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Landlords feeling the heat – Government won’t care

6 April 2021 - A property investor survey by independent economist Tony Alexander shows people generally support the Government’s housing goals but overwhelmingly oppose the means it has chosen to achieve them.

Cash will be king for property investors

6 April 2021 - Cashed up investors along with owner occupiers will now be the ones determining house prices, says Westpac economist Satish Ranchhod.

Are long-term rates the best bet?

19 March 2021 - Mortgage borrowers need to start hedging against the risk that interest rates will rise and move in "unpredictable" ways, according to economist Tony Alexander.

Investor activity waning?

9 March 2021 - Recently reimposed loan to value ratio restrictions are having a cooling effect on the investor market, according to a new survey. 

New lending rules likely

5 March 2021 - There is a "high" probability of extra rules to curb house price inflation such as DTIs and interest-only lending restrictions, according to economist Tony Alexander. 

Are investors backing off?

23 February 2021 - Property investors have begun to step back from the real estate market in recent weeks, according to a new survey conducted by economist Tony Alexander.

Turnaround time improvement?

27 January 2021 - Advisers have begun to note a slight improvement in bank turnaround times, according to economist Tony Alexander's latest survey of the market.

Lending predictions for 2021; Nelson Building Society cuts rates

15 January 2021 - Interest rates will remain low by historic standards for the next two years, and banks will become more receptive to new customers this year, predicts...

Lending predictions for 2021

15 January 2021 - Interest rates will remain at historic lows for the next two years and banks will become more receptive to new customers this year, predicts economist Tony Alexander.

Is the housing market cooling off?

22 December 2020 - A new survey of mortgage advisers shows "solid evidence of things cooling off" in the housing market, with the impact of LVR changes and pressure on landlords ramping up.

How will 40% deposit requirements affect the market?

18 December 2020 - The 40% deposit requirements imposed by ANZ Bank – and possibly the RBNZ next year – are unlikely to slow the Auckland market to a halt, argues economist Tony Alexander. 

Business lending boost in 2021?

11 December 2020 - Banks will be more willing to lend to businesses in the New Year, driving New Zealand's economic recovery, according to economist Tony Alexander: [READ...

Business lending boost in 2021?

11 December 2020 - Banks will be more willing to lend to businesses in the new year, driving New Zealand's economic recovery, according to economist Tony Alexander.

Tough conditions for first home buyers

23 November 2020 - While first home buyers are enjoying a strong share of the property market, intense competition and pricing is making it difficult for clients, according...

Tough conditions for first home buyers

23 November 2020 - While first home buyers are enjoying a strong share of the property market, intense competition and pricing is making it difficult for clients, according to a new survey from Tony Alexander.

Strong market attracting investors

4 November 2020 - There has been a jump in investor demand and activity over the last month, according to the latest REINZ/Tony Alexander survey of real estate agents.

Investors seek advice amid property boom

27 October 2020 - More investors are seeking advice as the property market heats up, according to a new survey.

LVR limits will return for investors

16 October 2020 - The odds of LVR restrictions returning for investors next year are "fairly high" due to the strength of the residential property market, according to economist Tony Alexander.

LVR limits will return for investors: Alexander

16 October 2020 - The odds of LVR restrictions returning for investors next year are "fairly high" due to the strength of the residential property market, according to economist Tony Alexander.

Four ways low rates have boosted the market

9 October 2020 - Independent economist Tony Alexander says there are four ways that low interest rates can explain the "current and coming market strength".

No sign of investor exodus

8 October 2020 - It looks as though residential landlords are not exiting the market in droves as a result of the Government’s tenancy law reforms and other investor-focused policy changes.

Interest rates not bargains driving investors

9 September 2020 - Investors’ hopes of picking up a property bargain in the post-Covid market are fading, the latest joint survey from REINZ and economist Tony Alexander reveals.

The return of Covid-19: what it means for landlords

12 August 2020 - After 102 days, Covid-19 is back and that means Auckland is returning to alert level three, while the rest of New Zealand will go to alert level two, on Wednesday. So what does that mean for landlords?

ANZ eases servicing test

4 August 2020 - ANZ has become the latest bank to ease its servicing test criteria for borrowers, reflecting the lower interest rate environment.

Turnaround times deteriorate: survey

23 July 2020 - Turnaround times "seem to have got worse" following Covid-19, according to a new survey conducted by economist Tony Alexander.

Servicing tests hinder home loan market

17 July 2020 - Tough servicing tests continue to hinder the home loan market, leaving borrowers unable to tap into attractive headline interest rates.

Servicing tests hinder home loan market

17 July 2020 - Tough servicing tests continue to hinder the home loan market, leaving borrowers unable to tap into attractive headline interest rates.

Investors not rushing to sell

9 July 2020 - There is no rush of investors looking to sell their properties in the post-Covid-19 market, according to the second joint survey from REINZ and economist Tony Alexander.

Why the future is not bleak for the housing market

3 July 2020 - Uncertainty continues to cast its shadow over the housing market but economist Tony Alexander has put together a list of reasons which offset the negatives and mean the market remains well-supported.

Survey reveals lending concerns

29 June 2020 - Mortgage advisers are concerned about tightening lending criteria and tough servicing tests, despite the record-low interest rate environment, according to a new survey. 

Market outlook: what economists have to say

19 June 2020 - Recent residential housing market data has not looked to bad – but, given the grim economic forecasts, that’s a bit confusing. So here’s a round-up of economists’ latest takes on the market…

Investors hunt for bargains

10 June 2020 - One in four real estate agents have reported an increase in investor buying activity, according to a new survey from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and economist Tony Alexander.

Investors hunt for bargains

10 June 2020 - One in four real estate agents have reported an increase in investor buying activity, according to a new survey from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and economist Tony Alexander.

There’s life in the market yet

11 May 2020 - The residential property market might currently be lacking in strength, but those working in the sector don’t see it as suffering from widespread weakness, according to economist Tony Alexander’s latest poll.

SuperCity sales fall 50% in lockdown

4 May 2020 - Auckland property sales in April were down by 50% on March but the true effect of the lockdown won’t show up until May’s trading data is compiled, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

24 April 2020 - Periods of house price decline are rare and "short-lived", says economist Tony Alexander, amid forecasts of a drop of 10%-15% this year.

Life remains in real estate industry

7 April 2020 - Open homes are forbidden and real estate transactions are in hiatus during the lockdown, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible for investors to find a deal.

Lockdown market sentiment

6 April 2020 - Caution might dominate property sector participants’ takes on the market, but independent economist Tony Alexander’s latest polling reveals that not all investors are taking a step back.

Housing market: the positives

1 April 2020 - The New Zealand housing market is poised for its biggest downturn since the GFC, but economist Tony Alexander believes there are reasons to be positive.

What lies ahead for the housing market

31 March 2020 - As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators have started releasing their (tentative) outlooks for the housing market. Here’s a summary of some of them...

Housing market: 6 factors to consider

20 March 2020 - It looks as though New Zealand is headed towards an unexpected recession. While house prices are expected to drop in the near term, economist Tony Alexander points out six factors to think about in the current market.

Survey reveals tight lending concerns

3 March 2020 - Tight lending criteria has emerged as one of the top concerns facing advisers and borrowers in the first months of the year, according to a new survey.

On the brink of a crisis

3 March 2020 - Proposed tenancy law changes, which come in an environment of rental shortage, are on the brink of creating a low socioeconomic rental crisis.

OCR Preview Survey: economists say OCR will stay on hold

7 February 2020 - The official cash rate will stay on hold next week, but the Reserve Bank will urge downside caution over the impact of the coronavirus, according to TMM's OCR Preview Survey.

Will the Reserve Bank change course?

3 February 2020 - The Reserve Bank will adopt a more neutral tone on the future direction of the official cash rate this month, according to economists at one major bank.

Could the coronavirus hit the housing market?

30 January 2020 - The coronavirus outbreak in China could impact tourism and economic growth in New Zealand, having a knock-on effect on the official cash rate, according to one economist.

Why house price growth will continue

28 January 2020 - House price inflation is unlikely to radically slow this year after a strong end to 2019, according to leading economist Tony Alexander: [READ ON] ...

Why house price growth will continue

28 January 2020 - House price inflation is unlikely to radically slow this year after a strong end to 2019, according to leading economist Tony Alexander.

Chances of OCR cut not high: Alexander

19 December 2019 - The odds of a further OCR cut in 2020 are "not high", according to economist Tony Alexander, who believes borrowers should not put all of their focus on "chasing the lowest short-term rate".

Advisers share top concerns

6 December 2019 - Tightening credit, bullish investors pushing FHBs out of the market, and demand outweighing supply in the housing market are key concerns for advisers according to a survey conducted by leading economist Tony Alexander.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 2.29 2.59 2.65
ANZ 4.44 2.89 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.29 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.29 2.59 2.65
Basecorp Finance 5.49 - - -
Bluestone 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
BNZ - Classic - 2.29 2.59 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 2.89 3.19 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
CFML Loans 4.95 - - -
China Construction Bank 4.49 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 2.65 2.65 2.80
Credit Union Auckland 5.45 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
Credit Union South 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
First Credit Union Special 5.85 2.95 3.45 -
Heartland Bank - Online 2.50 1.99 2.35 2.45
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 3.40 3.50 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.25 2.35 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - 2.25 - -
ICBC 3.69 2.25 2.35 2.65
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.67 2.97 3.13
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - 2.25 - -
Kiwibank 3.40 3.20 3.50 3.50
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.35 2.65 2.65
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.20 3.24 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Resimac 3.39 3.35 2.99 3.35
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank 4.54 2.79 ▲2.99 ▲3.29
SBS Bank Special - 2.29 ▲2.49 ▲2.79
Select Home Loans 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
The Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - 2.09 - -
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.29 2.59 2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 2.79 3.09 3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.09 3.29 3.45
TSB Special 4.54 2.29 2.49 2.65
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 3.09 3.29 3.39
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - 2.29 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 2.73 2.99 2.80

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