Property news and analysis

5 May 16, 2:47pm
Labour's Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill passes first reading with Dunne's support; would force landlords to improve insulation and pay for heat pumps; Landlords and Govt opposed, saying it would increase rents
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5 May 16, 12:50pm
Housing Minister says Government does not believe there is a housing crisis; sees a "challenge"; says rising house demand a 'good news story' that requires supply response; Seymour asks how affordable housing would be with 9% mortgage rate
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5 May 16, 12:42pm
Government promises fee hike will help to improve pace and efficiency of overseas investment applications
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5 May 16, 10:44am
Bernard's Top 10: Japan's lost quarter century; China's (very) eventual day of debt reckoning; 'A sham trust from the start'; Australia's negative gearing battle between the old and the young; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver
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4 May 16, 12:01pm
Rising housing values in Hamilton and Tauranga are now leaving Auckland in the shade - QV's latest figures
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4 May 16, 10:53am
Statistics NZ reports 1.2% jobs growth in March quarter; private sector LCI wage growth 1.8% for year; both jobs and wages growth above most forecasts; Jobless rate up to 5.7% as participation rate rises
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4 May 16, 10:40am
Prices remain high but the number of sales and new listings are falling rapidly as the market prepares for the winter slowdown
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4 May 16, 10:06am
Asking prices on Realestate.co.nz flat in Auckland, down in most other regions in April
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3 May 16, 2:36pm
A couple of homes hit the $3m mark at Harcourts' auctions last week and a house at Mangere Bridge went for $416,500
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3 May 16, 1:40pm
Key says Ken Whitney's email to Todd McClay saying Key thought there was no plans to change foreign trust regime was "sloppily written"; Key repeats knew nothing of review plan; says often approached by public in person; cites Koru lounge as example
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2 May 16, 7:32pm
Amount borrowed for mortgages grows at fastest annual rate for over seven-and-a-half-years; more mortgages on floating and short fixed terms
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2 May 16, 11:15am
Bayleys' auction prices last week ranged from $382,000 in Cambridge to $2.26m for lifestyle property in Warkworth
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30 Apr 16, 5:02am
The price of an earthquake prone apartment jumped from $505,000 in January to $775,000 in April. Another jumped by $64,500 in a month
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29 Apr 16, 11:30am
New dwelling consents down in March, still woefully short of what is needed in Auckland
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29 Apr 16, 9:55am
Indicative rental yields on residential investment property hit new low of 3.3% in parts of Auckland and are falling rapidly in the Waikato
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28 Apr 16, 2:46pm
Barfoot & Thompson says the biggest rent increases are occurring on Auckland's northern and southern fringes
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28 Apr 16, 9:54am
A land tax just for foreigners? Come on John, you’re better than this says Gareth Morgan. It won't solve the core problem
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28 Apr 16, 9:20am
RBNZ holds OCR at 2.25%; says further easing may be required; notes revival of house price inflation in Auckland; wants lower currency; but NZ$ jumps almost 1 USc to 69.2 USc after decision
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28 Apr 16, 9:03am
Here is today's statement from the Reserve Bank
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27 Apr 16, 3:33pm
New figures show the RBNZ attempts to dampen rampant housing investment have failed
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