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Dwelling consents down in September

Nearly 2,000 new dwellings were consented last month, but there are signs the trend is decreasing, Statistics New Zealand said today.

New research released on innovation in residential construction

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) on the impact of the demand for individually tailored (bespoke) houses on innovation in the residential construction sector was released today.

UK's largest residential property investor headlines conference

"As long as you do it right, there is no safer business than property investment," said Kevin Green during his presentations at this weekend’s Annual Conference of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

Regulations threaten property growth, say investors

Residential property investors are still confident, growing and looking to buy more properties despite rising interest rates - but many would consider selling up in the event of proposed new regulations.

Property prices 'rising slower this year'

The strong rise in property asking prices has slowed down markedly in recent months, according to, New Zealand’s largest online database of homes for sale.

Banks help leaky unit owners access funding for repairs

Banks have agreed a streamlined process to help homeowners in multi-unit complexes to access loans to pay for work needed to remedy leaky building issues, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced today.

Gen Y home ownership prospects 'rapidly declining'

New data from Veda shows that Generation Y’s home ownership prospects appear to be rapidly declining in New Zealand.

Govt challenged to make all NZ homes safe

Leading home builder Jennian Homes has challenged the Government to reduce the number of serious home-related injuries by extending the rental home warrant-of-fitness scheme, proposed by several political parties, to cover all homes in New Zealand.

August real estate market 'idling'

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 5,481 dwelling sales in the month of August, down 16.3% on August 2013 and down 7.0% compared to July.

Industrial property 'the steadiest performer'

Industrial property has been identified as the steadiest performer in the real estate market by a new report.