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About the same.
24% (29 votes)
Better off.
21% (26 votes)
Much better off.
20% (25 votes)
Much worse off.
20% (24 votes)
Worse off.
15% (18 votes)
Total voters: 122

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Property - NZ’s drug of choice

Geoff Simmons says National is encouraging first home buyers to get up to their necks in debt. Your view?

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

Banks can withhold proceeds of property sales

Banking Ombudsman warns investors to check with their bank before selling properties to release capital

BNZ NIM up in June quarter

BNZ June quarter profit drops with income lower and expenses higher

Two banks cut home loan rates

Kiwibank beats all with market's lowest 2 yr fixed rate; Westpac slices its 3 yr fixed rate

Westpac repays taxpayer backed debt

Westpac NZ quarterly profit boosted by sale of Visa shares and lower loan impairments

Friday's guest Top 10

David Whitburn on patriotic property investors, asks if house prices are really rising, says capital shouldn't be taxed, outs 'outrageous lie,' calls for a Bright-line test & more

ASB breaches bank registration

ASB breaches RBNZ imposed conditions of banking registration through single high LVR home loan

'I'm not at all concerned about that'

ASB mortgage marketshare slips with CEO saying some deals 'aren't a position in the market that we want to take'

Harcourts prices up, volumes down

Harcourts blames the Reserve Bank for dwindling sales in July as prices remain firm; Sales volumes down 13%