New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

News & Updates

Recent updates

Saturday, Oct 30, 2010

Top landlord named

Nancy Caiger of the Waikato Property Investors Association was named Landlord of the Year.

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Friday, Oct 29, 2010

Housing consents weakness intensifies

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.

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Thursday, Oct 28, 2010

Timing of OCR increases under discussion

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.

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Friday, Oct 22, 2010

Immigration increase good for house prices

A rise in immigration numbers in September is seen as a good sign for the housing market.

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Thursday, Oct 21, 2010

Rent increases will keep us in the game: King

Many landlords are facing the dilemma of whether or not to increase rents. An industry expert says now is the time to raise them.

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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010

Property investors got off lightly: Heatley

Housing minister Phil Heatley told property investors they got off lightly in this year’s Budget.

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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010

ComCom to tackle dodgy bids in construction sector

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".

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Sunday, Oct 17, 2010

Property investors learn new LAQC rules

Changing to a look-through company is one of the alternatives for investors under new proposed tax rules.

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Friday, Oct 15, 2010

Pick-up in residential property market expected next year

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.

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Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

Economists give their views on house prices

REINZ released its latest data on the housing market today. Here we summarise what three economists think is happening in the housing market.

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Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

Avoid tenant issues by knowing the law: DBH

Property investors are being encouraged to get up-to-speed with changes to the Residential Tenancies Act if they haven't already.

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Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

REINZ residential highlights - September 2010

House sales in Canterbury/Westland were dramatically affected by the September earthquake. Find out how other regions fared in September as well.

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Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

House sales ease up slightly

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).

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Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010

Clarifying changes to qualifying company rules

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.

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Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010

Investors need to review company structures

Changes to qualifying company regimes are definitely on their way - despite details still pending - which means investors need to thoroughly review their structures.

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Monday, Oct 11, 2010

LAQC changes to be announced

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.

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Sunday, Oct 10, 2010

Mortgagee sales up again

The latest mortgagee sales figures show embattled homeowners are continuing to lose homes at rates unthinkable before the recession.

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Thursday, Oct 07, 2010

Canterbury market returning to normal: QV

The majority of the Canterbury housing market appears to be returning to normal after the September 4 earthquake, according to QV.

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Thursday, Oct 07, 2010

Auckland values remain stable

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.

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Tuesday, Oct 05, 2010

Spring no saviour for Auckland house sales: Barfoot

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.

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Monday, Oct 04, 2010

Home building passes low point

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.

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Friday, Oct 01, 2010

Generation Homes - better by the year

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.

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Friday, Oct 01, 2010

Rents rising but landlords need to be careful

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.

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Friday, Oct 01, 2010

October '10 Issue

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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