First home buyers

13th Oct 19, 6:02am
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
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10th Oct 19, 5:00am
Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
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Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
10th Oct 19, 5:00am
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3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
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KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
2nd Oct 19, 3:37pm
Reserve Bank is proposing formal requirements for banks to provide access to cash deposits and withdrawals and wants the power to set standards for machines that process and dispense cash
Reserve Bank is proposing formal requirements for banks to provide access to cash deposits and withdrawals and wants the power to set standards for machines that process and dispense cash
2nd Oct 19, 3:37pm
20th Sep 19, 9:59am
There's a cruel sting in the tail of falling interest rates - they've already started pushing up house prices at the bottom end of the market, making home ownership less affordable for aspiring first home buyers
There's a cruel sting in the tail of falling interest rates - they've already started pushing up house prices at the bottom end of the market, making home ownership less affordable for aspiring first home buyers
20th Sep 19, 9:59am
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
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4th Sep 19, 1:00pm
Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
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Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
4th Sep 19, 1:00pm
3rd Sep 19, 8:58am
David Hargreaves analyses the crucial roles in the house market that the investors, the first home buyers and Kiwisaver have been playing
David Hargreaves analyses the crucial roles in the house market that the investors, the first home buyers and Kiwisaver have been playing
3rd Sep 19, 8:58am
22nd Aug 19, 10:42am
Lower quartile house prices dropped significantly in parts of Auckland in July leading to ongoing improvements in affordability, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Lower quartile house prices dropped significantly in parts of Auckland in July leading to ongoing improvements in affordability, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
22nd Aug 19, 10:42am
17th Aug 19, 9:31am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson now tight-lipped on whether the RBNZ should be able to limit bank lending based on borrowers' incomes, having previously opposed such restrictions 
Finance Minister Grant Robertson now tight-lipped on whether the RBNZ should be able to limit bank lending based on borrowers' incomes, having previously opposed such restrictions 
17th Aug 19, 9:31am
12th Aug 19, 3:35pm
RBNZ's new data series looking at debt-to-income ratios of home buyers shows that a third of first home buyer debt nationally, and nearly half of FHB debt in Auckland, is at a level of over five times income
RBNZ's new data series looking at debt-to-income ratios of home buyers shows that a third of first home buyer debt nationally, and nearly half of FHB debt in Auckland, is at a level of over five times income
12th Aug 19, 3:35pm
9th Aug 19, 9:32am
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt pledges her bank will accept whatever regulatory capital requirements the RBNZ decides to implement, but argues ASB's alternative capital proposals represent a better balance between stability and cost
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt pledges her bank will accept whatever regulatory capital requirements the RBNZ decides to implement, but argues ASB's alternative capital proposals represent a better balance between stability and cost
9th Aug 19, 9:32am
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
With interest rates down and seemingly heading ever lower, David Hargreaves ponders how long the remarkable restraint being shown by the New Zealand public will last for
2nd Aug 19, 10:00am
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
Latest Reserve Bank figures show that annual mortgage growth has slowed for the first time since last November
31st Jul 19, 3:44pm
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30th Jul 19, 10:27am
BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has crunched the data and declares that the Govt decision to can any Capital Gains Tax has not reignited investor interest in house buying
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BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has crunched the data and declares that the Govt decision to can any Capital Gains Tax has not reignited investor interest in house buying
30th Jul 19, 10:27am
24th Jul 19, 5:00am
Outlook brightens for first home buyers in Auckland with lower quartile house prices declining for three months in a row, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Outlook brightens for first home buyers in Auckland with lower quartile house prices declining for three months in a row, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
24th Jul 19, 5:00am

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