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27th May 20, 11:34am
Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
[Updated]
Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
27th May 20, 11:34am
27th May 20, 10:59am
Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
27th May 20, 10:59am
27th May 20, 5:02am
ASB says confidence in the housing market outlook has fallen to a near eight-year low, with expectations for this to fall further in coming months
ASB says confidence in the housing market outlook has fallen to a near eight-year low, with expectations for this to fall further in coming months
27th May 20, 5:02am
26th May 20, 3:30pm
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
Monthly mortgage borrowing more than halved in April compared with the previous month, according to new Reserve Bank figures
26th May 20, 3:30pm
25th May 20, 12:31pm
The removal of LVR restrictions on new mortgage lending probably won't be much help to first home buyers in high priced areas like Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Nelson
The removal of LVR restrictions on new mortgage lending probably won't be much help to first home buyers in high priced areas like Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Nelson
25th May 20, 12:31pm
23rd May 20, 9:07am
Auction numbers may still be low but there are plenty of bidders out there and properties are selling although results are mixed
Auction numbers may still be low but there are plenty of bidders out there and properties are selling although results are mixed
23rd May 20, 9:07am
20th May 20, 3:46pm
ANZ report affirms forecast of 10% to 15% fall in house prices this year but warns there's a risk they could fall by more, says commercial property market likely to be even more badly affected
ANZ report affirms forecast of 10% to 15% fall in house prices this year but warns there's a risk they could fall by more, says commercial property market likely to be even more badly affected
20th May 20, 3:46pm
20th May 20, 8:56am
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
20th May 20, 8:56am
19th May 20, 4:28pm
Hotel industry's recovery could be hampered by up 4200 new rooms under construction, mostly in Auckland and Queenstown
Hotel industry's recovery could be hampered by up 4200 new rooms under construction, mostly in Auckland and Queenstown
19th May 20, 4:28pm
19th May 20, 1:58pm
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
David Hargreaves has a deeper dive through the Reserve Bank's latest figures on mortgage lending by debt-to-income ratio and finds that buyers across the spectrum have been stretching themselves further
19th May 20, 1:58pm
19th May 20, 9:32am
Migrant visa approval numbers hammered in April but the number of migrants in the country on work, student and residence visas remained fairly stable
Migrant visa approval numbers hammered in April but the number of migrants in the country on work, student and residence visas remained fairly stable
19th May 20, 9:32am
18th May 20, 3:50pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
New Reserve Bank figures show that household debt to income ratios continued to blow out right up till the lockdown - and first home buyers were in the frontline
18th May 20, 3:50pm
18th May 20, 2:23pm
Rent arrears figures suggest commercial landlords and tenants in Otago/Southland likely to be having the hardest time as tourism wipeout bites hard
Rent arrears figures suggest commercial landlords and tenants in Otago/Southland likely to be having the hardest time as tourism wipeout bites hard
18th May 20, 2:23pm
16th May 20, 9:18am
There was a noticeable dip in house prices in most parts of the country in April, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's House Price Index shows
There was a noticeable dip in house prices in most parts of the country in April, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's House Price Index shows
16th May 20, 9:18am
15th May 20, 3:02pm
Still difficult to pick price trends as auction rooms slowly come back to life
Still difficult to pick price trends as auction rooms slowly come back to life
15th May 20, 3:02pm
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15th May 20, 9:44am
Housing sales slowed to a trickle in April and median prices were also weaker in most regions, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
[Updated]
Housing sales slowed to a trickle in April and median prices were also weaker in most regions, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
15th May 20, 9:44am
14th May 20, 5:32pm
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
14th May 20, 5:32pm
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14th May 20, 11:46am
March net migration gain more than double what it was in March last year as kiwis came home to roost during COVID-19 pandemic
[Updated]
March net migration gain more than double what it was in March last year as kiwis came home to roost during COVID-19 pandemic
14th May 20, 11:46am
13th May 20, 5:21pm
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
The Reserve Bank has put forward three scenarios for how the economy might pan out depending on what level of pandemic containment measures will be required. None of the scenarios are rosy
13th May 20, 5:21pm
13th May 20, 3:11pm
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
Reserve Bank says it will be 'closely monitoring' movements in retail interest rates and bank margins; sees house prices falling 9% over the rest of this year
13th May 20, 3:11pm

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