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19 Apr 17, 7:59am
The housing market looks set to be quiet in the run up to the election, but David Hargreaves wonders if that's necessarily a good thing
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6 Apr 17, 4:04pm
New RBNZ figures show over a quarter of the amount owed on mortgages in this country is for investment property, while over 40% of that money is on interest-only terms
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5 Apr 17, 3:46pm
New figures show the previously rapidly rising mortgage borrowing surge has been stemmed; Reserve Bank begins new series of monthly statistics
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4 Apr 17, 7:39am
Interest-only lending doesn't appear to be the problem here that it is in Australia - but there's still no good reason why we couldn't clamp down on it too
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30 Mar 17, 10:33am
David Hargreaves hopes the best for the Auckland home buyers taking a high-stakes gamble in the Auckland housing market
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29 Mar 17, 2:40pm
ANZ economists believe higher interest rates and tighter credit will continue to dampen the housing market despite ongoing housing supply imbalances; estimate that average interest costs in Auckland for new purchasers are chewing up 51% of income
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27 Mar 17, 3:59pm
The latest data showing cash-rich investors ruling the roost in Auckland demonstrate why the Government can't leave the housing market to the Reserve Bank
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26 Mar 17, 12:35pm
Lending to investors falls as new RBNZ standards bite. First home buyer affordability improves. Are they related?
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14 Mar 17, 9:41am
Another slower month of housing sales will give the Reserve Bank optimism its efforts are at least keeping some heat out of the Auckland market
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8 Mar 17, 5:00pm
The Superannuation issue is just one example of a Government continually pushing problems out into the future for others to deal with
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6 Mar 17, 3:53pm
Kiwis' debt continues to dwarf household disposable income while household wealth is shrinking as a percentage of household income
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4 Mar 17, 9:06am
Macro-prudential tools must be permanent features of the housing market landscape, Murray Jackson argues
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1 Mar 17, 5:22pm
Westpac NZ details errors in residential mortgage LVR calculations, ramps up bond issues
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1 Mar 17, 12:04pm
New figures show slowest rate of borrowing growth in a year-and-a-half, while bank deposits shrank for the first time in three years
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1 Mar 17, 6:30am
QV says average property values falling on Auckland's North Shore, Waitakere and central suburbs, also in parts of Hamilton and Canterbury
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27 Feb 17, 3:55pm
New Reserve Bank figures show housing investors continuing a rapid retreat in the summer housing market
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16 Feb 17, 8:29am
David Hargreaves mulls some of the possibilities as 2017 gets into full swing
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10 Feb 17, 9:32am
RBNZ Governor tells MPs sceptical about debt-to-income restrictions they could distort the housing market, which the government's tax policies already do
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8 Feb 17, 1:09pm
Finance Minister says he wants full 'cost benefit analysis' and public consultation before considering introduction of debt-to-income ratios for house buying; DTIs now very unlikely before election
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31 Jan 17, 3:34pm
New figures show that household borrowing increased again at the end of last year following a couple of months of slower growth
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