New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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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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Monday, Nov 17, 2014

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants

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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Minister welcomes insulation of houses in Auckland

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.

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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Not appropriate to ease LVR restrictions yet

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.

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