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'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

'Reacceleration of values in Auckland'

Quotable Value says housing values rose by more than 10% in parts of Auckland over the last year; Annual NZ wide increase 5.1%

Housing asking prices hit new high

High asking prices & a surge of listings on point to a hot summer for the housing market; ASB sees potential for additional macro-prudential tools

Harcourts' sales up in November

Harcourts' sales volumes and prices rise in Auckland and Christchurch

House prices on Trade Me hit new record

Average asking prices for homes listed for sale on Trade Me break through the $500,000 barrier for the 1st time; 'A bitter pill for buyers'

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for October

Home loan affordability worsened in much of the country in October, but improved slightly in central Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown

Property in pictures

ANZ's economics team runs us through the property market in 16 charts; Says recent monthly data hints at a potential second wind

APRA vs RBNZ on bank capital

Martien Lubberink asks just how well capitalised NZ’s major banks actually are; Compares APRA's view to the RBNZ's

Auckland house prices to keep rising

BNZ's Tony Alexander thinks Auckland house prices will keep rising and agrees with the Reserve Bank that it's too early to ease LVR restrictions