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People in rental housing more likely to report housing problems

Renters were almost twice as likely to report a damp house problem as home owners in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Just under half of renters reported they had a problem with dampness or mould, compared with around one-quarter of home-owners.
15-10-2015 more >>

Auckland, Northland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty driving real estate market in September

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 8,174 dwelling sales nationwide in September 2015, up 38.3% on September 2014 and up 5.3% on the previous month, August.
12-10-2015 more >>

Green Party's Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Despite the minimum standards not even being in law yet, the Green Party has already reignited the issue with their Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. A large part of this Bill is the call for a full WOF for rental property.
04-10-2015 more >>

Gains of property sales targeted from today

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says the new bright-line test, which comes into force today, will improve compliance with the current residential land sale rules and help to ensure that people pay their fair share of tax on gains from property sales.
01-10-2015 more >>

Bill English speaks about housing affordability

He talks about the way that we approach economic policy in one area in particular – the housing market.
29-09-2015 more >>

Government seeks community input on social housing

Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development are looking to identify further opportunities for the supply or transfer of social housing, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
28-09-2015 more >>

Report from the Rules Reduction Taskforce

New Zealanders are fed up wasting time and money trying to work with loopy rules. We were tasked with identifying rules and regulations which are not fit-for-purpose and which impose unnecessary bureaucratic burdens on property owners and businesses.
22-09-2015 more >>

Community providers boost social housing

Eight new properties being opened today show the importance community organisations play in housing vulnerable New Zealanders, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
15-09-2015 more >>

Northland Property Investors Newsletter September 2015

Read about our up coming events and promotions.
14-09-2015 more >>

Official cash rate reduced to 2.75 percent today

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler
10-09-2015 more >>

Bright-line Bill passes first reading

The Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land) Bill, which contains proposals to improve compliance with the tax rules on the sale of residential land, has passed its first reading in Parliament.
08-09-2015 more >>

Nationwide residential property values for August have increased.

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for August have increased 11.3% over the past year
01-09-2015 more >>

The ANZ Property Focus in August looks a the regions

Sales volumes, the median days to sell and annual house price inflation in July were all the strongest since 2007, with sales activity in the upper North Island strengthening
31-08-2015 more >>

Analysing claims for exemplary damages

Tenancy Tribunal statistics show that nearly 50% of the tenant applications against landlords contained a claim for exemplary damages from the landlord, while less than 0.5% of landlords applications were for exemplary damages.
31-08-2015 more >>

Investor LVR limits to reduce financial system risk

The Reserve Bank expects new lending limits for Auckland property investors will reduce heightened financial system risk, and help moderate the Auckland housing market cycle, Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.
24-08-2015 more >>

Northland Property Investors Assn Newsetter August 2015

Read about this months Speaker : Anthony Gysberts, subscribe to Auckland Property Investors Assn Videos and NPIA member benefits.
24-08-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank responds to submissions on LVR rules

The Reserve Bank today published a summary of submissions and final policy positions in regards to changes in the Loan to Value Ratio restriction rules (LVRs), and the asset classification of residential property investment loans in the Capital Adequacy Framework.
21-08-2015 more >>

Practical and elegant heating solutions from Infracomfort NZ Ltd

Infracomfort is a preferred supplier of home heating to members of Property Investors' Associations.
19-08-2015 more >>

Preliminary findings of the 2015 NZPIF membershship survey

This survey was sent out in July to all members of property investors' associations in New Zealand. 664 took part answering questions about the cost of providing rental property, heating and insulation and about landlords' experiences with the Tenancy Tribunal.
18-08-2015 more >>

NZPIF in the news in July and August

Media was a little less focused on property investors during July and August. However, the effects of announced policy on groups such as bach owners was highlighted. Also the Child Poverty Action Group remained unsatisfied by the Government announcements regarding heating and insulation and continued to call for a WOF for rental properties.
16-08-2015 more >>

Building code information to be more accessible

The Government is investing in a single website for all Building Code information to make it easier to access and comply with building regulations, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today
14-08-2015 more >>

Property investor or trader?

Latest Reserve Bank lending data showed that the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent over the last year. Following this release, some headlines have read "Investors head first-home buyers", "Auckland is a ‘speculators' paradise" and” Investors dominate first home buyers".
30-07-2015 more >>

Monetary policy supporting growth and inflatiion goal

The Reserve Bank today confirmed that at this stage some further monetary policy easing is likely to be required to maintain New Zealand's economic growth around its potential, and return CPI inflation to its medium-term target level.
29-07-2015 more >>

Expecting house price rises and interest rate falls

The ASB Housing Confidence Survey, three months to July, was released today.
27-07-2015 more >>

Expecting house price rises and interest rate falls

The ASB Housing Confidence Survey, three months to July, was released today.
27-07-2015 more >>


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