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What's the most likely election outcome?


House prices

Don't expect a flood of property listings

The election is unlikely to turn the housing market's spring surge into a king tide

Clean, green and up to our necks in debt

International report confirms NZ is a world leader in its consumer credit to personal disposable income ratio

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for August

NZ home loan affordability improved in August as interest rates & mortgage payments fell; Affordability worsens for 1st home buyers

Harcourts sales a mixed bag in August

Harcourts sales and listings were up in Auckland and the central North Island in August, but down around the rest of the country

House sales volumes drop 7% month-on-month

The REINZ says median house prices kept rising in August but the volume of sales is in decline

What the RBNZ decision means

Bernard Hickey looks at what the RBNZ's decision to pause OCR hikes (maybe until mid-2015) means for mortgage rates & house prices

Apartments outsell houses and land

Apartments sell at gross yields above 7% while houses in investor friendly Ranui and sections on the Coromandel go begging

QV says housing market slowing

QV says property values are still rising in most places except Wellington, but the rate of growth is slowing

ASB picks house prices to keep rising

ASB says house prices are likely to start rising again but at a slower pace than previously seen

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains