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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

RBNZ to go back to its toolbox?

RBNZ seen potentially introducing another macro-prudential tool to try and rein in housing market building a new head of steam

Mortgage broker eyes P2P licence

Squirrel Mortgages owner John Bolton eyes peer-to-peer licence for 'Squirrel Money' offering loans to home owners, investment opportunities for retail investors

Kiwibank puts brakes on high LVR lending

Kiwibank temporarily halts high LVR home lending that's not exempt from the RBNZ restrictions to 'rebalance the book'

Westpac economist supports RBNZ's LVRs

Westpac's chief economist says he 'more than agrees' with the Reserve Bank's decision to keep LVR limits in place

Methinks they doth protest too much

Gareth Vaughan argues the RBNZ's LVR 'speed limit' policy stacks up favourably against its hysterical opposition

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

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; house prices up, transaction levels stable, factories busy hiring, consumer sentiment falls but high, food price rises low

RBNZ eyes house price 'speed limit'

RBNZ's Wheeler says wouldn't want to see house price inflation faster than household income growth of around 5%; repeats that NZ house price ratios are 65% above long term averages