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Return to market form

There’s been a rallying of the market with the latest REINZ data showing both sales volumes and median house prices noticeably up with the onset of Spring.


Allow KiwiSaver withdrawals for investment properties

KiwiSaver rules should be relaxed so that first home withdrawals can include investment properties, the Interim Retirement Commissioner is proposing.

Prefab changes don’t address finance issue

Reforms to the Building Act will make it easier to carry out a prefab build - but it will be large scale projects that benefit rather than smaller-scale investor projects.

New ring-fencing rules in play

Landlords - don’t forget about the Government’s changes to the rules around the ring-fencing of rental losses as they are now in force, Inland Revenue is warning.

Collaboration key to urban development

Central and local government and industry must work together to ensure that the Government’s proposed new urban development strategy is successful.

Green light for property investment crowdfunding

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has approved a secondary market for The Property Crowd and that enables the residential property crowd funder to relaunch its trading platform.

COMMENT: Getting to grips with tenancy disputes

Widespread ignorance of tenancy law is behind current representations of residential tenancy disputes which feature tenants as victims, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis…

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  • Return to market form

    There’s been a rallying of the market with the latest REINZ data showing both sales volumes and median house prices noticeably up with the onset of Spring.

  • Prefab changes don’t address finance issue

    Reforms to the Building Act will make it easier to carry out a prefab build - but it will be large scale projects that benefit rather than smaller-scale investor projects.

  • New ring-fencing rules in play

    Landlords - don’t forget about the Government’s changes to the rules around the ring-fencing of rental losses as they are now in force, Inland Revenue is warning.

  • Collaboration key to urban development

    Central and local government and industry must work together to ensure that the Government’s proposed new urban development strategy is successful.

  • Green light for property investment crowdfunding

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has approved a secondary market for The Property Crowd and that enables the residential property crowd funder to relaunch its trading platform.

  • COMMENT: Getting to grips with tenancy disputes

    Widespread ignorance of tenancy law is behind current representations of residential tenancy disputes which feature tenants as victims, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis…

  • Airbnb room rental not bylaw violation

    Renting a spare bedroom on Airbnb was a breach of the tenancy agreement but it did not constitute an unlawful act - under a local body by-law - by the tenant, the Tenancy Tribunal has found.

  • Spring bounce in Auckland market

    There was an increase in activity in the Auckland housing market over September with both new listings and sales up, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

  • Signs of life in market

    They might be tentative but there are signs the property market is strengthening with new QV data showing that most main urban areas have seen a lift in values.

  • New listings remain limited

    There was no uptick in market activity in the first full month after the Reserve Bank’s big OCR cut, with listings still at low levels, realestate.co.nz’s latest data shows.

  • Consents up again in August

    Ongoing growth in the number of new dwellings being consented demonstrates an increasing focus on densification particularly in Auckland.

  • Westside fortunes

    Major developments and comparatively affordable prices mean West Auckland is primed for future growth, writes Miriam Bell.

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