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Facts show rent increases are modest - NZPIF

"Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me," says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

New tenancy website launched

A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Report highlights two-track property market

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s "two-track housing experience", says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.

Research publication spotlights lucrative trends in property

New Zealanders could see hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of residential developments above shopping centres in the next 10-20 years, according to property, design and research company RCG.

National must take action on speculators - Little

The Government must take action on property speculators who are damaging the housing market and shutting families and young people out of the home ownership dream, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.

Landlords not cashing in on insulation schemes - Williams

The fact so few landlords have taken up the generous taxpayer subsidy for retrofitting shows it is time to legislate minimum standards, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams.

Auckland marches on - REINZ

A new record of 2,267 dwellings sold by auction in March, 604 more than for March 2014 Auctions in March 2015 representing more than 25% of total sales for the first time, with almost 50% of Auckland’s sales by auction

Building consents on the rise

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the latest edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly today.

New dwelling consents decreased in February

The number of new dwellings consented was 0.6 percent lower in February 2015 than in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Town centre expansion set to engulf historic home

Queenstown’s continuing residential and commercial urban sprawl looks set to engulf another victim - with a substantial landholding on the edge of the town centre targeted for redevelopment.