Property news and analysis

23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Ranjana Gupta says a land tax would broaden the tax base, depress land speculation, reduce the burden of tax on income, and shift taxation more to wealth
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22 Jul 16, 1:42pm
Competitive bidding at latest Ray White City Apartments auction - even for units with remediation issues
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22 Jul 16, 5:03am
Real estate agencies had a golden run in the second quarter of this year earning nearly $500m in commissions
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21 Jul 16, 12:41pm
Economist Rodney Dickens accuses the RBNZ policy makers being out of touch with "the coal face" and the consequence will be a painful retrenchment after an unnecessary boom
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21 Jul 16, 12:02pm
ANZ CEO David Hisco and The Co-operative Bank CEO Bruce McLachlan say the RBNZ should hit residential property investors harder than it's proposing to
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21 Jul 16, 11:29am
Migration growth continuing with net gain heading towards 70,000 a year
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21 Jul 16, 9:09am
RBNZ says inflation outlook has weakened due to 6% rise in NZ$ since June 9; says 'decline in exchange rate needed' as it's making it hard for RBNZ to meet inflation target; says likely further easing required
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20 Jul 16, 4:24pm
ANZ, ASB and Westpac have now pulled the shutters down now on lending to investors over 60% LVR ahead of introduction of new RBNZ rules
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20 Jul 16, 3:31pm
Large plot of land near Auckland Airport that could be used to build higher density housing under the new Unitary Plan sells for $4.7m
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20 Jul 16, 2:24pm
Housing rents in Christchurch have fallen for 14 months in a row, are rising marginally in Auckland and surging ahead in the Bay of Plenty
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20 Jul 16, 5:00am
We asked eight of the big banks whether they provide interest-only loans for residential mortgages - and they all do
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19 Jul 16, 1:59pm
Property Institute suggests political interference in the Reserve Bank's plans to introduce new LVR restrictions for property investors
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19 Jul 16, 9:14am
RBNZ acts to urgently tighten lending to investors; proposes 60% LVR limit for rental property investors nation-wide from Sept 1; also plans to tighten LVR lending above 80% for other borrowers
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18 Jul 16, 10:52am
CPI up 0.4% in June quarter and up 0.4% from a year ago; Economists had expected around 0.5% for both; RBNZ had forecast 0.6%; Auckland rents up 3.5% and Auckland new house costs up 7.6% from year ago
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17 Jul 16, 5:20pm
David Chaston calls on the five main banks to give back the full OCR cuts from December and March now that it is clear the 'higher costs' claimed never materialised or have since faded
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16 Jul 16, 5:02am
At Bayleys' latest auctions you could have bought a three bedroom house at Matamata for $530,000 or a two bedroom unit at Howick for $740,000
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15 Jul 16, 12:41pm
HSBC estimates Auckland's housing shortage at 30,000 homes, says shortage growing by 7000 homes a year while rising prices pose increased risk to the economy
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15 Jul 16, 10:08am
REINZ figures show median house prices hitting new highs around the country as sales start to slow during winter
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14 Jul 16, 12:06pm
Labour Party leader releases new interactive 'housing map' showing people 'how the crisis is affecting their neighbourhood'; Govt says it's riddled with errors
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14 Jul 16, 10:54am
Only one Auckland home sold for less than $600,000 at Harcourts' latest auctions
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