First home buyers

21 Feb 18, 9:13am
Beleaguered Fletcher Building puts all of the losses from its building and interior division in its result for the first half of the year; reports after tax loss of $322 million
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14 Feb 18, 2:46pm
David Hargreaves says the latest update from embattled construction giant Fletcher Building gives some clarity around where the company is right now - but the immediate future still looks decidedly murky
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14 Feb 18, 8:43am
Strife-torn Fletcher Building says it will lose another $486 mln from its Building and Interiors Division; Chairman Norris will go; Company is still in negotiation with private lenders over lending covenant breaches; no dividend
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12 Feb 18, 8:44am
Beleaguered Fletcher Building has delayed its return to share trading till Wednesday and says it will now update the market then about expected further losses in its building and interiors division; in discussion with lenders
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8 Feb 18, 1:54pm
As an employer of 10,000 Kiwis, Fletcher Building's health is rather important to the health of the country
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8 Feb 18, 10:59am
Building giant Fletcher Building puts its shares into a trading halt after disclosing it sees even more financial problems emerging in its accident-prone building and interiors division
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31 Jan 18, 3:36pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing continues to slow - but consumer borrowing is hitting growth levels last seen 12 years ago
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31 Jan 18, 9:47am
Not much fun for residential property investors this year, according to the latest predictions from the Property Institute
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25 Jan 18, 1:27pm
Interest.co.nz's latest home loan affordability reports show challenge toughening for would-be 1st home buyers in Auckland and the Waikato, easing in much of the rest of NZ
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18 Jan 18, 9:53am
REINZ says national median house price rose 1.9% to $550,000 in past month; 5.8% increase for year; Auckland up 1.8% for year; national sales down 10.1% year-on-year for December month
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20 Dec 17, 1:21pm
Housing Minister says 2500 Christchurch state houses due to be sold by mid next year will now be retained
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20 Dec 17, 8:02am
Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Reports show first home buyers are benefiting from falling house prices in Auckland
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19 Dec 17, 1:47pm
Housing Minister announces establishment of interim unit within MBIE to start work on 100,000 affordable homes programme
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4 Dec 17, 4:24pm
If Phil Twyford follows through on the sentiments expressed in his first major speech as Housing Minister then the housing sector may be facing an even bigger shake up than people realise
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30 Nov 17, 3:21pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing is continuing to slow markedly - but consumer borrowing growth has hit a 12-year high
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30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
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29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
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29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now
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28 Nov 17, 10:56am
Lower house prices see Central Auckland join Papakura and Franklin as the only parts of greater Auckland where housing is considered affordable for first home buyers
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27 Nov 17, 1:17pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite significant falls in overall mortgage borrowing, first home buyers are very much still around and interested
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