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HSBC offers one year mortgages at 5.39%

Home loan rates continue to fall with more reductions today; rates re-set lower for terms of three years and less, for Premier clients

Auckland Mayor tweaks commercial vs residentail rates

Auckland Mayor Len Brown moves to ensure commercial rates don't go down while residential rates go up

Latest apartment auction results

From high end to shoe boxes they all went under the hammer this week

RBNZ drops talk of future rate hikes

RBNZ drops comment on further rate hikes in dovish statement; warns again on high NZ$; currency and swaps fall further; economists react; Greens attack RBNZ

Luxury waterfront apartment fails to sell for $195,000

A luxury apartment at Viaduct Harbour fails to reach its declared reserve of $195,000 when put to auction

Is Avondale the new millionaire's row?

A do up in Avondale sells for $870,000

Ponsonby landmark back on market

The historic Ponsonby Post Office building is for sale for the second time in 18 months

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for September

NZ home loan affordability flat as house prices stagnate

Kiwibank matches 2 yr market

State-owned bank follows mortgage market down with new 'special' offer, reprises its cash incentive for lending over $100,000

Residential yields below 6% in most places

Landlords may be cheering capital gains but low rental yields make bargains hard to find

BNZ cuts its 3yr home loan rate

The mortgage rate reductions keep coming with another bank pitching its latest change near the bottom of the range as wholesale rates droop

Vendors holding out for more at apartment auction

Bidders offer top dollar for Auckland CBD apartments but still couldn't clinch deals

Fletcher wins government housing contract

Fletcher to build 237 homes on Crown land at Hornby in Christchurch

OCR seen on hold until Sept 2015

CPI up just 0.3% in Sept qtr and 1.0% for the year; well below economists' forecasts; NZ$ drops half a cent to 78.7 USc; OCR seen firmly on hold until September 2015

Yields hit 3.6% at Bayleys' commercial auction

The yields had more spread than Marmite at the latest Bayleys commercial property auction

Mortgage competition heats up

Two major banks come late to the mortgage rate reduction party but bring some of the lowest rates with them, boosted by falling swap rates

How to think about fixed vs floating

Now that banks are cutting fixed rates again, Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, and how long bank economists think the RBNZ is 'on pause'

Key details Government's plans

Key lists Governments plans for reforms of social housing, social welfare, RMA, first home buyer rules, labour laws and trade agreements in third term

There are 17,592 more rented homes than a year ago

The number of rented dwellings increased by 17,592 in the year to September with 7821 of them in Auckland

Auckland property no one-way bet - Key

Key says first home buyers in Auckland should look at buying apartments to get on the ladder; Govt's focus on growing supply; blames land rules

English eyes more state house sales

New Housing NZ Minister Bill English plans to ramp up Housing NZ sales to accelerate social housing reforms and boost affordable housing supply

'Loopy' property rules taskforce starts

Paula Bennett names heads of Rules Reduction Taskforce aimed at rooting out 'loopy' council property rules; complaints website launched

ASB reduces rates then Kiwibank trumps them

Bank's vie for lowest-rate claim in rapid-fire mortgage rate reductions in the key one and two year terms, following wholesale rates down

Most property investors unaffected by LVR limits

ANZ residential investor survey shows most expect property values to keep rising faster than rents

Apartment price up 63% in 2 years

The price of a one bedroom apartment increases by 25% in four months