Supreme Court dismisses price-fixing appeal

Two Hamilton real estate agencies have lost their long-running battle with the Commerce Commission over allegations of price-fixing.

COMMENT: Making sense of it all: COVID-19, the economy & property

The Covid-19 crisis means everything is changing fast, so CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has put together his 10 key points on what to be aware of when it comes to the property market.

Auckland market booming before lockdown

The Super City’s housing market was in full recovery mode with strong sales and a rise in listings, but the Covid-19 lockdown has stopped it in its tracks.

Uncertainty set to plague 2020’s market

New data from both QV and Realestate.co.nz shows the housing market was performing strongly prior to the Covid-19 lockdown – but there’s no escaping the question of what it will do now.

Covid-19 will impact on building activity

New dwelling consents hit a 45 year high in the year ending February 2020 – but that was before the Covid-19 crisis hit.

What lies ahead for the housing market

As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators have started releasing their (tentative) outlooks for the housing market. Here’s a summary of some of them...

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  • How the lockdown is affecting landlords

    It’s not just tenants who are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown – landlords are too, with a new survey showing that the personal income of 59% of them has been affected.

  • Auckland market booming before lockdown

    The Super City’s housing market was in full recovery mode with strong sales and a rise in listings, but the Covid-19 lockdown has stopped it in its tracks.

  • Uncertainty set to plague 2020’s market

    New data from both QV and Realestate.co.nz shows the housing market was performing strongly prior to the Covid-19 lockdown – but there’s no escaping the question of what it will do now.

  • What lies ahead for the housing market

    As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators have started releasing their (tentative) outlooks for the housing market. Here’s a summary of some of them...

  • South Auckland skyrockets - pre-lockdown

    [THIS REGIONAL REVIEW FEATURES IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF NZ PROPERTY iNVESTOR, PUBLISHED LONG BEFORE THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN] The South Auckland market is hot on the heels of Central and West Auckland, with investors and first home buyers flocking to the auction rooms, writes Joanna Jefferies.

  • Moving properties during COVID-19 lockdown

    Confused about whether tenants can move properties during the lockdown? If so, you’re not alone – so Tenancy Services has now released some advice around the issue.

  • Banks roll out mortgage holiday

    Major lenders have launched mortgage holidays for borrowers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, using online application forms to process customer requests.

  • Landlords’ plea: don’t unfairly target us

    There are growing concerns among many landlords about unreasonable expectations from tenants, and the Government, in relation to rent during the lockdown.

  • Emergency rules boost tenant protections

    Landlords can't raise rents or evict tenants, expect in specific situations, during the Covid-19 lockdown – but tenants do have obligations too.

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