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Prices at the bottom of the market continued to rise steeply in November pushing home ownership further out of reach for those on average wages
17th Dec 21, 11:15am
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Prices at the bottom of the market continued to rise steeply in November pushing home ownership further out of reach for those on average wages
Forsyth Barr research analysts see 'elevated' downside risks to the housing market and more generally see continuation of supply chain woes and inflation and they will be watching out for a few stretched company balance sheets
16th Dec 21, 3:05pm
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Forsyth Barr research analysts see 'elevated' downside risks to the housing market and more generally see continuation of supply chain woes and inflation and they will be watching out for a few stretched company balance sheets
ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
7th Dec 21, 9:12am
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ASB trims its two year fixed home loan rate by 20 basis points to 4.15% as wholesale swap rates make a similar move down. And the CCCFA rules start to bite at loan demand
Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
1st Dec 21, 1:49pm
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Economists at three of the four largest banks now see house prices dropping in 2022
More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
1st Dec 21, 9:47am
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More information will need to be gathered from borrowers by lenders about the reasons why they need the loan, their income, and expenses. Lenders need to assess that the borrower can afford the repayments without getting into financial difficulty
Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
29th Nov 21, 9:33am
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Suddenly, the rise and rise of fixed mortgage rates looks less certain as financial markets recoil at Omicron. Maybe that opens up an opportunity for borrowers to seek discounts off the new higher carded rates
Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
25th Nov 21, 10:48am
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Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
24th Nov 21, 3:20pm
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The housing market remains amazingly buoyant even as interest rates are getting cranked up
ASB the first bank to increase floating home loan rates following the 25 basis points OCR rise, but only by 15 basis points, ANZ adds 20 basis points, Kiwibank, Westpac and BNZ add 25 bps
24th Nov 21, 2:14pm
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ASB the first bank to increase floating home loan rates following the 25 basis points OCR rise, but only by 15 basis points, ANZ adds 20 basis points, Kiwibank, Westpac and BNZ add 25 bps
Reserve Bank plays down the likely impact of restricting house buyers' borrowing capacity on first home buyers
23rd Nov 21, 3:34pm
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Reserve Bank plays down the likely impact of restricting house buyers' borrowing capacity on first home buyers
David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
23rd Nov 21, 2:29pm
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David Hargreaves crunches some facts and numbers and worries about what might be ahead in 2022
Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
23rd Nov 21, 10:49am
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Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
Market conditions for Mum & Dad residential housing investors have changed and the future looks tough for them as a series of regulatory changes take an increasing toll on their cash flows
22nd Nov 21, 1:52pm
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Market conditions for Mum & Dad residential housing investors have changed and the future looks tough for them as a series of regulatory changes take an increasing toll on their cash flows
Following ASB and Westpac, ANZ as the largest home loan lender raises its carded offers, pushing some rates to new higher territory. One year rates now have a 70 bps advantage
22nd Nov 21, 8:37am
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Following ASB and Westpac, ANZ as the largest home loan lender raises its carded offers, pushing some rates to new higher territory. One year rates now have a 70 bps advantage
Westpac joins ASB in pushing through higher fixed mortgage rates, as rising inflation expectations push up wholesale rates, and all eyes turn to how the RBNZ will react
18th Nov 21, 4:06pm
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Westpac joins ASB in pushing through higher fixed mortgage rates, as rising inflation expectations push up wholesale rates, and all eyes turn to how the RBNZ will react
ANZ economists see 'a relatively middle of the road outlook' for a period of weaker-than-average house price growth over 2022, but a gradual return to average over 2023
17th Nov 21, 3:01pm
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ANZ economists see 'a relatively middle of the road outlook' for a period of weaker-than-average house price growth over 2022, but a gradual return to average over 2023
Kiwibank pulling plug on pre-approvals for low deposit home loans as banks strive to meet new RBNZ LVR restrictions
17th Nov 21, 7:44am
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Kiwibank pulling plug on pre-approvals for low deposit home loans as banks strive to meet new RBNZ LVR restrictions
New Reserve Bank debt to income figures show the extent to which housing investors filled their boots during the low-interest, LVR-free days of last year and into this year
16th Nov 21, 3:25pm
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New Reserve Bank debt to income figures show the extent to which housing investors filled their boots during the low-interest, LVR-free days of last year and into this year
ASB raises all its fixed home loan rates giving it the highest rates on offer for most fixed terms. Options under 4% are shrinking fast, especially at the main banks
16th Nov 21, 9:02am
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ASB raises all its fixed home loan rates giving it the highest rates on offer for most fixed terms. Options under 4% are shrinking fast, especially at the main banks
New figures show house buyers are still stretching themselves ever more as the RBNZ prepares to consult on possible DTI limits
15th Nov 21, 3:51pm
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New figures show house buyers are still stretching themselves ever more as the RBNZ prepares to consult on possible DTI limits
ANZ raises its mortgage rates but only to take up the space beneath its main rivals. It also raised its term deposit rates a minor amount
10th Nov 21, 7:17pm
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ANZ raises its mortgage rates but only to take up the space beneath its main rivals. It also raised its term deposit rates a minor amount
Westpac raises mortgage rates again, unafraid of having the highest 1, 2 and 3 year fixed rates of any bank, probably confident others will follow
4th Nov 21, 8:23pm
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Westpac raises mortgage rates again, unafraid of having the highest 1, 2 and 3 year fixed rates of any bank, probably confident others will follow
The direction and speed from here of higher mortgage rates now depends on a set of official data and statistics being released over the rest of November
3rd Nov 21, 10:21am
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The direction and speed from here of higher mortgage rates now depends on a set of official data and statistics being released over the rest of November
Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
2nd Nov 21, 12:08pm
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Reserve Bank analysis suggests that as interest rates 'normalise' and supply continues to enter the market over the coming years, house prices are likely come under pressure to realign with fundamental values
Ahead of some major public policy set pieces, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender follows its rivals with higher rates, pushing its 3 year fixed rate to the highest of any bank for that term. ASB goes even higher
1st Nov 21, 7:16pm
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Ahead of some major public policy set pieces, New Zealand's largest mortgage lender follows its rivals with higher rates, pushing its 3 year fixed rate to the highest of any bank for that term. ASB goes even higher