First home buyers

20th Jan 20, 11:09am
Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
20th Jan 20, 11:09am
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
20th Dec 19, 12:00pm
Rising house prices are pushing the dream of home ownership further out of reach for aspiring first home buyers, in spite of recent cuts to mortgage interest rates, Interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Rising house prices are pushing the dream of home ownership further out of reach for aspiring first home buyers, in spite of recent cuts to mortgage interest rates, Interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
20th Dec 19, 12:00pm
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
28th Nov 19, 9:54am
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank's decision to leave existing loan to value ratio restrictions in place means it's unlikely there will be further relaxation of the rules for at least a year
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank's decision to leave existing loan to value ratio restrictions in place means it's unlikely there will be further relaxation of the rules for at least a year
28th Nov 19, 9:54am
26th Nov 19, 12:01pm
Housing getting further out of reach for first home buyers as strong price rises cancel out the benefits of falling interest rates,  interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Housing getting further out of reach for first home buyers as strong price rises cancel out the benefits of falling interest rates,  interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
26th Nov 19, 12:01pm
23rd Oct 19, 1:22pm
A lift in housing activity could help to give the economy 'a bit of a kick', ANZ economists say
A lift in housing activity could help to give the economy 'a bit of a kick', ANZ economists say
23rd Oct 19, 1:22pm
22nd Oct 19, 12:05pm
Auckland housing now affordable for first home buyers in all districts except the North Shore, interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Auckland housing now affordable for first home buyers in all districts except the North Shore, interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
22nd Oct 19, 12:05pm
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
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10th Oct 19, 5:00am
Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
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Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
10th Oct 19, 5:00am
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3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
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KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
2nd Oct 19, 3:37pm
Reserve Bank is proposing formal requirements for banks to provide access to cash deposits and withdrawals and wants the power to set standards for machines that process and dispense cash
Reserve Bank is proposing formal requirements for banks to provide access to cash deposits and withdrawals and wants the power to set standards for machines that process and dispense cash
2nd Oct 19, 3:37pm
20th Sep 19, 9:59am
There's a cruel sting in the tail of falling interest rates - they've already started pushing up house prices at the bottom end of the market, making home ownership less affordable for aspiring first home buyers
There's a cruel sting in the tail of falling interest rates - they've already started pushing up house prices at the bottom end of the market, making home ownership less affordable for aspiring first home buyers
20th Sep 19, 9:59am
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
5th Sep 19, 10:54am

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