Property news and analysis

11 May 18, 9:43am
The median Auckland house price has fallen $5k from a year ago to $850k, while the median price across the country is up $10k to $550k, according to REINZ
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9 May 18, 3:33pm
Some 80% of the 'Kiwibuild' houses planned for completion in the 2019 financial year will be constructed by private developers underwritten by the taxpayer
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9 May 18, 12:16pm
Despite all the talk of big public infrastructure projects, the construction industry seems to be in a downward track with significantly less concrete being poured in the first quarter of 2018
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9 May 18, 7:44am
Rent rises outpacing wage growth in Auckland and Wellington but Canterbury renters are on the pig's back
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8 May 18, 9:44am
Sales rates ranged from 9% to 40% at Barfoot & Thompson's main auctions last week
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7 May 18, 3:24pm
ANZ economists see immigration likely reducing to 40,000 a year by 2020 but say the migration outlook 'provides risks on both sides at the moment'
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5 May 18, 9:02am
Residential rental yields are rising in more places than they are falling as prices drop in many places and capital gains become a less significant feature of the housing market
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4 May 18, 12:25pm
Rodney Dickens doubts landlords' costs drive rents, suggesting it's more likely income growth does. But he finds there is confusion in the data with the biggest threat from inflation
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3 May 18, 1:29pm
Mixed use character building with two shops and a big flat above and a development site at the rear fetches $825,000
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3 May 18, 10:33am
Barfoot & Thompson's sales running ahead of last year, but inventory levels remain high giving buyers plenty of choice
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2 May 18, 12:00pm
Property information and analytics provider CoreLogic sees property transactions remaining constrained for the rest of the year, but doesn't expect a significant drop in volumes or values across the main centres
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2 May 18, 5:00am
QV says while many regional centres are still seeing steady increases in price, the rate of growth continues to 'slow, plateau or even drop slightly' in the main centres
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1 May 18, 11:09am
Statistics New Zealand says there were 2926 new homes consented nationally in March, up 5.3% on the same month a year earlier; Auckland had 1082 consents, up 14.9%
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1 May 18, 5:15am
Realestate.co.nz monthly figures show Auckland had its lowest number of April month new listings for four years, while Canterbury, Wellington and Hawke's Bay had strong gains in listings
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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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27 Apr 18, 8:38am
In 25 of the 30 urban areas we track buying a first home is affordable for a couple on median incomes, but not on Auckland's North Shore - and saving for a deposit remains a challenge
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24 Apr 18, 11:05am
Immigration is continuing to drop from very high levels spurred by rising numbers of departing non-New Zealanders; over 3000 non-Kiwis left in March - a record for a March month
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24 Apr 18, 10:10am
Property Institute warns the Government's moves to 'ring fence' property tax losses will have a 'disastrous impact' on the market and significantly worsen the already existing rental accommodation shortage
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