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

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for February 2012

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

Apartments pull building consent figures down

New Zealand home-building consents fell in January because a drop in the number of apartment approvals offset gains in other types of dwellings.

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

Risk of property price fall: S&P

New Zealand is still at significant risk of a sharp correction in property prices, according to Standard and Poors.

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Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

Govt moves to cool housing market

The government is looking at formalising Reserve Bank proposals to rein in credit growth, including restrictions on loan-to-value ratios, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

Rental property still tops for Aucklanders

Rental property is still the asset seen as most likely to provide the best returns, according to ASB’s latest investor confidence survey.

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Monday, Feb 25, 2013

Property investors 'still confident'

ASB’s latest housing confidence survey shows fewer people think now is a good time to buy – but investors be won’t among them, according to Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.

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Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Andrew King: Slash house prices? It would be a disaster

Andrew King says it is wrong to say housing investors are reaping tax advantages over ordinary buyers.

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Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Regional yield variations examined

Rental yields have dropped in all regions over the past two decades but some have experienced steeper falls than others, according to ANZ.

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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

LVR restrictions 'could provide wealthy buyers with cheap properties'

Wealthier overseas buyers would benefit from the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions on property, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.

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Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

"Property love affair" may be not so strong

New Zealanders may not be as heavily reliant on property investment as we have been led to believe.

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Monday, Feb 18, 2013

New record price for lifestyle blocks

A new record high median price has been recorded for lifestyle blocks.

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Monday, Feb 18, 2013

$100 million for property development: NZMS

New Zealand Mortgages and Securities says it has $100 million to invest in Auckland developments.

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Friday, Feb 15, 2013

Tim Hazledine: Housing crisis - what crisis?

Closer look at factors affecting market suggests family incomes most in need of our politicians' attention.

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Friday, Feb 15, 2013

Solid apartments 'sought-after'

Well-built, non-leaky apartments are likely to increase in value because of the collapse of Mainzeal, property commentator Olly Newland says.

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Friday, Feb 15, 2013

Insurance cover change coming this year

Insurer IAG has flagged changes to its insurance policies this year that may mean they do not cover the full cost of rebuilding disaster-hit homes in future.

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Thursday, Feb 14, 2013

Survey reflects strong property market

New Zealand’s property market is buzzing, according to the first BNZ-REINZ residential market survey for the year.

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Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Aucklanders may be hit with LVR restrictions: Poll

It is becoming increasingly likely that the Reserve Bank may require Aucklanders in particular to have bigger deposits to buy property, economists say.

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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Property price rise not just about shortage: Westpac

The fact that house prices are rising at a much faster rate than rents shows it's not just a supply and demand problem fuelling the market, economists say.

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Monday, Feb 11, 2013

Smith tackles development charges

New Housing Minister Nick Smith has wasted no time getting stuck into the housing affordability debate.

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Monday, Feb 11, 2013

QV stats hide big discrepancies

House price trends are turning skyward all over the country, but Quotable Value’s claim that house prices are now 2.6% above their latest market peak hides some major regional discrepancies.

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Friday, Feb 08, 2013

Rents up but yields down

Rent increases have not kept pace with house prices in most parts of the country over over the past year, reducing property investors’ yield.

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Friday, Feb 08, 2013

Green light for rebuild

A pick-up in the Christchurch rebuild rate may be on the way after a High Court judgement in favour of insurers.

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Thursday, Feb 07, 2013

Any worker can own a home

Housing has been deemed unaffordable so often that it is now considered a fact. The key evidence has been the ratio of house prices to incomes which currently stands at 5.4, with 3 being the proposed ideal level.

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Thursday, Feb 07, 2013

Anyone can buy a house: NZPIF

The New Zealand Property Investors Federation has developed a calculator to show that anyone with an income can afford to buy a property.

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Thursday, Feb 07, 2013

Prices will increase more quickly this year: Alexander

House prices will rise faster this year than they did in 2012, BNZ’s chief economist says. Tony Alexander says a lack of supply and a turnaround in migration will push up prices.

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