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Reader poll

About the same.
28% (9 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (6 votes)
Much better off.
19% (6 votes)
Better off.
19% (6 votes)
Worse off.
16% (5 votes)
Total voters: 32

Older polls

median house prices

REINZ national median price drops 2.6%

REINZ's July median selling prices were down in Wellington and Christchurch but up in Auckland 

Misleading property statistics

Alistair Helm explains how the median price statistic is being misinterpreted as a valuation - and skewing the expectations of sellers and buyers. Agree?

Real house prices down most since 70s

NZ house prices down 11% since April 2007 in inflation-adjusted terms, which is biggest fall in real house prices since stagflation of 1970s

Rent ratio

December real estate sales very

"December sales figures confirm what everybody knows: the residential real estate market has slipped back to where it was a few years ago." said REINZ national president Mike Elford. “If you look