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$2.9 million boost for Waikato HNZ homes

Increased spending on maintenance by Housing New Zealand's is making its Waikato properties better places to live, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says
27-02-2016 more >>

The Salvation Army's 2016 State of the nation report released today

This report is called "Moving Targets" and has a section on housing.
25-02-2016 more >>

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

The Government's wide-ranging support for Christchurch has ensured the city's housing market is nearing recovery five years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today
22-02-2016 more >>

Insulation tax deductions

Due to insulation becoming compulsory in July, the NZPIF believe that the cost of the insulation should be tax deductible. To confirm this, last year the NZPIF requested clarification from the IRD.
22-02-2016 more >>

Tony Alexander looks at what will influence house prices in the future

The question he asks is what things cause house prices to fall and are any of these things likely in the near future?
19-02-2016 more >>

Auckland drops, the rest rise.

Jonno Ingerson, Director of Research at Corelogic NZ Ltd, says that Auckland values have dropped in the last month according to the latest QV house price index. Values in areas near Auckland continue to increase strongly while further South, things are a little patchier.
10-02-2016 more >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.
28-01-2016 more >>

Fewer expecting house price gains but see interest rates staying low

The latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey was released today
27-01-2016 more >>

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. "In fact it isn't even half the answer" says NZ Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King
27-01-2016 more >>

Heavy handed UK rental taxes

New Zealand is not the only country where people think that rental property owners are forcing people to be tenants. The UK Government has introduced tax changes aimed at forcing people out of owning rental property (termed buy-to-let in the UK) and reducing competition for first home buyers.
25-01-2016 more >>

Number on social housing register continues to decline

The December 2015 Social Housing Register shows that better understanding applicant's particular needs is housing more vulnerable people, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
22-01-2016 more >>

Tony Alexander wriites his first BNZ weekly overview for 2016

Housing is one of the topics he covers.
21-01-2016 more >>

Rental prices in NZ are quite reasonable

It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case.
19-01-2016 more >>

A New Year offer from Unovent

By popular request from NZPIF members, the 25% price reduction for Unovent Home Ventilation Kitsets has become available until February 5, 2016, and is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF. It is for any size kitset (any number of room outlets) and for any quantity of kitsets.
18-01-2016 more >>

Cashing in on the baby boomer market

Late last year the Salvation Army published an interesting report into housing Baby Boomers. The report claimed there will be around 200,000 people who in 2030 will be aged over 65 years old and not own their home. That should interest all forward thinking rental property owners.
15-01-2016 more >>

NZ house prices - a historical perspective

Elizabeth Kendall provides some interesting insights into the context of rising house prices.
15-01-2016 more >>

Housing construction hits one billion dollars per month

The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars of work consented in a month for the first time ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today in response to Statistics New Zealand building consent data.
11-01-2016 more >>

Rental Warrant of Fitness to be introduced this year in Wellington and Dunedin

He Kainga Oranga will measure how a WoF affects the rental market and tenant health in Wellington and Dunedin, compared with control cities Lower Hutt and Invercargill, which are not planning to introduce a rental WOF at this stage.
04-01-2016 more >>

Government and Salvation Army dedicate new social housing site

As announced by the Government last week, more social housing from the community housing sector in Auckland is expected to deliver over 500 new places, with 87 places provided by The Salvation Army
15-12-2015 more >>

Are you paying too much for insurance?

The NZPIF has researched the property insurance market and found that some policies are not targeted for rental property and cost over 40% more than others.
10-12-2015 more >>

Official Cash Rate reduced to 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent.
10-12-2015 more >>

New report on retirement village industry by JLL

The report highlights the remarkable opportunities for growth and expansion within the retirement village industry.
08-12-2015 more >>

Report on homeless elderly

This Salvation Army report outlines the accommodation needs of the elderly in the future.
04-12-2015 more >>

New law and regulations on smoke alarms and insulation

The Government introduced to Parliament today the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and also released for consultation the associated proposed regulations for insulation and smoke alarms, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.
03-12-2015 more >>

Resource legislation introduced to Parliament

The Government introduced to Parliament today its substantive Bill overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) to support business growth and housing development while also ensuring more effective environmental management, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.
26-11-2015 more >>


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