In its latest Financial Stability Report, The Reserve Bank has announced a loosening of its LVR restrictions for private home buyers and property investors. Here's what you need to know about the changes.
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What the new LVR restrictions mean for home buyers and property investors
In its latest Financial Stability Report, The Reserve Bank has announced a loosening of its LVR restrictions for private home buyers and property investors. Here's what you need to know about the changes. Read more.
Economic impact of the new Auckland home valuations
We have all seen the headlines telling us that Auckland house valuations for council ratings purposes have on average increased by 46% over the past three years. What could be the economic impact of these numbers virtually (but not definitely) confirming a rise in wealth for Auckland property owners? Read more.
What our new government’s policies could mean for the NZ housing market
Concerns about housing affordability and homelessness which sparked into life again about five years ago remain. Will measures planned by the new government erode these concerns? Find out what Tony Alexander thinks. Read more.
How the Auckland housing crisis is affecting the rental market
Do lower house prices mean that things will soon start to get easier for renters? The short answer is no. Tony Alexander looks at the contributing factors. Read more.
The factors at work behind the plummeting house sales
House sales throughout New Zealand have fallen. The future is looking grim for real estate agents as the trend is likely to continue. Read more.
Housing market news – is it all just a load of hot air?
It seems every second news story is related to housing at the moment, but how do you know what coverage is worth taking on board and what you should let drift away? Read more.
Auckland housing market update: One man’s FOMO is another man’s opportunity
With evidence that the Auckland market has been plateauing for quite a few months now, home owners who paid too much for their property are looking to cut their losses for fear the market will continue its downturn. But how long can this lull last? Read more.
How price cuts and offshore funding are impacting the Auckland housing market
One does not have to look hard nowadays to find evidence that the Auckland housing market has slowed down in terms of the number of dwellings being sold. Tony Alexander explains why. Read more.
Low interest rates and transport issues affect Auckland's housing woes
Low deposit rates, caused by the Reserve Bank taking the official cash rate to a record low, have encouraged savers to cash in their deposits and seek higher yielding investments elsewhere. Read more.
Risks and opportunities within the New Zealand housing market
Housing markets move in cycles and those cycles often coincide with the overall economic cycle. Read more.
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