Stronger market on the cards

Those predicting a property market crash might have to reconsider as the latest REINZ data reveals signs of an improving market nationwide, including an increase in sales activity.

Improvements in affordability nationwide

Lack of affordability has long been a problem for New Zealand’s housing market, but a new report suggests the tide could be turning.

OCR cut could prompt housing market upturn

The Reserve Bank’s decision to slash the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.5% to a historic low of 1.0% has shocked the financial community, but what could it mean for the housing market?

Tenants need to know about insurance

Take note landlords – if you are worried about liability for tenant damage, the time to talk to your tenants about insurance is now.

Affordability key to value growth

Whether values are going up or down in markets around the country, new QV data highlights that affordability – or the lack of – is a key determinant.

Tribunal fines landlord for insulation fail

Failure to install insulation into a rental property by the July 1 deadline has earned a Bay of Plenty landlord a $1,500 penalty and a work order.

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  • Stronger market on the cards

    Those predicting a property market crash might have to reconsider as the latest REINZ data reveals signs of an improving market nationwide, including an increase in sales activity.

  • Improvements in affordability nationwide

    Lack of affordability has long been a problem for New Zealand’s housing market, but a new report suggests the tide could be turning.

  • OCR cut could prompt housing market upturn

    The Reserve Bank’s decision to slash the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.5% to a historic low of 1.0% has shocked the financial community, but what could it mean for the housing market?

  • Tenants need to know about insurance

    Take note landlords – if you are worried about liability for tenant damage, the time to talk to your tenants about insurance is now.

  • Affordability key to value growth

    Whether values are going up or down in markets around the country, new QV data highlights that affordability – or the lack of – is a key determinant.

  • Tribunal fines landlord for insulation fail

    Failure to install insulation into a rental property by the July 1 deadline has earned a Bay of Plenty landlord a $1,500 penalty and a work order.

  • Investor confidence in property softens

    There have been some positive housing market developments of late but they haven’t served to boost investor confidence about residential rental property.

  • Greens renew call for tougher tenancy laws

    Getting rid of no cause rental terminations and the introduction of a Warrant of Fitness for rentals are critical parts of the Green Party’s renewed focus on housing announced at their Annual Conference over the weekend.

  • Lower prices driving Auckland sales

    The Auckland market may be down but it’s not out: the city’s largest real estate agency is reporting a surge in sales volumes in July.

  • Pushing up the national average price

    The main centres used to drive New Zealand’s market but it was strong provincial markets that contributed to the national average asking price’s rise in July.

  • Pace of rent growth slows in Super City

    Auckland rents might be steep but new data from Barfoot & Thompson reveals the rate they are increasing at has been slowing for the last three years.

  • Auckland consents hit all time high

    The Super City has seen the number of new dwelling consents being issued surge to a record high - but economists believe house building activity is nearing its peak.

  • COMMENT: The coming rental housing crisis

    Failure of government to reverse policies will result in a calamitous fall in houses to rent and escalating rents in a crisis unseen since the 1930’s, writes veteran property investor Jonathan Bidmead.

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