New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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Auckland's rental crisis is prompting a new wave of scams targeting would-be tenants, according to reports.
Housing consent numbers suffered an April fall after a large jump in March, but remain 33% above April 2011, according to Statistics New Zealand.
House prices that are as high as they have ever been in some areas should not be seen as a sign that another property boom is looming, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says.
They have made no secret of their desire to move New Zealanders' investment from property into other vehicles but a third of our members of parliament are property investors themselves.
Holiday home-owners who only rent their baches out for a few nights a year will feel the sting of changes announced in this year's Budget.
Low interest rates, poor returns from other investments and improving housing market sentiment have created a psychological ‘go' trigger in the minds of property investors, according to BNZ economist Tony Alexander.
Property investment is forecast to pick up in 2013, although a large pickup in prices is not anticipated, according to the economic outlook included in this year’s Budget.
For the first time in two years rental property is the investment most New Zealanders believe offers the best returns, according to the latest ASB Investor Confidence Survey.
New figures show winter may be the best time this year to put a property on the market.
Auckland house price rises continued to outpace the rest of the country in the year to April, but at a slower rate than last month, according to the latest Crockers Auckland sales price table.
The vast majority of Auckland suburbs continue to enjoy significant rental premiums over the rest of the country, according to the latest Crockers Auckland rental price table.
Being completely ignored by this year’s Budget would be good news for property investors, says NZPIF president Andrew King.
Housing markets in Auckland and Christchurch are "heating up" and across the country an increasing number of people expect house prices to rise, according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.
Estate agents are reporting an increasing number of investors' active in the property market, according to the latest BNZ-REINZ survey.
Auckland sees sales slip from March but remain well above year-earlier levels, Government belt tightening continues to hamper the Wellington market and Hawkes Bay records the strongest sales rise and a new median price high.
House prices retreated from March's record high in April and sales volumes also took a dip, though both remain above year-earlier levels.
Nationwide property values continued on an upward trend in the three months to April, according to the latest QV index.
In its Financial Stability report the Bank notes that housing market activity has been subdued over the last five years but has recently returned to more normal levels of activity, largely due to lower interest rates.
April house sales in Auckland fell almost 40% on March, but prices remained relatively stable, according to the latest Barfoot & Thompson figures.
The announcement that the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) was to be moved into the new “Super” Ministry came as a shock to the industry last month. DBH had already been restructured for “efficiencies” and the general perception from all industry participants was that the service level had fallen dramatically.
Asking prices for Auckland homes hit a new all time high in April of $568,820 - the third high in eight months.
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