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Archive: September 2008

Update on legislation of interest to property investors

The election date is November 8 and the Real Estate Agents Bill comes into effect around November 2009. Other bills stay on the table until after the election.
30-09-2008 more >>

Building approvals fall to 22-year low

New Zealand home-building approvals fell to a 22-year low last month, reflecting an economy that may not climb out of recession until the final quarter of the year.
30-09-2008 more >>

Looking for a straight swap.

Royce Brazier is among the first to list a property in the new house trading website - but he' not new to trading properties.
29-09-2008 more >>

Hot property specials on Generation Homes member only section

Specials from Generation Homes can now be accessed through a member only section of Have a look now!
25-09-2008 more >>

Hot property specials on new NZPIF member only section

Specials from Generation Homes can now be accessed through a member only section of Have a look now.
25-09-2008 more >>

Hot property specials on new NZPIF member only section

Specials from Generation Homes can now be accessed through a member only section of Have a look now.
25-09-2008 more >>

President's September report

In Martin's absence, Andrew King writes about the Housing NZ 'P' case, tenant damage in Christchurch, importance of regular inspections and of checking the details of the cover your insurance policy provides you.
23-09-2008 more >>

Housing NZ sues drug ring

Housing NZ is suing a drug ring after one of its homes had to be demolished because it was contaminated by the chemicals the group used to make methamphetamine with.
22-09-2008 more >>

Keep fixing short and sweet

Now that interest rates have started along their downward path the recommended borrowing strategy is to go short. By short we are talking six months or one year.
19-09-2008 more >>

Keep mortgage terms short, says bank

Following last week's half a percentage point cut to official interest rates, the ANZ is advising mortgage borrowers to keep their borrowing at relatively short terms.
18-09-2008 more >>

House affordability improves on back of house price, interest rate falls

Housing affordability improved by a record amount in August to its best level since January last year after house prices fell sharply and fixed mortgage rates fell below 9 per cent.
16-09-2008 more >>

Reap cash rewards with home renovations

For homeowners holding off selling in the current climate of falling property values, it is time to maintain and increase their equity in preparation for the next market upturn
15-09-2008 more >>

NZPIF welcomes District Court decision ordering rehearing of HNZ case

Vice President Andrew King says it is essential that landlords have the ability to protect the neighbours of their tenants.
14-09-2008 more >>

Bollard cuts rates more than expected

Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard surprised the market with a bigger-than-expected interest rate cut, citing a marked slowdown in household spending and a deteriorating global economy.
12-09-2008 more >>

National commits to cutting building red tape

National will cut back on the excessive red tape in the building industry and instead drive quality by encouraging warranties, better standards and improved skills, says National’s Building and Construction spokesman, Nick Smith.
11-09-2008 more >>

ASB joins in - three banks cut rates in wake of shock Bollard move

Three banks have now moved to cut mortgage rates, after Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard this morning surprised the market with an aggressive 0.5 per cent cut in the official cash rate.
11-09-2008 more >>

Government sitting on $5.7 m in unclaimed rent bonds

Landlords and tenants have left $5.7 million in unclaimed bonds with a Government department
09-09-2008 more >>

QV residential highlights

Quotable Value's August residential statistics are out now. Check out what is happening in your area
08-09-2008 more >>

Real estate reforms include $100,000 compo for rip-offs

Sweeping new real estate reforms were passed by Parliament last night, bringing in a consumer-friendly era for house buyers and sellers.
06-09-2008 more >>

Landlord group's code sets high standards

landlords have developed their own set of rules, barring them from renting dirty places, telling lies or making racists remarks to tenants
05-09-2008 more >>

OCR cut will provide new focus

Financial markets and commentators expect to see a further cut in the official cash rate of interest next week. The Reserve Bank is due to announce its latest decision on the rate on Thursday 11 September.
05-09-2008 more >>

New houses selling for half Auckland price

An Auckland developer is building new houses for $299,000 aiming to draw first-home owners.
03-09-2008 more >>

September '08 Issue

  • A day in the life of a Property Valuer
  • Budgets, Rate of Return, risks and tools
  • Property Swaps
    01-09-2008 more >>

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