New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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An update from Thomas Chin, the Federation Lobbyist.
Commercial property has posted its lowest return for 16 years, according to the latest New Zealand Property Index report.
New Zealand home building consents rebounded in July from a weak June figure, suggesting the residential construction industry is closer to a revival as demand for housing recovers.
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Three South Island companies that were involved in a scheme which mislead people into believing they were buying their own homes have pleaded guilty to breaching the Fair Trading Act.
The New Zealand housing market continued to rebound in July, reflected in the much shorter time houses are taking to sell.
The NZ Property Investors' Federation was distressed to hear that tenants were losing money when applying for rental property.
At the NZPIF Conference, the Minister of Housing said the Government continues to fulfill its pledge to free the building and housing market of unnecessary red tape and of allowing landlords to provide decent, affordable accommodation to those who want it.
Investors are likely to see the first residential real estate investment trust (REIT) early next year, according to Auckland apartment expert Martin Dunn.
The Department of Building and Housing is encouraging people seeking rental accommodation to check the credentials of landlords and their representatives.
Debbie Van Den Broek was named Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF Conference dinner in Saturday
New Zealand house prices and sales volumes were steady last month in another signal that the decline in prices has probably ended amid rising net migration and lower mortgage lending rates.
The government is not ruling out a capital gains tax to keep the housing market under control.
Two years ago this month, Kerry O'Rourke faced the dilemma of discovering his Hamilton rental was being raided by police for evidence of a P lab.
House prices are set to lift 11% by next year and 24% by 2012, according to a report from Infometrics.
Property values have increased again in July, according to figures released today by QV Valuations. Find out what's happening in the main regions throughout the country.
New Zealand property values rose for the third straight month amid solid sales activity, as low interest rates and a shortage of quality housing keep the market active.
New Zealand housing market confidence has improved, with expectations for prices moving up to about neutral and more people deeming it a good time to buy, according to the ASB Housing Confidence survey.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's (REINZ) monthly housing price index is in for an overhaul after the central bank found that the series had flaws that made it difficult to identify trends in property prices.
Auckland home sales fell last month while the number of listings rose, suggesting the property market may be shaking off the worst of the slump, according to real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson (B&T).
Tight lending criteria by banks is driving many first time property buyers out of central city living and into suburbia, according to real estate firm Bayleys.
Investing in residential property is in the blood in New Zealand. But while we may have been able to get away with a "number-eight wire" style approach in the past, the current tough markets mean it's time to get savvy.
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