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Housing Affordability

Infometrics says millennial first home buyers are signing up for a lifetime of debt and are likely to be much worse off than the baby boomers
23rd Jun 22, 5:00am
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Infometrics says millennial first home buyers are signing up for a lifetime of debt and are likely to be much worse off than the baby boomers
Falling house prices more than offset the effects of rising interest rates for first home buyers in May
22nd Jun 22, 10:30am
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Falling house prices more than offset the effects of rising interest rates for first home buyers in May
Average rents range from $388 a week in Timaru to $640 in Porirua
10th Jun 22, 10:50am
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Average rents range from $388 a week in Timaru to $640 in Porirua
House prices at the bottom of the market now falling in every region, but first home buyers no better off due to rising interest rates
19th May 22, 10:00am
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House prices at the bottom of the market now falling in every region, but first home buyers no better off due to rising interest rates
Gareth Vaughan on a return to commodity-backed money, crypto & the GFC, Canada's solutions to NZ-style housing problems, a Covid tax for banks, plus Elon Musk and securities laws
9th Apr 22, 9:30am
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Gareth Vaughan on a return to commodity-backed money, crypto & the GFC, Canada's solutions to NZ-style housing problems, a Covid tax for banks, plus Elon Musk and securities laws
Town planning moved away from facilitating growth to maintaining character of existing suburbs leading to a reduction in housing supply, says Infrastructure Commission report
4th Apr 22, 11:11am
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Town planning moved away from facilitating growth to maintaining character of existing suburbs leading to a reduction in housing supply, says Infrastructure Commission report
Dramatic fall in the number of first home buyers taking out riskier, low deposit mortgages
25th Mar 22, 10:42am
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Dramatic fall in the number of first home buyers taking out riskier, low deposit mortgages
Falling house prices make home ownership more affordable for first home buyers
22nd Feb 22, 9:00am
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Falling house prices make home ownership more affordable for first home buyers
Construction giant Fletcher Building has lifted half year earnings 41% to $171 mln despite lockdown disruptions
16th Feb 22, 9:34am
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Construction giant Fletcher Building has lifted half year earnings 41% to $171 mln despite lockdown disruptions
Early criticism of the effect credit contracts law changes are having on first home buyers may be misplaced
8th Feb 22, 1:21pm
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Early criticism of the effect credit contracts law changes are having on first home buyers may be misplaced
TOP's Raf Manji on UBI, land value tax, monetary financing and more
8th Feb 22, 10:03am
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TOP's Raf Manji on UBI, land value tax, monetary financing and more
If banks’ lending behaviour is found to have contributed to NZ’s housing quagmire, banks must be held accountable and share the pain when the bubble inevitably bursts, writes Michael Rehm
3rd Feb 22, 9:28am
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If banks’ lending behaviour is found to have contributed to NZ’s housing quagmire, banks must be held accountable and share the pain when the bubble inevitably bursts, writes Michael Rehm
Auckland rents still rising but the rate of increase is relatively low compared to last 10 years
28th Jan 22, 11:54am
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Auckland rents still rising but the rate of increase is relatively low compared to last 10 years
Rising interest rates and sky high deposit requirements are pushing home ownership further out of reach for people on average wages, even as the market cools
24th Jan 22, 11:55am
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Rising interest rates and sky high deposit requirements are pushing home ownership further out of reach for people on average wages, even as the market cools
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