sign up log in
Want to go ad-free? Find out how, here.

NZ housing market

David Hargreaves dives back through from the start of detailed mortgage figures the Reserve Bank has now been producing for 9 years to show a picture of burgeoning first home buyer involvement and mostly shrinking investor participation
31st Jan 24, 11:44am
40
David Hargreaves dives back through from the start of detailed mortgage figures the Reserve Bank has now been producing for 9 years to show a picture of burgeoning first home buyer involvement and mostly shrinking investor participation
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers picked up over a quarter of the new mortgage monies advanced in December - although it was a slow month overall
30th Jan 24, 11:20am
14
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers picked up over a quarter of the new mortgage monies advanced in December - although it was a slow month overall
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers remain active in the market, while the long sleeping investors may just be showing signs of stirring
27th Nov 23, 12:01pm
18
Latest RBNZ figures show first home buyers remain active in the market, while the long sleeping investors may just be showing signs of stirring
Latest RBNZ figures show New Zealanders' interest bill on mortgages topped $4.6 billion in the September quarter, putting us on target to pay well north of $17 billion to the banks in mortgage interest for the full 2023 year
26th Oct 23, 3:26pm
39
Latest RBNZ figures show New Zealanders' interest bill on mortgages topped $4.6 billion in the September quarter, putting us on target to pay well north of $17 billion to the banks in mortgage interest for the full 2023 year
Banks are telling the Reserve Bank 'a more significant increase' in investor demand for residential mortgages may occur in the next six months if interest deductibility on rental properties is reintroduced
24th Oct 23, 12:16pm
53
Banks are telling the Reserve Bank 'a more significant increase' in investor demand for residential mortgages may occur in the next six months if interest deductibility on rental properties is reintroduced
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that mortgage money advanced last month rose by over 8% on a seasonally-adjusted basis
27th Sep 23, 8:46am
50
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that mortgage money advanced last month rose by over 8% on a seasonally-adjusted basis
The number of people choosing to 'top-up' their home mortgage is running at fewer than half the number of two years ago
28th Aug 23, 12:36pm
29
The number of people choosing to 'top-up' their home mortgage is running at fewer than half the number of two years ago
Latest Reserve Bank figures show mortgage money advanced last month dipped below $5 billion - the lowest level for a July month since 2017
24th Aug 23, 3:48pm
26
Latest Reserve Bank figures show mortgage money advanced last month dipped below $5 billion - the lowest level for a July month since 2017
Reserve Bank changes its forecasts and now expects house prices to rise from the current quarter, with annual prices showing an increase by March next year
16th Aug 23, 3:50pm
65
Reserve Bank changes its forecasts and now expects house prices to rise from the current quarter, with annual prices showing an increase by March next year
David Hargreaves examines financial statistics for the first six months of the year showing money being 'sucked out' of consumers' pockets both through higher mortgage and deposit rates
2nd Aug 23, 9:11am
28
David Hargreaves examines financial statistics for the first six months of the year showing money being 'sucked out' of consumers' pockets both through higher mortgage and deposit rates
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the total of officially 'impaired' housing loans has now surpassed the peak of the sharp, but brief rise during the pandemic in 2020
1st Aug 23, 1:44pm
20
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the total of officially 'impaired' housing loans has now surpassed the peak of the sharp, but brief rise during the pandemic in 2020
The banks will be hoping this is a year of 'two halves' for new mortgage activity after a start to the year that was the slowest in at least nine years
27th Jul 23, 9:08am
31
The banks will be hoping this is a year of 'two halves' for new mortgage activity after a start to the year that was the slowest in at least nine years
Reserve Bank figures show on a seasonally adjusted basis there may be slight signs of life in the mortgage market; meanwhile the quarterly mortgage interest bill just crashed through $4 billion for the first time
26th Jul 23, 3:41pm
45
Reserve Bank figures show on a seasonally adjusted basis there may be slight signs of life in the mortgage market; meanwhile the quarterly mortgage interest bill just crashed through $4 billion for the first time
Latest Reserve Bank figures show non-performing housing loans rose nearly 12% in May, climbing to levels last seen around eight years ago
3rd Jul 23, 1:40pm
62
Latest Reserve Bank figures show non-performing housing loans rose nearly 12% in May, climbing to levels last seen around eight years ago
David Hargreaves tries to put some context around why first home buyers are getting a record share of the mortgage market even as house prices have been falling
30th Jun 23, 9:22am
221
David Hargreaves tries to put some context around why first home buyers are getting a record share of the mortgage market even as house prices have been falling
Reserve Bank figures show no sign yet of any upturn in the mortgage market, with May recording a drop in the amount borrowed compared with the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis
27th Jun 23, 3:39pm
50
Reserve Bank figures show no sign yet of any upturn in the mortgage market, with May recording a drop in the amount borrowed compared with the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis
Reserve Bank figures show the near-moribund mortgage market is being propped up by first-timers as April lending figures continue to reflect the sagging house prices
25th May 23, 12:08pm
89
Reserve Bank figures show the near-moribund mortgage market is being propped up by first-timers as April lending figures continue to reflect the sagging house prices
The Reserve Bank is now indicating it thinks the falls in house prices will slow during this year and will be about finished by the start of next year
24th May 23, 4:11pm
44
The Reserve Bank is now indicating it thinks the falls in house prices will slow during this year and will be about finished by the start of next year
The country's banks are telling the Reserve Bank that borrower sentiment 'will likely tend towards more caution' due to the fast-changing housing market conditions
24th Apr 23, 12:06pm
66
The country's banks are telling the Reserve Bank that borrower sentiment 'will likely tend towards more caution' due to the fast-changing housing market conditions
David Hargreaves has a bit of a dive back through the detailed mortgage figures that the Reserve Bank has now been producing for eight years
9th Mar 23, 8:30am
45
David Hargreaves has a bit of a dive back through the detailed mortgage figures that the Reserve Bank has now been producing for eight years
[updated]
Latest Reserve Bank mortgage figures for January - while numerically hitting all kinds of record lows - actually suggest a slight uptick from December on a seasonally-adjusted basis
27th Feb 23, 10:59am
47
Latest Reserve Bank mortgage figures for January - while numerically hitting all kinds of record lows - actually suggest a slight uptick from December on a seasonally-adjusted basis
The next major challenge the Reserve Bank faces is convincing everyone that once interest rates hit peak highs they won't start falling rapidly again
12th Feb 23, 6:00am
128
The next major challenge the Reserve Bank faces is convincing everyone that once interest rates hit peak highs they won't start falling rapidly again
Only a decade ago more than half the country's mortgages were on floating rates, now the amounts on floating rates has dwindled to record lows
9th Feb 23, 12:38pm
7
Only a decade ago more than half the country's mortgages were on floating rates, now the amounts on floating rates has dwindled to record lows
David Hargreaves has a trawl through some of the RBNZ's mortgage data to see how homeowners are reacting to rising rates a year and a half into a rising mortgage rate environment
9th Feb 23, 9:33am
37
David Hargreaves has a trawl through some of the RBNZ's mortgage data to see how homeowners are reacting to rising rates a year and a half into a rising mortgage rate environment
RBNZ figures show first home buyers might possibly be hitting the limits of their seemingly boundless enthusiasm, while investors may have just stirred slightly
31st Jan 23, 10:50am
35
RBNZ figures show first home buyers might possibly be hitting the limits of their seemingly boundless enthusiasm, while investors may have just stirred slightly