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Archive: 2010

House values rise last month in 'patchy' market: QV

House values rose 4.4% in the year through January in what was a "patchy" first month for 2010.
08-02-2010 more >>

Landlords fret over possible tax hit

180,000 Kiwi landlords with about $213 billion invested in the sector could be in for a rude awakening come Tuesday.
06-02-2010 more >>

Tax changes robust enough?

It is still too early to gauge whether recommendations forwarded by the Tax Working Group are robust enough to be implemented by the government, according to the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ).
05-02-2010 more >>

On the block: houses, tax and angry investors

The government needs to get some balls. One minute they are cosying up to us private property investors to provide them with solutions; the next minute they are treating us like pariahs. It's bizarre.''
05-02-2010 more >>

Proposed tax changes will hurt listed commercial investors

Listed commercial property will be hurt by proposed tax changes, both in terms of returns for current investors and the ability to attract overseas money.
04-02-2010 more >>

Auckland house prices fall, amidst still declining sales

Auckland house prices slid 8.6% last month amid an ongoing decline in sales, even as more properties are put on the market.
04-02-2010 more >>

Wellington house market holds up

Wellington remains one of the stronger housing markets according to the latest Property Cycle report from Mike Pero Mortgages.
02-02-2010 more >>

February '10 Issue

Deciphering all the different statistics and market information that's available on the state of the property market is an art in itself. This issue we look at what established investors listen to and why, plus we have survey results from readers on who they rate as the best economist, commentator and author.
01-02-2010 more >>


TAX WORKING GROUP - Recommendations The final report of the Victoria University Tax Working Group was released on 20 January. Residential rental property has been particularly targeted because of the apparent “hole” in the tax base.
29-01-2010 more >>

Building consents stall in December amid falling home sales

The revival in residential construction stalled last month in what was a tough December for house vendors, though non-residential building perked up to end the year flat.
29-01-2010 more >>

NZ's two favourites: Rental property and the All Blacks

Property remained the most favoured investment class in the last quarter despite property tax to be introduced in the next budget according to the ASB Investor Confidence survey.
28-01-2010 more >>

Housing market stalling?

The housing market is showing signs of flattening, after rebounding in the middle of last year, according to ANZ's latest property gauges.
27-01-2010 more >>

Tax plan slammed as 'an orchestrated attack on landlords'

Tax recommendations presented to the Government have been criticised as "an orchestrated attack on residential landlords" by the Property Investors' Federation vice-president.
21-01-2010 more >>

Land tax must be universal, say property investors

Real estate industry insiders have mixed views on some of the Tax Working Groups recommendations, which are designed to start taxing property investments harder.
21-01-2010 more >>

Misleading talk around property will lead to bad tax decisions

Press Release: The Property Investors’ Federation is concerned about the high level of misinformation around taxation of rental property.
20-01-2010 more >>

Investors face double-whammy in tax proposals

Residential property investors face a double-whammy under proposals unveiled today by the Tax Working Group which could raise $2 billion from a sector currently costing taxpayers $150 million a year.
20-01-2010 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - December 2009

House prices rose in 11 of the 12 regions throughout the country in December last year. Find out what else is happening in the main areas.
19-01-2010 more >>

IRD's views on depreciation challenged

The Inland Revenue is sticking with its controversial views on depreciation of residential rental property - but not winning a lot of support.
19-01-2010 more >>

House prices up but sales levels concerning

New Zealand house prices edged up in December as the property market continued to recover from its trough last year, though activity was at a "concerning" low level.
18-01-2010 more >>

Caution restrains bargain hunting

With a few grey clouds on the horizon, caution prevails for many property investors around the country.
15-01-2010 more >>

Home-building and hospitals push up November building consents

The pace of residential home-building continues to pick up, although few new apartments are being built and non-residential construction is down across most sectors, according to November 2009 building consent totals released this morning by Statistics New Zealand.
14-01-2010 more >>

IRD quietly raises changes to depreciation

The contentious issue around how depreciation of residential rental property items has resurfaced in a very low key manner.
12-01-2010 more >>


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT BILL - 2nd reading commenced. The Government commenced the second reading debate of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill on 8 December. This process basically means that Parliament is asked to adopt the bill as reported back, with amendments from the Social Services Select committee.
11-01-2010 more >>

House values gain in 09

House values rose 2.8% last year after they hit a bottom in April, and steadily improved from there, according to QV Valuations.
11-01-2010 more >>

January '10 Issue

At the beginning of a New Year where growth in the housing market is still tentative, predicting the year ahead requires psychic abilities. We do the next best thing and talk to experts on what they think will happen in 2010.
01-01-2010 more >>

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