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More roadblocks to ringfencing?

This week's question comes from Tania (paraphrased): Now that submissions have closed for ring-fencing, what happens next? Is there anything else investors can do to stop it from becoming law? Andrew King from the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation kindly replies below: Public submissions on ring-fencing have closed, so our opportunity to have input into the matter has of...
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Peter Lewis: VP²

At its latest Executive Meeting, the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation ("the NZPIF" or "the Federation") appointed our very own Peter Lewis as its Vice President. Being both the Vice President of the APIA as well as the NZPIF puts Peter in a unique perspective of issues facing investors both locally and nationwide. We managed to grab a few minutes from Peter's busy sch...
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How to set rent?

Setting your rent can be a bit of a Goldilocks Paradox: charge too much, you turn off inquiries; charge too little, you compromise the performance of your property. The right amount of rent will not only help you attract the right types of tenants, it also ensures the continued success of your rental portfolio. We asked five APIA investors to share their rent strategies and elab...
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CGT - Lunacy much?

Just this Sunday, Labour's David Cunliffe was on Q+A lambasting a tax regime that hands out tax free capital gains to property speculators as nothing but pure lunacy. And he would not be wrong. Problem is, he is wrong. In a press release issued yesterday, the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King, rightly pointed out, 'Those who buy and sell property are ...
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NZPIF Says Any Worker Can Own A Home

Housing Affordability Crisis or Housing Expectation Problem? With all the ramped up talk of the Great Kiwi Housing Crisis, the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation ("NZPIF" a.k.a. "the Mother Ship") has released a statement this morning slamming incorrect Housing Affordability information that is currently leading the Government and other political parties to implement policies that will...
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Kiwi Houses Too Pricey? Or Has Someone Been Fudging The Maths?

New Zealand Houses Are Overpriced Figures published by The Economist this month suggest that New Zealand house prices are grossly overpriced. Basing its claims on a comparison between local property prices and rental prices, The Economist concluded that Kiwi homes are 66% over valued, second only to Canada (at 77%). Unsurprisingly, this figure has set off a flurry of media commentaries on ...
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