First home buyers

5 Jul 18, 2:52pm
Are young people that earn decent salaries too privileged to be thrown a bone by the Government? Jenée Tibshraeny thinks not
4 Jul 18, 3:42pm
The Opposition’s Finance Spokeswoman has slammed the combined income limit of would-be KiwiBuild homeowners, but Grant Robertson says it’s the fault of the previous Government
4 Jul 18, 8:58am
KiwiBuild home buyers who meet the eligibility criteria will go into a ballot to be able to buy a home
4 Jul 18, 5:00am
QV's average property values have fallen in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington over the last three months - vendors warned against unrealistic price expectations
28 Jun 18, 11:52am
David Hargreaves says on one hand it's great to see so many first home buyers getting into the market - but the risks are looking very real at the moment
27 Jun 18, 3:40pm
Total monthly mortgage borrowing figures hit their highest level in nearly two years last month, while first-home-buyer borrowing topped the $1 billion mark for the first time
26 Jun 18, 9:44am
Acting PM Winston Peters says enabling young couples to buy houses for the equivalent of 5x their income is the Govt’s long-term objective, but it won’t happen during its first term
23 Jun 18, 10:01am
Offering guarantees to private developers probably carries less risk for the Government than developing affordable homes itself, Greg Ninness says
21 Jun 18, 9:56am
Lower quartile house prices dropped in most regions in May, but increased in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Taranaki
13 Jun 18, 4:27pm
MBIE report on housing affordability shows renters faring a bit better than first home buyers, based on data to March 2017
6 Jun 18, 9:29am
NZCU Baywide open for 95% mortgages, increases lending cap to $600,000
31 May 18, 3:25pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding rose a touch last month - for the first time since late 2016
28 May 18, 1:49pm
Economists doubt the Reserve Bank will want to further roll back mortgage lending restrictions this week and will prefer to wait longer to see how the housing market develops this year
28 May 18, 10:30am
The chief executive of the Property Institute says Auckland's median house price could double by 2026-2027
25 May 18, 9:27am
Government to exercise 'caution' when deciding which private developments to underwrite as a part of KiwiBuild; Consultant says the real risk with the scheme is that not enough developers get on board
24 May 18, 3:52pm
New monthly mortgage borrowing figures show a strong continuation of the relative honeymoon period first home buyers are enjoying after the Reserve Bank clampdown on lending to investors
23 May 18, 1:57pm
Westpac's David McLean says flat house prices for 20-30 years would gradually correct housing unaffordability without igniting the 'economic carnage' a big price drop would cause
22 May 18, 10:28am
First home buyer affordability little changed in April, but those who bought a first home five years ago may be wise to assess whether it is time to move on and up
22 May 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply after a post-election slump, and Auckland house price expectations have hit a 12-month high
15 May 18, 11:44am
Ardern admits a $650,000 three-bedroom KiwiBuild home will still be unaffordable for 'too many', but says it's better than the Government doing nothing


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