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Property news and analysis

8th May 21, 8:10am
The sales rate at property auctions has declined from about three quarters to just over half over the last three months
The sales rate at property auctions has declined from about three quarters to just over half over the last three months
8th May 21, 8:10am
7th May 21, 11:52am
The boom in the construction sector is not confined to housing, non-residential construction activity has also increased to record levels over the year to March
The boom in the construction sector is not confined to housing, non-residential construction activity has also increased to record levels over the year to March
7th May 21, 11:52am
6th May 21, 12:16pm
According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
According to the Reserve Bank it now takes over 220% of median disposable household income to fund a 20% deposit on a house
6th May 21, 12:16pm
6th May 21, 11:56am
Residential construction is booming with more than 40,000 new homes consented in year to March
Residential construction is booming with more than 40,000 new homes consented in year to March
6th May 21, 11:56am
6th May 21, 10:00am
RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
RBNZ to take stock of new housing-related policies before doing more to restrict mortgage lending; Robertson not yet convinced by RBNZ's pitch for debt-to-income tools
6th May 21, 10:00am
5th May 21, 7:21pm
New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
New figures from the RBNZ show that up to 71% of the money being borrowed each month recently by investors for houses has been done on high debt to income ratios
5th May 21, 7:21pm
5th May 21, 4:59pm
Tony Alexander/REINZ survey suggests less FOMO and more FOOP among buyers as housing market starts to cool
Tony Alexander/REINZ survey suggests less FOMO and more FOOP among buyers as housing market starts to cool
5th May 21, 4:59pm
5th May 21, 10:36am
Barfoot & Thompson had its best April sales since 2002 - average selling price above $1 million for seventh consecutive month
Barfoot & Thompson had its best April sales since 2002 - average selling price above $1 million for seventh consecutive month
5th May 21, 10:36am
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5th May 21, 9:11am
Reserve Bank: 'If required, we are prepared to further tighten lending conditions for housing using LVR requirements or additional tools that we are assessing'
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Reserve Bank: 'If required, we are prepared to further tighten lending conditions for housing using LVR requirements or additional tools that we are assessing'
5th May 21, 9:11am
4th May 21, 6:00pm
Only four districts in Auckland have average housing values of less than $1 million with all of them in South Auckland
Only four districts in Auckland have average housing values of less than $1 million with all of them in South Auckland
4th May 21, 6:00pm
4th May 21, 12:09pm
Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
4th May 21, 12:09pm
4th May 21, 9:59am
Sales rates at major auctions have declined from 70%-plus at the peak of the summer selling season to around 50% now
Sales rates at major auctions have declined from 70%-plus at the peak of the summer selling season to around 50% now
4th May 21, 9:59am
3rd May 21, 5:01am
Asking prices on Realestate.co.nz's portal declined by $18,340 (2.1%) in April suggesting a cooling housing market nationwide with new listings similar to 2019
Asking prices on Realestate.co.nz's portal declined by $18,340 (2.1%) in April suggesting a cooling housing market nationwide with new listings similar to 2019
3rd May 21, 5:01am
1st May 21, 9:31am
Auckland Council's chief economist sees little impact on the ground for developers from recent housing policy announcements, except house price growth will slow
Auckland Council's chief economist sees little impact on the ground for developers from recent housing policy announcements, except house price growth will slow
1st May 21, 9:31am
1st May 21, 7:06am
There was a big drop in auction activity in the week of April 17-23 but the sales rate stayed above 50%
There was a big drop in auction activity in the week of April 17-23 but the sales rate stayed above 50%
1st May 21, 7:06am
30th Apr 21, 2:08pm
Properties with development potential were particularly sought after at Bayleys' latest commercial property auction
Properties with development potential were particularly sought after at Bayleys' latest commercial property auction
30th Apr 21, 2:08pm
30th Apr 21, 1:16pm
Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
30th Apr 21, 1:16pm
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
Kiwis have again been borrowing up large, with nearly $10.5 billion loaned by the banks in the past month for mortgages; first home buyers borrowed a record amount; investors borrowed close to record levels
29th Apr 21, 3:25pm
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29th Apr 21, 12:24pm
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
29th Apr 21, 12:24pm
29th Apr 21, 9:20am
CoreLogic expects housing market to cool but says speculation that changes to tax rules for residential property investors will force up rents is probably unfounded
CoreLogic expects housing market to cool but says speculation that changes to tax rules for residential property investors will force up rents is probably unfounded
29th Apr 21, 9:20am
27th Apr 21, 1:48pm
Overall sales rate of 52% at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
Overall sales rate of 52% at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
27th Apr 21, 1:48pm
26th Apr 21, 9:31am
Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
26th Apr 21, 9:31am
24th Apr 21, 7:56am
The number of properties being sold at auction exceeds the number being passed in by the barest of margins
The number of properties being sold at auction exceeds the number being passed in by the barest of margins
24th Apr 21, 7:56am
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23rd Apr 21, 10:27am
The opening bid for a waterfront apartment in downtown Auckland was just $500 and it sold under the hammer for $5000
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The opening bid for a waterfront apartment in downtown Auckland was just $500 and it sold under the hammer for $5000
23rd Apr 21, 10:27am
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am

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