Property news and analysis

27 May 16, 3:57pm
Key says next week's National Policy Statement on urban land use will direct Auckland Council to release land if it fails to meet targets; says developers will take Council to court and win; says Council may have to sell assets to fund infrastruce
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27 May 16, 1:50pm
High prices for apartments and retail premises at latest Ray White and Colliers auctions but leasehold apartments passed in
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27 May 16, 12:53pm
PACT Group pulls out of deal to buy and manage 348 Invercargill state houses; Horowhenua Council and HNZ to 'package' 365 homes for sale; Greens, Labour say Govt's state house sales plan in tatters and call for its cancellation
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26 May 16, 7:41pm
New official Reserve Bank figures definitively show that investors accounted for nearly 46% of all mortgage monies advanced in Auckland last month
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26 May 16, 3:45pm
Terry Baucher says IRD's new computer system is a winner and smokers and carbon emitters are the losers in an underwhelming Budget
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26 May 16, 2:14pm
Elizabeth Kerr looks deep inside Budget 2016 to find...not much. There's big new taxes for smokers, but nothing for wage earners. IRD's computer builders are winners, but there's not much for housing
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26 May 16, 2:03pm
Govt sees NZ$0.7 bln OBEGAL surplus in 2016/17; rises to NZ$6.7 bln by 2019/20; NZDMO to borrow NZ$2bln less this year and repay NZ$9.2 bln of debt by 2020; NZSF contributions to restart 2 yrs earlier in 2020/21
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25 May 16, 3:46pm
Paula Bennett announces plan to offer $5,000 to homeless Aucklanders and state house tenants to leave Auckland live in provinces; policy developed in recent days; Govt accused of flailing and making policy on the run
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25 May 16, 1:36pm
Colliers revenue up 30% last year on buoyant commercial property market - CBRE and JLL also achieved good growth
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25 May 16, 10:49am
Twyford points to collapse in home ownership rates in South and West Auckland since 2006 and investors hoover up properties; PM says home ownership rates falling all over the world, points to KiwiSaver HomeStart; Debate rages on 'crisis' and motel debts
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24 May 16, 1:48pm
English, Bennett signal 'significant' social housing announcement in Budget 2016; Bennett acknowledges housing crisis for homeless; English slams Auckland Council again; Smith denies housing crisis
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24 May 16, 1:31pm
Commercial properties providing net yields of 4.66% to 6.71% and the latest apartment sales ranged from $245,000 to $709,000
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24 May 16, 9:40am
Housing Minister's claim homes are more affordable now than when Labour was in government only tells part of the story
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23 May 16, 4:03pm
Nick Smith announces deals done for developments on three Government-owned land sites in Auckland to build 740 homes; sites in Manukau, Mt Albert and Waterview; homes to be built within 18 mths
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23 May 16, 12:23pm
Experts call for overhaul of the OIO, saying the non-economic incentives NZ accepts makes us look like a developing country and the cumbersome application process puts off foreign investors
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23 May 16, 10:01am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says whatever your views on foreign investors, the bare fact is that the cure to New Zealand’s housing crisis is supply
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22 May 16, 12:41pm
Campaign launched to warn gullible investors about the risks of property investment seminars that are big on hype and pressure, short on facts
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21 May 16, 7:31am
Geoff Simmons wants answers to three questions before abolishing Auckland’s city limit
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21 May 16, 5:02am
Prices at Bayleys' latest auctions ranged from $270,000 for an apartment in student alley to $4.125m for a house in Mission Bay
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20 May 16, 5:18pm
Commerce Commission investigation leads to heavy penalty for real estate agency - other agencies still facing court action
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