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Thursday, Dec 05, 2013

Bill to ban foreign investors

It would stop anyone who was not a citizen from buying any existing residential property. The bill still must be drawn from the ballot before it will be given a reading in Parliament.

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Thursday, Dec 05, 2013

More rental properties available in Auckland: Report

Low interest rates may be prompting an increase in the number of rental properties in Auckland, the latest Department of Building and Housing quarterly report says.

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Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013

Barfoot: Rules having no impact yet

Loan-to-value restrictions appear to be slowing the rate of sales under the hammer, Barfoot and Thompson says. The real estate agency says there has been a reduction in the number of homes sold at auction but sales had been occurring later after negotiations between the buyer and seller.

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Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013

Asking prices, listing numbers down.

Asking prices eased slightly in November and the number of new listings entering the market dropped, the latest report from realestate.co.nz shows.

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Monday, Dec 02, 2013

First-timers buy one in five properties

Twenty per cent of properties nationwide have been sold to first-home buyers since 2012, data from PropertyIQ shows.

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Friday, Nov 29, 2013

No name suppression for investor

A Queenstown property investor facing fraud charges will appear in court again on December 2. Kerry Christian had sought name suppression but dropped the application.

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Friday, Nov 29, 2013

Trade Me claims overstated

Claims of a boycott of Trade Me over an increase in fees for real estate agents are probably overstated, one commentator says. Harcourts says it will no longer promote Trade Me to clients, many say they will no longer offer free Trade Me listings, and several agencies have removed existing listings from the site.

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Thursday, Nov 28, 2013

Residential investment strong: Stats NZ

Soaring residential investment statistics are indicative of growing confidence in the market, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.

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Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

Builders: Expect consent drop in March

Builders say they have seen inquiries drop by more than a quarter since the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions.

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Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

Interest rate rise may need to be sharp: NZIER

Interest rates will need to rise quickly next year if the loan-to-value restrictions don’t make a big enough dent in Auckland’s house prices, the NZIER says.

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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

Landlords told: Watch out for rising rates

Predictions that mortgage rates will start to rise significantly next year should serve as a wake-up call for property investors, the NZ Property Investors Federation says.

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Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Property speculators are not property investors

Curbing property investment is a Dominion Post reader’s solution to New Zealand’s current housing crisis. However, this solution demonstrates confusion between property speculators and property investors.

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Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Wake up call for property owners

The Reserve Bank has predicted that floating mortgage rates will rise to 7 or 8 percent over the next two or three years. “This is a wake up call for rental property owners,” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.

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Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Migration pressure increases

A sharp turnaround in migration is going to put a lot of pressure on the housing market. New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 3000 migrants in October 2013.

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Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Capture opportunities in office market

Competition for properties may force landlords’ yields to all-time lows, Jones Lang LaSalle research analyst Sarah Dominey says.

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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

OECD identifies house price fall risk

New Zealand is at risk of a house price fall, the OECD says in its latest economic outlook forecast. Real house prices have risen 88% since the start of 2000, the biggest increase in the OECD.

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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

Alexander: Prices not to blame

Claims that the absence of first-home buyers in the property market is due to rising prices are not correct, says the chief economist of the BNZ, Tony Alexander.

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013

Report suggests affordability improvements

Money paid in GST on new house builds should go back to local councils, The New Zealand Initiative’s latest housing report says.

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Monday, Nov 18, 2013

BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey 14 November 2013

The result of this survey supports the data from other sources that shows first home buyers are giving up hope of making a property purchase in the near future. However a net 6% or responding agents say that they are seeing a increase in investors looking to make a purchase.

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Monday, Nov 18, 2013

Northern lifestyle blocks popular

Lifestyle blocks at the top of the country are proving popular, the latest Real Estate Institute figures show. Northland had the largest increase in year-on-year sales of lifestyle blocks in the three months to October, up by 73. Auckland followed, with 52 more sales this year than last.

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Monday, Nov 18, 2013

Rents creeping up: Barfoot

Landlord returns are dropping as rent rises fail to keep pace with the increase in Auckland house prices, Barfoot and Thompson figures show.

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Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

Increased costs mean increased rent - landlords

Landlords say they are not to blame for rising rents.

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Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

Rent increases bad news for all

“The impact of rent increases low income groups in Auckland is not good for anyone”, said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation, in response to a Salvation Army’ report by social policy analyst Alan Johnson.

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Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Investors won't make a loss: King

Rent increases are bad news for everyone, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation says. The Salvation Army has released a report which says that rent rises over the past five years have made all low-income groups in Auckland, except superannuitants, worse off in real terms.

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

First-home buyers giving up: Survey

Real estate agents say first-home buyers are deserting the market as the loan-to-value restrictions take effect. In the latest BNZ/REINZ survey of real estate agents, 78% said they were seeing fewer first-home buyers than in the previous month.

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