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New Bayhill Development Set to Revitalise Timaru

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:44:37 +1200 | Bayhill Developments Ltd

Confirmation of resource consent for the demolition of the Hydro Grand and development of mixed use complex, the ‘Bayhill’ at 10 Bay Hill, Timaru. More >>

Consumer confidence eases in April, remains above average

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:27:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence eased in April, weighed by a slowdown in the property market and growing expectations that interest rates will rise. More >>

New Record Median Price as Volumes Steady

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:10:42 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 124 fewer lifestyle property sales (-5.8%) for the three months ended March 2017 than for the three months ended March 2016. Overall, there were 2,011 lifestyle ...More >>

Jack Vale appointed as Business Development Manager

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:48:05 +1200 | Tommy's

Tommy’s Property Management, the property management division of Tommy’s Real Estate has appointed Jack Vale to a newly created role of Business Development Manager. More >>

Rising CPI means we need houses more than ever

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:34:18 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Stats NZ’s report today that consumer price index inflation is at 2.2 per cent should worry first home buyers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Annual inflation highest in over five years

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:56:47 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) increased 2.2 percent in the year to the March 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the highest annual increase since the September 2011 quarter, the last quarter affected by the rise in GST from 12.5 to 15 percent.More >>

Govt provides $3m for Christchurch home buyers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:10:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Government funding that was committed to assist the Christchurch City Council in their housing objectives will be used to establish a shared equity home ownership initiative, says Social Housing Minister Amy Adams. The Government committed funding ...More >>

Three years that have transformed Auckland property market

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:49:37 +1200 | Trade Me Property

- Auckland’s property market is back in gear after a bit of a Christmas holiday. It hit a record high average asking price of $918,600 in March up $12,000 since February and edges closer to that $1m markMore >>

Aged Care Provider Enliven Says Pay Equity a Game Changer

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:21:00 +1200 | Enliven

Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers. Part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, Enliven provides a wide range of aged-care services across New Zealand.More >>

Tech revolution driving future of Bay land & property use

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:03:05 +1200 | Logan Stone

Society’s adoption of technology and its impact on ‘bricks and mortar’ real estate, coupled with Hawke’s Bay’s growing strength economically, are two hugely significant drivers for the future of land and property use in this region. Frank ...More >>

Election needs to address consenting costs

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:20:31 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

The New Zealand boss of the largest real estate company in the world, Century 21, says the country’s politicians could help housing affordability simply by adopting a renewed focus this election on dramatically dealing to the many costs associated ...More >>

Housing market volumes & prices jump to reassert March norms

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:19:40 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

This month the Real Estate Institute are pleased to launch the REINZ House Price Index (HPI). Developed in partnership with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the REINZ HPI provides a level of detail and understanding of housing activity over time to ...More >>

Craigs sees slowing growth in funds management

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:19:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) - Craigs Investment Partners posted a 58 percent gain in annual profit as a swelling pot of funds under management delivered a boost to fee income, however, the broking and research house sees the pace of that growth slowing.More >>

Many homeowners would seek longer terms on higher rates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:16:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Almost three-quarters of New Zealand homeowners are expecting their mortgage rates to rise this year and while many are fairly sanguine about a moderate increase, if it goes too high a fifth would push out the term of their loan and a third would ...More >>

Research underlines need for KiwiBuild

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:13:55 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New research showing the social and fiscal benefits of homeownership underlines the need for a massive government-backed building programme like KiwiBuild, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Salvation Army Welcomes Housing Foundation Research

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:00:10 +1200 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army commends the Housing Foundation for its research released today, which it says is critical to the dialogue necessary to drive action to address New Zealand’s housing crisis.More >>

It's always hard to buy a home - Report

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:21:05 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

“Many people claim that housing has never been less affordable and that it is an impossible dream for today's young people”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “While these well-meaning people believe ...More >>

Provide homes now – reap the benefits later

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:59:30 +1200 | Community Housing Aotearoa

New research shows the benefits of good housing and indicates the long term benefits of helping people move between private and social housing into home ownership says peak body, Community Housing Aotearoa.More >>

Report strengthens case for Green housing policy

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:33:01 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party’s Home for Life Policy is a way to achieve the social and economic gains of getting people into their own homes, outlined in a new report by the New Zealand Housing Foundation and BERL Economic Research released today.More >>

NZers looking to cut essentials as interest rates rise

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:16:58 +1200 | BNZ

20% of home owners are likely to extend the term of their mortgage to cover rates rises More >>

 

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