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Archive: 2010

QV regional snapshot - February 2010

Property values in February are above the same time last year, with the main urban areas performing well.
08-03-2010 more >>

Values growing at slower pace

House values rose 5.5% in the year through February, though the speed of growth is beginning to slow down, according to QV Valuations.
08-03-2010 more >>

Auckland rental shortage under debate

Rents look set to rise in Auckland as the rental pool drains somewhat, but the extent and reasons behind the drop are under debate.
08-03-2010 more >>

Awarding winning NZ Investment Game offered again at special price

This game invented by Frank Newman has been receiving a great deal of praise since being launched last year. It will be on display at the 2010 NZPIF Conference but you can buy it now.
05-03-2010 more >>

Bargains galore but not much action

The property investment market has largely ground to a halt, despite ample bargains currently available.
04-03-2010 more >>

Listings hit 11-month high in Auckland

Listings in Auckland reached an 11-month high in February and the average sales price reached a historical high for the month, according to Barfoot & Thompson.
03-03-2010 more >>

March '10 Issue

The rules around residential property investment are going to change forever. In our lead feature this month we look at the possible changes, what you can do to prepare for them and how they could affect the market in the future.
01-03-2010 more >>

Building consents fall for second month

New Zealand home building consents fell for a second month in January, suggesting the nation's economic recovery is still fragile as property owners fret about tax changes and the potential for higher interest rates.
26-02-2010 more >>

Housing minister resigns

Housing and Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley has resigned his portfolios as a result of further discrepancies over his ministerial credit card spending.
25-02-2010 more >>

Housing confidence still upbeat

New Zealand housing confidence is still upbeat even if it's somewhat tarnished, according to ASB economists.
23-02-2010 more >>

Numbers on the up, says Harcourts

Sales numbers are predicted to improve over the next two months, says Harcourts' chief executive Bryan Thomson.
23-02-2010 more >>

Steadying of housing market dropping off

The steadying of the housing market has dropped off and is now at its "least convincing" since June last year, according to the Mike Pero Mortgages/Infometrics Property Cycle Indicator.
22-02-2010 more >>

House prices set to fall in cooling market: ANZ

The direction for house prices is down in what is a cooling market, according to ANZ's 10 property gauges.
19-02-2010 more >>

Trade Me sees record property browsers

Trade Me Property saw a record number of unique browsers and enquiries about properties in January despite sales being at a two-decade low.
19-02-2010 more >>

Relief in property circles as most tax options ruled out

The vice-president of the Property Investors Federation is relieved that most housing tax options were ruled out in Prime Minister John Key's speech yesterday, but he is wary of what is to come.
18-02-2010 more >>

Low number of bad loans make it to mortgagee sale

Mortgagee sales figures tend to hog the headlines but only a small percentage of loans gone bad ever get to that stage.
16-02-2010 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - January 2010

With sales the lowest in 20 years, where has been the hardest hit? Find out what parts of the country have fared better than others in terms of sales and price.
12-02-2010 more >>

House sales lowest in two decades

House sales fell close to 20-year lows last month, as uncertainty about property tax changes and ongoing fragility in the economic recovery continued to weigh on the market, according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) figures.
12-02-2010 more >>

Falling house sales may indicate faltering economy

Falling New Zealand house sale volumes and prices in January may indicate a domestic economy that's struggling to maintain momentum, according to economists.
11-02-2010 more >>

Change in property rules 'inevitable'

Property investors will find it hard to argue they should continue to claim depreciation of buildings that were increasing in value while not paying tax on that increase, Tax Working Group member John Shewan says.
10-02-2010 more >>

Landlord breaks likely top target

Prime Minister John Key is expected to target tax breaks for landlords in his first parliamentary speech of the year setting out the Government's plans.
09-02-2010 more >>

Key kicks for touch on property tax

The Government has ruled out almost all the property tax changes proposed by the Tax Working Group.
09-02-2010 more >>

Key’s silence on depreciation indicates it’s a focus

KPMG believes the silence on depreciation today in the Prime Minister's speech on tax indicates that this remains very much a focus for the government in its tax reforms.
09-02-2010 more >>

Michael Laws: You're a Shylock industry

Transcript of a Radio Live conversation between Michael Laws and NZPIF Vice President Andrew King.
09-02-2010 more >>

Residential highlights - January 2010

The first QV statistics for 2010 show one thing is certain this year - uncertainty remains. Find out what's happening in the main residential areas.
08-02-2010 more >>

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