First home buyers

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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1 May 18, 5:15am
Realestate.co.nz monthly figures show Auckland had its lowest number of April month new listings for four years, while Canterbury, Wellington and Hawke's Bay had strong gains in listings
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30 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding remained at 5.8% for the third month in a row, while non-bank lenders are experiencing a perceptible rise in mortgage lending
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30 Apr 18, 1:42pm
Westpac economists see Govt policies as acting to rein in household debt and providing scope for the Reserve Bank to further loosen lending restrictions
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30 Apr 18, 11:16am
The amount borrowed by first home buyers topped $900 mln last month - the first time this figure has been reached since the RBNZ started releasing mortgage borrower by type information in 2014
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27 Apr 18, 8:38am
In 25 of the 30 urban areas we track buying a first home is affordable for a couple on median incomes, but not on Auckland's North Shore - and saving for a deposit remains a challenge
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24 Apr 18, 10:10am
Property Institute warns the Government's moves to 'ring fence' property tax losses will have a 'disastrous impact' on the market and significantly worsen the already existing rental accommodation shortage
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16 Apr 18, 5:03pm
As the new Government puts various supply and demand policies into place aimed at the housing market, David Hargreaves wonders if it has a clear plan of how it would like to see the market looking and behaving
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11 Apr 18, 2:10pm
David Hargreaves wonders whether the Reserve Bank would be best served by leaving tough deposit restrictions in place on housing investors for the time being
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4 Apr 18, 7:45am
New RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr gets an early opportunity to strike a favourable impression with the public late next month by further loosening the LVR lending restrictions
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29 Mar 18, 4:46pm
David Hargreaves says while the move to ring-fence' investors' losses on rental properties for tax purposes appears logical we must be cautious about assuming that all the consequences will be good ones
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29 Mar 18, 3:34pm
The sharp decline in the growth rates of mortgage borrowing seen in the past year has ended; the recent fast rise in consumer borrowing has slowed
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29 Mar 18, 11:31am
IRD releases 'ring-fencing' paper; Revenue Minister encourages feedback on proposal to ensure investors can't offset losses on property investments against other income
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25 Mar 18, 1:26pm
Housing and Urban Development Minister says 29 hectares of Unitec land at Mt Albert will be transferred to Crown ownership; between 3000 and 4000 homes to be constructed
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21 Mar 18, 9:42am
Housing affordability still a major challenge for first home buyers in Auckland and Queenstown, interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability reports show
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