New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS The 48th Parliament was formally dissolved on 6 October and Parliamentarians are currently on the campaign trail.
When landlords and tenants agree on a solution to a problem, the agreement should be recorded in writing and both should sign it.
Martin Evans reviewed the last year for members at the AGM held on October 24 in Rotorua. This, he said, has been a year of change during which the NZ Property Investors' Federation has shown leadership.
Andrea and Andrew Elliott from Dunedin were named Landlords of the Year at the NZ Property Investors' Conference dinner at the weekend.
Prime MInister Helen Clark has added the retrofitting of insulation into old homes to the list of projects the government is considering fast-tracking to boost the economy, saying it could help plug up job shortages for unskilled workers in the short term.
The Reserve Bank has slashed official interest rates an unprecendented 1 percentage point to 6.5 points, opening the way for cuts to mortgage rates but also highlighting the grim outlook facing the global economy
Falling interest rates and flat house prices pushed house affordability to a two-year high in September, a survey shows.
Labour has announced lans to open up areas of public land in pricey areas such as Auckland so modest income earners can build their own homes.
The Reserve Bank of NZ is tipped to cut the official cash rate this month, but mortgage holders and first home buyers are warned not to expect lower interest rates yet.
The Reserve Bank won't make an early cut to its interest rate, bu tis taking action to ease movement of money in the financial system
In a shock-and-awe move, the Reserve Bank of Australia has cut its official cash rate by a full percentage point, putting pressure on its New Zealand counterpart to follow suit.
House prices are expected to hit bottom in March, and could fall to as much as 25 per cent down on boom levels, according to Treasury's pre-election report.
The number of homes sold in Auckland rose last month, reflecting a pickup in demand with the start of Spring. The average price fell, possibly reflecting the global credit crisis, according to real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson.
Kiwi DIY culture is set to flourish after the Government announced on 30 September relaxed building standards, but some builders are concerned about faulty construction from amateurs.
Shane Jones says that coming to grips with the Building and Construction portfolio has been a bit like running straight off the bench into a rugby scrum...crouch, touch, and engage!
Landlords can look forward to some changes to the Building Code that come into effect on October 16, designed to make the building process less complicated for minor work.
Is it the beginning of the end for the fixed rate mortgage so beloved of New Zealand home owners?
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