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Property news and analysis

1st Jun 21, 12:00pm
Latest dwelling consent figures suggest the residential building boom is stronger in the North Island and Christchurch than in most of the rest of the South Island
Latest dwelling consent figures suggest the residential building boom is stronger in the North Island and Christchurch than in most of the rest of the South Island
1st Jun 21, 12:00pm
31st May 21, 3:46pm
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
The surge in mortgage borrowing in the second half of 2020 saw annual growth in the total amount of mortgages outstanding in New Zealand top 11% - the highest figure since March 2008
31st May 21, 3:46pm
31st May 21, 10:05am
Just over half the properties selling under the hammer at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions
Just over half the properties selling under the hammer at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions
31st May 21, 10:05am
30th May 21, 6:01am
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
30th May 21, 6:01am
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29th May 21, 9:46am
If the best measure for housing demand is land value, what people will pay to live in particular areas, Auckland Council's economists find there is a mismatch in some areas between land that is high value, and current residential development potential
[Updated]
If the best measure for housing demand is land value, what people will pay to live in particular areas, Auckland Council's economists find there is a mismatch in some areas between land that is high value, and current residential development potential
29th May 21, 9:46am
29th May 21, 9:18am
Activity in the Auckland CBD apartment market increases, but units in buildings with problems are selling at bargain basement prices
Activity in the Auckland CBD apartment market increases, but units in buildings with problems are selling at bargain basement prices
29th May 21, 9:18am
28th May 21, 8:30am
How high household debt and the swathe of mortgages due to rollover within the next year could make NZ particularly sensitive to interest rate rises... should they eventuate soon
How high household debt and the swathe of mortgages due to rollover within the next year could make NZ particularly sensitive to interest rate rises... should they eventuate soon
28th May 21, 8:30am
26th May 21, 3:26pm
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
April mortgage borrowing has slowed, but is still running at historically high levels; first home buyers have strongly increased their share of the borrowing, while investor figures are down
26th May 21, 3:26pm
26th May 21, 8:00am
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
Grant Robertson considers RBNZ advice on new tools to potentially restrict mortgage lending; Jenée Tibshraeny doesn't see changes in the immediate future, but believes financial stability will take centre stage
26th May 21, 8:00am
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25th May 21, 3:51pm
Early data out of the Christchurch urban area shows strong residential building consent approvals in April, indicating rising activity in the year ahead - just as some key demographics start to change
[Updated]
Early data out of the Christchurch urban area shows strong residential building consent approvals in April, indicating rising activity in the year ahead - just as some key demographics start to change
25th May 21, 3:51pm
25th May 21, 1:09pm
ANZ report says the border closure means housing supply is catching up with demand but there's still uncertainty over future immigration settings
ANZ report says the border closure means housing supply is catching up with demand but there's still uncertainty over future immigration settings
25th May 21, 1:09pm
25th May 21, 9:29am
The sales rate in Barfoot & Thompson's auction rooms has settled at just over 50% during autumn
The sales rate in Barfoot & Thompson's auction rooms has settled at just over 50% during autumn
25th May 21, 9:29am
22nd May 21, 7:12am
Although some of the froth has come off the prices being achieved at auction over the last few weeks, there's nothing to suggest a major collapse in prices since changes to tax rules on residential investment properties were announced
Although some of the froth has come off the prices being achieved at auction over the last few weeks, there's nothing to suggest a major collapse in prices since changes to tax rules on residential investment properties were announced
22nd May 21, 7:12am
21st May 21, 10:18am
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas has declined by 63,417 since its peak in February 2020
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas has declined by 63,417 since its peak in February 2020
21st May 21, 10:18am
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20th May 21, 3:23pm
Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
[Updated]
Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
20th May 21, 3:23pm
20th May 21, 10:32am
Average nationwide rent on newly tenanted properties up 6.5%, but Auckland and Queenstown differ from the rest of New Zealand
Average nationwide rent on newly tenanted properties up 6.5%, but Auckland and Queenstown differ from the rest of New Zealand
20th May 21, 10:32am
19th May 21, 10:00am
The yields on residential investment property have declined considerably as rental growth fails to keep up with rising prices
The yields on residential investment property have declined considerably as rental growth fails to keep up with rising prices
19th May 21, 10:00am
18th May 21, 3:35pm
Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
Two-thirds of Auckland first home buyers in March borrowed at a DTI of over five - and their mortgage sizes averaged in excess of $750,000 each
18th May 21, 3:35pm
18th May 21, 9:26am
The housing market is starting to settle in for winter as auction volumes decline
The housing market is starting to settle in for winter as auction volumes decline
18th May 21, 9:26am
17th May 21, 11:43am
Net gain of NZ citizens and net loss of non-New Zealand citizens in the year to March, Statistics NZ says
Net gain of NZ citizens and net loss of non-New Zealand citizens in the year to March, Statistics NZ says
17th May 21, 11:43am
15th May 21, 8:04am
The number of new homes being built in Auckland is at its highest level since records began in 2013
The number of new homes being built in Auckland is at its highest level since records began in 2013
15th May 21, 8:04am
14th May 21, 10:34am
House prices were particularly soft in Auckland in April, with prices heading down on the North Shore and in Central Auckland
House prices were particularly soft in Auckland in April, with prices heading down on the North Shore and in Central Auckland
14th May 21, 10:34am
13th May 21, 9:52am
The national median dwelling price declined by 1.8% in April but price movements were mixed around the country
The national median dwelling price declined by 1.8% in April but price movements were mixed around the country
13th May 21, 9:52am
12th May 21, 5:00pm
RBNZ concludes - based on 'inconclusive' international research - that it doesn't know what impact low interest rates have had on inequality
RBNZ concludes - based on 'inconclusive' international research - that it doesn't know what impact low interest rates have had on inequality
12th May 21, 5:00pm
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

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