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11 Oct 18, 1:47pm
There's some expectation the Reserve Bank might loosen mortgage lending restrictions next month - but the 'evidence' either supportive or against such a move is is not definitive
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26 Sep 18, 3:38pm
Monthly mortgage figures show a decline in the share of new mortgages taken out by both first home buyers and investors
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25 Sep 18, 11:29am
David Hargreaves reckons the direction of the housing market over the next few months will decide a lot of things, including who wins the next election
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4 Sep 18, 8:09am
David Hargreaves says surprisingly robust monthly mortgage figures suggest the RBNZ will put on hold indefinitely any further relaxation of lending limits
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27 Aug 18, 3:38pm
Monthly mortgage figures show investors are slowly rebuilding their share of borrowing, gaining their highest share of the overall figures for over a year last month
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14 Aug 18, 9:32am
The fact borrowing on the 100,000 KiwiBuild houses will mostly fall outside the LVR restrictions may force a rethink on macro-prudential policies
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27 Jul 18, 7:43am
David Hargreaves mulls whether the sudden sharp drop-off in first home buyers taking up mortgages is just a glitch or shows that people are waiting for KiwiBuild
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25 Jul 18, 3:44pm
Total monthly mortgage borrowing figures dropped sharply in June, while the first home buyers had their smallest share of new mortgage lending so far this year
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18 Jul 18, 12:26pm
ANZ economists suggest that our expensive housing is affecting the economy's productive potential
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28 Jun 18, 11:52am
David Hargreaves says on one hand it's great to see so many first home buyers getting into the market - but the risks are looking very real at the moment
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27 Jun 18, 3:40pm
Total monthly mortgage borrowing figures hit their highest level in nearly two years last month, while first-home-buyer borrowing topped the $1 billion mark for the first time
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31 May 18, 3:25pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding rose a touch last month - for the first time since late 2016
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24 May 18, 3:52pm
New monthly mortgage borrowing figures show a strong continuation of the relative honeymoon period first home buyers are enjoying after the Reserve Bank clampdown on lending to investors
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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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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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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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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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