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House prices

Selling houses to foreigners 'benefits NZers'

Ban on overseas house buyers would make Kiwis worse off, argues ACT Party

Arguments for regional LVR rules 'don't hold water'

BNZ’s Tony Alexander says there is 'nothing inequitable' about regional housing markets suffering because of LVR rules

'Auckland housing doesn't make sense'

NZIER's Shamubeel Eaqub on Auckland housing market not making sense, danger of housing over supply & 3 things for debate in election year

The house price conundrum

David Hargreaves asks: Is house price growth accelerating or slowing? And how on earth are we supposed to be able to tell?

The elusive house price story

Westpac chief economist says it's  impossible to tell what is really going on with house prices

Aussie-style foreign house buyer curbs ‘not enough’ for NZ

Updated
BNZ’s Tony Alexander sees a 'clear risk' that Australian-style curbs on offshore house buyers would not 'mute' the worsening situation in Auckland

House prices soar again

Updated
REINZ says annual house price inflation surged to 9.2% in past month from 8.2%; national median rose $25k in month to new record $440k

LVR limits for Auckland mooted

US academic says targeted rather than nationwide response to rising Auckland house prices would be 'prudent'

First home buyers still lagging

Research on QV.co.nz shows LVR speed limits continue to knock back numbers buying first houses

Running in quicksand

Elizabeth Davies bemoans the difficulties of trying to save for a house while the cost of everything is going up