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First home affordability improves a smidgen Property
30 Jan 15, 2:54pm
Greg Ninness
Affordability improved slightly for first home buyers in Auckland and Christchurch last month, but worsened in Wellington according to the Roost Home Buyer Affordability Report
Peak consents? Property
30 Jan 15, 11:28am
David Chaston 1
Residential building consents rose in 2014 but still not back to their 2007 levels; Auckland the main drag but Waikato also struggles to maintain momentum
EQC 'ready for another disaster' News
29 Jan 15, 2:17pm
Jenée Tibshraeny 1
EQC at 70, a great asset for NZ or an aggressive muddler? Gerry Brownlee, EQC CEO Ian Simpson and lawyer Andrew Hooker have their say. Your view?
90 seconds at 9 am: Sharp falls everywhere News
30 Jan 15, 7:33am
David Chaston 18
US jobless claims fall; Denmark struggles with peg; Germany gets deflation; China milk industry doubts; NZ swaps and fx fall sharply; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc, TWI = 76.1
RBNZ 'pouring petrol on housing fire' Property
29 Jan 15, 12:59pm
Gareth Vaughan 37
RBNZ 'taking a premature gamble with the housing market,' BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues, saying its own actions encourage the behaviour it doesn't want to see





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