First home buyers

24 Aug 17, 3:42pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by first home buyers was up last month compared with a year ago - while investors borrowed $1 bln less than they did in July 2016
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24 Aug 17, 8:19am
There needs to be an enduring solution found to the issue of ramping up - and indeed down - house building activity so that we are building the right numbers of houses for the market
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24 Aug 17, 5:02am
House prices have risen at nearly 10 times the pace of wages for typical first home buyers in Auckland over the last four years
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22 Aug 17, 10:15am
Don't scare the horses: Incremental housing affordability improvements the name of the game for both National and Labour ahead of this September's election; Don't mention the war (on prices)
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21 Aug 17, 11:26am
Westpac economists say there is no compelling case at the moment for the Reserve Bank to loosen the limits on high loan to value ratio lending
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18 Aug 17, 9:26am
BNZ's Tony Alexander says first home buyers are buying fewer homes because house prices are 'too high' and the loans they would need are 'too frighteningly big'
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17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
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16 Aug 17, 4:15pm
It's all very well talking about removing loan to value lending limits, but we need to hear what the Government would do if house prices started to rise quickly again
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15 Aug 17, 12:10pm
English and Ardern raise concerns with RBNZ's loan-to-value ratio limits, and debt-to-income ratio work, while 'respecting' RBNZ independence
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14 Aug 17, 11:04am
David Hargreaves suggests the real estate industry is singling out the wrong target by urging exemptions from the RBNZ’s LVR rules for first home buyers
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8 Aug 17, 7:33am
Steadier path to later & higher Auckland house building peak could be better for first home buyers, construction industry and high school leavers looking to enter the trades, PM English says
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7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
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3 Aug 17, 7:21am
First home buyers, homelessness key focus of new Labour leadership team in Parliament Wednesday; Auckland traffic congestion, health and education also talked up
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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31 Jul 17, 4:14pm
New RBNZ figures show mortgage borrowing growing at its slowest annual rate in well over a year; non-bank mortgage borrowing is starting to surge, however
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26 Jul 17, 3:37pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in June dropped by 48.5% compared with the same month a year ago
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20 Jul 17, 9:13am
Fletcher Building has announced the immediate departure of chief executive Mark Adamson and says operating earings this year will be around $100 mln less than previously indicated
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17 Jul 17, 4:09pm
ANZ economists say 'the hard work has been done' on closing the funding gap between deposits and lending; competition for deposits could now ease and there is more 'wriggle room' for lending
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17 Jul 17, 1:25pm
Westpac economists see higher mortgage rates and continued easing of house prices as being an 'important headwind' for economic activity over the year ahead
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13 Jul 17, 12:40pm
David Hargreaves suggests a subdued housing market in the run-up to the election may ultimately work against the Reserve Bank
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