New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.
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Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.
During this report, Thomas gazes into 2015
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows lack of affordability could reach historic levels.
This statement was issued by the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler on Thursday 29 January
State of the nation speech by Prime Minister John Key
Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.
A speech made by the Minister, Nick Smith, to Nelson Rotary meeting on Wednesday 21 January
“Lower prices for petrol and vegetables were partly countered by higher prices for international travel and housing-related costs,” said Chris Pike, prices manager for Statistics New Zealand.
Regulations to improve safety for children in the home should apply to all households.
NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year
Deflation is not a bad thing for New Zealand, as traditionally thought.
The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland
The Horizon Housing Demand and Supply Survey is of 1860 respondents nationwide aged 18+, weighted to represent the adult population at the 2013 census. At a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 2.3%. Interviews were conducted between November 7 and 26, 2014. It showed that nearly 30,000 more wanted to buy than wanted to sell.
There are more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making Auckland very different to the rest of the country, according to the latest research from Statistics New Zealand.
Trade Me Property Rental Index shows that the median national rent was unchanged at $400 a week in November
This is the statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today.
An overwhelming nine out of ten New Zealanders rate good sun and insulation as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ when choosing a new home – far outweighing other factors.
Following media reports that the Reserve Bank Governor wanted to limit the number of rentals that investors could own, the NZPIF requested a meeting to clarify and discuss their reasons for such a move.
A new report from Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study has been released
New research by the Westpac-Massey University Fin-Ed Centre shows that while New Zealanders overwhelmingly want to own a home, most renters aren't even looking to buy in the current market.
Recently there has been a spate of tragic deaths due to house fires. This has led the NZ Fire Service to call for compulsory smoke alarms in rental properties.
If you’re looking at investing in property some of the questions you’re likely to ask yourself include “do I invest for capital gain or yield?” and “where should I invest?”.
Many more families are now living in rental accommodation for significant periods of the first years of their children’s lives. A new report by the Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that families living in private rental accommodation are the most likely to move in this early period of life.
Andrew King says it is good news that Inland Revenue's strategy to track down tax avoiding property speculators is showing big dividends.
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is showing big dividends.
Results of the latest Massey University Home Affordability study have been released. While the report shows that affordability has deteriorated over the last 12 months, the level of deterioration is likely to be a surprise to many.
This monthly summary of political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry includes comment on the Prime Minister's housing plan, the Reserve Bank plans and a Q & A on selling state houses
Inflation targeting has delivered price stability without reducing long-term growth, and remains the appropriate focus for monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today.
All the previous winners of Landlord of the Year have made a great deal of progress since winning the award
The Minister of Housing received a briefing paper from officials following the election. Part of the briefing was an overview of the housing and rental market.
Members of Associations affiliated to the NZPIF who are not using Tenant Information NZ for tenant credit checks are paying more that they need to do so for this service.
The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November
Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014
Tenants Protection Association says recent calls for mandatory smoke alarm installations in rental properties is an opportunity for all parties to come together to improve the safety and quality of rental housing.
Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.
A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.
The New Zealand financial system remains sound and continues to operate effectively, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Bank’s November Financial Stability Report.
This is the monthly report which summarises political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property market.
The Harry Lawson Cup is awarded annually by the NZPIF in recognition of the most outstanding PIA for the year.
Once again there were some highly interesting findings in the annual ANZ Residential Property Investment Survey.Many thanks to ANZ for undertaking this research each year.
Andrew King says it is incorrect and misleading to link the sale of state houses with the likelihood of higher rents.
Andrew King questions the Government proposal to sell state houses to community housing providers at a discounted price and provide income related rents as well.
Property investors will be relieved that a capital gains tax and the proposal to ring fence tax losses are off the table for at least three years. But there are still some political activities that could affect the rental property industry. The Warrant of Fitness issue has still not been resolved, neither has the earthquake strengthening debate. The NZPIF has presented our case in both these areas.
The NZ Herald recently had an article on "Giving up the day job" with a financial expert sharing some tips. It was a classic example of not taking property advice from a financial advisor. However it raises a good point about retiring property investors switching from building up an asset base to maximising their retirement income.
Interest rates are usually a rental property owners greatest expense, so it is crucial to keep up-to-date on what is happening now and in the future.
Radio NZ has said that the Labour Party looks likely to change its capital gains policy, irrespective of who wins the leadership election. While this appears to be good news for many New Zealander's, including tenants and rental property owners, is it really?
Carmen Vicelich is the managing director of Vicelich
Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.
The year to September 2014 saw the highest net increase in migration since 2003. Read about why they came here and where they went
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