ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Minister Confirms
Housing Minister, the Hon Phil Heatley has confirmed that he will attend and give the opening address to the annual property investors’ conference to be held on Saturday, 15 August at Alexandra Park, Auckland.
New Zealand housing confidence rose in the three months through January as falling house prices and cheaper borrowing costs revived the appeal of property as an investment.
This Bill was first introduced in May 2008 and it has been announced that the Minister of Housing will now advance it.
Tenants’ advocates are worried the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) will swing the law in favour of landlords, if three key provisions go through.
Investors selling apartments need to make sure they’re aware of all the tax involved, to avoid unexpected GST bills.
National has unexpectedly brought forward the introduction of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
The Government is about to overhaul laws governing the lives of more than a million tenants.
The government is looking at how property managers operate and whether they should be regulated.
Property investors who fear the new government may be tempted into raising more tax from them can breathe easy.
Outlook for 2009.
Property investors will find opportunities.
Important to consider the hardship of others.
Rents likely to rise.
Kuldeep Khetarpal senior accountant for Withers Tsang gives a summary of issues affecting property investors
Presidents of affiliated Property investors' Associations around New Zealand talk about what 2009 may hold for members in their areas.
Despite what most people will tell you, there is a right time and a wrong time to buy real estate – and timing could mean the difference between getting a good return and losing your home. Experienced and successful investor Paul Do shares the secrets of his success in a way that will allow all readers to benefit from the upcoming property boom times.
Housing New Zealand says it expects work to start within the next month on building 69 state houses and renovating 10,000 others.
House sales tumbled in January while properties took longer to sell, suggesting uncertainty about the economic outlook is damping demand even as mortgage rates fall, according to the latest raft of data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) statistics are out now. Use the links in the story below to find out how your region has been faring at the beginning of the new year.
Some of Housing New Zealand's new housing developments are running into trouble as the economic downturn impacts on its private sector development partners ...
Home loan rates are falling sharply as lenders follow the lead set by the Reserve Bank’s reductions in the official cash rate. But cheap does not necessarily mean easy.
Tax is a monster at the best of times. Diana Clement checks out the IRD’s website, and online forms and tools for their usefulness for property investors.
The beginning of 2009 has seen house prices drop throughout the country, according to the latest QV Valuation statistics.
House values slumped further in the year to January, says Quotable Value, opening up good buying opportunities in a climate of lower interest rates and keen sellers.
The government is being called to stop banks double dipping on fixed-rate mortgage break fees, by investors, brokers and the Banking Ombudsman.
It is a great time to be a borrower with plenty of equity stored up in a property. If you timed your last decision about a mortgage right, which means that you will have borrowing due for renewal this year, you can expect to be able to choose from some record low rates.
Property investors adding a deck or some similar renovation to their property should have a much less difficult issue with resource consents.
Low fixed-term deposit returns from banks and falling house prices might drive investors to consider becoming landlords
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