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Matt Nolan takes a look at the drivers of NZ growth over the next year with a two handed Top 10 that's actually two top fives

'House prices will drop by up to 25%'

Brian Gaynor says he's not quite as positive as he was a year ago on NZ economy, warns of damage from house price correction at some point

$551,689 house, $1 million in mortgage repayments

Even lower priced homes are now likely to require total mortgage payments of $1 million or more for many buyers in the main centres

Housing sales surge in December

Housing market finished 2014 with highest volume of December sales since 2006 & a new Auckland price record; Auckland accounted for 98% of 2014 national increase

Fitch predicts lower house price growth

Fitch picks lower NZ house price growth but is confused about our flag

Auckland housing values up almost 10% last year

Auckland housing values rose at twice the national rate in 2014, with QV's average house value in the region now at $761,858

Property prices on Trade Me take a breather

Asking prices on Trade Me Property dipped by almost 1% last month but were up 12.8% for the year

Auckland housing market's 'strong finish'

Barfoot's median sales price breaks through $700,000 for first time, 2014 volumes rise but listings available very tight

'Element of buoyancy' back in real estate market

House prices set new records in Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury in November; REINZ's Stratified Index hits record high

Onehunga house sells for nearly $2.4m

Onehunga house sets a new price record for the area of almost $2.4 million