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Archive: 2014

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.
23-09-2014 more >>

Are we all worthy of safety?

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has used a study by the Otago University's Injury Prevention Research Unit to call for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties
22-09-2014 more >>

Is a rental property WOF the right solution

On the even of the General Election there has been more lobbying for a rental property WOF
18-09-2014 more >>

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

In a statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.
11-09-2014 more >>

Tax changes will affect tenants

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) has studied the potential effects of both a CGT and ring fencing rental property losses. These two policies will have a direct and major impact on rental prices.
03-09-2014 more >>

Labour's housing policy

The NZ Property Investor’s Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants.
03-09-2014 more >>

Rent affordability threatened

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated.
02-09-2014 more >>

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.
28-08-2014 more >>

Support of capital gains tax misguided

Nearly half of the respondents to TV One’s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them.
27-08-2014 more >>

1.4 million renters to benefit from Greens housing policy

The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants
27-08-2014 more >>

Property politics

It's almost election time - have you been keeping a close eye on what each party has planned for property? Andrew King (Executive Member of the NZPIF) will be coming to present the policies in an easy-to-understand way, outlining the big issues that property investors need to think about....
25-08-2014 more >>

First home buyers need deposit help

The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home.
25-08-2014 more >>

New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year

This is backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the Government’s economic programme, according to Treasury’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update issued today.
19-08-2014 more >>

Better solutions for child health than a WOF

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has recently called for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties because of rising rents, overcrowding plus poor and deteriorating rentals.
18-08-2014 more >>

House price expectations remain elevated

ASB Housing Confidence survey three months to July
15-08-2014 more >>

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.
14-08-2014 more >>

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.
14-08-2014 more >>

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country
12-08-2014 more >>

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country
12-08-2014 more >>

Are overseas migrants and rental property owners to blame for the high price of property?

Overseas migrants and rental property owners have received a lot of undeserved blame for the high price of property in New Zealand. However it may be that a new target is in the sights of those looking for someone to blame for the current level of house prices.
08-08-2014 more >>

Best rentals for tenants

A survey undertaken by the NZ Property Investors' Federation has highlighted the professionalism of Property Investor Association members.
07-08-2014 more >>

Political Update for July from Thomas Chin

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry
06-08-2014 more >>

NZPIF Membership Survey 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NZPIF Membership Survey. The results indicate that collectively, members of Property Investors' Associations around NZ own $1.6b worth of rental property. Read a summary of the survey results and download a full report.
05-08-2014 more >>

Prime Minister says rents too low

The Prime Minister and REINZ Chief Executive, Helen O'Sullivan were on 3 News talking sense on housing affordability. It is an excellent video to watch.
04-08-2014 more >>

Reserve Bank postpones introduction of new 5+ property rule

The Reserve Bank had planned to bring in new rules on 30th June regarding the classification of rental property owners with five or more properties. Thi shas now been delayed ill December 2014.
04-08-2014 more >>


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