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Foreign owners selling their New Zealand residential properties at more than twice the rate they are buying them
28th Jul 21, 12:30pm
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Foreign owners selling their New Zealand residential properties at more than twice the rate they are buying them
Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
4th May 21, 12:09pm
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Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
13th May 20, 5:17pm
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Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
ASB economists say restrictions on non-resident house buying in NZ are 'biting' and this supports the ASB view that there will only be a 'modest' pick-up in house prices in the second half of this year
24th Jun 19, 1:22pm
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ASB economists say restrictions on non-resident house buying in NZ are 'biting' and this supports the ASB view that there will only be a 'modest' pick-up in house prices in the second half of this year
David Hargreaves says the Government should take advantage of the quieter house market to put in place more exact measures of who owns houses and where they come from
6th May 19, 11:09am
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David Hargreaves says the Government should take advantage of the quieter house market to put in place more exact measures of who owns houses and where they come from
Stats NZ says number of residential properties sold to overseas buyers plummeted in the March quarter after the foreign buyer ban came fully into place
2nd May 19, 11:18am
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Stats NZ says number of residential properties sold to overseas buyers plummeted in the March quarter after the foreign buyer ban came fully into place
Central Auckland remains the most popular area for overseas buyers, who accounted for 13.7% of all sales in the area in Q4 2018
8th Feb 19, 11:38am
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Central Auckland remains the most popular area for overseas buyers, who accounted for 13.7% of all sales in the area in Q4 2018
Barfoot & Thompson looks to WeChat to improve engagement with Chinese customers
26th Oct 18, 1:49pm
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Barfoot & Thompson looks to WeChat to improve engagement with Chinese customers
Top Chinese property website says if anyone has been driving up house prices, 'it’s your rich dad and uncle, not rich Chinese'
15th Aug 18, 6:58pm
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Top Chinese property website says if anyone has been driving up house prices, 'it’s your rich dad and uncle, not rich Chinese'
The controversial Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has passed its third reading with 65 votes for and 57 against and will become law in a matter of weeks
15th Aug 18, 6:25pm
by Jason Walls
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The controversial Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has passed its third reading with 65 votes for and 57 against and will become law in a matter of weeks
Westpac's chief economist abruptly changes tack and now forecasts a house price rally early next year, with prices to climb 1.5% in the first quarter; RBNZ was the 'game changer'
15th Aug 18, 11:51am
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Westpac's chief economist abruptly changes tack and now forecasts a house price rally early next year, with prices to climb 1.5% in the first quarter; RBNZ was the 'game changer'
The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was one of the first bills the Government said it would implement and this week it will likely become law
13th Aug 18, 12:10pm
by Jason Walls
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The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was one of the first bills the Government said it would implement and this week it will likely become law
Overseas house buying activity mostly concentrated in Auckland, latest figures show
27th Jul 18, 11:40am
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Overseas house buying activity mostly concentrated in Auckland, latest figures show
ASB data shows the actual number of homes sold to foreign buyers in the year to March 2018 is likely between 11% & 21% nationally, not the 3% reported by Stats NZ  
26th Jun 18, 1:39pm
by Jason Walls
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ASB data shows the actual number of homes sold to foreign buyers in the year to March 2018 is likely between 11% & 21% nationally, not the 3% reported by Stats NZ  
Westpac's chief economist says it's no surprise that the housing market is slowing; predicts Auckland and Queenstown will be most affected by foreign buyer restrictions
21st Jun 18, 11:42am
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Westpac's chief economist says it's no surprise that the housing market is slowing; predicts Auckland and Queenstown will be most affected by foreign buyer restrictions
David Hargreaves says Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee appears to have done a good job 'fixing' Labour's foreign buyer ban but reckons we don't need a repeat of such hastily drawn up legislation
21st Jun 18, 8:19am
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David Hargreaves says Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee appears to have done a good job 'fixing' Labour's foreign buyer ban but reckons we don't need a repeat of such hastily drawn up legislation
Proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act would allow overseas buyers to buy new apartments off the plans or to develop new homes, but they would not be able to buy existing dwellings
19th Jun 18, 10:41am
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Proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act would allow overseas buyers to buy new apartments off the plans or to develop new homes, but they would not be able to buy existing dwellings
ANZ economists say the Government's forthcoming ban on foreign buyers of New Zealand houses is not expected to have much impact on either house price inflation or housing affordability
18th Jun 18, 3:12pm
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ANZ economists say the Government's forthcoming ban on foreign buyers of New Zealand houses is not expected to have much impact on either house price inflation or housing affordability
Capital outflows from China may have had a bigger impact on Auckland's housing market than low interest rates and high immigration
9th Jun 18, 7:01am
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Capital outflows from China may have had a bigger impact on Auckland's housing market than low interest rates and high immigration
Associate Finance Minister David Parker says the price of New Zealand homes should be set by buyers in this country, not those from overseas
8th Jun 18, 12:29pm
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Associate Finance Minister David Parker says the price of New Zealand homes should be set by buyers in this country, not those from overseas
Overseas house buyer activity is concentrated in places like Auckland and Queenstown
7th Jun 18, 11:39am
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Overseas house buyer activity is concentrated in places like Auckland and Queenstown
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
27th Apr 18, 10:00am
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Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
The Government's coming under pressure to make changes and exemptions in its legislation barring offshore buyers from owning existing New Zealand houses
23rd Apr 18, 10:42am
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The Government's coming under pressure to make changes and exemptions in its legislation barring offshore buyers from owning existing New Zealand houses
Greg Ninness takes a look at the concept of the RBNZ having a debt-to-income ratio tool and the Government banning foreign house buyers and says bring them both on
22nd Apr 18, 7:02am
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Greg Ninness takes a look at the concept of the RBNZ having a debt-to-income ratio tool and the Government banning foreign house buyers and says bring them both on
The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit
17th Apr 18, 3:40pm
by Jason Walls
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The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit