First home buyers

2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
28th Feb 21, 6:32am
Housing affordability improved slightly for first home buyers in many parts of the country in January, but the outlook remains grim for those on average wages
Housing affordability improved slightly for first home buyers in many parts of the country in January, but the outlook remains grim for those on average wages
28th Feb 21, 6:32am
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
17th Feb 21, 9:44am
First home buyers' share of the housing market dropped to 22% in January, investors' share rose to 41%
First home buyers' share of the housing market dropped to 22% in January, investors' share rose to 41%
17th Feb 21, 9:44am
17th Feb 21, 9:16am
The strong housing market has helped propel Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business to a 130% rise in profits
The strong housing market has helped propel Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business to a 130% rise in profits
17th Feb 21, 9:16am
14th Feb 21, 6:02am
Gareth Vaughan gets lost in a fictional world full of fairies, rainbows and unicorns where banks use cheap public money in ways that make New Zealand a better place
Gareth Vaughan gets lost in a fictional world full of fairies, rainbows and unicorns where banks use cheap public money in ways that make New Zealand a better place
14th Feb 21, 6:02am
12th Feb 21, 4:02pm
SBS Bank extends its 2.29% home loan rate out to terms of 18 months and two years fixed, making the two year offer the lowest in the market. It is also offering up to $6000 as a cash incentive
SBS Bank extends its 2.29% home loan rate out to terms of 18 months and two years fixed, making the two year offer the lowest in the market. It is also offering up to $6000 as a cash incentive
12th Feb 21, 4:02pm
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10th Feb 21, 10:10am
Another challenger bank goes below 2% for mortgages, as the 2021 home loan market swells on sharply rising demand. These challenger banks have opened up a 30 bps rate advantage over the main banks
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Another challenger bank goes below 2% for mortgages, as the 2021 home loan market swells on sharply rising demand. These challenger banks have opened up a 30 bps rate advantage over the main banks
10th Feb 21, 10:10am
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27th Jan 21, 3:30pm
A challenger bank offers first home buyers a one year fixed rate well below the main banks, raises two term deposit rates to well above the main banks as well
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A challenger bank offers first home buyers a one year fixed rate well below the main banks, raises two term deposit rates to well above the main banks as well
27th Jan 21, 3:30pm
26th Jan 21, 10:12am
Low interest rates have created winners and losers in the housing market as the COVID-19 pandemic rumbles on
Low interest rates have created winners and losers in the housing market as the COVID-19 pandemic rumbles on
26th Jan 21, 10:12am
19th Jan 21, 11:36am
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
19th Jan 21, 11:36am
22nd Dec 20, 11:53am
The benefits of rising wages and lower interest rates on mortgage payments for first home buyers have been more than wiped out by rising house prices
The benefits of rising wages and lower interest rates on mortgage payments for first home buyers have been more than wiped out by rising house prices
22nd Dec 20, 11:53am
18th Dec 20, 8:08am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson tells Bloomberg the Reserve Bank requesting a debt to income ratio tool doesn’t automatically translate to the Government approving it
Finance Minister Grant Robertson tells Bloomberg the Reserve Bank requesting a debt to income ratio tool doesn’t automatically translate to the Government approving it
18th Dec 20, 8:08am
2nd Dec 20, 10:08am
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University of Auckland postgraduate student Connor Sharp explains why he has launched a petition calling on Parliament to implement a capital gains tax on residential property
University of Auckland postgraduate student Connor Sharp explains why he has launched a petition calling on Parliament to implement a capital gains tax on residential property
2nd Dec 20, 10:08am
30th Nov 20, 3:40pm
Reserve Bank statistics show the bumper mortgage month of October led to the biggest monthly and annual increase in the amount of mortgage money outstanding ever
Reserve Bank statistics show the bumper mortgage month of October led to the biggest monthly and annual increase in the amount of mortgage money outstanding ever
30th Nov 20, 3:40pm
25th Nov 20, 8:01am
Economist Brian Easton looks at housing bubbles and what we might do about them
Economist Brian Easton looks at housing bubbles and what we might do about them
25th Nov 20, 8:01am
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
22nd Nov 20, 6:02am
Mortgage payments are just as affordable for first home buyers as they were three years ago, thanks to falling interest rates and higher wages
Mortgage payments are just as affordable for first home buyers as they were three years ago, thanks to falling interest rates and higher wages
22nd Nov 20, 6:02am
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17th Nov 20, 10:04am
National's new Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says the Government should be 'mandating' the RBNZ to ensure the new Funding for Lending money doesn't just flow into the housing market
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National's new Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says the Government should be 'mandating' the RBNZ to ensure the new Funding for Lending money doesn't just flow into the housing market
17th Nov 20, 10:04am
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show more mortgage money being borrowed at in excess of five times annual income - but Auckland may be reaching limits
16th Nov 20, 12:26pm
12th Nov 20, 10:13am
Kiwibank economists say the current performance of the housing market is 'not consistent' with an economy in the midst of the worst recession in 100 years
Kiwibank economists say the current performance of the housing market is 'not consistent' with an economy in the midst of the worst recession in 100 years
12th Nov 20, 10:13am
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
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11th Nov 20, 8:52am
Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
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Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
11th Nov 20, 8:52am
10th Nov 20, 10:06am
Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
10th Nov 20, 10:06am

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