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Housing Affordability

Lower house prices at the bottom of the market meant a significant improvement in affordability for first home buyers last month
23rd Feb 24, 9:30am
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Lower house prices at the bottom of the market meant a significant improvement in affordability for first home buyers last month
Independent global economic researchers Capital Economics say falls in nominal house prices have been 'modest' in most developed economies and 'almost non-existent' in some others
15th Feb 24, 11:32am
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Independent global economic researchers Capital Economics say falls in nominal house prices have been 'modest' in most developed economies and 'almost non-existent' in some others
BNZ chief economist estimates the average annual expense associated with buying the median NZ home currently exceeds the cost of renting by just over $38,000 a year
19th Sep 23, 11:46am
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BNZ chief economist estimates the average annual expense associated with buying the median NZ home currently exceeds the cost of renting by just over $38,000 a year
BNZ economists had expected continued improvement in housing affordability but now say any improvement next year will be 'glacial' and affordability will start to deteriorate again in 2025
5th Sep 23, 9:52am
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BNZ economists had expected continued improvement in housing affordability but now say any improvement next year will be 'glacial' and affordability will start to deteriorate again in 2025
Ongoing rises in mortgage interest rates gazumped rising incomes and drooping house prices for first home buyers last month
21st Aug 23, 1:31pm
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Ongoing rises in mortgage interest rates gazumped rising incomes and drooping house prices for first home buyers last month
The number of first home buyers getting into a home of their own is back up to pre-Covid levels
28th Jul 23, 10:59am
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The number of first home buyers getting into a home of their own is back up to pre-Covid levels
Not all rent control policies are the same – the Green Party proposal deserves an open-minded debate, Tom Baker says
6th Jul 23, 8:05am
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Not all rent control policies are the same – the Green Party proposal deserves an open-minded debate, Tom Baker says
Moving up the property ladder is still affordable for most existing home owners
26th Jun 23, 12:32pm
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Moving up the property ladder is still affordable for most existing home owners
Gareth Vaughan is encouraged to see 4 key issues featuring in the banking competition probe, but wary and sees an elephant in the room
21st Jun 23, 10:14am
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Gareth Vaughan is encouraged to see 4 key issues featuring in the banking competition probe, but wary and sees an elephant in the room
The Unitary Plan has protected Auckland families from significantly higher rents, according to Auckland University's Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy
4th Jun 23, 6:00am
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The Unitary Plan has protected Auckland families from significantly higher rents, according to Auckland University's Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy
Timothy Welch says National’s housing u-turn promotes urban sprawl from which cities and ratepayers will pick up the bill
3rd Jun 23, 9:21am
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Timothy Welch says National’s housing u-turn promotes urban sprawl from which cities and ratepayers will pick up the bill
First home buyers benefit from rising incomes in a stalled property market - but only slightly
17th May 23, 12:01pm
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First home buyers benefit from rising incomes in a stalled property market - but only slightly
Gareth Vaughan argues borrowers who bought their first home in 2020-21 face being let down by the system
13th May 23, 10:01am
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Gareth Vaughan argues borrowers who bought their first home in 2020-21 face being let down by the system
Home ownership remains out of reach for first home buyers on average incomes in spite of recent falls in house prices
22nd Mar 23, 9:00am
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Home ownership remains out of reach for first home buyers on average incomes in spite of recent falls in house prices
Doug Fairgray on the Labour-National push to enable greater housing density across our five biggest cities
26th Feb 23, 6:00am
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Doug Fairgray on the Labour-National push to enable greater housing density across our five biggest cities
Big price falls in Auckland, BoP, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, and Nelson/Marlborough a boon for first home buyers last month
26th Jan 23, 9:59am
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Big price falls in Auckland, BoP, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, and Nelson/Marlborough a boon for first home buyers last month
UBS chief economist Paul Donovan probes whether giving up on the homeownership dream is why many young people have speculated on cryptocurrencies
19th Dec 22, 11:19am
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UBS chief economist Paul Donovan probes whether giving up on the homeownership dream is why many young people have speculated on cryptocurrencies
Build-to-rent is seen as affordable, but it’s unlikely to help those most in need
9th Dec 22, 7:49am
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Build-to-rent is seen as affordable, but it’s unlikely to help those most in need
NZ has a long-running housing crisis, house prices have outstripped incomes since the early 2000s. But more than just housing supply and subsidies, we also need policies to make homes affordable and a long-term, apolitical programme for social housing
29th Nov 22, 2:07pm
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NZ has a long-running housing crisis, house prices have outstripped incomes since the early 2000s. But more than just housing supply and subsidies, we also need policies to make homes affordable and a long-term, apolitical programme for social housing
Housing affordability for first home buyers the worst it has been since interest.co.nz began producing affordability reports in 2004
22nd Nov 22, 10:59am
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Housing affordability for first home buyers the worst it has been since interest.co.nz began producing affordability reports in 2004
Fewer aspiring first home buyers are getting into a home of their own and those who do are taking on a lot more debt than pre-pandemic
28th Oct 22, 11:50am
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Fewer aspiring first home buyers are getting into a home of their own and those who do are taking on a lot more debt than pre-pandemic
The position of aspiring first home buyers has deteriorated substantially over the last three years
23rd Oct 22, 6:00am
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The position of aspiring first home buyers has deteriorated substantially over the last three years
Auckland University's Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on where Auckland's housing densification push is at
7th Oct 22, 9:27am
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Auckland University's Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on where Auckland's housing densification push is at
Rising interest rates eating up many of the benefits of falling house prices for first home buyers
26th Aug 22, 9:25am
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Rising interest rates eating up many of the benefits of falling house prices for first home buyers
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub on what's going on in the housing market and why he's now optimistic about housing
19th Aug 22, 11:08am
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Economist Shamubeel Eaqub on what's going on in the housing market and why he's now optimistic about housing