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Auctions increase in popularity - but have potential to hammer investors’

Property investors are back in the auction rooms, according to Barfoot & Thompson auction manager Tim Carter.
17-10-2011 more >>

Every silver lining has a cloud

The good news is landlords’ have little need to worry about new tax changes – the bad news is that for many, the impact of the last round has yet to be felt.
30-09-2011 more >>

Landlords and tenants set to lose with capital gains

Labour proposals for a capital gains tax on investment property have been criticised as unfair on both investors and tenants, "who are going to end up paying for this."
06-07-2011 more >>

Slow, steady rent rises predicted for 2012

Property investors can look forward to slow and steady rent and house price rises in 2012, according to two prominent property investment figures.
23-12-2011 more >>

NZPIF slams ‘Super Ministry' plans

Plans to fold the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) into a new Super Ministry "may disadvantage everyone in the rental industry," claim the Property Investors Federation (NZPIF).
16-03-2012 more >>

King calls for talks with Ministers over ‘bombshell’ DBH plans

UPDATE: New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) president Andrew King plans urgent talks with Government Ministers to get answers about the proposed merger of the Department of Building and Housing (DBH).
16-03-2012 more >>

Water changes outrage landlords

Auckland property investors are furious about changes to the way water is paid for in the city.
08-06-2012 more >>

Number of private sales drops slightly: Trade Me

The number of private sales listed on Trade Me has declined slightly on this time last year.
25-06-2012 more >>

'Buyers' pack' will help investors

A “buyers’ pack” offered to would-be property purchasers would speed things up for investors, says the Auckland Property Investors Association president, David Whitburn.
26-06-2012 more >>

Federation supports ring-fencing concerns

Property investors should be very wary about Government moves to ring-fence losses on holiday homes, says Andrew King, president of the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation.
02-07-2012 more >>

Leaky buildings destroying wealth: Whitburn

Disclosure rules for people selling properties with defective cladding are not tight enough, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
12-07-2012 more >>

Information on supplement slow to arrive

Labour’s Housing spokeswoman Annette King is working through Treasury reports relating to policy work on the accommodation supplement.
04-07-2012 more >>

Association backs call for strengthening help

Government help for commercial property owners needing to do earthquake-strengthening work should be taxation-based, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
16-07-2012 more >>

Property guru does US u-turn

"THEY ARE snake oil, complete with white shoes and wagons :-)". That's what self-styled New Zealand property guru Dean Letfus wrote in March last year on, when describing the US tax lien investments being promoted by rival Phil Jones.
18-07-2012 more >>

No cheap houses being built: English

No houses are being built for the lowest-income quarter of New Zealand’s population, Finance Minister Bill English told media last week. His comments are backed up by the Productivity Commission report on housing affordability which noted that the country’s new homes over the past 50 years had tended to be large, expensive houses or top-end apartments.
03-08-2012 more >>

Landlords slow to take up insulation subsidy

Just 5% of the country's rental housing stock has been insulated under the Government's Warm Up New Zealand scheme.
06-08-2012 more >>

Auckland boundary shift welcomed

A new development boundary for Auckland has been welcomed by the city’s property investors association but president David Whitburn says it doesn’t go far enough.
08-08-2012 more >>

Ground rent debate subdues prices

New ground rent charges for leasehold buildings on Auckland’s waterfront are coming as a rude shock to many property owners, says the city’s property investors association.
23-08-2012 more >>

Take care with water charges: MoBIE

Landlords must be careful if they try to recover new water costs by adding them to the rent they charge, says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
28-08-2012 more >>

Water is landlords' responsibility: APIA

Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn says he’s pleased to have an answer to the water charge debate, even if it wasn’t the one he wanted.
20-09-2012 more >>

Auckland 'still affordable'

First-home buyers can get on to the property ladder in Auckland if they adjust their expectations, says the city’s property investors association president, David Whitburn.
21-09-2012 more >>

Australian buyers keen on Kiwi apartments

Australian investors are as strongly present in the Auckland market as their Chinese counterparts, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
13-12-2012 more >>

Desperate buyers turn to leaky homes

Desperate would-be homeowners are turning to leaky buildings in an attempt to get a foothold in a hot Auckland property market.
04-02-2013 more >>

LVR restrictions 'could provide wealthy buyers with cheap properties'

Wealthier overseas buyers would benefit from the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions on property, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
20-02-2013 more >>

Property investors 'still confident'

ASB’s latest housing confidence survey shows fewer people think now is a good time to buy – but investors be won’t among them, according to Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
25-02-2013 more >>

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