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Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Young people more interested in investing: Alexander

Young people are turning into investors rather than first-home buyers because of the loan-to-value restrictions, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.

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Thursday, Oct 24, 2013

Investors seek capital gains

Capital gain is still overwhelming the main reason why people choose to buy an investment property, the latest Crockers Property Investment Index survey shows.

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Thursday, Oct 24, 2013

Treasury recommends capital gains tax

A capital gains tax has been recommended by Treasury, as a long-term measure to keep a lid on house prices. The recommendations were part of a series of documents about loan-to-value restrictions, released today.

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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

Squeeze on commercial property

A shortage of commercial real estate is looming as New Zealand businesses bounce back from the recession, real estate agency Knight Frank says.

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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

Skip auctions if you want to sell to first-timers, agents told

Agents and vendors need to consider listing properties with listed prices, or by negotiation, if they want to continue to attract a range of buyers, brokers say.

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Monday, Oct 21, 2013

Lifestyle market shortage looming

A shortage is looming in lifestyle properties, particularly around the main centres, the Real Estate Institute says. There was a 23% increase in sales volume in the three months to September 2013 compared to the same time the year before.

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Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

Westpac predicts price falls

Outright house price falls are likely by 2016, when mortgage rates will have reached more than 7%, Westpac’s economists say.

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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013

Rush on valuers as owners seek equity

Homeowners hoping to bargain with their banks are calling on valuers for assistance.

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013

Auckland commercial investors most confident

Auckland commercial property investors are the most positive in the country about the year ahead, a new survey shows.

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Monday, Oct 14, 2013

NZPIF rejects the Financial Services Council’s claim

NZPIF rejects the Financial Services Council’s claim

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Monday, Oct 14, 2013

REINZ reports spring surge

New record median prices were reported in Auckland and Canterbury/Westland last month, as the national median returned to its March high of $400,000, the latest Real Estate Institute figures show.

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Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Landlords benefit as first-home buyers retreat

Property investors are the early winners from the Reserve Bank’s loan-to-value speed limits.

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Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Whitburn: Labour's housing policies better

Labour is the clear winner with its housing policies at the moment, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

National affordability improves but regions vary

National housing affordability improved by 1.47% over the August quarter, the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows.

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

RBNZ predicts turnover drop

The Reserve Bank expects sales volume to drop by about 5% due to the loan-to-value speed limit restrictions it introduced this month.

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Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013

QV predicts activity flurry

QV is expecting a short-term flurry of activity as people who have been preapproved for loans get their housing deals done.

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Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013

Special housing areas announced

The first of Auckland’s “special housing areas” have been announced and more will be revealed by Christmas. Consent applications in those areas will be able to be considered by the council under the fast-tracked mechanisms in the legislation, which require approvals within six months for greenfields developments, compared to the average three years.

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Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013

Supply the issue: Harcourts

Affordability won't improve until there are enough houses built to cater for New Zealand's growing population, real estate group Harcourts says.

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Monday, Oct 07, 2013

LVR move worries investors

Property investors are wary about the possible impact of new loan-to-value restrictions, the latest ANZ Property Investment Survey shows.

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Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Restrictions' impact not sustained: Report

A return to more normal interest rates might have more of an impact on house prices than the new LVR restrictions, says BNZ.

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Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Harcourts, Barfoot at odds

Two major Auckland real estate agencies can’t agree on whether the new LVR restrictions made a difference to the market last month.

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Thursday, Oct 03, 2013

It could take months to see LVR impact: Agency

It could be up to six months before it’s clear whether the Reserve Bank’s new loan-to-value speed limits have made any difference to the Auckland property market, says real estate agency Barfoot and Thompson.

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Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013

LVR restrictions 'could spark complaints'

The Banking Ombudsman is expecting the new loan-to-value speed limits to cause a spike in mortgage-related issues. The restrictions came into force yesterday and require banks to keep their low-deposit lending to no more than 10% of their new loans.

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Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013

Building consents slow

After two years of growth, the trend for new house consents appears to be flattening, Statistics New Zealand says. That's not good news for Auckland, where a lack of supply is being blamed for soaring house prices.

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Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013

Govt gifts deposits to regional buyers

First-home buyers in the regions will be given a 10% deposit from the Government if they buy state houses that are not needed by the Government. The FirstHome initiative has been announced by Housing Minister Nick Smith.

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