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Housing Affordability

Home price falls beat interest rate rises

NZ home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show

Median house prices drop sharply

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Median house prices fell sharply in June with Auckland prices leading the decline

House asking prices set new record

Asking prices for homes hit an all time high in June, Realestate.co.nz says, new listings drop

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Landlords being squeezed

Johnny come lately property speculators and new lending rules are putting the squeeze on many landlords

Rising house prices vs rents

Property values are rising faster than rents in Auckland but it's a different story in the rest of the country

QV says property values still rising

QV says property values are still rising in Auckland and Christchurch but falling in many other regions

House prices hit new record

House prices hit record highs in Auckland and Christchurch last month. Still upward price pressure in Auckland, says Harcourts, Christchurch new listings rise

Auckland house prices still rising

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Barfoots says there is record demand for homes over $1 million; New listings down

Labour offers development contribution support

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Labour offers to support Government's bill restricting local government development contributions in move to help housing affordability; Key says will talk with Labour