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New numbers on real estate activity

A report out this morning says that nearly half a million New Zealanders (484,000) are planning to purchase, sell the property they live in, or sell another property (e.g. investment/holiday home) within the next 12 months.

Almost all the people are buyers (95%), with a high proportion of this group (38%) being first time home buyers (up from 34% in 2015). Over three quarters of market buyers are looking to purchase their primary residence (77%). Seventeen percent are buying for investment purposes –down from 19% in 2015. 

Buyers expect to pay an average of $524,671 for a property; the expected price has increased by 3% compared to last year.

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Law Society keeps its options open

The Law Society will seek final leave of the Court of Appeal next week to take rebel non-lawyer conveyancer Lester Dempster to the Privy Council, even those it still hasn’t decided on whether it will actually take this course.

Saturday, September 8th 2001, 8:52AM

by Jenny Ruth

"All it is, is the Law Society is keeping its options open. No final decision has been made," says a Law Society spokesman. If the society wins final leave, it still isn’t committed to a Privy Council appeal.

The threat of an appeal has been hanging over Dempster’s head since April when a Court of Appeal decision effectively stripped lawyers of their conveyancing monopoly.

The Law Society’s decision to pursue the case is even though Justice Minister Phil Goff is expected to introduce legislation this month which will strip lawyers of their conveyancing monopoly in any case. It will also strip real estate agents of their monopoly on selling property.

Dempster, a former assistant land registrar for the government, has been fighting for 13 years for the right to practice conveyancing in New Zealand.

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ANZ 5.59 4.75 4.79 4.99
ANZ Special - 4.25 4.29 -
ASB Bank 5.55 4.69 4.75 4.89
ASB Bank Special - 4.25 4.29 4.34
BankDirect 5.55 4.69 4.75 4.89
BankDirect Special - 4.25 4.29 4.34
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.25 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.70 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.29 4.29 4.49
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.64 4.85 4.89 4.99
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.64 - - -
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Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.95 4.99 4.99 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 5.60 4.85 4.90 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.55 4.69 4.75 4.89
HSBC Premier 5.75 4.19 4.19 4.49
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - 3.79 -
ICBC 5.60 4.39 4.69 4.99
Kiwibank 5.25 4.70 4.75 4.29
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.25 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.19 4.19 -
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society 6.50 5.80 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 4.85 4.99 -
NZ Home Loans 5.45 4.69 4.75 4.75
NZ Home Loans - Specials - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
NZ Home Loans - Specials - 4.19 4.19 4.29
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 5.19 4.94 4.90 4.91
SBS Bank 5.54 4.75 4.89 4.99
SBS Bank Special - 4.25 4.15 4.55
Sovereign 5.65 4.69 4.75 4.89
Sovereign Special - 4.25 4.29 4.34
The Co-operative Bank 5.45 4.25 4.35 4.49
TSB Bank 5.54 4.75 4.75 4.99
TSB Special - 4.25 4.19 4.59
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 5.65 4.79 4.85 4.99
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.15 5.25 -
Westpac - Offset 5.65 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.25 4.29 4.49
Median 5.65 4.69 4.75 4.89

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