New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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The number of housing consents issued both nationwide and in Auckland hit a four-year high in March.
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.5%.
The chances of floating mortgage rates rising this year remain remote and they might even fall if the New Zealand dollar remains so strong.
Auckland house price rises continued to climb above the nationwide average in March, up 5% against a 1% nationwide rise, according to the latest Crockers Auckland sales price table.
Auctions accounted for 50% or more of sales across 13 Auckland suburbs last month as going under the hammer becomes the preferred method of selling in many parts of the city.
Auckland rent rises continued to far outstrip the rest of the country in March, according to the latest Crockers Auckland rental price table.
Auckland sales up almost 40%, Wellington sees second lowest sales increase, Northland retains longest days to sell in country and sales volumes more than double in Canterbury.
Nationwide and Auckland house prices both high new record median highs last month at $370,000 and $495,200 respectively, according to the latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) data.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has rejected claims by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that the city's rental shortage is not at crisis level.
The Productivity Commission's Housing Affordability report findings around the tax treatment of property have been welcomed by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF).
Nationwide property values eased slightly in March but are still up 0.5% over the past three months and 3% up over the past year, according to the latest QV report.
The Productivity Commission has rejected calls for the introduction of a capital gains tax and called for a review of the legislation and regulations around rental accommodation.
Strong buyer interest saw Barfoot & Thompson experience its busiest March trading for five years.
Having recently re-let a rental property, some of the comments from prospective tenants made me think about the service level of some rental property providers. Our rental was a nice place in nice condition and somewhere I would happily live. But it was by no means a mansion. It had not been renovated or improved for some time and we had just provided some basic extra cleaning in addition to the previous tenant’s efforts.
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