Alistair Helm

2 Jan 18, 8:02am
Alistair Helm looks at the trend of housing sales volumes and finds 2017 a year where volumes came in below long run averages, but the rate of the year-on-year decline was easing by November
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12 Jan 15, 2:40pm
Herald Homes and HouGarden.com found to have have promoted themselves with misleading advertising
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11 Oct 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm shows how to look behind the vested interest of real estate industry stories based on 'statistics'
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4 Oct 14, 7:30am
Alistair Helm takes a hard look at the real estate spin over 'tight listings' and short 'days-to-sell' data to get a more realistic view of market conditions
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20 Sep 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm despairs at the re-emergence of a particularly dodgy type of real estate advertisement, one that spruiks the supposed benefits of "extra income in retirement"
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13 Sep 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm inspects the revenue the residential real estate industry generates from selling houses and shows who gets what
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16 Aug 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm examines the July property market statistics and interprets what he finds. He thinks underlying economic strength will win through against the current headwinds
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9 Aug 14, 10:00am
Alistair Helm analyses how the housing market reacted in advance of the last seven elections, to see if that explains how it is acting now
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9 Aug 14, 8:00am
Is now a good time to buy or a good time to sell? Westpac's REDnews asked Alistair Helm and this is his view
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2 Aug 14, 8:31am
Alistair Helm shows how investors and speculators bore the main brunt of the LVR restrictions, along with a much smaller pool of first home buyers
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19 Jul 14, 8:00am
To say we have a shortage of houses-for-sale listings is stretching the truth, even in Auckland, notes Alistair Helm
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5 Jul 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm calls for property price searching online to be more accurate
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14 Jun 14, 11:57am
Alistair Helm says a law change will effect the reporting of auction sales data
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14 Jun 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm finds that housing consents levels diverge from housing sale activity as new official policies gain traction
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7 Jun 14, 9:00am
The sector hardest hit by LVR restrictions is the sub $400K's and the data proves that clearly, says Alistair Helm
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24 May 14, 7:46am
Alistair Helm examines the record to see if the current housing market is entering a bubble phase
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17 May 14, 9:00am
Alistair Helm welcomes more data releases on the extent of foreign buying of NZ houses, but doubts the usefulness of one set
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17 May 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm likes the LVR policy because it can ring-fence the property market speculative bubbles of the future without damaging the wider economy
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10 May 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm explains how the median price statistic is being misinterpreted as a valuation - and skewing the expectations of sellers and buyers. Agree?
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25 Apr 14, 8:00am
Alistair Helm shows how reported median house prices can rise during a structural market shift even though no individual house prices change
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