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Before the end of 2014.
37% (57 votes)
Not until some time next year.
37% (56 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
26% (40 votes)
Total voters: 153

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ASB launches 2yr fixed mortgage special rate

ASB beats main rivals by lowering its two year mortgage rate as a 'special' going sub 6%, withdraws one year 'special

Stalling the engine of the property market

Alistair Helm shows how investors and speculators bore the main brunt of the LVR restrictions, along with a much smaller pool of first home buyers. Your view?

Risk of big house price fall 'moderating'

The risk of a significant NZ house price correction is slowly moderating, Moody's says, with RBNZ actions a key factor

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Westpac grabs some extra margin, Transmission Gully underway, the MetroGlass yo-yo, wholesale rates rise

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ raises variable rates +25bps, selective on deposits, Dorchester looks for more of Turners, RBNZ leads,  wholesale rates sink

Build up not out says Harcourts chief

More apartments the solution as Auckland house prices reach 'frightening' levels, says Harcourts chief; Describes Auckland as 'the problem child'

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; rates react to RBNZ hike, confidence fades, affordability actually improves, wholesale swap rates rise, and more

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

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

What happened Thursday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rates rise after OCR hike, Chinese PMI up, NZ trade balance strong, high LVR lending rises, swap rates fall, and more

RBNZ sitting tight on LVR restrictions

Deputy Governor Grant Spencer tells interest.co.nz the RBNZ's plans for the future of its LVR restrictions will be revealed in November's Financial Stability Report