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Housing Affordability

Prices at the bottom of the market continued to rise steeply in November pushing home ownership further out of reach for those on average wages
17th Dec 21, 11:15am
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Prices at the bottom of the market continued to rise steeply in November pushing home ownership further out of reach for those on average wages
Accountants and tax agents say confusion over tax rule changes is giving property investors cold feet and could result in high levels of non-compliance
28th Nov 21, 10:22am
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Accountants and tax agents say confusion over tax rule changes is giving property investors cold feet and could result in high levels of non-compliance
Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
25th Nov 21, 10:48am
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Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
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
Benje Patterson says a legacy of Covid-19 may be some permanent changes to the way we work and where we choose to live
17th Nov 21, 1:21pm
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Benje Patterson says a legacy of Covid-19 may be some permanent changes to the way we work and where we choose to live
Rising mortgage rates took the shine off price falls for many first home buyers in September
24th Oct 21, 6:00am
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Rising mortgage rates took the shine off price falls for many first home buyers in September
Dipping our toes into the podcasting world, interest.co.nz probes whether it would be possible and desirable for the government and Reserve Bank to deliberately reduce house prices
10th Oct 21, 6:00am
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Dipping our toes into the podcasting world, interest.co.nz probes whether it would be possible and desirable for the government and Reserve Bank to deliberately reduce house prices
Government avoids 'over-taxing' property investors by allowing interest deductions on taxable sales
29th Sep 21, 5:21pm
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Government avoids 'over-taxing' property investors by allowing interest deductions on taxable sales
Interest deductibility rules for property investors detailed; 'New builds' to be exempt for 20 years
28th Sep 21, 12:06pm
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Interest deductibility rules for property investors detailed; 'New builds' to be exempt for 20 years
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
Government expected to reveal details of interest deductibility rule change for property investors early next week, only days ahead of the implementation date
23rd Sep 21, 2:54pm
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Government expected to reveal details of interest deductibility rule change for property investors early next week, only days ahead of the implementation date
Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
3rd Sep 21, 8:30am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business enjoyed a whopping 141% rise, helping drive a turnaround for the company from a loss to a $305 mln profit
18th Aug 21, 9:01am
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Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business enjoyed a whopping 141% rise, helping drive a turnaround for the company from a loss to a $305 mln profit
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
Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
3rd Aug 21, 9:56am
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Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
30th Jul 21, 10:15am
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Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
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
Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
20th Jul 21, 10:40am
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Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
BDO tax specialists say new tax rules around residential property investment 'could result in tax paid on what would ordinarily be an economic loss'
1st Jul 21, 2:21pm
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BDO tax specialists say new tax rules around residential property investment 'could result in tax paid on what would ordinarily be an economic loss'
The average value of all New Zealand homes tops $900,000 for the first time
1st Jul 21, 5:00am
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The average value of all New Zealand homes tops $900,000 for the first time
Rising interest rates will reduce the amount most home buyers can borrow, pushing down house prices in the process, says Greg Ninness
29th Jun 21, 9:20am
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Rising interest rates will reduce the amount most home buyers can borrow, pushing down house prices in the process, says Greg Ninness
Gareth Vaughan on central bank digital currencies cutting out the banks, why you can't debase a fiat currency, Bernard's most despairing column, living with COVID-19 long-term & a cricket tragic celebrates
25th Jun 21, 2:38pm
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Gareth Vaughan on central bank digital currencies cutting out the banks, why you can't debase a fiat currency, Bernard's most despairing column, living with COVID-19 long-term & a cricket tragic celebrates
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
What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
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What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
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