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Record prices round NZ

14 November 2019 - It looks like the sleeping giant of New Zealand’s housing market could be stirring, with new REINZ data showing that both sales and prices in Auckland are up.

Southland “standout” region for investors

11 November 2019 - Investors looking for both strong capital gains and good rental yields should head to Southland – if they heed the results of new REINZ research.

SuperCity on the rise?

4 November 2019 - Auckland’s housing market saw a noticeable increase in sales in October – and it’s due to an increase in listings, according to Barfoot & Thompson’s managing director.

Tight supply, rising prices

1 November 2019 - A significant year-on-year drop in the total number of houses on the market nationwide could start to drive up asking prices going forward, new Realestate.co.nz data suggests.

Strong growth in multi-unit dwelling consents

31 October 2019 - The number of dwelling consents being issued just keeps going up, with September seeing the highest number in any 12-month period since the year to October 1974.

COMMENT: Sign of changing times

17 October 2019 - Fletcher Building opened a flash, new, high tech, prefabricated house building factory yesterday. Great things are expected of it, but Miriam Bell ponders what it means for your average investor.

Return to market form

15 October 2019 - There’s been a rallying of the market with the latest REINZ data showing both sales volumes and median house prices noticeably up with the onset of Spring.

Allow KiwiSaver withdrawals for investment properties

15 October 2019 - KiwiSaver rules should be relaxed so that first home withdrawals can include investment properties, the Interim Retirement Commissioner is proposing.

Prefab changes don’t address finance issue

14 October 2019 - Reforms to the Building Act will make it easier to carry out a prefab build - but it will be large scale projects that benefit rather than smaller-scale investor projects.

Spring bounce in Auckland market

2 October 2019 - There was an increase in activity in the Auckland housing market over September with both new listings and sales up, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

New listings remain limited

1 October 2019 - There was no uptick in market activity in the first full month after the Reserve Bank’s big OCR cut, with listings still at low levels, realestate.co.nz’s latest data shows.

COMMENT: Let the buyer beware! But what about the seller?

1 October 2019 - Where would you stand if a property you have contracted to buy or sell is damaged on or before the settlement day? Buddle Findlay* partner John Buchan and senior associate Julia Gabrielle explain.

Govt must regulate property managers - REINZ

25 September 2019 - REINZ has stepped up its campaign to introduce national regulation for property managers with the launch today of a new website devoted to the cause.

Sales fall highlights sluggish market

13 September 2019 - The Reserve Bank’s dramatic OCR cut in August was meant to prompt a pick-up in the housing market but new REINZ data shows sales have slumped again.

Changing the game

11 September 2019 - Investors keen to minimise the costs that come with selling properties might want to look to a new real estate agency which is aiming to disrupt the industry.

What Aucklanders value in property

6 September 2019 - Properties with more permissive zoning have clearly higher values, according to new research from Auckland Council’s Chief Economist’s Unit.

Low deposits won’t lead to mortgage free for all

5 September 2019 - 5% deposits for first home buyers – it’s one of the centrepieces of the KiwiBuild “reset” – but advisers are asking whether it will actually make the sort of difference hoped for.

Hints of market resurgence

3 September 2019 - Lower interest rates are prompting renewed interest in the property market with Realestate.co.nz reporting a surge of activity in August.

Low rates boost NZ’s housing affordability

21 August 2019 - Declining house prices and low interest rates have improved housing affordability across New Zealand over the first half of 2019, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service shows.

Stronger market on the cards

13 August 2019 - Those predicting a property market crash might have to reconsider as the latest REINZ data reveals signs of an improving market nationwide, including an increase in sales activity.

Improvements in affordability nationwide

9 August 2019 - Lack of affordability has long been a problem for New Zealand’s housing market, but a new report suggests the tide could be turning.

OCR cut could prompt housing market upturn

8 August 2019 - The Reserve Bank’s decision to slash the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.5% to a historic low of 1.0% has shocked the financial community, but what could it mean for the housing market?

Affordability key to value growth

7 August 2019 - Whether values are going up or down in markets around the country, new QV data highlights that affordability – or the lack of – is a key determinant.

Lower prices driving Auckland sales

2 August 2019 - The Auckland market may be down but it’s not out: the city’s largest real estate agency is reporting a surge in sales volumes in July.

Pushing up the national average price

1 August 2019 - The main centres used to drive New Zealand’s market but it was strong provincial markets that contributed to the national average asking price’s rise in July.

Auckland consents hit all time high

30 July 2019 - The Super City has seen the number of new dwelling consents being issued surge to a record high - but economists believe house building activity is nearing its peak.

COMMENT: The coming rental housing crisis

30 July 2019 - Failure of government to reverse policies will result in a calamitous fall in houses to rent and escalating rents in a crisis unseen since the 1930’s, writes veteran property investor Jonathan Bidmead.

Asking prices defy winter odds

22 July 2019 - There’s little sign of the traditional winter slowdown in Trade Me Property’s new data with strong demand pushing asking prices up in many markets around the country.

Mum & Dad investors on the rise

18 July 2019 - Tax and housing policy changes seemed likely to deter smaller investors but new CoreLogic research shows their market share is actually increasing.

Shining the light on unit titles

12 July 2019 - The unit title sector is one of the most misunderstood areas of property ownership so Tenancy Services has launched a new website to help out those affected.

Five year low for sales

12 July 2019 - Sales volumes nationwide tumbled to a five year low in June’s REINZ data, highlighting that the heady days of the property market’s boom are winding down.

Limited stock makes for muted market

2 July 2019 - It has the lowest amount houses available to sell in nearly a year, but Auckland’s biggest real estate agency sees positive trends in the market.

Prices under pressure

1 July 2019 - Supply squeeze is continuing to put pressure on asking prices with new Realestate.co.nz data showing four regions hitting record high prices.

Regional markets step up the pace

14 June 2019 - [UPDATED] Price growth in regional housing markets has stepped it up again with Gisborne accelerating at the front of the pack, new REINZ data shows.

Super City sales down 20% on last May

6 June 2019 - Residential sales activity in the Auckland region remains subdued, with Barfoot & Thompson revealing that its sales fell by 20% year-on-year in May.

Tale of two halves

4 June 2019 - Over half of the North Island’s regions registered falls in their average asking price in May – in contrast to the South Island, the latest Realestate.co.nz data reveals.

A place in the sun

28 May 2019 - Investment in infrastructure and development in Northland means the future looks bright for Whangarei investors – thanks to a tight rental market but affordable prices, writes Miriam Bell.

NZ sales on downbound train

14 May 2019 - There’s no escaping the downward trend in sales exposed by new REINZ data but some commentators believe last week’s OCR cut could counter the fall.

Who loves property the most?

11 May 2019 - New Zealanders love buying property – despite popular hostility to investors – and so too do our elected representatives. This year’s register of MP’s pecuniary interests reveals how much.

Gone: foreign buyers leave market

2 May 2019 - Overseas buyers have dropped out of the market with new Stats NZ data revealing that the number of property transfers they are responsible for has plummeted this year.

Gateway to returns

2 May 2019 - Upper Hutt has long been overlooked as an investment option but its affordable prices, strong yields and tight rental market mean it is now attracting attention, reports Miriam Bell.

SuperCity back to “old normal”

1 May 2019 - The Auckland region’s average asking price dropped to its lowest level since 2016 in April, according to the latest Realestate.co.nz figures.

COMMENT: Why Takapuna is worth a look

27 April 2019 - It’s no surprise that new REINZ data shows Takapuna’s median house price has climbed 30% over the past year, writes Takapuna Beach Association chief executive Terence Harpur.

On the property beat

18 March 2019 - INVESTOR PROFILE: From the police academy to a property academy, Tua Saseve’s property journey is one with a difference and now he’s teaching others how to build a successful portfolio.

Sales plunge by nearly 10%

13 March 2019 - Residential property sales nationwide took a big tumble in February – but capital gains tax related uncertainty could be to blame.

Super City sales up, prices down

5 February 2019 - Acceptance that Auckland is now a buyer’s market has set in as Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data reveals a modest start to the year.

Harbourside metropolis

4 February 2019 - Strong economic and population growth and a tight rental market mean Tauranga remains an appealing option for investors, writes Miriam Bell.

Regional prices hit record highs

1 February 2019 - A lack of housing stock on the market is the driving force behind a slew of record high asking prices in markets around the country.

Auckland sales at 10 year low

17 January 2019 - Sales volumes around the country slumped to long time lows in December in the latest REINZ data, providing more evidence of how the market has changed.

2018 – a year of uncertainty

31 December 2018 - If last year was a year of disruption, this year was one in which the movement towards change took off – and many investors were left floundering and uncertain.

Climate change insurance threat

30 November 2018 - Sceptical about climate change? If you own coastal property it would pay not to be, both the Reserve Bank and the Insurance Council are warning.

Late Cycle Growth in Kapiti Coast & Horowhenua

30 November 2018 - In the south west of the North Island, property prices and rents are experiencing late-cycle growth, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Court of Appeal rules against price fixers

23 November 2018 - The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Commerce Commission in a long-running price-fixing saga involving two Hamilton real estate agencies.

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ANZ Special - 3.55 3.45 3.99
ASB Bank 5.20 4.05 3.95 4.39
ASB Bank Special - 3.55 3.45 3.89
BNZ - Classic - 3.55 3.45 3.99
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BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.30 4.45 4.35 4.55
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.30 - - -
China Construction Bank 5.50 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 3.19 3.19 3.19
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Credit Union Baywide 6.15 4.95 4.95 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 3.99 4.49 -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 4.80 4.95 -
HSBC Premier 5.24 3.35 3.35 3.35
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
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HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.15 3.18 3.18 3.20
Kainga Ora 5.18 4.04 3.95 4.39
Kiwibank 5.80 4.30 4.20 4.64
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.15 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 3.55 3.45 3.89
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 5.70 4.25 4.15 -
Pepper Money Near Prime 5.64 - 5.44 5.44
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Pepper Money Specialist 7.59 - 7.39 7.39
Resimac 4.50 4.86 3.89 3.94
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SBS Bank Special - ▼3.55 3.39 3.89
Sovereign 5.30 4.15 4.29 4.55
Sovereign Special - 3.65 3.75 4.05
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.15 3.49 3.59 3.89
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.15 3.99 4.09 4.39
TSB Bank 6.09 4.35 4.25 4.69
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TSB Special 5.29 3.55 3.45 3.89
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.34 4.15 4.09 4.49
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Median 5.34 4.04 4.09 4.39

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