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New Zealand’s property market paused for breath this month but affordability is likely to suffer as interest rates move up, the latest ANZ Property Focus report says.
Borrowers need to be aware that interest rate rises are on the horizon – and may be closer than some have been predicting, commentators say.
ANZ and the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation bring you the 2013 ANZ Property Investment Survey. The survey gauges the intentions and mood of residential property investors and is an invaluable source of information to those within the industry and to respondents from previous years.
People wanting to buy properties in the central North Island’s insurance exclusion zone may be able to negotiate with the vendor’s insurer, the Insurance Council says.
Loan-to-value restrictions won’t really make any difference to people who really want to buy a house, property commentator Olly Newland says.
New Zealand must strike the right balance to enable first-home buyers to purchase property while maintaining a robust banking system, the prime minister said today.
Auckland’s hot property market and signs the Kiwi dollar may have come off the boil are still not enough to force the Reserve Bank governor’s hand this week, economists say.
Homeowners relying on their properties’ capital values when deciding what rebuild cost they need their insurance policy to cover may get a nasty shock, says property commentator Alistair Helm.
Buyers and sellers do not have access to enough independent advice, the Real Estate Agents Authority says.
Some of the most expensive places in which to build in New Zealand are not the big cities with highest demand and dearest house prices.
New Zealanders would still rather pay more than commute further to work every day, says Real Estate institute chief executive Helen O'Sullivan.
Guaranteed rent is not enough to tempt landlords to lease their properties to Housing New Zealand, an investors' association says.
Loopholes that caught homeowners out on sum insured policies in the past will probably be problematic this time around, too, the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman scheme says.
New Zealand’s Property Council says Auckland’s unitary plan must be introduced in one hit – not in a series of stages.
Tenants wanting to own their own homes are pushing house prices up and rents down, Westpac says.
Auckland house prices are now increasing at a faster rate than they did before the previous property price peak, Quotable Value says.
There’s no sign of a rental shortage in the latest Trade Me property analysis. It covers the second quarter of the year and shows the number of properties available for rent and tenant inquiry levels are up just 2% on a year ago.
Sales growth is not keeping up with the rise in property prices, the latest Real Estate Institute statistics show.
Property investors will soon have to put a dollar value on the cost of replacing their entire portfolios. And if they do not want to judge that by a property’s CV or an online calculator, that could come with a very large valuer’s bill.
Up to a third of rental properties could have evidence of meth lab contamination, a firm that tests for methamphetamine contamination says.
There was little change in Auckland's average house price last month, according to Barfoot and Thompson. It reported a $5000 lift on May's average, to reach $649,945 in June.
ANZ’s economist shave questioned the durability of the housing market’s price increases, considering how stretched values seem to be judging by affordability and debt metrics.
An unfortunate aspect of this year’s Government Budget was the announcement that a rental property Warrant of Fitness was to be introduced for State Houses. There was also a strong indication that it would eventually be introduced to private rental properties.
The number of homes for sale on Realestate.co.nz has fallen to a six-year low, the website's latest report says.
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