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

Phone: (03) 357 9243

Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

News & Updates

Recent updates

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012

POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for March 2012

Updates on Housing, Capital Gains Tax, the Super Ministry and the Welfare Bill.

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Friday, Mar 30, 2012

Housing consents down in February

Housing consents fell 6.7% in February after an 8.1% rise the month before, but Statistics New Zealand said the overall consents trend remains upward.

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Rise, stall then fall predicted for house prices

House prices will rise 5% this year before higher interest rates put the brakes on, and the rapid price rises in Auckland and Christchurch will not be repeated elsewhere.

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Nationwide home affordability improves

Auckland has retained its position as the least affordable location to buy a house in New Zealand, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report.

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Development obstacles helping push rents up

Difficulties securing finance, council red tape and the imminent depreciation changes are acting as disincentives to rental property development at the same time as shortages are driving up rents.

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Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

Auckland suburbs buck nationwide static price trend

The latest Crockers Auckland sales price table revealed that despite the large year-on-year increase in both nationwide and Auckland sales, prices are up just 1%.

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Monday, Mar 19, 2012

Rental crisis hampering Christchurch rebuild

The Christchurch rebuild is being hampered by a severe lack of rental accommodation, according to a Real Estate Institute (REINZ) survey.

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Saturday, Mar 17, 2012

Joyce defends ‘more efficient' Super Ministry

Property Investors have questioned why the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) will be merged with the ministries of Economic Development, Labour and Science and Innovation.

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Saturday, Mar 17, 2012

DBH merger plans 'ideologically driven and dangerous'

Plans to merge the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) into a ‘Super Ministry' have been branded as ideologically driven and dangerous for the county's building, housing and construction sectors.

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Friday, Mar 16, 2012

NZPIF slams ‘Super Ministry' plans

Plans to fold the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) into a new Super Ministry "may disadvantage everyone in the rental industry," claim the Property Investors Federation (NZPIF).

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Friday, Mar 16, 2012

King calls for talks with Ministers over ‘bombshell’ DBH plans

UPDATE: New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) president Andrew King plans urgent talks with Government Ministers to get answers about the proposed merger of the Department of Building and Housing (DBH).

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Thursday, Mar 15, 2012

DBH to be merged into new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Property investors are surprised and concerned about the implications of the Department of Building and Housing being merged with the ministries of Labour, Economic Development and Science and Innovation.

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Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

Auckland rent crisis at record high

Auckland's rental crisis has intensified - average weekly rent for a three-bedroom house has jumped $55 in a month and rents in popular suburbs have risen 25 per cent in the last year.

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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

REINZ Regional round-up

The REINZ Regional Report reveals just two regions failed to record double-digit sales growth on last year.

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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

Mortgagee sales hit record levels

Ombudsman Deborah Battell says New Zealanders need to be aware of what might happen if they can't service their mortgage payments and how they can help themselves.

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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

February sales hit four-year high

Figures from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) revealed there were 6,168 unconditional sales in February 2012, up 37% or 1,666 sales compared to the same month last year.

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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

Prices up but value growth ‘very modest,' says QV

Nationwide values are up 1.1% over the past three months, 2.9% up over the past year and are now 2.9% below the previous market peak of late 2007.

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Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012

Another Ha company goes belly up

Another company owned by Don Ha has been placed into liquidation, the latest in a string of company collapses for the self-styled property king.

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Monday, Mar 05, 2012

Govt pays $600m to repair state houses

State houses are costing about $3000 a year each to repair and maintain.

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Monday, Mar 05, 2012

Auckland sales soar in February but price growth muted

Auckland saw the largest number of house sales in the February month for five years but listings remain low and price rises modest, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

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Monday, Mar 05, 2012

Your dream home: Buying vs building

Home ownership has long been the New Zealand dream, and many of us are turning that fantasy into reality.

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Monday, Mar 05, 2012

Building activity picks up from historic low

Residential building work and the Canterbury reconstruction helped building activity increase 2.9% in the December quarter from the previous quarter's decade-low.

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Thursday, Mar 01, 2012

February sees leap in sales and asking price

New property listings in February were up 58% from January and the national average asking price hit $426,575 - a 3% rise on the same time last year, according to Realestate.co.nz.

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Thursday, Mar 01, 2012

Should you be putting your rents up?

There has been quite a bit of media attention on increasing rental prices recently. This is a common occurrence at this time of the year, as many people are change their circumstances in the new year and University Students are coming back at the start of the new academic year. But does that mean we can all put our prices up?

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Thursday, Mar 01, 2012

March '12 Issue

In a special bumper 100th edition of the Property Investor magazine we look back over the past decade to find 50 golden rules all smart investors should be following and catch up with some faces from the past to see how the intervening years have treated them.

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