THE NEW FOREIGN BUYER BAN BILL

  Dear Reader, December last year was filled with changes in the New Zealand Government. A bill that would amend the current overseas act was introduced to revise the Overseas Investment Act. The current act applies to  sensitive land, but not residential land. The new bill would fit residential land within the category. According to Housing Minister, Mr. Phil Twyford, the government is determined to make New Zealanders first time buyers able to buy their first home without the competition of foreign buyers. Our property managers have been working hard to make sure our clients get the best out of

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New Government’s policies could hurt housing market

House prices could drop as much as 10 or 13 per cent over the next three years, it has been predicted. As more details are revealed of the coalition agreement between Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens, commentators are picking over the potential policy impacts on the housing market. Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan was already expecting a drop in prices before the new Government was announced. He said a slowdown in population growth and net migration would be exacerbated by the new Government. Prices could come off by about 10 per cent over the next three years.Investors had

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