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Jalcon Homes’ Scaffolding Tent Builds Auckland Homes Faster

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:42:41 +1200 | Jalcon Homes

The ever-changing Auckland weather is no longer an issue for Auckland-based design and build company, Jalcon Homes. Constructing New Zealand’s largest residential-build scaffolding tent at Hobsonville Point – the first of its kind in the industry - ...More >>

Te Matapihi Calls for Māori Housing Finance Reform

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:07:45 +1200 | Te Matapihi

21 September 2017 - In a statement made last Sunday 17 September, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox promoted the party’s Iwibank policy, which will see a Māori bank set up to administer housing, land development and business start-up loans. According ...More >>

Strong Value Increases Across Marlborough in Past 3 Years

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:57:37 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough District Rating Revaluation for 2017 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property.More >>

Rents for Urban Properties Hit All-Time High

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:53:19 +1200 | Trade Me Property

The cost of renting apartments, townhouses and units in New Zealand is now more expensive than ever as the median weekly rent increased by 6.3 per cent in the last year to $420, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index.More >>

Andy And Nate Win the Block NZ 2017 And $131,000

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:06:22 +1200 | Mediaworks

Andy and Nate are the winners of The Block NZ 2017 , taking home a total of $131,000 after the highly anticipated auction held in central Auckland tonight, and televised LIVE on Three and ThreeNow.More >>

Protection of Tenant Rights

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:31:29 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

“It is important to protect tenant rights,” said Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “However, it is not correct to say that tenants have no rights in New Zealand and that tenancy laws need to be rebalanced ...More >>

Landlords Offer Stable Tenancies

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:38:41 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

A survey of 816 rental property owners shows that 49% would like their tenants to stay in the property for a very long time as they have no intention of selling. Another 12.7% would like them to stay for at least the next 10 years after which they may ...More >>

Work Underway on Remarkables Residences in Queenstown

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:12:39 +1200 | Remarkables Residences

A significant milestone has been reached with work underway on Queenstown’s Remarkables Residences – a $200m residential development comprising three to five-bedroom multi-storey townhouses in the popular Frankton area.More >>

47 less residential properties sold each day in August

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:43 +1200 | REINZ

Not a single region in the country experienced an increase in the number of properties sold during August 2017 (compared to the same time last year) – a phenomenon that has only happened three times in the last seven years, according to the latest data ...More >>

Auckland Shows More Election Jitters than the Regions

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:52:46 +1200 | Trade Me Property

Property buyers in New Zealand’s largest city seem to be more concerned about the election than their provincial cousins with average asking prices dropping 2.1 per cent in Auckland year-on-year and rising 10.5 per cent in the regions. Meanwhile ...More >>

12 Landlording Myths that Hold Back Residential Tenancy

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:06 +1200 | Auckland Property Investors Association

The recent strident criticisms of residential landlords and their actions mostly rely on erroneous facts and incorrect assumptions. These errors effectively stall any progress in improving the residential tenancy laws and regulations in this country. ...More >>

Matamata Families Benefit from Generation Homes Sponsorship

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:13:55 +1200 | Generation Homes

New parents can enjoy more support in their local community thanks to Generation Homes new partnership with Matamata Plunket. More >>

816 landlords react to Labour's housing proposals

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:30:37 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) received 816 responses to a survey of rental property owners giving their thoughts on a variety of matters currently affecting their industry.More >>

NZ house prices, credit growth need more cooling, S&P says

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:18:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand housing market needs to cool further and credit growth needs to slow to remove risks to the wider banking system, Standard & Poor's says. More >>

Winston Peters: Speech to Whangamata Public Meeting

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:45:42 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

I want to recognise my fellow MP, Clayton Mitchell, and the New Zealand First candidate for Coromandel, Anne-Marie Andrews. More >>

Nathan Guy - Out of Touch

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:33:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour candidate Rob McCann says he was shocked and disappointed when current Otaki MP Nathan Guy told a packed public meeting, hosted by the Otaki Rotary Club on Thursday, that there wasn’t a housing crisis, it was a housing boom.More >>

National pumps up house prices with HomeStart bribe

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:48:58 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

National's latest bribe will only drive up house prices and shows neither major party even wants to fix the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National to increase support for first home buyers

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:39:43 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National to increase support for first home buyers National will make it easier for first home buyers to get a deposit by doubling the financial support available when buying an existing house, and increasing it for new builds, Ms Amy Adams and ...More >>

More Focus Needed on Strategy & Design in Housing Crisis

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 09:16:11 +1200 | The Maori Party

On Wednesday 6 September, the New Zealand Institute of Architecture hosted “The Homesick Blues: Political parties on housing remedies” election panel. It emerged that there is a clear desire to see significantly more action from the next government ...More >>

Grand designs south of Auckland

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 19:39:49 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The development of a new community on former Wesley College land near Pukekohe moved a step closer today with the announcement of 12 build partners. More >>

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