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Property Institute welcomes LVR tweaks

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, says today's decision, by the Reserve Bank, to relax Loan to Value (LVR) restrictions on investors building new homes is an important step in the right direction.

Century 21 listings jumped 97% this winter

While some industry figures have shown nationwide property listings falling, Century 21 New Zealand has revealed its listings sky-rocketed this past winter.

Next steps in earthquake-prone building policy

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.

Building levels reaching pre-GFC activity

Data released today by Statistics New Zealand shows that while the value of building work put in place for the 2016 June quarter is at record levels, the actual building activity is now nearly reaching 2004 peak levels.

Building boom going strong - Minister

The nearly 1100 dwelling consents issued in Auckland in July shows New Zealand’s building boom is continuing to gather momentum, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlord

"There are good and bad aspects of the Greens’ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot today" says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.

Green Party Bill puts renters' rights on the agenda

A Green Party Member’s Bill pulled from the ballot today will put renters’ rights firmly on the political agenda, where it belongs.

Low interest rates 'will mean busy spring'

"It’s yet to be seen just how much of the latest Official Cash Rate cut will be passed on by our retail banks.

Opinion: Oh, give me a home...

House price inflation is an issue of supply and demand - but it's the supply of easy money that is the real culprit, Massey academics say.

National's runaway housing market is hurting rest of economy - Greens

House price data released today shows no signs of a slow down to the overheated housing market and overdue cuts to the Official Cash Rate (OCR) tomorrow are likely to add further fuel to the fire, the Green Party said today.

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