Property news and analysis

18 Aug 17, 9:26am
BNZ's Tony Alexander says first home buyers are buying fewer homes because house prices are 'too high' and the loans they would need are 'too frighteningly big'
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17 Aug 17, 5:26pm
Overall sales clearance rate of 43% at the latest apartment auctions - welcome to the new normal
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17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
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16 Aug 17, 4:52pm
Latest REINZ figures show lifestyle block sales slumped 19.2% in 12 months to July and prices are below where they were 12 months ago in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury
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16 Aug 17, 9:43am
Harcourts' average selling prices are declining as the number of sales drops 18% at the country's largest real estate agency
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15 Aug 17, 1:06pm
Labour leader Ardern maintains 'right and ability' to introduce Capital Gains Tax if working group suggests it next term; Would exempt 'family home'
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15 Aug 17, 12:10pm
English and Ardern raise concerns with RBNZ's loan-to-value ratio limits, and debt-to-income ratio work, while 'respecting' RBNZ independence
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15 Aug 17, 10:59am
Prices ranged from $186,000 for Auckland CBD apartment to $3.42 million for mortgagee sale at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions
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12 Aug 17, 6:02am
Leaky buildings, seismic strengthening and leasehold rent reviews are just some of the issues Auckland apartment buyers need to watch out for
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11 Aug 17, 10:00am
House prices are tumbling in the main centres. Westpac says market will remain "very soft" for next two years
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11 Aug 17, 5:02am
ASB CEO Barbara Chapman attributes slowness in housing market to upcoming election, says she doesn't have any particular concerns
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10 Aug 17, 11:13am
Augusta is syndicating a large industrial property in Brisbane with forecast cash returns of 7.65%, but it comes with hefty upfront costs
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9 Aug 17, 10:31am
Hamilton real estate agency's $1.05 million fine takes total penalties in price fixing case to almost $19 million
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9 Aug 17, 8:57am
Aucklanders caught between high rent increases and low wage growth - high immigration likely to be a contributing factor
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8 Aug 17, 9:54am
Sales rate of just over a third at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions, with auction numbers remaining low
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7 Aug 17, 2:05pm
Bayleys residential auction rooms were a lot quieter last week with just 13 Auckland properties marketed for auction - just one in 10 sold at the Hamilton auction
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7 Aug 17, 10:13am
Gareth Morgan vies to protect renters with longer leases, eviction restrictions, improved insulation funded by ETS proceeds and more social housing
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4 Aug 17, 3:33pm
Vacant prime office space doubles in Auckland, dries up in Wellington: Colliers report
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4 Aug 17, 11:17am
Some commercial properties selling for less than the average Auckland home and are providing better returns. Good turnout at Bayleys latest commercial property auction
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4 Aug 17, 7:21am
An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
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