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Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Are there really too many property investors?

A recent CoreLogic report has claimed that 46% of property sales in Auckland over the last month were to investors. This figure was obtained by counting the number of properties bought by people who have an existing home. Apart from investing, there are many other situations where this may occur.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Positives for housing in the budget do not go far enough

“It's great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

Comparing cycles

Andrew King was the first presenter at the 2015 NZPIF Conference and was asked to update attendees on the property market and where we are in the cycle. He said it was very interesting to do the research and see how different this cycle is behaving compared to previous ones.

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Monday, Aug 31, 2015

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.

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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

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".

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Property is a hot topic

Andrew King discusses the issues related to housing

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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Call for property investors to pay more tax

Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits.

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Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Rental yields in Auckland getting lower says Andrew King to TV3

Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.

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Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014

Investing becoming more popular

More people are interested in buying investment properties since the loan-to-value rules kicked in, the latest BNZ Consumer Confidence survey shows. It found a net 45% of the respondents are confident that the economy will improve over the next year.

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Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014

Positive economy not LVRs drives interest in rental investment

The Bank of New Zealand’s Nine Rewards Consumer Trends Survey indicates that interest in buying residential rental property has almost doubled since the LVRs were introduced

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Sunday, Mar 02, 2014

Low rents deter home buyers

Low rents are discouraging people from buying their own homes, according to the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF). NZPIF executive officer Andrew King said the cost of owning an average home was about $138 a week more than the cost of renting a similar property.

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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014

Will rental WOFs make the grade?

On paper it sounds like a great idea. A checklist for rental properties which, if mandatory, would ensure that the 31 per cent of the population who rent are in liveable homes. Increasingly, though, there are murmurs from landlords and real estate agents about whether the rental "warrant of fitness" idea being proposed at council level will improve the tenant's lot.

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Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

Tribunal applications fast-tracked

A new system designed to cut the time it takes to resolve tenancy disputes will only be available to big property management firms and Housing New Zealand at first. Housing Minister Nick Smith has revealed details of the new “Fasttrack” process for the Tenancy Tribunal.

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Monday, Jan 27, 2014

Tenant trouble pushes landlords to sell

Many landlords are choosing to sell their properties because of bad experiences with tenants, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.

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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

Affordability report questioned

Criteria used to describe New Zealand’s housing as unaffordable are too simplistic and do not take into account the cost of borrowing, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. The Demographia survey compares housing costs in nine countries.

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Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Investors won't make a loss: King

Rent increases are bad news for everyone, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. The Salvation Army has released a report which says that rent rises over the past five years have made all low-income groups in Auckland, except superannuitants, worse off in real terms.

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

Respecting tenant rights.

“No tenant should have to live in a mould-ridden unit,” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation the national organisation representing landlords

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Monday, Aug 05, 2013

First-home buyers driving prices more than investors: King

First-home buyers are having more of an impact on Auckland property prices than foreign investors, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.

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Friday, Jun 28, 2013

Concern at rental loan scheme

Tenants who do not have the money to pay their bonds are likely to be strapped for cash and not very good at paying their rent either, says the president of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.

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Monday, Mar 25, 2013

Rental warrants examined by minister

National’s new housing minister is looking into the possibility of a “warrant of fitness” for rental properties.

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Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013

Plan offers investors opportunities: NZPIF

Landlords holding on to properties with big sections may be able to get their money’s worth out of them under proposed changes in the draft Auckland plan, says the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.

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Friday, Feb 22, 2013

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.

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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

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.

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Friday, Jan 25, 2013

Greens' scheme slammed

The Green Party’s proposals to get low-income earners into housing have been panned by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.

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Monday, Dec 31, 2012

First-time buyers told: Start small

First-home buyers should not be tempted by top-of-the-range homes and instead should buy the cheapest properties their egos will allow, says New Zealand Property Investors Federation president Andrew King.

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