Property news and analysis

30 Jul 16, 5:02am
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Rarely used land tax rule could catch gains from sales of land rezoned in the Unitary Plan
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29 Jul 16, 3:21pm
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The household debt party is continuing to gather pace, with rates of growth last seen before the Global Financial Crisis
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29 Jul 16, 2:08pm
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'Going up' is not giving Auckland more affordable housing any more. In fact, most 2016 projects are for large and expensive apartments as capacity constraints shift resources
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29 Jul 16, 2:00pm
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Statistics NZ has taken the most unusual step of delaying release of the Household Labour Force Survey for two weeks
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29 Jul 16, 11:05am
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The number of new homes being consented nationally rose 35% in June compared with a year ago; Auckland had consents for 921 units compared with 704 in June 2015
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28 Jul 16, 10:09am
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First home buyers in Auckland will be financially disadvantaged throughout their lives compared to those in other regions
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27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
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Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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27 Jul 16, 2:43pm
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Pacific Property Fund set to become a super syndicate as it buys up assets from other syndicates
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27 Jul 16, 1:41pm
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Blueprint for Auckland's future looks to create capacity for more houses to be built than projections deem necessary, as expert panel calls for densification and sprawl
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25 Jul 16, 12:24pm
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Infometrics expects big jump in high density housing once Auckland's Unitary Plan is finalised, which could push prices down by 11%
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25 Jul 16, 11:00am
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Latest Indicative Yield Report shows yields on residential investment property have been squeezed as investors bid up prices chasing capital gains
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25 Jul 16, 10:12am
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The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says as a response to the housing issues, the Govt's infrastructure fund plan suggests we can expect more piecemeal policymaking, instead of the comprehensive strategy that is needed
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23 Jul 16, 8:21am
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Ranjana Gupta says a land tax would broaden the tax base, depress land speculation, reduce the burden of tax on income, and shift taxation more to wealth
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22 Jul 16, 1:42pm
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Competitive bidding at latest Ray White City Apartments auction - even for units with remediation issues
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22 Jul 16, 5:03am
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Real estate agencies had a golden run in the second quarter of this year earning nearly $500m in commissions
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21 Jul 16, 12:41pm
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Economist Rodney Dickens accuses the RBNZ policy makers being out of touch with "the coal face" and the consequence will be a painful retrenchment after an unnecessary boom
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21 Jul 16, 12:02pm
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ANZ CEO David Hisco and The Co-operative Bank CEO Bruce McLachlan say the RBNZ should hit residential property investors harder than it's proposing to
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21 Jul 16, 11:29am
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Migration growth continuing with net gain heading towards 70,000 a year
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21 Jul 16, 9:09am
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RBNZ says inflation outlook has weakened due to 6% rise in NZ$ since June 9; says 'decline in exchange rate needed' as it's making it hard for RBNZ to meet inflation target; says likely further easing required
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20 Jul 16, 4:24pm
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ANZ, ASB and Westpac have now pulled the shutters down now on lending to investors over 60% LVR ahead of introduction of new RBNZ rules
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20 Jul 16, 3:31pm
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Large plot of land near Auckland Airport that could be used to build higher density housing under the new Unitary Plan sells for $4.7m
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20 Jul 16, 2:24pm
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Housing rents in Christchurch have fallen for 14 months in a row, are rising marginally in Auckland and surging ahead in the Bay of Plenty
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20 Jul 16, 5:00am
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We asked eight of the big banks whether they provide interest-only loans for residential mortgages - and they all do
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19 Jul 16, 1:59pm
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Property Institute suggests political interference in the Reserve Bank's plans to introduce new LVR restrictions for property investors
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19 Jul 16, 9:14am
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RBNZ acts to urgently tighten lending to investors; proposes 60% LVR limit for rental property investors nation-wide from Sept 1; also plans to tighten LVR lending above 80% for other borrowers
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