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24th Jul 13, 5:14am
ASB chief economist predicts that Auckland house price inflation will remain in double digits until into 2015; sees national prices rising to 5.3x income by end of 2015
ASB chief economist predicts that Auckland house price inflation will remain in double digits until into 2015; sees national prices rising to 5.3x income by end of 2015
24th Jul 13, 5:14am
23rd Jul 13, 9:28am
Key says RBNZ's high LVR speed limit needed to slow future rise in interest rates and take 'steam' out of unsustainable Auckland house prices
Key says RBNZ's high LVR speed limit needed to slow future rise in interest rates and take 'steam' out of unsustainable Auckland house prices
23rd Jul 13, 9:28am
22nd Jul 13, 11:35am
Opinion: The Government is happily setting out to subvert the purpose of the KiwiSaver scheme for its own short-term political gain
Opinion: The Government is happily setting out to subvert the purpose of the KiwiSaver scheme for its own short-term political gain
22nd Jul 13, 11:35am
21st Jul 13, 4:16pm
Housing Minister indicates changes will be made to make it easier for first-home buyers to access KiwiSaver funds for houses
Housing Minister indicates changes will be made to make it easier for first-home buyers to access KiwiSaver funds for houses
21st Jul 13, 4:16pm
21st Jul 13, 8:54am
Bernard Hickey calls for some political support for RBNZ Governor Wheeler's attempts to slow down the housing market
Bernard Hickey calls for some political support for RBNZ Governor Wheeler's attempts to slow down the housing market
21st Jul 13, 8:54am
19th Jul 13, 4:55pm
Opinion: Is it politically tenable for the RBNZ to use its tool to crack down on low equity loans?
Opinion: Is it politically tenable for the RBNZ to use its tool to crack down on low equity loans?
19th Jul 13, 4:55pm
19th Jul 13, 11:42am
Home loan affordability worsens as loan limits near; banks tighten decision making; expert advice now more important
Home loan affordability worsens as loan limits near; banks tighten decision making; expert advice now more important
19th Jul 13, 11:42am
19th Jul 13, 10:50am
New Zealand records biggest monthly net migration gain in four years; house prices could come under more pressure
New Zealand records biggest monthly net migration gain in four years; house prices could come under more pressure
19th Jul 13, 10:50am
18th Jul 13, 1:50pm
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence survey shows that young adults and first-home buyers are feeling much less confident about their lot
ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence survey shows that young adults and first-home buyers are feeling much less confident about their lot
18th Jul 13, 1:50pm
17th Jul 13, 10:24am
First-time buyers relying on family to get into houses; It's the only way in a 'crazy rising market', says Auckland mortgage broker
First-time buyers relying on family to get into houses; It's the only way in a 'crazy rising market', says Auckland mortgage broker
17th Jul 13, 10:24am
16th Jul 13, 1:10pm
Labour accuses PM Key of 'handing loaded gun' to RBNZ on high LVRs speed limit policy; Greens want Key to over-ride RBNZ with first home buyers exemption
Labour accuses PM Key of 'handing loaded gun' to RBNZ on high LVRs speed limit policy; Greens want Key to over-ride RBNZ with first home buyers exemption
16th Jul 13, 1:10pm
15th Jul 13, 9:20am
Elizabeth Davies discovers ownership means everything and home occupancy doesn’t even entitle you to the basic right of answering your own door
Elizabeth Davies discovers ownership means everything and home occupancy doesn’t even entitle you to the basic right of answering your own door
15th Jul 13, 9:20am
4th Jul 13, 12:08pm
Bank CEO says limiting banks' low equity home loans is currently the right answer to tackle overheating Auckland housing
Bank CEO says limiting banks' low equity home loans is currently the right answer to tackle overheating Auckland housing
4th Jul 13, 12:08pm
2nd Jul 13, 12:10pm
As consultation on RBNZ's policy to restrict bank lending to house buyers with little equity winds down, Govt and ASB take their opposition public
As consultation on RBNZ's policy to restrict bank lending to house buyers with little equity winds down, Govt and ASB take their opposition public
2nd Jul 13, 12:10pm
21st Jun 13, 2:47pm
Home loan affordability worst in nearly 3 years in May as rules are tightened for high LVR lending; mortgage brokers can help negotiating with banks
Home loan affordability worst in nearly 3 years in May as rules are tightened for high LVR lending; mortgage brokers can help negotiating with banks
21st Jun 13, 2:47pm
16th Jun 13, 9:02am
Bernard Hickey says when houses can only be passed from one generation to the next with the help of obscenely high debt levels, we have a problem
Bernard Hickey says when houses can only be passed from one generation to the next with the help of obscenely high debt levels, we have a problem
16th Jun 13, 9:02am
13th Jun 13, 9:26pm
PM John Key pushing for RBNZ to protect or reduce impact of 'speed limits' on high LVR mortgage lending
PM John Key pushing for RBNZ to protect or reduce impact of 'speed limits' on high LVR mortgage lending
13th Jun 13, 9:26pm
27th May 13, 3:29pm
Home loan affordability shows seasonal improvement in April but trend still worries; toughest in major cities, easiest in provincial centres
Home loan affordability shows seasonal improvement in April but trend still worries; toughest in major cities, easiest in provincial centres
27th May 13, 3:29pm
27th May 13, 9:29am
ASB retail head Ian Park says ASB's surge in high LVR residential mortgage lending being 'encouraged' by borrowers using KiwiSaver money towards a deposit
ASB retail head Ian Park says ASB's surge in high LVR residential mortgage lending being 'encouraged' by borrowers using KiwiSaver money towards a deposit
27th May 13, 9:29am
18th Apr 13, 3:04pm
Auckland home loan affordability worst in 3 years; first home buyer household still finding affordable options in most regions
Auckland home loan affordability worst in 3 years; first home buyer household still finding affordable options in most regions
18th Apr 13, 3:04pm
31st Mar 13, 8:51am
The Reserve Bank is finally getting serious about constraining low-deposit home lending says Bernard Hickey
The Reserve Bank is finally getting serious about constraining low-deposit home lending says Bernard Hickey
31st Mar 13, 8:51am
13th Mar 13, 10:19am
Opinion: The Government needs to take a hard look at the risks to our property market and economy from a rash of foreign investment
Opinion: The Government needs to take a hard look at the risks to our property market and economy from a rash of foreign investment
13th Mar 13, 10:19am
11th Mar 13, 5:25pm
The 'successful' use of loan-to-valuation ratio caps on home loans in Sweden, where there are some interesting comparisions with New Zealand
The 'successful' use of loan-to-valuation ratio caps on home loans in Sweden, where there are some interesting comparisions with New Zealand
11th Mar 13, 5:25pm
25th Feb 13, 4:23pm
Big 5 banks, combined, post NZ$3.3 bln annual increase in home loans where the borrower has less than 20% equity
Big 5 banks, combined, post NZ$3.3 bln annual increase in home loans where the borrower has less than 20% equity
25th Feb 13, 4:23pm
5th Feb 13, 5:03pm
Opinion: What are the 4 macro-prudential tools the RBNZ is looking at and will any of them actually be used to cool an over heating housing market?
Opinion: What are the 4 macro-prudential tools the RBNZ is looking at and will any of them actually be used to cool an over heating housing market?
5th Feb 13, 5:03pm

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