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Home Loan Affordability Report

Prices at the bottom end of Auckland's housing market increased $85,000 in October making home ownership the preserve of the highly paid
23rd Nov 21, 6:26pm
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Prices at the bottom end of Auckland's housing market increased $85,000 in October making home ownership the preserve of the highly paid
The latest lockdown has not been kind to first home buyers
24th Sep 21, 7:15am
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The latest lockdown has not been kind to first home buyers
Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
25th Aug 21, 12:31pm
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Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
House prices at the affordable end of the market have stopped rising but they aren't getting any cheaper
22nd Jul 21, 12:08pm
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House prices at the affordable end of the market have stopped rising but they aren't getting any cheaper
Latest Home Loan Affordability Report figures suggest house prices at the bottom of the market may be flattening - but Auckland's still a problem
23rd Jun 21, 12:10pm
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Latest Home Loan Affordability Report figures suggest house prices at the bottom of the market may be flattening - but Auckland's still a problem
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
30th May 21, 6:01am
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The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
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
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If they can scrape together a deposit, mortgage payments should be affordable for first home buyers on average incomes in all regions including Auckland
Regions evenly split in January between those where lower quartile prices went up and those where they went down, interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
27th Feb 20, 8:00am
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Regions evenly split in January between those where lower quartile prices went up and those where they went down, interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
The first home buyers of 10 years ago will now be well placed to make the move into their next property
24th Aug 19, 8:59am
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The first home buyers of 10 years ago will now be well placed to make the move into their next property
Lower quartile house prices dropped in most regions in May, but increased in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Taranaki
21st Jun 18, 9:56am
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Lower quartile house prices dropped in most regions in May, but increased in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Taranaki
First home buyer affordability little changed in April, but those who bought a first home five years ago may be wise to assess whether it is time to move on and up
22nd May 18, 10:28am
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First home buyer affordability little changed in April, but those who bought a first home five years ago may be wise to assess whether it is time to move on and up
In 25 of the 30 urban areas we track buying a first home is affordable for a couple on median incomes, but not on Auckland's North Shore - and saving for a deposit remains a challenge
27th Apr 18, 8:38am
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In 25 of the 30 urban areas we track buying a first home is affordable for a couple on median incomes, but not on Auckland's North Shore - and saving for a deposit remains a challenge
Housing affordability still a major challenge for first home buyers in Auckland and Queenstown, interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability reports show
21st Mar 18, 9:42am
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Housing affordability still a major challenge for first home buyers in Auckland and Queenstown, interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability reports show
Owning a home is now more within reach for first home buyers in Auckland as prices tumble and interest rates remain low
23rd Feb 18, 11:30am
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Owning a home is now more within reach for first home buyers in Auckland as prices tumble and interest rates remain low
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
25th Jan 18, 1:27pm
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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
Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Reports show first home buyers are benefiting from falling house prices in Auckland
20th Dec 17, 8:02am
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Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Reports show first home buyers are benefiting from falling house prices in Auckland
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
28th Nov 17, 10:56am
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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
Two instances of the government wrongly defending its Auckland First Home Buyer track record has Alex Tarrant warning: Beware Ministers bearing affordability data
6th Jul 17, 10:29am
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Two instances of the government wrongly defending its Auckland First Home Buyer track record has Alex Tarrant warning: Beware Ministers bearing affordability data
Labour slams new Government housing affordability measure as 'ham-fisted'; calls on Nick Smith to reissue it with 'accurate numbers' on true state of housing affordability
19th Jun 17, 11:37am
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Labour slams new Government housing affordability measure as 'ham-fisted'; calls on Nick Smith to reissue it with 'accurate numbers' on true state of housing affordability
Best way to address housing affordability is boosting land supply, Building & Construction Minister Smith says after govt data details affordability struggles in Auckland
10th May 17, 5:22pm
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Best way to address housing affordability is boosting land supply, Building & Construction Minister Smith says after govt data details affordability struggles in Auckland
It's not just the low paid who are being squeezed out of Auckland's housing market, its affecting middle income earners too
28th Sep 16, 8:56am
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It's not just the low paid who are being squeezed out of Auckland's housing market, its affecting middle income earners too
Home Loan Affordability Reports show people should have no trouble moving on to the second rung of the property ladder, but first home buyers will struggle in Auckland and Queenstown
30th Aug 16, 7:52am
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Home Loan Affordability Reports show people should have no trouble moving on to the second rung of the property ladder, but first home buyers will struggle in Auckland and Queenstown
First home buyers in Auckland will be financially disadvantaged throughout their lives compared to those in other regions
28th Jul 16, 10:09am
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First home buyers in Auckland will be financially disadvantaged throughout their lives compared to those in other regions
Expanded Home Loan Affordability Reports show there is hope for first home buyers in Auckland but they still face tough choices
29th Jun 16, 1:43pm
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Expanded Home Loan Affordability Reports show there is hope for first home buyers in Auckland but they still face tough choices
Housing Minister's claim homes are more affordable now than when Labour was in government only tells part of the story
24th May 16, 9:40am
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Housing Minister's claim homes are more affordable now than when Labour was in government only tells part of the story