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Archive: 2014

Turnover dropped in December: REINZ

Sales numbers are falling, especially in the cheaper price brackets, the latest data from the Real Estate Institute shows. In December, there were 5688 residential sales, down 1.1% on the same time in 2012 and a drop of 18.3% compared to November.
20-01-2014 more >>

Aucklanders spend most on housing

Aucklanders spend significantly more of their incomes on housing than people in any other part of the country, Crockers research shows.
17-01-2014 more >>

POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for December 2013

Over the month, there have been some noteworthy policy and regulatory developments potentially affecting New Zealand’s housing/rental property landscape. In this report, we outline these recent developments and flag other changes or developments that can be expected over the coming months.
16-01-2014 more >>

Time to rethink goals as the new year starts

It is the start of a new year and you may well be on your break from work commitments as you read this. With a bit more time on your hands and hopefully in a rested and less stressed environment, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about the higher aspects of your investments. Just why are you investing in property and are you on track to meet your goals?
15-01-2014 more >>

Wellington landlords 'in box seat'

Wellington is probably the best place in New Zealand to be a landlord at present, Trade Me says. It has released its analysis of the final quarter of last year. Christchurch again reported strong growth in listings and Auckland’s were stable but Wellington showed a sharp decline.
15-01-2014 more >>

Prices up but turnover slowing:QV

The first sign of the impact of loan-to-value restrictions has been a drop in the number of listings, Quotable Value says.
14-01-2014 more >>

Northland baches' summer windfall

Northland baches were the most popular rentals over the Christmas and New Year period, figures from Bookabach show.
13-01-2014 more >>

Brake comes off high-LVR lending

Things are looking up for borrowers with small deposits, as mainstream banks indicate they are getting back into the market.
10-01-2014 more >>

Listings down, asking price eases

The number of properties being listed for sale dropped dramatically in December, the latest report from realestate.co.nz shows.
09-01-2014 more >>

Fewer entry-level sales reported

Houses in the cheapest price brackets were not sold as frequently as more expensive homes in December, continuing a trend spotted in November.
08-01-2014 more >>

Call to split interest rates

A two-tier interest rate system, with higher rates for investors, would be a better option than loan-to-value restrictions, one commentator says.
07-01-2014 more >>

Lifestyle market strengthens further

Lifestyle property turnover has lifted almost 10% on the same time last year, the latest Real Estate Institute rural statistics show.
03-01-2014 more >>


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