Property news and analysis

23 Jan 17, 8:36am
Housing prices headed south in most parts of the country last month, providing a faint ray of hope for those struggling to get onto the property ladder, even in Auckland
21 Jan 17, 9:08am
The value of all our houses has been growing by $2.7 billion a week, to surpass $1 trillion in the September quarter; Meanwhile the number of houses sold fell 20% in the quarter
19 Jan 17, 11:25am
Big increase in new dwelling consents issued in Auckland in November
19 Jan 17, 10:14am
Real estate agencies could face declining revenues as the housing market makes a poor start to summer
18 Jan 17, 1:58pm
Builders call for banks to stop stifling innovation and rethink rules that prevent first home buyers from getting mortgages to build prefab houses 
17 Jan 17, 10:38am
Median house prices dropped in most parts of the country in December, including hot spots like Auckland, Queenstown and Waikato/Bay of Plenty
16 Jan 17, 1:22pm
Asking rents on Trade Me Property rose strongly in Wellington last year but showed only modest gains in Auckland and declined in Christchurch
13 Jan 17, 3:45pm
Mortgage rates hikes and investor LVR restrictions won't be enough to stop Auckland house prices from growing in 2017, says the Property Institute
12 Jan 17, 11:24am
Asking prices for Northland houses listed on Trade Me Property surge 21% over the year; Auckland market not expected to take off again anytime soon
11 Jan 17, 5:31am
Average Auckland house price inches back to $1.1m; National average rises to $628k; Uncertainty remains over whether LVR restrictions and looming interest rate rises will keep slowing house price growth
9 Jan 17, 4:02pm
Auckland Council warns a building material shortage is seeing an influx of shoddy products enter the market
9 Jan 17, 10:30am
Barfoots' December sales -9.4% lower than a year ago; average price falls -$20,000 from November; increasing inventory takes steam out of price growth
5 Jan 17, 9:33am
We look at what the LINZ title data shows us about new residential dwelling construction activity, and compare that to the building consent data we are used to seeing
31 Dec 16, 12:02am
The Queen City bucks the usual holiday season trend with a sharp rise in the number of properties listed, little rise in asking prices, and a higher inventory of unsold stock:
28 Dec 16, 5:02am
We look back on a big, successful year and reveal our most popular stories; announce expanded coverage for 2017
22 Dec 16, 10:48am
GDP grew 1.1% in Sept qtr; Economists had forecast around 0.8%; Annual growth 3.5%; Construction, tourism, transport strong; farming weak
22 Dec 16, 8:15am
Scraping together a deposit is likely to be the biggest hurdle first home buyers face, and not just in Auckland
21 Dec 16, 3:24pm
New Reserve Bank figures show those looking for their first house are taking up some of the slack left by investors
21 Dec 16, 11:43am
No relief for Auckland's housing shortage and stretched infrastructure with record migration providing around 40,000 extra residents for the city in year to November
20 Dec 16, 11:03am
Auction Results: Barfoot & Thomspon took 162 residential properties to auction last week, had sold 57 by the end of the following day


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