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Archive: 2010

Rates left unchanged over stimulus effect concerns

The Reserve Bank left the OCR rate unchanged at 3% and forecast limited rises over the next two years, citing concerns the low rate was failing to provide a boost to the economy with below average corporate investment intentions and a weak housing market.
09-12-2010 more >>

LAQC changes confirmed

Proposed new rules confirmed today as part of the wider tax shake-up will eliminate landlords’ and businesses’ ability to claim depreciation on buildings and tighten the rules for LAQCs.
07-12-2010 more >>

Property values begin to stabilise

New Zealand property values are beginning to stabilise, though sales volumes remain relatively low, according to the latest QV residential property indices for November.
07-12-2010 more >>

Housing confidence down, investment property ‘less attractive’

Confidence in the housing market continued to fall over the three months to October, with tax changes regarding investment property adding to the cautiousness towards housing as an investment option, according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.
02-12-2010 more >>

December '10 Issue

North v South: This month in NZ Property Investor magazine we have pitted the North Island v the South Island to see which one stacks up with the best investment properties.
01-12-2010 more >>

Steve McKnight on how to use real estate to create a golden future

Steve McKnight was a key note speaker at the NZPIF Conference 15-17 October in Blenheim
30-11-2010 more >>

Housing consents continue to fall

The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, has fallen for the fourth consecutive months to the lowest level since July 2009, Statistics New Zealand has said.
30-11-2010 more >>

Removal of gift duty still unclear

News the government is to abolish gift duty – confirmed by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne – may not mean the end of the current system for transferring property assets into trusts.
30-11-2010 more >>

Land investment product definition drafted

The problem definition of a land investment product finally has some clarity with a proposal to make the definition narrow around complex land investment schemes rather than broad capturing basic investment.
27-11-2010 more >>

Property gauges not positive

The housing market continued to weaken in October, with the ANZ Property Focus reporting the lowest number of sales for any month of October since the series began in 1992.
23-11-2010 more >>

Wanted: 100,000 additional rental properties for Auckland

An additional 100,000 rental properties will be required for Auckland at a cost of $31.1 billion over the next 20 years.
22-11-2010 more >>

Harcourts picks up a pulse in market

Housing market sales during October are down by as much as 46% on the year earlier in some parts of the country, according to the latest Harcourts MarketWatch figures.
22-11-2010 more >>

Commercial property returns move into upswing

A gradual slowing of the decline of commercial property capital values market is helping deliver improved investment returns, according to the Investment Property Databank.
19-11-2010 more >>

No spring in property markets step

The traditional springtime rise in residential property sales has failed to materialise so far this year, though the national median price is holding firm at $350,000 according to the latest REINZ monthly house price index.
11-11-2010 more >>

Further house price falls possible, says Reserve Bank

Housing market activity has weakened ‘considerably’ over the past year and house prices could decline further, according to the Reserve Bank’s Financial Stability Report.
10-11-2010 more >>

Homestar launch prompts cost concerns

Property investors have given a lukewarm welcome to the launch of the Homestar property ratings scheme, citing costs and the possibility of compulsory accreditation as problematic.
10-11-2010 more >>

Property loses top place to term deposits

Falling investor confidence has prompted a flight towards the safety of term deposits at the expense of property investment, according to the latest ASB Investor Confidence Survey.
09-11-2010 more >>

Property values continue slide

Property values continue to gradually decline and are now 5.5% below the market peak of late 2007, according to the latest QV residential property report. However the news is not all bad.
08-11-2010 more >>

Auckland house sales fall to 20-month low

Monthly home sales in New Zealand's biggest city have fallen to their lowest level in 20 months as the lingering effects of the stalled economic recovery continue to weigh on households.
03-11-2010 more >>

Survey reveals property investor caution

Property investors are eager to reduce debt and increase savings, mirroring the financial changes many New Zealanders are making, according to the latest ANZ Property Investment Survey.
02-11-2010 more >>

November '10 Issue

NZ Property Investor presents its annual health check of the residential investment market and finds out what investors are doing and how they have changed their approach in the past 12 months.
01-11-2010 more >>

Wanted: Four bedroom properties

There is a shortage of four-bedroom rental properties across the country, demand for all types of rental accommodation in Auckland and a small overall increase in rents, according to First National’s latest quarterly residential property management survey.
01-11-2010 more >>

Housing market remains weak

The housing market remains weak, with sales and average selling prices falling further in September according to the latest ANZ Property Focus, which described a housing market “lost at sea and struggling to keep its head above water.”
01-11-2010 more >>

Top landlord named

Nancy Caiger of the Waikato Property Investors Association was named Landlord of the Year.
30-10-2010 more >>

Housing consents weakness intensifies

The residential property sector remained soft in September, measured by building consents, with the effects of the Canterbury earthquake adding to the woes of the struggling residential construction sector.
29-10-2010 more >>

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