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Greg Ninness

About

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 5 months

Latest articles

Declining rental yields are making residential investment property a less attractive option
26th Nov 21, 10:25am
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Declining rental yields are making residential investment property a less attractive option
Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
25th Nov 21, 10:48am
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Sharply higher house prices, rising interest rates and tightening credit criteria are creating a perfect storm for first home buyers
Prices at the bottom end of Auckland's housing market increased $85,000 in October making home ownership the preserve of the highly paid
23rd Nov 21, 6:26pm
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Prices at the bottom end of Auckland's housing market increased $85,000 in October making home ownership the preserve of the highly paid
Average farm sales prices up 18% in the last 12 months, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
22nd Nov 21, 4:28pm
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Average farm sales prices up 18% in the last 12 months, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
Plenty of properties being offered at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions but the sales rate is dropping away
22nd Nov 21, 11:57am
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Plenty of properties being offered at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions but the sales rate is dropping away
New homes are getting smaller but the cost of building them is getting bigger
16th Nov 21, 1:40pm
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New homes are getting smaller but the cost of building them is getting bigger
Overall sales rate of 59% at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions, almost unchanged from 60% this time last year
16th Nov 21, 9:32am
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Overall sales rate of 59% at Barfoot & Thompson's latest auctions, almost unchanged from 60% this time last year
Net migration gain of just under 800 in the 12 months to September this year, down from gain of 65,000 in year to September 2020
15th Nov 21, 12:10pm
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Net migration gain of just under 800 in the 12 months to September this year, down from gain of 65,000 in year to September 2020
Annual house price inflation hit 40% in a couple of places over the last year and nowhere had price inflation below 20%
13th Nov 21, 6:31am
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Annual house price inflation hit 40% in a couple of places over the last year and nowhere had price inflation below 20%
The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas is down 78,273 since March 2020
12th Nov 21, 9:50am
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The number of people in New Zealand on work or student visas is down 78,273 since March 2020
Residential property sales volumes down 22% in October year-on-year, but prices were through the roof
11th Nov 21, 9:15am
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Residential property sales volumes down 22% in October year-on-year, but prices were through the roof
The average value of New Zealand homes passes $1 million for the first time, Quotable Value says
10th Nov 21, 7:13am
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The average value of New Zealand homes passes $1 million for the first time, Quotable Value says
Sales rates at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week ranged from 57% in Manukau to 73% in Rodney and Franklin
9th Nov 21, 9:24am
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Sales rates at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week ranged from 57% in Manukau to 73% in Rodney and Franklin
Reserve Bank promising to have more comprehensive data on new mortgage lending available early next year, including on the volume of borrowers switching banks
8th Nov 21, 12:08pm
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Reserve Bank promising to have more comprehensive data on new mortgage lending available early next year, including on the volume of borrowers switching banks
The number of new homes completed in Auckland in September was the lowest in any month since May last year
6th Nov 21, 9:05am
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The number of new homes completed in Auckland in September was the lowest in any month since May last year
The majority of new mortgages aren't used to buy houses but the Reserve Bank is keeping the numbers secret for the time being
4th Nov 21, 3:28pm
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The majority of new mortgages aren't used to buy houses but the Reserve Bank is keeping the numbers secret for the time being
New homes are being consented at a record pace suggesting no slowdown in supply
3rd Nov 21, 12:51pm
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New homes are being consented at a record pace suggesting no slowdown in supply
Average dwelling values in some parts of New Zealand up by more than $40,000 in the last month
2nd Nov 21, 4:51pm
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Average dwelling values in some parts of New Zealand up by more than $40,000 in the last month
Barfoot & Thompson's median selling price sets new record of $1.15m in October as real estate agency ends month with lowest number of residential properties available for sale at the end of October in at least 20 years
2nd Nov 21, 10:59am
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Barfoot & Thompson's median selling price sets new record of $1.15m in October as real estate agency ends month with lowest number of residential properties available for sale at the end of October in at least 20 years
Sales of two thirds under the hammer appears to be the new norm at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions
2nd Nov 21, 9:28am
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Sales of two thirds under the hammer appears to be the new norm at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions
New listings on Realestate.co.nz almost back up to the level of a year ago - even in Auckland
1st Nov 21, 10:14am
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New listings on Realestate.co.nz almost back up to the level of a year ago - even in Auckland
2021 looks like the year that housing supply caught up with demand - in most places, Greg Ninness reports
31st Oct 21, 6:00am
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2021 looks like the year that housing supply caught up with demand - in most places, Greg Ninness reports
Overseas owners more than twice as likely to be selling a New Zealand property than buying one
30th Oct 21, 9:21am
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Overseas owners more than twice as likely to be selling a New Zealand property than buying one
Barfoot & Thompson says average rent increases in Auckland have halved in the last six years
28th Oct 21, 12:30pm
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Barfoot & Thompson says average rent increases in Auckland have halved in the last six years
First home buyers borrowed an average of $548,000 during September
28th Oct 21, 12:00pm
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First home buyers borrowed an average of $548,000 during September