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Nancy Caiger of the Waikato Property Investors Association was named Landlord of the Year.
The residential property sector remained soft in September, measured by building consents, with the effects of the Canterbury earthquake adding to the woes of the struggling residential construction sector.
The decision to leave the official cash rate at 3% today came as no surprise. The interesting part of the statement from Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard was his comments around monetary policy tightening, in other words, when will the OCR and home loan rates start rising.
A rise in immigration numbers in September is seen as a good sign for the housing market.
Many landlords are facing the dilemma of whether or not to increase rents. An industry expert says now is the time to raise them.
Housing minister Phil Heatley told property investors they got off lightly in this year’s Budget.
The Commerce Commission is to launch an education campaign to target anti-competitive practices construction sector, after research found non-residential builders in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington engaging in "cover pricing".
Changing to a look-through company is one of the alternatives for investors under new proposed tax rules.
Fletcher Building expects the residential property market to pick-up next year when rebuilding begins in Canterbury and the government's response to ‘leaky homes' comes into effect.
REINZ released its latest data on the housing market today. Here we summarise what three economists think is happening in the housing market.
Property investors are being encouraged to get up-to-speed with changes to the Residential Tenancies Act if they haven't already.
House sales in Canterbury/Westland were dramatically affected by the September earthquake. Find out how other regions fared in September as well.
The residential housing market remained relatively steady in September, although sales showed a slight improvement from the previous month, according to the Real Estate Institute (REINZ).
Withers Tsang property tax specialist Mark Withers says Monday's release from Revenue Minister Peter Dunne was ambiguous and confusing, as it appeared the government was planning to ring fence losses within qualifying companies.
Changes to qualifying company regimes are definitely on their way - despite details still pending - which means investors need to thoroughly review their structures.
The Government will be introducing new rules preventing loss attributing qualifying companies (LAQCs) from passing losses on to their shareholders said Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne today.
The latest mortgagee sales figures show embattled homeowners are continuing to lose homes at rates unthinkable before the recession.
The majority of the Canterbury housing market appears to be returning to normal after the September 4 earthquake, according to QV.
QV's Residential Price Index for September shows that property values in the Auckland region are relatively stable, having dropped by only 0.9% since March this year. In contrast, values increased by 5.3% in the seven months up to March.
Auckland house sales failed to blossom in September's sunnier weather, with fewer than 700 sales for the fourth straight month, although prices rebounded after falling a month earlier.
Home building construction looks to have passed the cycle's low point and fundamentals for an upswing for the remainder of 2010 and 2011 are still in place, according to the Department of Building and Housing.
Successful property investment portfolios improve with age… as long as the assets in that portfolio are well situated and soundly constructed in the first place. It’s for these reasons that Generation Homes house and land packages perform so profitably in the domestic rental market.
Rents are on the rise nationally, says auction site TradeMe, as the supply of rental properties continues to decline and residential property investors chase cash flow rather than capital gains.
Shaken to the Core How the earthquake will affect the housing market and what that means for both current and future investors in the city. Will prices in Christchurch drop to their knees, or will they be pushed up due to heightened demand, as people look for replacement houses?
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