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Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.
28-01-2016 more >>

Fewer expecting house price gains but see interest rates staying low

The latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey was released today
27-01-2016 more >>

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. "In fact it isn't even half the answer" says NZ Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King
27-01-2016 more >>

Heavy handed UK rental taxes

New Zealand is not the only country where people think that rental property owners are forcing people to be tenants. The UK Government has introduced tax changes aimed at forcing people out of owning rental property (termed buy-to-let in the UK) and reducing competition for first home buyers.
25-01-2016 more >>

Number on social housing register continues to decline

The December 2015 Social Housing Register shows that better understanding applicant’s particular needs is housing more vulnerable people, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
22-01-2016 more >>

Tony Alexander wriites his first BNZ weekly overview for 2016

Housing is one of the topics he covers.
21-01-2016 more >>

Rental prices in NZ are quite reasonable

It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case.
19-01-2016 more >>

A New Year offer from Unovent

By popular request from NZPIF members, the 25% price reduction for Unovent Home Ventilation Kitsets has become available until February 5, 2016, and is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF. It is for any size kitset (any number of room outlets) and for any quantity of kitsets.
18-01-2016 more >>

Cashing in on the baby boomer market

Late last year the Salvation Army published an interesting report into housing Baby Boomers. The report claimed there will be around 200,000 people who in 2030 will be aged over 65 years old and not own their home. That should interest all forward thinking rental property owners.
15-01-2016 more >>

NZ house prices - a historical perspective

Elizabeth Kendall provides some interesting insights into the context of rising house prices.
15-01-2016 more >>

Housing construction hits one billion dollars per month

The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars of work consented in a month for the first time ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today in response to Statistics New Zealand building consent data.
11-01-2016 more >>

Rental Warrant of Fitness to be introduced this year in Wellington and Dunedin

He Kainga Oranga will measure how a WoF affects the rental market and tenant health in Wellington and Dunedin, compared with control cities Lower Hutt and Invercargill, which are not planning to introduce a rental WOF at this stage.
04-01-2016 more >>

Government and Salvation Army dedicate new social housing site

As announced by the Government last week, more social housing from the community housing sector in Auckland is expected to deliver over 500 new places, with 87 places provided by The Salvation Army
15-12-2015 more >>

Are you paying too much for insurance?

The NZPIF has researched the property insurance market and found that some policies are not targeted for rental property and cost over 40% more than others.
10-12-2015 more >>

Official Cash Rate reduced to 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent.
10-12-2015 more >>

New report on retirement village industry by JLL

The report highlights the remarkable opportunities for growth and expansion within the retirement village industry.
08-12-2015 more >>

Report on homeless elderly

This Salvation Army report outlines the accommodation needs of the elderly in the future.
04-12-2015 more >>

New law and regulations on smoke alarms and insulation

The Government introduced to Parliament today the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and also released for consultation the associated proposed regulations for insulation and smoke alarms, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.
03-12-2015 more >>

Resource legislation introduced to Parliament

The Government introduced to Parliament today its substantive Bill overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) to support business growth and housing development while also ensuring more effective environmental management, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced.
26-11-2015 more >>

Expressions of interest taken from Community Housing Providers

Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett are pleased to announce the Government is now taking Expressions of Interest from Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to transfer social housing in Invercargill and Tauranga.
20-11-2015 more >>

Being the voice of landlords and property investors

One of the roles of NZPIF is to make sure the views of members of all affiliated Associations are heard. Andrew King has been interviewed nine times over the last two months and two media releases have been circulated.
19-11-2015 more >>

Time to get online with Tenancy Services

You can now go online to tenancy bond lodgements and Tenancy Tribunal applications
19-11-2015 more >>

Property Investors - Annual Bus Trip

The annual bus trip will take us around Blenheim and surrounds looking at property investment opportunities - this is a very popular trip and you will need to book early to get a seat. Departs Scenic Hotel 6.15pm. Members free. Guests $10 ea. Reserve you seat with Alison Wylds at NZ Home Loans 5792223
18-11-2015 more >>

Political Update for November 2015

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.
18-11-2015 more >>

New Homestar rating tool for apartments

A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.
13-11-2015 more >>

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