their properties like professionals.

Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

Monday, October 05th 2020

Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

Tenant liability for damage has long been a fraught issue but a new Tenancy Tribunal case shows that damage rulings can sometimes favour a landlord.

Healthy Homes standards: to back or to scrap?

Monday, September 28th 2020

Healthy Homes standards: to back or to scrap?

Landlords are divided over Barfoot & Thompson’s recent call to the National Party to hold fire on their plans to overturn the Healthy Homes standards if elected.

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Thursday, October 22nd 2020

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Tuesday, October 20th 2020

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.

COMMENT: Property investment tax advantages

Thursday, October 15th 2020

COMMENT: Property investment tax advantages

Public opinion has it that there’s lots of tax advantages with property investment. But property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall* is asking people to let him know if they see any, as he hasn’t found them yet.

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