Property news and analysis

29th Jan 20, 5:14am
ASB senior economist welcomes increase in investor confidence but questions the idea of confidence 'being driven by an investors’ house rather than things like KiwiSaver, the share market or investment property'
ASB senior economist welcomes increase in investor confidence but questions the idea of confidence 'being driven by an investors’ house rather than things like KiwiSaver, the share market or investment property'
29th Jan 20, 5:14am
28th Jan 20, 11:29am
The catch 22 Labour faces advocating for renters when the strength of the economy hinges on the strength of the housing market
The catch 22 Labour faces advocating for renters when the strength of the economy hinges on the strength of the housing market
28th Jan 20, 11:29am
27th Jan 20, 6:02am
House prices have risen more than twice as fast as incomes for typical first home buyers over the last 10 years, leaving them struggling to scrape up a deposit in most parts of the country
House prices have risen more than twice as fast as incomes for typical first home buyers over the last 10 years, leaving them struggling to scrape up a deposit in most parts of the country
27th Jan 20, 6:02am
25th Jan 20, 9:20am
New dwelling completions in Auckland are on a high but may be close to peaking
New dwelling completions in Auckland are on a high but may be close to peaking
25th Jan 20, 9:20am
23rd Jan 20, 2:59pm
Government spends $48 million in 3 months on grants for people in dire need of accommodation, as number of grants issued increases 5-fold in 2 years
Government spends $48 million in 3 months on grants for people in dire need of accommodation, as number of grants issued increases 5-fold in 2 years
23rd Jan 20, 2:59pm
23rd Jan 20, 12:59pm
Net migration gain of 41,479 in the 12 months to November, down from 62,407 three years ago
Net migration gain of 41,479 in the 12 months to November, down from 62,407 three years ago
23rd Jan 20, 12:59pm
22nd Jan 20, 11:35am
ANZ economists believe there is even 'upside risk' to their 8% house price rise forecast but do believe 'a number of headwinds' will keep the market in check
ANZ economists believe there is even 'upside risk' to their 8% house price rise forecast but do believe 'a number of headwinds' will keep the market in check
22nd Jan 20, 11:35am
22nd Jan 20, 10:19am
Residential rental yields are falling in most parts of the country as rising prices outstrip rents
Residential rental yields are falling in most parts of the country as rising prices outstrip rents
22nd Jan 20, 10:19am
21st Jan 20, 8:30am
We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
21st Jan 20, 8:30am
20th Jan 20, 11:09am
Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
Westpac economists say their forecast for 7% house price growth 'may come good even sooner than we expected'; solid price gains to continue early this year
20th Jan 20, 11:09am
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17th Jan 20, 12:09pm
Government gives Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities the green light to more than double its debt to $7 billion; Housing NZ to issue $2.5 billion of bonds this year
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Government gives Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities the green light to more than double its debt to $7 billion; Housing NZ to issue $2.5 billion of bonds this year
17th Jan 20, 12:09pm
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
REINZ says number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in December 2019 increased by 12.3% from the same time last year to 6,285 up from 5,596; Auckland sales up 31.7% on same month a year earlier
16th Jan 20, 9:26am
15th Jan 20, 2:01pm
Jenée Tibshraeny talks to fund managers about where they see markets going following a year dominated by interest rate cuts
Jenée Tibshraeny talks to fund managers about where they see markets going following a year dominated by interest rate cuts
15th Jan 20, 2:01pm
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14th Jan 20, 11:23am
Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
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Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
14th Jan 20, 11:23am
13th Jan 20, 1:12pm
ANZ economists say 'if things really start to get silly' in the housing market, the Reserve Bank would have the option of tightening loan to value ratio restrictions again
ANZ economists say 'if things really start to get silly' in the housing market, the Reserve Bank would have the option of tightening loan to value ratio restrictions again
13th Jan 20, 1:12pm
8th Jan 20, 10:14am
As listings slide, prices stay marooned at Auckland's largest realtor. Although December sales transactions rose, they ended the full year lower than for 2018, and so sign yet of a rise in choice for buyers
As listings slide, prices stay marooned at Auckland's largest realtor. Although December sales transactions rose, they ended the full year lower than for 2018, and so sign yet of a rise in choice for buyers
8th Jan 20, 10:14am
8th Jan 20, 5:02am
Housing affordability was once only an Auckland and Queenstown problem. The latest QV data shows it spreading rapidly nationwide as a renewed spurt of house price increases take it to most urban centres
Housing affordability was once only an Auckland and Queenstown problem. The latest QV data shows it spreading rapidly nationwide as a renewed spurt of house price increases take it to most urban centres
8th Jan 20, 5:02am
7th Jan 20, 12:02am
Housing listings dive at the end of 2019 and asking prices surge to a record national average of over $700,000. In Auckland the average is $940,000. Although it is a sellers market, sellers aren't listing
Housing listings dive at the end of 2019 and asking prices surge to a record national average of over $700,000. In Auckland the average is $940,000. Although it is a sellers market, sellers aren't listing
7th Jan 20, 12:02am
24th Dec 19, 8:02am
We look back on an even bigger, more successful year and reveal our most popular stories
We look back on an even bigger, more successful year and reveal our most popular stories
24th Dec 19, 8:02am
21st Dec 19, 9:56am
Existing home owners still receive the bulk of new mortgage lending but investors are the fastest growing group with first home buyers not far behind
Existing home owners still receive the bulk of new mortgage lending but investors are the fastest growing group with first home buyers not far behind
21st Dec 19, 9:56am

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