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Decline in new investor mortgages

22 March 2019 - New mortgage registrations for investors have continued to slide over the past year, according to the latest Property Institute/Valocity Regional Insights Report.

Investors hold properties for longer

20 March 2019 - Public perception has it that investors spend their time flipping properties on a regular basis but new analysis shows they hold properties for longer than other buyers.

On the property beat

18 March 2019 - INVESTOR PROFILE: From the police academy to a property academy, Tua Saseve’s property journey is one with a difference and now he’s teaching others how to build a successful portfolio.

Migration confusion

15 March 2019 - Is migration into New Zealand going up or down? Stats NZ’s new migration measuring system is making it hard to tell.

CGT threat barely dents market confidence

15 March 2019 - Confidence in the market remains solid among both residential and commercial property owners – despite the threat of a capital gains tax.

Boom time in student rental market

14 March 2019 - Landlords who are active in the student rental market are reaping the benefits as the academic year kicks off, according to Trade Me Property.

Sales plunge by nearly 10%

13 March 2019 - Residential property sales nationwide took a big tumble in February – but capital gains tax related uncertainty could be to blame.

COMMENT: Capital gain vs cash flow

12 March 2019 - There are two very different types of property investors and the introduction of a capital gains tax would affect one far more than the other, explains veteran property investor Graeme Fowler.

Revisiting apartments

11 March 2019 - Kiwis are traditionally resistant when it comes to buying and living in apartments but the time is right for investors to take a fresh look at them as an investment option.

Regions driving value growth

6 March 2019 - Values continue to bubble up in New Zealand’s more affordable regions but the latest QV data shows just how much heat has come out of the broader market.

COMMENT: Property reno - where are the tradies?

5 March 2019 - What seemed like a straight-forward renovation job on a rental property left Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis wondering where all the tradies have gone when we need them so much…

Auckland sales lowest in 10 years

4 March 2019 - Property sales in Auckland reached new lows in February while prices were also down, according to Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data.

Garden City gears up

4 March 2019 - A plateau in values and rents has been a feature of the southwest Christchurch market for some time, but this year the market looks on the up, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Consents at 44 year high

1 March 2019 - New dwelling consents are now at the highest level since 1975 but economists say that it’s likely they have reached their peak.

NZ market more secure than Australia’s

1 March 2019 - Stability reigns in New Zealand’s property market which leaves it in a much better place than Australia’s, new data from Realestate.co.nz shows.

FHB continue to outpace investors

28 February 2019 - January lending data from the Reserve Bank reveals first home buyers continue to grow their market share, closing the gap on property investors. [READ...

Scope of CGT likely to narrow

26 February 2019 - Government assurances that they are not bound by the Tax Working Group’s recommendations are increasing concerns that a capital gains tax will be applied to rental properties alone.

What you need to know about body corporates

26 February 2019 - Body corporate issues regularly turn up in court. So Auckland District Law Society president Joanna Pidgeon explains what investors need to know about them to avoid ending up in a legal battle.

Cost of standards will hit tenants

25 February 2019 - Parts of the Government’s new Healthy Homes minimum standards are not cost-effective and that will impact on tenants, according to investor advocates.

Outrage over CGT recommendation

21 February 2019 - Introducing a capital gains tax on rental properties will have a detrimental effect on both the rental market and house prices in the long-term, property investors warn.

The DIY landlords

18 February 2019 - INVESTOR PROFILE: One young Masterton couple have amassed a portfolio with 13 income streams in four years and their story proves that the DIY route is a strategy to seriously consider.

A good time to buy?

15 February 2019 - There’s slowing price growth and subdued sales nationwide – and yet a new survey shows the number of people who think it’s a good time to buy a house is at a five and a half year high.

Auckland prices at 35 month low

14 February 2019 - The City of Sails’ median price has fallen to its lowest point in over three years although there are still pockets of price growth around the region.

Song of subdued values remains the same

13 February 2019 - New data from QV leaves little doubt that property value growth is slowing around the country, but that doesn’t mean a major decline is coming.

No let-up in affordability issues

12 February 2019 - Housing affordability has improved in New Zealand’s most expensive regions but it’s deteriorating on a nationwide basis.

COMMENT: Ring-fencing rules could mean 116,000 less rentals

12 February 2019 - Ring-fencing of rental losses on rental properties could end up resulting in 116,000 fewer rentals, Stop the War on Tenancies spokesman Mike Butler cautions.

Altered landscape for investors

7 February 2019 - This year’s Squirrel property investors’ survey reveals that uncertainty over government policy changes reigns supreme and that’s impacting on how investors go about their business.

Super City sales up, prices down

5 February 2019 - Acceptance that Auckland is now a buyer’s market has set in as Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data reveals a modest start to the year.

Consents reach peak level

4 February 2019 - New dwelling consents have hit a 14 year high and one economist believes they are now at the level required to keep pace with population growth.

Harbourside metropolis

4 February 2019 - Strong economic and population growth and a tight rental market mean Tauranga remains an appealing option for investors, writes Miriam Bell.

Regional prices hit record highs

1 February 2019 - A lack of housing stock on the market is the driving force behind a slew of record high asking prices in markets around the country.

NZ market out of step with Australia’s slump

31 January 2019 - New Zealand’s housing market might be cooling but it’s in sync with global trends – unlike the Australian market’s dramatic decline, according to a major bank.

It’s a capital gains waiting game

30 January 2019 - Introduction of a capital gains tax might be closer than ever before but many in the property investment sector have made sure to strongly voice their opposition.

Migration lower than previous estimates

25 January 2019 - A new migration measuring system means that annual net migration over recent years has been lower than previously thought.

Wellington rents highest in NZ

23 January 2019 - There’s been a changing of the guard in the rent stakes with Wellington overtaking Auckland as the city with the highest rents in the country.

Slow Auckland rent growth unlikely to go on

22 January 2019 - Auckland is seeing the slowest rate of rent increases in years, the city’s biggest property manager has revealed – but don’t expect it to continue.

Strategies for new investors

21 January 2019 - Whether you want to dip your toe into the market or jump right in, it pays to find out all about the top strategies for new investors.

Foreign buyer ban bites

18 January 2019 - Recent housing market data suggests the foreign buyers ban is biting – although the price impact remains uncertain, according to Westpac’s chief economist.

Auckland sales at 10 year low

17 January 2019 - Sales volumes around the country slumped to long time lows in December in the latest REINZ data, providing more evidence of how the market has changed.

Drama absent from market

16 January 2019 - There’s been no dramatic changes to property values of late and the traditional holiday season slowdown is likely to be one of the reasons.

Time of change: 2019 forecast

15 January 2019 - New Zealand’s property market might be in a better place than Australia’s but investors still need to brace themselves for major change in 2019.

Strong growth in provinces

14 January 2019 - Property prices in provincial markets ended 2018 strongly – in stark contrast to the main centres where stabilisation is the name of the game.

COMMENT: How to fix the housing crisis

10 January 2019 - Dealing with the housing “crisis” doesn’t need rocket science, just a clearly articulated set of steps and fast action, argues property commentator Ashley Church.

Time for a sea change

7 January 2019 - Nelson-Tasman is famed for its lifestyle attractions but its solid price growth and tight rental market make it a good option for investors too, writes Miriam Bell.

The outlook for 2019

3 January 2019 - 2019 is set to be a year of massive change as the Government’s suite of housing and tax policies start to bed in. Here’s what property market commentators have to say on the coming year…

2018 – a year of uncertainty

31 December 2018 - If last year was a year of disruption, this year was one in which the movement towards change took off – and many investors were left floundering and uncertain.

2018 an “interesting” year - REINZ

22 December 2018 - Median prices and sales activity turned in a healthy performance around the country over the course of 2018 in an “interesting” year for real estate, according to REINZ.

2018’s best performing suburbs

20 December 2018 - Curious to know which of New Zealand’s suburbs has turned in the top results in measures like value growth and rental yields? A new report tells all.

Healthy Homes benefits overstated - economist

17 December 2018 - Claims made about the benefits of ensuring New Zealand’s rental properties meet the Government’s Healthy Homes minimum standards are exaggerated, according to a new report.

Landlording like a parent

17 December 2018 - INVESTOR PROFILE: NZPIF 2018 landlord of the year Leilani Driessen says landlording has parallels to parenting and being a landlord has enabled her to be present for her kids.

Summer bounce means record prices

14 December 2018 - House prices hit record highs around the country – apart from in Auckland where they are flat-lining, the November data from REINZ shows.

Static Auckland rents suggest underlying problem

13 December 2018 - Overcrowding could be the real reason that Auckland rents haven’t budged for months while Wellington rents have rocketed up to match those in the SuperCity.

What lies ahead in 2019

12 December 2018 - Wondering what is in store for residential and commercial property across the spectrum in the coming year? Here’s what Colliers International New Zealand’s have to say in their annual predictions…

Has the sun set on holiday rentals?

11 December 2018 - With all the talk of increased council rates and compliance for short term rentals, do they still make investment sense? This month NZ Property Investor magazine investigates.

New record for Wellington prices

10 December 2018 - Wellington asking prices hit a new high in November – for the third month in a row, according to new Trade Me Property data.

Ring-fencing Bill hits Parliament

7 December 2018 - [UPDATED] The Bill which will put an end to the practice of negative gearing on investment properties has now been introduced into Parliament.

Sales surge up in Super City

5 December 2018 - Concerns that Auckland might soon follow the Sydney and Melbourne markets in their downward spiral should be alleviated by new Barfoot & Thompson data.

Strong value growth in affordable centres

5 December 2018 - Affordability is the critical factor in the ongoing strong value growth seen in a number of markets around the country, notably Dunedin and Wellington.

Queenstown price chill post-ban

3 December 2018 - The Central Otago-Lakes District could be feeling the effects of the foreign buyer ban with new data showing a sharp drop in the region’s average asking price.

Boom times for Auckland consents

30 November 2018 - Residential building activity is hitting new heights in Auckland with the city now seeing the highest level of new dwelling consents being issued since the early 1970s.

Late Cycle Growth in Kapiti Coast & Horowhenua

30 November 2018 - In the south west of the North Island, property prices and rents are experiencing late-cycle growth, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Wellington rents riding high

29 November 2018 - Rents are on the rise in markets around the country – but it is Wellington’s rental market which is running red hot, new Trade Me Property data shows.

LVR easing will prompt modest growth

28 November 2018 - Don’t expect the housing market to take off at a runaway pace following the Reserve Bank’s announcement that the LVR restrictions will be eased from early next year.

LVR restrictions eased for investors

28 November 2018 - The Reserve Bank has today loosened the LVR restrictions for both investors and owners-occupiers, with changes coming into effect in January. 

Migration at lowest since 2015

22 November 2018 - The number of people moving to New Zealand is at lowest level in three years but economists say that doesn’t mean a rapid fall in migration is coming.

COMMENT: War on tenancies should stop

21 November 2018 - Life for rental property owners may become tougher as Labour’s newbie Housing Minister Phil Twyford tries to “make life better for renters”, Stop the War on Tenancies founder Mike Butler warns.

Spring magic makes for price rises

20 November 2018 - Prices are on the rise around the country with every region seeing a year-on-year increase in October, Trade Me Property’s latest data reveals.

Rates fall boosting housing market - Westpac

15 November 2018 - Mortgage rates have fallen to record lows recently and the housing market is perking up as result – but it won’t last, Westpac’s chief economist says.

Sales activity bounces back to life

14 November 2018 - The number of sales nationwide was up by 15.5% year-on-year to reach the highest level in five months in October, according to the latest REINZ data.

Infrastructure “tax” for buyers in new development

13 November 2018 - Additional infrastructure rates will be paid by people who buy properties in a newly announced housing development in Wainui, north of Auckland.

Taking the plunge

13 November 2018 - INVESTOR PROFILE: Kids TV presenter Walter Neilands had a fear of diving into property investment, but with the help of key mentors he’s built a portfolio of high-yielding properties.

House buyer sentiment hits 5 year high

12 November 2018 - Growing numbers of New Zealanders think the times are improving for those wanting to buy a house, ASB’s latest Housing Confidence Survey shows.

Defiant Wellington values keep rising

7 November 2018 - The Capital City’s property values have been on the rise again in recent months – even though they have already increased by 45% in the last three years.

COMMENT: Landlording is a business

6 November 2018 - Governments from both sides of the political equation have failed to recognise residential landlording as a business - but it is, argues Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis.

Auckland market wakes from slumber

5 November 2018 - Higher sales volumes and prices characterised Auckland’s market in October, according to Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data.

Investor exodus unlikely

2 November 2018 - Disappointment is on the cards for the Government as their policy changes are unlikely to cause a mass exodus of investors from the housing market, experts believe.

Letting fees banned

1 November 2018 - It is no longer legal to charge tenants letting fees after Parliament today voted to pass legislation banning them from 12 December.

SuperCity now a buyers market

1 November 2018 - Take note, investors - Auckland is now a buyers’ market for the first time since 2011, Realestate.co.nz’s October data reveals.

Growth cycle not over yet

1 November 2018 - It seems there is some life in the market yet with property values springing back to life in the latest QV data.

Changing consent landscape

31 October 2018 - Record levels of new dwelling consents are still being issued but commentators say trends within the consents data reveal the changing face of residential building in New Zealand.

COMMENT: Reforms would increase rental shortage

31 October 2018 - Feelings on tenancy law reform continue to run high as MBIE considers submissions on the Government’s proposals. Here’s a summary of what landlord Naveen Goel had to say in his…

Stately southern star

30 October 2018 - Dunedin is a market of two distinct parts but its affordable prices and healthy returns make it attractive for investors, discovers Miriam Bell.

Tight supply means rent rises

29 October 2018 - A further decline in available rental properties leads Trade Me Property to warn tenants there are “ominous signs” that rent rises are on the horizon.

COMMENT: Have we hit the bottom?

25 October 2018 - It looks like New Zealand's property market may have reached a floor, and the worst could be over for property market activity, argues CoreLogic's head of research Nick Goodall. 

Time to ease LVRs - ANZ

24 October 2018 - The Reserve Bank’s criteria for relaxing the existing LVRs have been sufficiently met to justify easing them further, according to ANZ economists.

Cooling migration pressure

19 October 2018 - Migration flows into New Zealand continue to ease and that should help to ease some housing market demand pressure.

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ANZ 5.79 4.55 ▼4.49 4.99
ANZ Special - 4.05 ▼3.99 4.49
ASB Bank 5.80 4.45 ▼4.49 4.89
ASB Bank Special - 4.05 ▼3.99 4.49
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.05 ▼3.99 4.49
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.69 ▼4.59 4.99
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Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
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Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 4.70 4.85 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.80 4.69 4.79 4.79
HSBC Premier 5.89 3.99 3.99 4.39
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HSBC Special - 3.69 3.95 3.95
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ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.80 4.94 5.24
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.05 3.99 4.49
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
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SBS Bank 5.89 4.85 5.05 5.49
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SBS Bank Special - 4.05 4.29 4.49
Sovereign 5.90 4.45 ▼4.49 4.89
Sovereign Special - 4.05 ▼3.99 4.49
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.10 4.29 4.49
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 4.00 4.79 4.99
TSB Bank 5.80 4.55 4.69 4.99
TSB Special - 4.05 4.19 4.49
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Westpac 5.95 4.69 4.79 5.19
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Median 5.89 4.50 4.54 4.84

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