Days to the General Election: 25
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First home buyers

15th Sep 20, 11:42am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of recent developments in our never-dull housing market
15th Sep 20, 11:42am
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
David Hargreaves says the country should never again be allowed to fall as far behind with its housing supply as it did in the wake of the global financial crisis
7th Sep 20, 3:11pm
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should seriously reconsider reintroducing LVR limits - at least for investors
27th Aug 20, 10:10am
27th Aug 20, 10:04am
If they can scrape together a deposit, mortgage payments should be affordable for first home buyers on average incomes in all regions including Auckland
If they can scrape together a deposit, mortgage payments should be affordable for first home buyers on average incomes in all regions including Auckland
27th Aug 20, 10:04am
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market
20th Aug 20, 9:04am
19th Aug 20, 9:00am
Fletcher Building offers downbeat view of year ahead after confirming loss of $196 mln for year to June 2020
Fletcher Building offers downbeat view of year ahead after confirming loss of $196 mln for year to June 2020
19th Aug 20, 9:00am
19th Aug 20, 8:00am
The first home buyers of 10 years ago should be well placed to keep moving up the property ladder today
The first home buyers of 10 years ago should be well placed to keep moving up the property ladder today
19th Aug 20, 8:00am
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
Latest Reserve Bank figures on household debt to income ratios show that still more house buyers are borrowing more than five times their annual income
13th Aug 20, 3:43pm
11th Aug 20, 8:59am
Fletcher Building takes the unusual step of announcing what its results will be eight days before the official results announcement
Fletcher Building takes the unusual step of announcing what its results will be eight days before the official results announcement
11th Aug 20, 8:59am
9th Aug 20, 2:54pm
Greens will allow Kāinga Ora to borrow $5 billion more to build 5000 homes a year and clear the social housing list within five years
Greens will allow Kāinga Ora to borrow $5 billion more to build 5000 homes a year and clear the social housing list within five years
9th Aug 20, 2:54pm
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
David Hargreaves says the recent buyer trends in housing may just represent the way the market should look when freed from the distortions visited by the Reserve Bank's LVR rules
29th Jul 20, 1:52pm
27th Jul 20, 5:00am
The mortgage payments on a lower quartile-priced home have declined by nearly $40 a week since February, Interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
The mortgage payments on a lower quartile-priced home have declined by nearly $40 a week since February, Interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
27th Jul 20, 5:00am
24th Jul 20, 1:36pm
Govt finally takes baby step towards getting people into their first homes via progressive ownership, giving two community organisations $23 million to scale up their offerings
Govt finally takes baby step towards getting people into their first homes via progressive ownership, giving two community organisations $23 million to scale up their offerings
24th Jul 20, 1:36pm
21st Jul 20, 2:56pm
ANZ economists now say the downturn in the housing market will come later - at the end of this year and into next
ANZ economists now say the downturn in the housing market will come later - at the end of this year and into next
21st Jul 20, 2:56pm
5th Jul 20, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the willingness or otherwise of Kiwis to keep spending in coming months will be a key factor in how well our economy recovers
David Hargreaves says the willingness or otherwise of Kiwis to keep spending in coming months will be a key factor in how well our economy recovers
5th Jul 20, 6:02am
30th Jun 20, 3:28pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite plunging interest rates Kiwis put the most money away in term deposits last month for a year
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite plunging interest rates Kiwis put the most money away in term deposits last month for a year
30th Jun 20, 3:28pm
25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
Days to the General Election: 25
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