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Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

Andrew King interviewed on RadioLive Thursday 14 November

Marcus Lush talks to Andrew about the situation of a young woman living in a mould-ridden unit in Auckland

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

Pick suburbs carefully: Westpac

Buying in a slightly different suburb could save homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars and carve up to 10 or more years off their mortgage, Westpac says.

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

Respecting tenant rights.

“No tenant should have to live in a mould-ridden unit,” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation the national organisation representing landlords

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

Construction demand tipped to remain high

Low-deposit loans for housing construction make up a very small part of the mortgage market, the Reserve Bank said today.

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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

LVR restrictions blunt turnover

Sales volumes eased in October but prices continued to rise, the latest data from the Real Estate Institute shows. There were 6778 residential property sales in the month, up 2.1% on October last year and up 0.9% compared to September.

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Monday, Nov 11, 2013

Rising house prices not a concern

There are more people pleased that house prices are rising than worried about them, BNZ’s latest consumer confidence report shows.

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Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Is Kiwibuild policy the answer for Christchurch?

Labour took the opportunity to unveil its Kiwibuild policy at their conference last weekend. The leader, David Cunliffe, announced that the party would build 10,000 homes in Canterbury over four years as part of this new policy.

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Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Builders angry at Govt plans

Builders have a clear message for the Government: Hands off our industry.

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Thursday, Nov 07, 2013

The houses we want are expensive

The OECD has just released its latest Better life index, which shows that New Zealand is slightly below average for disposable incomes and the second highest country for housing expenditure as a percentage of gross disposable income.

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Thursday, Nov 07, 2013

Investors unfazed by LVR rules

Nine out of ten investors think the new loan-to-value restrictions will have no effecr on their buying behaviour over the next year, Crockers research shows.

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Thursday, Nov 07, 2013

LVR move likely to hit provinces hardest: QV

Loan-to-value restrictions will be felt least in the cities with the hottest prices, QV said today as the organisation released its latest statistics.

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Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013

Auction numbers still hot but 'may lose favour'

More people may decide not to sell their properties by auction over the next couple of months as loan-to-value restrictions kick in, the Real Estate Institute says.

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Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013

Rental home WOF on the cards

Wellington City Council is among four councils investigating a "warrant of fitness" for private rental homes, potentially beating the Government to the punch.

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Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013

Barfoot reports listings increase

Buyers had more properties to choose from in October than they have had in quite a while, Barfoot and Thompson’s latest figures show.

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Monday, Nov 04, 2013

Take a hint from Texas, report says

New Zealand could learn something from Texans when it comes to policies relating to housing development, a report by the NZ Initiative says.

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Monday, Nov 04, 2013

LVR restrictions not enough: ASB

It will take a combination of a hike in interest rates and more houses being built to take the heat out of the Auckland housing market, ASB’s chief economist says.

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Friday, Nov 01, 2013

Broker calls for new-house exemption

New houses, which add to Auckland’s housing supply, should have been exempt from the LVR restrictions, a broker who specialises in construction finance says.

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Friday, Nov 01, 2013

Surveys reveal buoyant market

Asking prices have reached another all-time high and the loan-to-value restrictions have not slowed investors’ intentions of buying, two sets of data released today show.

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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

Apartments popular with first-timers

City apartments are finding favour with investors again, and Auckland looks to be on the cusp of another building boom.

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Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Call to enforce insulation

Landlords need to look after their customers and keep their rental properties warm and dry, says the president of the Independent Property Managers Association.

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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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