First home buyers

16 Jan 19, 5:00am
Nationwide housing values grew at their slowest rate since 2012 in the December year, but QV expects 'busy' start to 2019 thanks to the RBNZ loosening LVR restrictions
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22 Dec 18, 7:16am
David Hargreaves says the interlinked issues of KiwiBuild, immigration and the overall housing market performance in 2019 will together be the key determinant of who forms a Government in 2020
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20 Dec 18, 3:30pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show the share of borrowing by the housing investor is continuing to drop sharply to new lows
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19 Dec 18, 5:00am
First home buyers being squeezed between rising lower quartile housing prices & higher mortgage interest rates, putting a dampener on their home ownership hopes
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18 Dec 18, 11:46am
Around 230 more first home buyers expected to qualify for Housing New Zealand grants a year, and 10 for Welcome Home Loans under scheme tweaks
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18 Dec 18, 9:04am
Fletcher Building says Formica sale completes sell-off of non-core businesses; will now reinstate dividends for shareholders
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6 Dec 18, 10:11am
David Hargreaves wonders whether perhaps we really can achieve a subdued, but not falling, house market - 'neither too hot, nor too cold'
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2 Dec 18, 7:02am
David Hargreaves looks at some of the past impacts of the RBNZ's 'LVR speed limit' home loan restrictions and ponders how the latest changes to the LVRs might affect the housing landscape
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30 Nov 18, 10:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on the Top Ten resolved and unresolved issues on the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax
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28 Nov 18, 3:12pm
David Hargreaves admits to reservations about the Reserve Bank move to lift the 'speed limit' for high loan to value house lending - and particularly the move to free up some of the shackles on investors
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28 Nov 18, 9:08am
The Reserve Bank is loosening the 'speed limits' on high loan to value ratio lending and says further relaxation of the rules is likely in future
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26 Nov 18, 1:48pm
Kiwibank economists think the LVR 'speed limit' will be raised to 20% of new bank lending this week - but would like to see it at 25%; say the 'temporary' LVRs are set to be with us for good
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23 Nov 18, 9:26am
David Hargreaves says the first half of next year should give us a much clearer idea of which way the housing market will go
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21 Nov 18, 11:46am
Rising house prices have more than offset falling interest rates in 11 of 12 regions over the last six months - Home loan Affordability Reports
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20 Nov 18, 11:02am
ANZ economists see continued strength in the regional housing markets with further 'catch-up' on Auckland prices
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20 Nov 18, 9:32am
Fletcher Building CEO says residential building in Auckland 'plateauing', though activity levels remain 'robust'; sharp contraction in residential consents in Australia
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14 Nov 18, 11:45am
Kiwibank economists say latest house sales figures show a 'well behaved' market and so there is 'every possibility' of the RBNZ further relaxing lending limits
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13 Nov 18, 12:03pm
KiwiBuild homes are on the margins of affordability for first buyers but that could change significantly next year, writes Greg Ninness
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13 Nov 18, 7:50am
David Hargreaves says the new wave of competition between banks for mortgage business may prove to be short lived but it should certainly provide some life for the housing market leading up to Christmas
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6 Nov 18, 11:51am
Westpac NZ's David McLean is seeing increased competition between the banks as the spring housing market springs to life
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