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Greg Ninness

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Greg Ninness is the Property Editor of interest.co.nz. He has worked as a business journalist since 1990 and covered the commercial and residential property markets since 2005. 

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7 years 3 months

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Some 37% of first home buyers bought with a low equity loan in August
25th Sep 21, 9:00am
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Some 37% of first home buyers bought with a low equity loan in August
The latest lockdown has not been kind to first home buyers
24th Sep 21, 7:15am
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The latest lockdown has not been kind to first home buyers
Farm and lifestyle block sales both take a hit during lockdown
21st Sep 21, 9:29am
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Farm and lifestyle block sales both take a hit during lockdown
Real estate auction activity has almost dried up with most vendors choosing to postpone selling their properties
20th Sep 21, 1:39pm
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Real estate auction activity has almost dried up with most vendors choosing to postpone selling their properties
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas continues declining, but the rate of decline is relatively slow
16th Sep 21, 12:13pm
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The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas continues declining, but the rate of decline is relatively slow
House prices continued to increase in most parts of the country in August but declined in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Invercargill
15th Sep 21, 10:58am
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House prices continued to increase in most parts of the country in August but declined in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Invercargill
Auckland's housing market held up better than the rest of the country during lockdown
14th Sep 21, 9:41am
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Auckland's housing market held up better than the rest of the country during lockdown
Number of properties auctioned by Barfoot & Thompson down from 163 in the week before lockdown to 27 last week
13th Sep 21, 1:54pm
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Number of properties auctioned by Barfoot & Thompson down from 163 in the week before lockdown to 27 last week
ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
12th Sep 21, 5:39pm
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ASB chief economist expects house price growth to be 'dead in the water' next year
Population growth from migration rises in July with more than 3000 long term arrivals a month coming to New Zealand
11th Sep 21, 9:05am
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Population growth from migration rises in July with more than 3000 long term arrivals a month coming to New Zealand
The latest figures suggest the number of new homes being completed in Auckland could be levelling off
9th Sep 21, 12:34pm
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The latest figures suggest the number of new homes being completed in Auckland could be levelling off
Quotable Value says the housing market came out of the first lockdown like a runaway train, but this time things will be different
8th Sep 21, 5:00am
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Quotable Value says the housing market came out of the first lockdown like a runaway train, but this time things will be different
Barfoot & Thompson's total auction numbers dropped sharply last week but the sales rate shot up to 77%
7th Sep 21, 1:36pm
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Barfoot & Thompson's total auction numbers dropped sharply last week but the sales rate shot up to 77%
Residential construction is going gangbusters but non-residential building work is patchy
6th Sep 21, 12:17pm
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Residential construction is going gangbusters but non-residential building work is patchy
Barfoot & Thompson's August sales down just 17% compared to July - prices holding
3rd Sep 21, 10:44am
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Barfoot & Thompson's August sales down just 17% compared to July - prices holding
Although lockdown has curtailed real estate activity it is expected to recover quickly as restrictions are eased
2nd Sep 21, 9:33am
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Although lockdown has curtailed real estate activity it is expected to recover quickly as restrictions are eased
Although property values are still rising in most parts of NZ, a drop in values in Hamilton and Rotorua may be a sign of waning investor activity
1st Sep 21, 9:30am
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Although property values are still rising in most parts of NZ, a drop in values in Hamilton and Rotorua may be a sign of waning investor activity
Almost $17 billion of new residential construction consented in year to July, up 22% on previous year
31st Aug 21, 11:40am
Almost $17 billion of new residential construction consented in year to July, up 22% on previous year
Auction activity could decline further over the next few weeks as restrictions on open homes have an impact
30th Aug 21, 2:54pm
Auction activity could decline further over the next few weeks as restrictions on open homes have an impact
Rent increases strongest in the central North Island, weak in Wellington with a big decline in Queenstown
28th Aug 21, 5:41pm
Rent increases strongest in the central North Island, weak in Wellington with a big decline in Queenstown
The average amount first home buyers are paying for a home is estimated to have increased by $118,000 in the year to July
27th Aug 21, 8:00am
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The average amount first home buyers are paying for a home is estimated to have increased by $118,000 in the year to July
Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
25th Aug 21, 12:31pm
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Home ownership increasingly the preserve of those on above average incomes as high prices and rising interest rates hit first home buyers hard
The move to online-only auctions during lockdown isn't deterring buyers with a 69% sales rate at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
23rd Aug 21, 12:09pm
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The move to online-only auctions during lockdown isn't deterring buyers with a 69% sales rate at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
House prices continue to rise faster than rents making residential property investment less attractive
21st Aug 21, 9:16am
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House prices continue to rise faster than rents making residential property investment less attractive
Lifestyle block prices up by 25% in the year to July
19th Aug 21, 10:59am
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Lifestyle block prices up by 25% in the year to July