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Getting heating right

Heating requirements for rental properties are currently a source of confusion for many landlords and property managers so REINZ has issued a reminder of what is required.


Demand for rentals running hot

Rents are set to rise to record highs as new Trade Me Property data shows demand for rental property nationwide has continued to grow.

A decade of property price growth

Recent years have seen some spectacular house price growth around New Zealand but just how much have asking prices gone up in different markets over the last 10 years?

Upping the ante on price growth

ANZ economists have become the latest commentators to revise up their house price inflation predictions and are now picking 8% growth by mid-2020.

Threat to assault ends problem tenancy

Terminating the tenancy of badly behaving tenants can be a dangerous and difficult business as demonstrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal case.

Call for apartment law reform petition support

The campaign to reform apartment law is heating up once again with National MPs urging property owners to sign a petition calling for changes to the law.

Highest sales in December for three years

New Zealand’s property market ended the decade on a high with new REINZ data putting sales at their highest volume in years and median prices up around the country.

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  • Getting heating right

    Heating requirements for rental properties are currently a source of confusion for many landlords and property managers so REINZ has issued a reminder of what is required.

  • Demand for rentals running hot

    Rents are set to rise to record highs as new Trade Me Property data shows demand for rental property nationwide has continued to grow.

  • A decade of property price growth

    Recent years have seen some spectacular house price growth around New Zealand but just how much have asking prices gone up in different markets over the last 10 years?

  • Upping the ante on price growth

    ANZ economists have become the latest commentators to revise up their house price inflation predictions and are now picking 8% growth by mid-2020.

  • Threat to assault ends problem tenancy

    Terminating the tenancy of badly behaving tenants can be a dangerous and difficult business as demonstrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal case.

  • Highest sales in December for three years

    New Zealand’s property market ended the decade on a high with new REINZ data putting sales at their highest volume in years and median prices up around the country.

  • Evidence needed to support Tribunal claims

    Landlord concerns about tenants angling for legal compensation for problems with their rental properties might be allayed a little by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

  • Proptech the future for commercial investment

    Commercial property start-up Jasper is the new kid on the block but some have asked how it differs from traditional property syndicates. Jasper’s founders explain the points of difference for us…

  • Auckland housing market is back

    The Auckland residential housing market ended 2019 strongly with December sales numbers being their highest in four years and prices holding onto most of the gains made in November.

  • Book excerpt: Financial Freedom - 5 Steps 5 Years

    Property investment is the way to financial freedom, argues property investment mentor Lucia Xiao* in her new book which aims to help people take control of their lives. Here’s an excerpt from her book…

  • COMMENT: What lies ahead in 2020?

    It’s that time of year when we are all contemplating what the year ahead has in store… So here’s GRA managing director Matthew Gilligan’s property market predictions for 2020.

  • Hot demand in Hawke’s Bay

    A severe housing shortage in Napier and Hastings means house values and rents are on the rise, writes Joanna Jefferies.

  • COMMENT: Off-the-plan investing in 2020

    Interested in the idea of investing off-the-plan? Propellor Property Investments founder Nikki Conners* explains what you need to know about off-the-plan investing going into 2020.

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