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Big drop in Auckland's median house price pushed the national median down by $55,000 in September
14th Oct 21, 9:51am
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Big drop in Auckland's median house price pushed the national median down by $55,000 in September
New listings on Realestate.co.nz rose very slightly in July compared to June and remain well ahead of where they were pre-COVID
2nd Aug 21, 9:57am
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New listings on Realestate.co.nz rose very slightly in July compared to June and remain well ahead of where they were pre-COVID
CoreLogic says housing market may be at a turning point with the impact of tax changes and rising interest rates yet to hit
23rd Jul 21, 5:00am
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CoreLogic says housing market may be at a turning point with the impact of tax changes and rising interest rates yet to hit
David Hargreaves looks to the second half of the year and beyond with a mixture of hope and trepidation
15th Jun 21, 2:40pm
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David Hargreaves looks to the second half of the year and beyond with a mixture of hope and trepidation
Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
10th May 21, 1:42pm
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Credit firm Equifax says the surge in mortgage activity by the big banks has driven a more than 100% rise in credit inquiries
Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
15th Feb 21, 10:24am
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Economist Brian Easton says building more houses will not reduce house prices by much; house prices will boom until speculation based on leveraged borrowing is addressed
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
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The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
26th Jan 21, 4:29pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
19th Jan 21, 3:48pm
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Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
8th Dec 20, 2:53pm
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ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
Credit bureau Centrix says nearly a fifth of Kiwi superannuitants still have a mortgage
24th Nov 20, 11:50am
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Credit bureau Centrix says nearly a fifth of Kiwi superannuitants still have a mortgage
Geoff Simmons says regardless of who forms the government after this weekend, there is no plan to make housing affordable
14th Oct 20, 12:48pm
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Geoff Simmons says regardless of who forms the government after this weekend, there is no plan to make housing affordable
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show the buoyant housing market doesn't necessarily mean higher prices
4th Sep 20, 11:40am
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Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show the buoyant housing market doesn't necessarily mean higher prices
David Hargreaves says while it would be lovely to simply bin this year and move straight on to 2021, we may be able to somewhat salvage matters in the second half of 2020
10th Jun 20, 7:50am
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David Hargreaves says while it would be lovely to simply bin this year and move straight on to 2021, we may be able to somewhat salvage matters in the second half of 2020
David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
19th Jan 20, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves sifts through some of the building and infrastructure changes planned by the Government for this year and concludes they could have very significant impact, if the election doesn't get in the way - and that's a big if
David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
15th Jan 20, 11:10am
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David Hargreaves cunningly avoids making any predictions as he outlines some of the economic-related issues he's looking out for in the year ahead
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
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David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
New research finds the composition of migrants has no influence on house prices, but New Zealanders moving tends to push prices up more
31st Jul 19, 10:41am
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New research finds the composition of migrants has no influence on house prices, but New Zealanders moving tends to push prices up more
IMF cautions the Reserve Bank about any further loosening of the 'speed limits' on high loan to value residential lending; welcomes prospect of introduction of vacant land tax and says Govt could go 'broader'
26th Jun 19, 10:57am
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IMF cautions the Reserve Bank about any further loosening of the 'speed limits' on high loan to value residential lending; welcomes prospect of introduction of vacant land tax and says Govt could go 'broader'
OECD report notes lack of success of KiwiBuild programme and says Govt should focus more on low-income renters
25th Jun 19, 10:18am
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OECD report notes lack of success of KiwiBuild programme and says Govt should focus more on low-income renters
Property developers are crying foul over proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act, but if they don't adapt to the changes they risk being sidelined in an evolving market
3rd Feb 18, 7:38am
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Property developers are crying foul over proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act, but if they don't adapt to the changes they risk being sidelined in an evolving market
Here are the big three numbers that dominated the surprises in the political economy of 2016, and the questions they raise for 2017
18th Dec 16, 5:02am
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Here are the big three numbers that dominated the surprises in the political economy of 2016, and the questions they raise for 2017
Long term bond yields have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, which is pushing up mortgage rates and the Government's borrowing costs just as it may have to start borrowing again and just as housing markets are cooling
20th Nov 16, 5:02am
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Long term bond yields have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, which is pushing up mortgage rates and the Government's borrowing costs just as it may have to start borrowing again and just as housing markets are cooling
Bernard Hickey argues the case for the Government to rapidly ramp up its program of building and selling affordable apartments on Crown land
26th Jun 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey argues the case for the Government to rapidly ramp up its program of building and selling affordable apartments on Crown land
Bernard Hickey details a scenario where a $1.5 mln median house price is possible for Auckland by 2018 and sets out five ways to stop that happening
19th Jun 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey details a scenario where a $1.5 mln median house price is possible for Auckland by 2018 and sets out five ways to stop that happening