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

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Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Facts show rent increases are modest

Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Home affordability report highlights two-track property market

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s “two-track housing experience”, says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

New tenancy website launched

A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Political report for March/April 2015

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

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Protecting people from living in unhealthy homes

A law, developed in the 1940s to protect people from living in unhealthy homes, could be used to require landlords to provide housing that is free from dampness, according to researchers from the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Proactive landlords provide healthy homes

“Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Higher returns for rentals with no contamination

The experience of some landlords is that aware tenants are prepared to pay a premium for this reassurance.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Effects of credit and population shocks on housing prices

The effects of population and credit shocks on housing prices are much more long term than has been previously realised, say Arthur Grimes and Sean Hyland of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Housing security - ownership or long term tenure

There is agreement that security of housing is a basic requirement but there is less agreement about the best way to fill this basic need.

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Rent guarantee changes housing market

A Tauranga residential property manager is ushering in a new level of professionalism in the rental housing market by guaranteeing the rent for any tenants his company puts into a property.

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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Reserve Bank wants greater attention given to housing market imbalances

The Reserve Bank today urged greater attention be given to reducing housing market imbalances that are presenting an increasing risk to financial and economic stability.

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Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Final Report of Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council's building consent functions

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the publication of the final report of the Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council’s building consenting functions

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Friday, Apr 10, 2015

NZPIF in the news in April

Here is a list of media releases and the times journalists have contacted NZPIF for comment on current issues. Also included is the response to the Reserve Bank’s consultation document on the possibility of new rules for property investors.

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Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015

Social housing coments unfounded

Comments from the State Housing Action Network that the Government is abdicating its responsibility to social housing tenants are completely incorrect, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015

Resources from the March 29 Communications meeting

Resources and power point presentations from the day have been distributed to participants but here is a list of items which can be sent to you.

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Investors say no strong evidence to change Reserve Bank rules

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Submission to the Reserve Bank 31 March 2015

Reserve Bank has released a consultation document on their proposal to separately classify residential rental property loans from owner occupied residential loans. The NZ Property Investors’ Federation has now examined the consultation document and made a submission on the Reserve Bank’s proposal.

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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Nationwide residential property values for March have increased.

These residential property values have increased by 7.7% over the last year

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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

NZ economy -balancing risks

Risks and opportunities for the NZ economy are finely balanced says BusinessNZ Planning forecast

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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Rental activity classed as a business in new Reserve Bank statistics

The Reserve Bank is publishing a new set of household balance sheet statistics compiled using international standards.

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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

$500,000 boost for emergency housing providers

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today announced details of the Government’s funding boost for emergency housing providers, and a comprehensive funding review of the sector.

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Target those in real need

The Healthy Homes Bill was defeated last week and Peter Malcolm of Closing the Gap is completely wrong to say that Government rejected this bill to save landlords money.

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives must be enhanced by housing transfer, says Salvation Army

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives Must Be Enhanced by Housing Transfer, says Salvation Army

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Friday, Mar 20, 2015

NZPIF announces a new partner - Unovent® A cost revolution in home ventilation

The Unovent moisture reduction system is a game changer.

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