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About the same.
23% (49 votes)
Better off.
22% (46 votes)
Much worse off.
20% (43 votes)
Much better off.
19% (40 votes)
Worse off.
16% (33 votes)
Total voters: 211

Have rising residential property values left you better or worse off financially?

Older polls

'Robust demand in the household sector' News
01 Sep 14, 4:55pm
Guest 2
Treasury reviews the August economic indicators; expects dairy prices to recover, labour markets to tighten, and stabilisation in the housing markets
Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare Personal Finance
01 Sep 14, 3:27pm
Gareth Vaughan 1
Helped by Air NZ airports cards, Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare by 40 basis points
The hypocrisy of socially enforced charity Opinion
01 Sep 14, 12:02pm
Elizabeth Davies 7
Elizabeth Davies argues  an act of charity is supposed to be selfless, not a source of pride or bragging rights
Raising the stakes by lowering the rate News
29 Aug 14, 2:57pm
David Chaston 14
TSB Bank ups home loan ante by launching market leading 2yr rate, raises cash incentive, adds a home makeover draw
When demand meets supply Opinion
31 Aug 14, 7:41am
Bernard Hickey 41
Bernard Hickey asks why the Government wants to pump jet fuel onto Auckland's housing fire when the evidence shows first home buyer subsidies just inflated prices in Australia





Personal Finance



All variables point to NZD depreciation continuing

Roger J Kerr sees the NZD at 78 USc in a few weeks as the lower dairy prices bite and the US dollar strengthens - and lower still if there is political uncertainty