First home buyers

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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1 Nov 18, 8:37am
Peter Dunne says the Government's flagship housing programme is beginning to look like no more than one of Edmund Blackadder's cunning plans
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31 Oct 18, 3:32pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show declines in the rate of annual borrowing growth across the personal, housing, business and agricultural sectors
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30 Oct 18, 11:34am
ANZ economists believe the RBNZ will further relax the mortgage lending restrictions next month, though not by much; they see a 'neutral level' of low deposit loans being about 15%-20% of banks' lending
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26 Oct 18, 11:04am
Falling interest rates, easing house prices and rising incomes have improved the lot of typical first home buyers in Auckland by nearly $90 a week since March 2017
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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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9 Oct 18, 10:05am
Even KiwiBuild homes are likely to be beyond the reach of many first home buyers if they don't have a decent deposit or a better than average income
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26 Sep 18, 3:38pm
Monthly mortgage figures show a decline in the share of new mortgages taken out by both first home buyers and investors
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26 Sep 18, 10:22am
Slightly lower prices, falling interest rates and slowly rising incomes are all helping to improve affordability for first home buyers - but not by much
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25 Sep 18, 11:29am
David Hargreaves reckons the direction of the housing market over the next few months will decide a lot of things, including who wins the next election
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17 Sep 18, 5:00am
The capacity of home loan borrowers to borrow has dropped by about 20% over the past couple of years, mortgage brokers estimate
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13 Sep 18, 8:36am
Construction starts on KiwiBuild's first Buying Off The Plans project - 25 apartments in Onehunga
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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7 Sep 18, 11:04am
ASB joins Kiwibank with special deal for KiwiBuild home buyers, saying they'll 'potentially' only need a 5% deposit & get $2,500 towards costs
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4 Sep 18, 8:09am
David Hargreaves says surprisingly robust monthly mortgage figures suggest the RBNZ will put on hold indefinitely any further relaxation of lending limits
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27 Aug 18, 3:38pm
Monthly mortgage figures show investors are slowly rebuilding their share of borrowing, gaining their highest share of the overall figures for over a year last month
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