Property news and analysis

30 Aug 17, 11:10am
Number of residential building consents issued in July down compared to last year 
28 Aug 17, 12:51pm
Govt's housing supply response dealing to Auckland land prices is a "generational fix," Prime Minister Bill English says during discussion on homelessness, neo-liberalism and housing affordability
26 Aug 17, 10:52am
Statistics NZ analyses the data for our national housing markets to see how much new housing supply is falling behind the rising demand. The Auckland shortfall is large
24 Aug 17, 3:42pm
New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by first home buyers was up last month compared with a year ago - while investors borrowed $1 bln less than they did in July 2016
24 Aug 17, 5:02am
House prices have risen at nearly 10 times the pace of wages for typical first home buyers in Auckland over the last four years
23 Aug 17, 3:12pm
IAG says 'high risk regions' like Wellington to be hit hardest with further insurance premium increases; Notes households and businesses can also expect to pay higher excesses
22 Aug 17, 3:26pm
Labour will make decision on higher top personal income tax rate after Treasury opens the books on Wednesday, Ardern says; Says tweak of Labour's Capital Gains Tax stance was her call
22 Aug 17, 10:15am
Don't scare the horses: Incremental housing affordability improvements the name of the game for both National and Labour ahead of this September's election; Don't mention the war (on prices)
22 Aug 17, 8:01am
English on flat house prices, warns foreign buyers; Won't say 'no' to tax cuts ahead of Prefu; English and Bennett lay into Gareth Morgan; Winston accuses Nats and Labour of spending big on election bribes, says NZF keeping their heads
21 Aug 17, 3:10pm
Prices started at $552,500 at Bayleys' latest Auckland auctions
21 Aug 17, 11:26am
Westpac economists say there is no compelling case at the moment for the Reserve Bank to loosen the limits on high loan to value ratio lending
19 Aug 17, 6:02am
Greg Ninness says the outlook remains soft for the Auckland housing market, regardless of who wins the election
18 Aug 17, 9:26am
BNZ's Tony Alexander says first home buyers are buying fewer homes because house prices are 'too high' and the loans they would need are 'too frighteningly big'
17 Aug 17, 5:26pm
Overall sales clearance rate of 43% at the latest apartment auctions - welcome to the new normal
17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
16 Aug 17, 4:52pm
Latest REINZ figures show lifestyle block sales slumped 19.2% in 12 months to July and prices are below where they were 12 months ago in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury
16 Aug 17, 9:43am
Harcourts' average selling prices are declining as the number of sales drops 18% at the country's largest real estate agency
15 Aug 17, 1:06pm
Labour leader Ardern maintains 'right and ability' to introduce Capital Gains Tax if working group suggests it next term; Would exempt 'family home'
15 Aug 17, 12:10pm
English and Ardern raise concerns with RBNZ's loan-to-value ratio limits, and debt-to-income ratio work, while 'respecting' RBNZ independence
15 Aug 17, 10:59am
Prices ranged from $186,000 for Auckland CBD apartment to $3.42 million for mortgagee sale at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions


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