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18 Aug 17, 9:26am
BNZ's Tony Alexander says first home buyers are buying fewer homes because house prices are 'too high' and the loans they would need are 'too frighteningly big'
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16 Aug 17, 4:15pm
It's all very well talking about removing loan to value lending limits, but we need to hear what the Government would do if house prices started to rise quickly again
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15 Aug 17, 12:10pm
English and Ardern raise concerns with RBNZ's loan-to-value ratio limits, and debt-to-income ratio work, while 'respecting' RBNZ independence
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14 Aug 17, 11:04am
David Hargreaves suggests the real estate industry is singling out the wrong target by urging exemptions from the RBNZ’s LVR rules for first home buyers
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11 Aug 17, 10:00am
House prices are tumbling in the main centres. Westpac says market will remain "very soft" for next two years
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11 Aug 17, 5:02am
ASB CEO Barbara Chapman attributes slowness in housing market to upcoming election, says she doesn't have any particular concerns
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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31 Jul 17, 4:14pm
New RBNZ figures show mortgage borrowing growing at its slowest annual rate in well over a year; non-bank mortgage borrowing is starting to surge, however
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26 Jul 17, 3:37pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in June dropped by 48.5% compared with the same month a year ago
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17 Jul 17, 4:09pm
ANZ economists say 'the hard work has been done' on closing the funding gap between deposits and lending; competition for deposits could now ease and there is more 'wriggle room' for lending
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17 Jul 17, 1:25pm
Westpac economists see higher mortgage rates and continued easing of house prices as being an 'important headwind' for economic activity over the year ahead
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13 Jul 17, 12:40pm
David Hargreaves suggests a subdued housing market in the run-up to the election may ultimately work against the Reserve Bank
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10 Jul 17, 2:33pm
BNZ economists say recent media coverage of declining Auckland house prices could prove self-fulfilling
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6 Jul 17, 1:33pm
David Hargreaves hopes near term softness in the Auckland housing market won't affect longer term planning for the region
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4 Jul 17, 12:01pm
David Hargreaves assesses the likelihood of Auckland's housing market continuing to under-perform the rest of the country
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2 Jul 17, 8:41am
Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?
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29 Jun 17, 2:10pm
ANZ economists see repetition of the mid-2000s period when Auckland's house market under-performed the rest of the country
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28 Jun 17, 11:41am
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in May dropped by $1 billion compared with the same month a year ago
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22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
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21 Jun 17, 9:35am
A credit card on the agenda at SBS Bank as home loans and consumer lending through Finance Now continue to surge
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