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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
21st Sep 21, 2:16pm
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David Hargreaves says the likely ongoing presence of Covid in the community poses further questions for our central bank as it looks to 'normalise' interest rates
House prices continued to increase in most parts of the country in August but declined in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Invercargill
15th Sep 21, 10:58am
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House prices continued to increase in most parts of the country in August but declined in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Invercargill
Auckland's housing market held up better than the rest of the country during lockdown
14th Sep 21, 9:41am
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Auckland's housing market held up better than the rest of the country during lockdown
ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
12th Sep 21, 5:39pm
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ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
8th Sep 21, 2:13pm
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The RBNZ appears to have run out of live ammo to tackle the housing market right now. But David Hargreaves argues that with the housing market, it is the years ahead we need to be worrying about
Quotable Value says the housing market came out of the first lockdown like a runaway train, but this time things will be different
8th Sep 21, 5:00am
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Quotable Value says the housing market came out of the first lockdown like a runaway train, but this time things will be different
Barfoot & Thompson's August sales down just 17% compared to July - prices holding
3rd Sep 21, 10:44am
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Barfoot & Thompson's August sales down just 17% compared to July - prices holding
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
31st Aug 21, 3:48pm
The continued surge in mortgage borrowing has seen the country grow its mortgage debt by over 12% in the past year
The average amount first home buyers are paying for a home is estimated to have increased by $118,000 in the year to July
27th Aug 21, 8:00am
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The average amount first home buyers are paying for a home is estimated to have increased by $118,000 in the year to July
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
25th Aug 21, 3:27pm
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Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show $8.8 billion of mortgages were advanced last month, easily a record for a July; $100 billon borrowed in last 12 months
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
David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
22nd Aug 21, 6:01am
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
20th Aug 21, 1:26pm
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No major changes to mortgage rates or house price inflation expected in the near-term on the back of Covid-19 halting a much-anticipated OCR hike
The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
18th Aug 21, 4:17pm
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The Reserve Bank now believes house prices are likely to fall right through from 2022 to 2024; says current prices are unsustainable
ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
16th Aug 21, 2:49pm
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ANZ economists point to a 'sharp disconnect' between what NZ analysts and offshore pundits believe the Reserve Bank will do on interest rates this week
RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
16th Aug 21, 11:01am
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RBNZ survey of households finds expectations of higher house prices have actually increased, while mortgage holders are far less worried about meeting payments than renters
As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
12th Aug 21, 3:46pm
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As the Reserve Bank ponders the likely introduction next year of measures to limit high debt-to-income lending, latest figures show Kiwis - particularly first home buyers - are continuing to stretch themselves further and further to buy houses
REINZ median prices may be showing the first signs of market cooling
12th Aug 21, 9:39am
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REINZ median prices may be showing the first signs of market cooling
Helped by strong housing lending, New Zealand's banks appear set to top $6 billion in annual profit this year for the first time
10th Aug 21, 3:05pm
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Helped by strong housing lending, New Zealand's banks appear set to top $6 billion in annual profit this year for the first time
ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
9th Aug 21, 12:56pm
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ASB economists say the Reserve Bank 'should consider' starting lifting interest rates with a 50 basis-point rise and say the central bank could use interest rates to 'douse the housing market'
Low interest rates have released the genie of irrational exuberance onto the housing market
7th Aug 21, 8:59am
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Low interest rates have released the genie of irrational exuberance onto the housing market
Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
6th Aug 21, 1:55pm
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Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
The extraordinary resurgence of the New Zealand economy will require a very measured approach from our central bank
5th Aug 21, 3:04pm
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The extraordinary resurgence of the New Zealand economy will require a very measured approach from our central bank
Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
4th Aug 21, 5:23pm
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Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
Barfoot & Thompson's July sales reach a six year high with stock levels hitting a new low leaving buyers with little to choose from
4th Aug 21, 10:30am
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Barfoot & Thompson's July sales reach a six year high with stock levels hitting a new low leaving buyers with little to choose from