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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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House prices were particularly soft in Auckland in April, with prices heading down on the North Shore and in Central Auckland
14th May 21, 10:34am
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House prices were particularly soft in Auckland in April, with prices heading down on the North Shore and in Central Auckland
The national median dwelling price declined by 1.8% in April but price movements were mixed around the country
13th May 21, 9:52am
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The national median dwelling price declined by 1.8% in April but price movements were mixed around the country
The sales rate at property auctions has declined from about three quarters to just over half over the last three months
8th May 21, 8:10am
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The sales rate at property auctions has declined from about three quarters to just over half over the last three months
The boom in the construction sector is not confined to housing, non-residential construction activity has also increased to record levels over the year to March
7th May 21, 11:52am
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The boom in the construction sector is not confined to housing, non-residential construction activity has also increased to record levels over the year to March
Residential construction is booming with more than 40,000 new homes consented in year to March
6th May 21, 11:56am
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Residential construction is booming with more than 40,000 new homes consented in year to March
Tony Alexander/REINZ survey suggests less FOMO and more FOOP among buyers as housing market starts to cool
5th May 21, 4:59pm
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Tony Alexander/REINZ survey suggests less FOMO and more FOOP among buyers as housing market starts to cool
Barfoot & Thompson had its best April sales since 2002 - average selling price above $1 million for seventh consecutive month
5th May 21, 10:36am
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Barfoot & Thompson had its best April sales since 2002 - average selling price above $1 million for seventh consecutive month
Only four districts in Auckland have average housing values of less than $1 million with all of them in South Auckland
4th May 21, 6:00pm
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Only four districts in Auckland have average housing values of less than $1 million with all of them in South Auckland
Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
4th May 21, 12:09pm
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Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
Sales rates at major auctions have declined from 70%-plus at the peak of the summer selling season to around 50% now
4th May 21, 9:59am
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Sales rates at major auctions have declined from 70%-plus at the peak of the summer selling season to around 50% now
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of current immigration settings
3rd May 21, 10:58am
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The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of current immigration settings
Asking prices on Realestate.co.nz's portal declined by $18,340 (2.1%) in April suggesting a cooling housing market nationwide with new listings similar to 2019
3rd May 21, 5:01am
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Asking prices on Realestate.co.nz's portal declined by $18,340 (2.1%) in April suggesting a cooling housing market nationwide with new listings similar to 2019
There was a big drop in auction activity in the week of April 17-23 but the sales rate stayed above 50%
1st May 21, 7:06am
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There was a big drop in auction activity in the week of April 17-23 but the sales rate stayed above 50%
Properties with development potential were particularly sought after at Bayleys' latest commercial property auction
30th Apr 21, 2:08pm
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Properties with development potential were particularly sought after at Bayleys' latest commercial property auction
CoreLogic expects housing market to cool but says speculation that changes to tax rules for residential property investors will force up rents is probably unfounded
29th Apr 21, 9:20am
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CoreLogic expects housing market to cool but says speculation that changes to tax rules for residential property investors will force up rents is probably unfounded
Overall sales rate of 52% at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
27th Apr 21, 1:48pm
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Overall sales rate of 52% at Barfoot & Thompson's auctions last week
Sales of farms and lifestyle blocks are both well up compared to this time last year
24th Apr 21, 10:13am
Sales of farms and lifestyle blocks are both well up compared to this time last year
The number of properties being sold at auction exceeds the number being passed in by the barest of margins
24th Apr 21, 7:56am
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The number of properties being sold at auction exceeds the number being passed in by the barest of margins
The opening bid for a waterfront apartment in downtown Auckland was just $500 and it sold under the hammer for $5000
23rd Apr 21, 10:27am
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The opening bid for a waterfront apartment in downtown Auckland was just $500 and it sold under the hammer for $5000
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am
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Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
The real estate industry a big time winner from the Reserve Bank's strategy of forcing down interest rates to record lows
20th Apr 21, 11:12am
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The real estate industry a big time winner from the Reserve Bank's strategy of forcing down interest rates to record lows
The overall sales rate at Barfoot & Thompson's auction has declined for five weeks in a row
19th Apr 21, 11:24am
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The overall sales rate at Barfoot & Thompson's auction has declined for five weeks in a row
Auction room activity is cooling as the housing market heads out of the peak selling season
17th Apr 21, 6:23am
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Auction room activity is cooling as the housing market heads out of the peak selling season
House price growth has been greatest in Wellington and Hawke's Bay over the March year
16th Apr 21, 9:56am
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House price growth has been greatest in Wellington and Hawke's Bay over the March year
Housing market heading for the stratosphere as prices and sales volumes rocket up
15th Apr 21, 9:49am
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Housing market heading for the stratosphere as prices and sales volumes rocket up