New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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New Zealand home building consents fell for a second month in January, suggesting the nation's economic recovery is still fragile as property owners fret about tax changes and the potential for higher interest rates.
Housing and Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley has resigned his portfolios as a result of further discrepancies over his ministerial credit card spending.
New Zealand housing confidence is still upbeat even if it's somewhat tarnished, according to ASB economists.
Sales numbers are predicted to improve over the next two months, says Harcourts' chief executive Bryan Thomson.
The steadying of the housing market has dropped off and is now at its "least convincing" since June last year, according to the Mike Pero Mortgages/Infometrics Property Cycle Indicator.
The direction for house prices is down in what is a cooling market, according to ANZ's 10 property gauges.
Trade Me Property saw a record number of unique browsers and enquiries about properties in January despite sales being at a two-decade low.
The vice-president of the Property Investors Federation is relieved that most housing tax options were ruled out in Prime Minister John Key's speech yesterday, but he is wary of what is to come.
Mortgagee sales figures tend to hog the headlines but only a small percentage of loans gone bad ever get to that stage.
With sales the lowest in 20 years, where has been the hardest hit? Find out what parts of the country have fared better than others in terms of sales and price.
House sales fell close to 20-year lows last month, as uncertainty about property tax changes and ongoing fragility in the economic recovery continued to weigh on the market, according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) figures.
Falling New Zealand house sale volumes and prices in January may indicate a domestic economy that's struggling to maintain momentum, according to economists.
Property investors will find it hard to argue they should continue to claim depreciation of buildings that were increasing in value while not paying tax on that increase, Tax Working Group member John Shewan says.
Prime Minister John Key is expected to target tax breaks for landlords in his first parliamentary speech of the year setting out the Government's plans.
The Government has ruled out almost all the property tax changes proposed by the Tax Working Group.
KPMG believes the silence on depreciation today in the Prime Minister's speech on tax indicates that this remains very much a focus for the government in its tax reforms.
Transcript of a Radio Live conversation between Michael Laws and NZPIF Vice President Andrew King.
The first QV statistics for 2010 show one thing is certain this year - uncertainty remains. Find out what's happening in the main residential areas.
House values rose 4.4% in the year through January in what was a "patchy" first month for 2010.
180,000 Kiwi landlords with about $213 billion invested in the sector could be in for a rude awakening come Tuesday.
It is still too early to gauge whether recommendations forwarded by the Tax Working Group are robust enough to be implemented by the government, according to the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ).
The government needs to get some balls. One minute they are cosying up to us private property investors to provide them with solutions; the next minute they are treating us like pariahs. It's bizarre.''
Listed commercial property will be hurt by proposed tax changes, both in terms of returns for current investors and the ability to attract overseas money.
Auckland house prices slid 8.6% last month amid an ongoing decline in sales, even as more properties are put on the market.
Wellington remains one of the stronger housing markets according to the latest Property Cycle report from Mike Pero Mortgages.
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