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Recent updates

Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Building consents up in January

The number of new dwellings consented was 3.6 percent higher in January 2015, compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Excluding apartments, this number was 6.8 percent lower.

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Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Political report for February from Thomas Chin

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

Minister talks housing at Finance 2015

Finance Minister Bill English focused on Auckland’s housing issues at Finance 2015, an annual event co-hosted by Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

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Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

Stronger banking sector fuels economic growth

A press release by KPMG

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Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Carpet Court signs an agreement with NZPIF

The NZPIF Executive Committee is delighted that a business partnership agreement has been signed with Carpet Court. The Committee is keen to develop relationships with a number of suppliers and it is very pleasing to be able to add a flooring specialist to this group.

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Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

Update on social housing

Andrew King reports on the first of the six public meetings on social housing changes in New Zealand.

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Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

The future of home heating is here says Infracomfort, new national NZPIF business partner

Today there’s a new way to heat homes. Infracomfort provides an effective, efficient, low cost and maintenance-free way of heating living and work spaces, with stylish panels that emit invisible infrared light which gently and safely warms people and surfaces just as the sun does on a warm winter’s day.

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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Call for property investors to pay more tax

Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits.

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Sunday, Feb 15, 2015

WOF for rental houses not the answer

Andrew King responds to the NZ Listener editorial in the 14-20 February issue.

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Sunday, Feb 15, 2015

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch

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Sunday, Feb 15, 2015

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch

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Saturday, Feb 14, 2015

NZPIF in the news

On 120 occasions during the last twelve months, the NZPIF views and comments have featured in the media

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Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

Is there a case to target property investors?

Bill English said the Government would support the Reserve Bank if it chooses to implement new rules to target property investors.

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Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015

Taskforce to cut red tape announced

The Rules Reduction Taskforce is underway with the announcement of Taskforce members and public meetings to begin in March to consider submissions.

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Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015

Economic prospects good, risks more complex

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler delivered this message in a speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce in Christchurch today

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Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Building activity reaches record high

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.

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Political report for January from Thomas Chin

During this report, Thomas gazes into 2015

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Home affordability heads for uncharted territory

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows lack of affordability could reach historic levels.

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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

This statement was issued by the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler on Thursday 29 January

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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Next steps in social housing

State of the nation speech by Prime Minister John Key

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Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Rental yields in Auckland getting lower says Andrew King to TV3

Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

Overhauling the Resource Management Act

A speech made by the Minister, Nick Smith, to Nelson Rotary meeting on Wednesday 21 January

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Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in the December 2014 quarter

“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.

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Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Keep children safe in all housholds

Regulations to improve safety for children in the home should apply to all households.

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Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Rent increases expected in Auckland

NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year

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Friday, Jan 09, 2015

Deflation looms according to BNZ economist

Deflation is not a bad thing for New Zealand, as traditionally thought.

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Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015

House sellers benefit from higher asking prices as inventory of homes for sale declines.

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

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Monday, Jan 05, 2015

Poll shows 30,000 more buyers than sellers or residential homes

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.

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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Statistics NZ's report shows Auckland's housing has changed over the past two decades

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.

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Monday, Dec 15, 2014

Property rents plateau in November

Trade Me Property Rental Index shows that the median national rent was unchanged at $400 a week in November

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Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

This is the statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today.

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Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

Kiwis put sun and warmth top of list when it comes to housing

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.

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Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

Reserve Bank's views on property investment - an update

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.

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Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

Young New Zealand families moving house more than ever

A new report from Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study has been released

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Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

Want to own a home - but not even looking

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.

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Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

Compulsory smoke alarms for rental properties

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.

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Monday, Dec 08, 2014

Westpac Property Investor Report

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?”.

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Monday, Dec 08, 2014

Moving house affects children

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.

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Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014

NZPIF welcomes targeting of property speculators

Andrew King says it is good news that Inland Revenue's strategy to track down tax avoiding property speculators is showing big dividends.

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Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014

Property speculators targeted by IRD

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is showing big dividends.

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Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014

Housing affordability still good

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.

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Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014

Political report for November from Thomas Chin

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

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Monday, Dec 01, 2014

Reflections on 25 years of inflation targeting

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.

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Monday, Dec 01, 2014

Landlord of the Year winners go from strength to strength

All the previous winners of Landlord of the Year have made a great deal of progress since winning the award

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Monday, Dec 01, 2014

Rent affordability stable for 9 years

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.

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Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Tenant checking on TINZ is good value for members of Associations

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.

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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

New mortgage lending data by borrower type.

The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November

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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Returning to a more gradual but sustainable pace

Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014

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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Smoke alarms in rental properties

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.

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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

Solid progress in getting the basics right

Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.

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