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22 May 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply after a post-election slump, and Auckland house price expectations have hit a 12-month high
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30 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding remained at 5.8% for the third month in a row, while non-bank lenders are experiencing a perceptible rise in mortgage lending
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30 Apr 18, 1:42pm
Westpac economists see Govt policies as acting to rein in household debt and providing scope for the Reserve Bank to further loosen lending restrictions
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30 Apr 18, 11:16am
The amount borrowed by first home buyers topped $900 mln last month - the first time this figure has been reached since the RBNZ started releasing mortgage borrower by type information in 2014
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18 Apr 18, 4:24pm
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one
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17 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit
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16 Apr 18, 5:03pm
As the new Government puts various supply and demand policies into place aimed at the housing market, David Hargreaves wonders if it has a clear plan of how it would like to see the market looking and behaving
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11 Apr 18, 2:10pm
David Hargreaves wonders whether the Reserve Bank would be best served by leaving tough deposit restrictions in place on housing investors for the time being
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9 Apr 18, 1:55pm
ANZ economists say high house prices and associated high debt levels have seen consumer spending remain more subdued than might have been expected with the economy buoyant
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4 Apr 18, 7:45am
New RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr gets an early opportunity to strike a favourable impression with the public late next month by further loosening the LVR lending restrictions
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29 Mar 18, 3:34pm
The sharp decline in the growth rates of mortgage borrowing seen in the past year has ended; the recent fast rise in consumer borrowing has slowed
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23 Mar 18, 5:00am
Investor caution and stretched housing affordability will prevent Auckland housing from taking off again, economists from country's biggest mortgage lender say
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13 Mar 18, 1:17pm
Acting Governor Grant Spencer says upcoming review of RBNZ's macro-prudential tools should add 'carefully designed' debt to income or debt servicing tool
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21 Feb 18, 1:26pm
Treasury says involving external experts in setting monetary policy will 'promote a diversity of perspectives' while the RBNZ has said it could create a 'circus'
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19 Feb 18, 3:15pm
ANZ economists see house prices being capped by affordability constraints and new Government measures
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19 Feb 18, 11:14am
Westpac economists say many are getting it wrong expecting interest rates to rise soon; they don't see a rise till late next year; a subdued housing market will be a key reason why
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31 Jan 18, 3:36pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing continues to slow - but consumer borrowing is hitting growth levels last seen 12 years ago
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31 Jan 18, 12:41pm
ANZ economists say even though house prices look 'out of whack' with incomes, they can't see a sharp downward correction
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31 Jan 18, 9:47am
Not much fun for residential property investors this year, according to the latest predictions from the Property Institute
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24 Jan 18, 3:54pm
Gareth Kiernan looks at what the New Year will bring for migration, education, foreign house buyers, KiwiBuild, the RBNZ, the minimum wage, and infrastructure
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