Property news and analysis

4 Dec 18, 11:57am
Andrew Crisp appointed CEO of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development responsible for KiwiBuild, Housing NZ and the new Housing and Urban Development Authority
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3 Dec 18, 9:48am
Fears of a glut of unsold properties eased in November but Auckland remains a buyer's market
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2 Dec 18, 12:42pm
Rodney Dickens finds the council-controlled subdivision process, the RMA and increasing infrastructure costs directly contribute to high section prices, and these processes give cover for gouging by developers
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1 Dec 18, 9:46am
Latest auction data suggests sales are being achieved on one in three properties taken to auction with around two thirds selling for more than their rating valuation
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30 Nov 18, 11:30am
The number of stand alone houses and retirement village units being consented is declining while multi-unit housing is growing strongly, Statistics NZ says
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30 Nov 18, 9:50am
Fitch Ratings says a sharp housing market correction remains a possibility but slowing house price growth has dampened the risks of that occurring
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30 Nov 18, 5:00am
Investors and owner-occupiers were both well catered to at the latest apartment auctions but only 25% of the units sold under the hammer
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28 Nov 18, 3:15pm
Infometrics' Mieke Welvaert tackles the claim NZ's heading for a house price crash. She explains why she sees a small dip in some places before an upward trend resumes
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28 Nov 18, 9:37am
Barfoot & Thompson had more properties on offer at its latest auctions and the sales rate was also up
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28 Nov 18, 9:08am
The Reserve Bank is loosening the 'speed limits' on high loan to value ratio lending and says further relaxation of the rules is likely in future
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27 Nov 18, 12:15pm
Auckland is adding new jobs fast, and consenting much more housing. But housing isn't being built near where the jobs are. David Norman explores the reasons for the mismatch
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27 Nov 18, 10:49am
David Hargreaves sees obvious potential conflicts of interest and purpose emerging within the so-called housing and urban development authority
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27 Nov 18, 10:47am
Sales rate of 63% at Bayleys' latest Auckland auctions and 67% at the Tauranga auction - Hahei beach house sells for $4.05m
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27 Nov 18, 9:37am
Investors from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga were kicking the tyres on a retail premises with two tenancies near Waikato Stadium
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26 Nov 18, 3:12pm
Twyford says National-drafted legislation to strengthen the management of apartments and townhouses isn't a priority for the Government at the moment
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26 Nov 18, 1:48pm
Kiwibank economists think the LVR 'speed limit' will be raised to 20% of new bank lending this week - but would like to see it at 25%; say the 'temporary' LVRs are set to be with us for good
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25 Nov 18, 6:02am
New figures show Auckland's housing shortage is still getting worse but should start to decline in the next one to two years
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24 Nov 18, 11:01am
Phil Twyford progresses Nick Smith's plans to give central government the power cut through local planning rules to develop major urban housing projects
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24 Nov 18, 10:02am
Martin Hawes thinks there are three key reasons property investors should also be in KiwiSaver - and one of them is that the returns can be better
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23 Nov 18, 2:54pm
The auction sales rate is slightly lower for properties in Auckland than the rest of the country
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