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A holiday.
61% (134 votes)
A wedding.
27% (58 votes)
A house.
6% (13 votes)
A car.
4% (9 votes)
Education.
2% (4 votes)
Total voters: 218

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LVRs

Most property investors unaffected by LVR limits

ANZ residential investor survey shows most expect property values to keep rising faster than rents

A 1st birthday party for LVR speed limits?

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Gen Ys becoming property orphans

Gen Ys giving up on buying a house and loading up on credit card debt says Veda

Another spring mortgage rate reduction

Kiwibank slices 20 bps off its standard one year fixed home loan rate, reducing it to 5.79%

Don't expect a flood of property listings

The election is unlikely to turn the housing market's spring surge into a king tide

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for August

NZ home loan affordability improved in August as interest rates & mortgage payments fell; Affordability worsens for 1st home buyers

5.75% is the new benchmark

HSBC sets the spring mortgage season tone with three new market leading home loan rates

Harcourts sales a mixed bag in August

Harcourts sales and listings were up in Auckland and the central North Island in August, but down around the rest of the country

SBS Bank reclaims market leading position

Two days out from the next RBNZ OCR review, SBS Bank cuts its three year mortgage rate to 5.89%, the lowest in more than a year

RBNZ says no to debt-to-income limit

Lenders should ensure borrowers will be able to service mortgages if interest rates rise significantly, RBNZ says in Responsible Lending Code submission