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Archive: 2007

Brace yourselves for repeat of 1987, says developer

Property develper Olly Newland, who gained and lost a fortune at the time of the 1987  sharemarket bubble and bust, believes New Zealand is about to repeat the experience.
23-10-2007 more >>

Cosgove speech-Investing in NZ's housing

The Minister's speech to the NZPIF Annual Conference on Sunday 21st of October
21-10-2007 more >>

Landlords say Tenancy law reforms heading in right direction

The NZPIF responds to the announcements made by the Minister of Building and Construction at the annual NZPIF Conference on 21 October.
21-10-2007 more >>

Tenancy Tribunal orders available online

Tenancy Tribunal orders are available free of charge on the internet, Courts Minister Rick Barker announced today.
17-10-2007 more >>

Landlords welcome Tenancy Tribunal orders being available online

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) welcomes the announcement today by Courts Minister Rick Barker, that Tenancy Tribunal orders are now available online.
17-10-2007 more >>

Investors confident things are on the way up

Investor confidence slipped from record highs amid financial turmoil but has started to recover, according to a quarterly ASB survey
16-10-2007 more >>

How does your rental rate?

Sunday Star Times journalist, Greg Ninness, lists some of the key indicators that could be pointers to an investment property's performance.
14-10-2007 more >>

Housing: it's a buyers market

The property market has hit the brakes for the third month in a row, with the latest official figures showing that the average sale price of a home falling below $400,000.
12-10-2007 more >>

Inland Revenue alerts tax professionals

The first Alert looks at the practice of selling the family home to a Loss Attributing Qualifying Company (LAQC) to generate tax deductions.
12-10-2007 more >>

Home prices rise $50,000

Ruth Hill reports in the DominionPost that despite rocketing interest rates and the Government's best attempts to rein in rampant property speculation, house prices nationwide are still nearly $50,000 higher than they were a year ago.
09-10-2007 more >>

BNZ denies it's re-entering broker market

Speculation has been rife recently that the Bank of New Zealand plans to re-enter the mortgage broking market.
08-10-2007 more >>

Residential Tenancies

ACT – Reforms In a speech to Wellington property investors (25 September) the Minister for Building & Housing Clayton Cosgrove highlighted some key reforms planned for the Residential Tenancies Act.
28-09-2007 more >>

Rates continuing to move in the right direction

Homeloan rates are continuing to move in the right direction for anyone seeking a mortgage at the moment. But it is still too early to declare that a new mortgage war has broken out.
28-09-2007 more >>

Cautious predictions over slowing economy

Nick Churchouse reports in the Dominion Post that predictions of a slowdown in the economy are cautious as activity bolds reasonably steady despite continued global activity.
24-09-2007 more >>

High rise investments continue to fall to earth

Anne Gibson reports that an analysis of the poor financial performance of Auckland's apartment market showed some units had had a quarter of their value wiped out.
21-09-2007 more >>

Tentative signs of rate competition

The first signs are emerging of a spring campaign amongst banks for home loan business. As reported in Good Returns Kiwibank was the first to move.
21-09-2007 more >>

Houses unaffordable

First home buyers were literally shut out of home ownership through record unaffordability in August, according to a survey released yesterday.
17-09-2007 more >>

Slim pickings as house sales continue to drop

Anne Gibson reports in the NZ Herald that house prices are growing fatter but sales turnover is almost anorexic and agents are complaining about the skinny pickings.
14-09-2007 more >>

Top Mortgage Broker named

The New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association named its top brokers for 2007 at its annual conference in Rotorua on the weekend.
14-09-2007 more >>

Bank loan funding costs at 10 year peak

The Good Returns mortgage rate table is awash with red this week as lenders push rates up even though there has been no change in the official cost of borrowing in New Zealand.
11-09-2007 more >>

State prop-up for housing market counterproductive in long run

The Salvation Army represents low-income New Zealanders and obviously has their interests at heart with its suggestion that the Government increase its spending on housing for low-income earners and beneficiaries.
31-08-2007 more >>

Rents rising across the country

House prices may be flattening but renting is becoming more expensive.
27-08-2007 more >>

John Key on housing affordability

The Leader of the National Party spoke recently to the NZ Contractors' Federation on the impact of the NZ economy on the construction industry.
23-08-2007 more >>

Brash expects house prices to tumble 10%

Former Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash is picking house prices could tumble by up to 10% in the next year as the already cooling NZ property market is further threatened by the volatile international economy.
19-08-2007 more >>

Loan Market looks to 'life' for growth

Loan Market mortgage brokers could be cross-selling up to 70% of their lending clients into insurance products, according to the group's CEO, John Tanner.
17-08-2007 more >>

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