Auckland housing market

19 Oct 17, 11:29am
Statistics New Zealand says housing costs increased 50.5% in the past decade, while household income rose just 42%
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18 Oct 17, 2:37pm
With no current Government and no permanent Reserve Bank Governor, there's potential for important decisions regarding housing to be left late
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16 Oct 17, 11:40am
Latest ANZ residential property survey finds sharp spike in concern over meth contamination and over LVR restrictions
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14 Oct 17, 7:18am
September saw Auckland record the second lowest volume of house sales in a September month - after 2008 - during the past 25 years
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4 Oct 17, 12:50pm
As the rate of mortgage borrowing growth continues to slow sharply, David Hargreaves ponders on what level of growth the RBNZ would be content with
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27 Sep 17, 3:47pm
The Reserve Bank's loan to value lending restrictions are about to 'celebrate' their fourth birthday. But with the wind changing in the Government and a new RBNZ Governor to appoint, will there be a fifth?
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27 Sep 17, 11:33am
New Reserve Bank figures show borrowing by investors for house purchases last month made up just 22% of the total, compared with about 35% in the months before tighter LVR rules were applied
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25 Sep 17, 3:47pm
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
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19 Sep 17, 12:01pm
The housing market is bearing up surprisingly well; the real question now is whether it will be 'left alone' or not after the election
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11 Sep 17, 4:20pm
After years of hands-off tactics from central government, whatever hue of administration takes over after September 23 is likely to be more interventionist in the housing market
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9 Sep 17, 6:02am
The downturn in auction sales may have hit the bottom in Auckland but don't expect a return to the frenzied bidding of the last few years
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6 Sep 17, 4:12pm
Kiwis' debt continues to dwarf household disposable income, but courtesy of the low interest rates this debt is still being comfortably serviced
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5 Sep 17, 10:49am
Barfoot & Thompson's August sales volumes at lowest level since 2011, down 23% year-on-year
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4 Sep 17, 4:28pm
Latest figures suggest that the Auckland house building market is going to need a whole lot more than words and political posturing
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4 Sep 17, 12:35pm
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
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4 Sep 17, 10:49am
Westpac economists point to recent softening in Auckland house building activity; dwelling consents numbers have 'flat-lined' at levels well short of those needed to keep up with population growth
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31 Aug 17, 3:39pm
New RBNZ figures show the total amount of mortgage borrowing grew by the smallest amount in dollar terms for three years last month
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24 Aug 17, 3:42pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by first home buyers was up last month compared with a year ago - while investors borrowed $1 bln less than they did in July 2016
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24 Aug 17, 8:19am
There needs to be an enduring solution found to the issue of ramping up - and indeed down - house building activity so that we are building the right numbers of houses for the market
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21 Aug 17, 11:26am
Westpac economists say there is no compelling case at the moment for the Reserve Bank to loosen the limits on high loan to value ratio lending
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