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19th Apr 21, 3:33pm
Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
Kiwibank economists say housing supply should be able to meet demand by 2024 and we could even see an over-supply, leading to improved affordability; house price growth to fall to 1% by end of 2022
19th Apr 21, 3:33pm
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
Westpac economists say landlords might be better off selling their property to the tenants rather than trying to push through large rent hikes
10th Apr 21, 10:00am
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
ASB economists says rent controls benefit incumbent renters, regardless of their financial circumstances, but 'pretty much everyone else' bears costs
6th Apr 21, 1:23pm
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
David Hargreaves assesses some of the more intemperate suggestions being made about what might be ahead in the wake of the Government's housing policy package
29th Mar 21, 3:35pm
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
Westpac economists say the Govt's housing taxation changes will 'dramatically tilt' financial conditions in favour of owner-occupiers and 'cashed-up' investors, who will now determine the market price of houses
29th Mar 21, 12:09pm
26th Mar 21, 10:34am
David Hargreaves settles in for a fascinating few months ahead as we wait to see how the housing market reacts to the bold housing package unveiled by the Government this week
David Hargreaves settles in for a fascinating few months ahead as we wait to see how the housing market reacts to the bold housing package unveiled by the Government this week
26th Mar 21, 10:34am
25th Mar 21, 11:14am
BNZ economists say the Government is 'dead set' on curtailing soaring house prices and will do what it takes - 'it will almost certainly win in the end'
BNZ economists say the Government is 'dead set' on curtailing soaring house prices and will do what it takes - 'it will almost certainly win in the end'
25th Mar 21, 11:14am
24th Mar 21, 3:33pm
Kiwis kept up the frenetic borrowing pace for house purchases in February, but first home buyers are feeling the heat and there's early signs of investor fall-off
Kiwis kept up the frenetic borrowing pace for house purchases in February, but first home buyers are feeling the heat and there's early signs of investor fall-off
24th Mar 21, 3:33pm
23rd Mar 21, 2:57pm
Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
Economists see the housing changes announced by the Government as having a chilling effect on investor demand and acting as a significant drag on house price growth
23rd Mar 21, 2:57pm
23rd Mar 21, 11:07am
David Hargreaves says the Government's plan to directly fund housing infrastructure is great - but as ever with this government, the policy will stand or fall on whether the government can deliver, and its previous form is not good
David Hargreaves says the Government's plan to directly fund housing infrastructure is great - but as ever with this government, the policy will stand or fall on whether the government can deliver, and its previous form is not good
23rd Mar 21, 11:07am
22nd Mar 21, 12:02pm
Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
Kiwibank economists say housing changes to be announced this week 'do have the scope' to cool the housing market but won't address the clear lack of affordable homes
22nd Mar 21, 12:02pm
17th Mar 21, 3:33pm
Kiwis borrowed easily the most ever for house purchases in a January month, with investors prominent in the frenzy
Kiwis borrowed easily the most ever for house purchases in a January month, with investors prominent in the frenzy
17th Mar 21, 3:33pm
16th Mar 21, 10:39am
Kiwibank economists say they have 'drastically revised up' their projected near-term house price peak before a cooling of prices later in the year; don't see LVRs as having as much impact on investor activity as previously thought
Kiwibank economists say they have 'drastically revised up' their projected near-term house price peak before a cooling of prices later in the year; don't see LVRs as having as much impact on investor activity as previously thought
16th Mar 21, 10:39am
10th Mar 21, 11:26am
ASB economists see single figure house price inflation by the end of next year; rents are now running hot in tandem with house prices
ASB economists see single figure house price inflation by the end of next year; rents are now running hot in tandem with house prices
10th Mar 21, 11:26am
9th Mar 21, 10:49am
Credit bureau Centrix says applications for new credit cards are down 40% since before the onset of Covid; mortgage demand going through the roof; mortgage arrears rising
Credit bureau Centrix says applications for new credit cards are down 40% since before the onset of Covid; mortgage demand going through the roof; mortgage arrears rising
9th Mar 21, 10:49am
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
The Government is making noises about putting housing investors to the sword. But will it follow through? And will this help?
2nd Mar 21, 4:09pm
1st Mar 21, 8:00am
ASB lifts range of term deposit rates with five-year rate increasing 75 basis points to 1.75%
ASB lifts range of term deposit rates with five-year rate increasing 75 basis points to 1.75%
1st Mar 21, 8:00am
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
In its latest Monetary Policy Statement the Reserve Bank is forecasting a house price inflation peak of 22.4% in June this year before falling to 10.2% by the end of the year
24th Feb 21, 4:03pm
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
The past year finished with the fourth consecutive monthly record high of mortgage lending, while despite the 'lost' month of April, some $8 billion more was borrowed in 2020 than the year before
22nd Feb 21, 10:54am
9th Feb 21, 11:52am
David Chaston summarises how the recent run-up in longer-term wholesale interest rates is affecting the cost of money, and for who. He also shows how the FLP is distorting these market moves
David Chaston summarises how the recent run-up in longer-term wholesale interest rates is affecting the cost of money, and for who. He also shows how the FLP is distorting these market moves
9th Feb 21, 11:52am
3rd Feb 21, 9:56am
Terry Baucher looks at some of the taxation ramifications from the Climate Change Commission's draft report
Terry Baucher looks at some of the taxation ramifications from the Climate Change Commission's draft report
3rd Feb 21, 9:56am
29th Jan 21, 5:00am
Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
29th Jan 21, 5:00am
19th Jan 21, 11:36am
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
19th Jan 21, 11:36am

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