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Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler should leave the market well alone, says property commentator Olly Newland.
Economists have expressed surprised at the optimistic nature of the latest Official Cash Rate announcement.
Building consent numbers for new houses, including apartments, increased by 9.4% in December, Statistics New Zealand said.
Something that both the Green and Labour housing affordability policies have in common is that they are great for those in a position to buy houses through them. They are less good for everyone else.
Labour leader David Shearer has tempered his plans for a large-scale affordable housing scheme.
National residential property values are up 1.9% over the past three months, 5.7% up on the same time last year, and 1.5% higher than the last market peak, according to QV.
The Green Party’s proposals to get low-income earners into housing have been panned by the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
Warrants of fitness for rentals and restrictions on rent hikes are high on the Green Party list of priorities in its new housing policy, released today.
ANZ’s latest Property Focus report says the increasing strength of house sales volumes is spreading to provincial New Zealand.
Auckland’s council says signs of increasing activity in the city’s construction sector indicate more sustained economic growth ahead for the region.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley was told only this morning that he will be replaced.
New Zealand’s Government is expecting another house price boom but won’t be intervening with measures such as rent control or public housing schemes, Finance Minister Bill English says.
More than half of New Zealanders support the introduction of a capital gains tax on residential investment properties, a new poll has shown.
Mortgage approval rates are back at levels not seen for more than three-and-a-half years, Reserve Bank data reveals. In the week before Christmas, there were more than 8000 home loans approved.
Buyers in Auckland cannot expect to use CVs as a guide to house prices, commentator Olly Newland says.
House prices will rise more quickly this year than they did during 2012, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.
Lifestyle properties near the main centres are in solid demand, says the Real Estate Institute, and sales are at levels not seen since 2007.
Hundreds of thousands of jobs rely on the turnover of housing stock in this country, says property commentator Olly Newland.
The Salvation Army says Housing New Zealand is referring clients to it because of the rising cost of buying and renting homes in Auckland.
New Zealand’s median house price reached a new record of $389,000 in December, up almost 10% on December 2011, the Real Estate Institute says.
Property market commentator Olly Newland has reacted with scepticism to the news that the rental market appears to be softening.
It’s not good news for landlords right across New Zealand in the latest Trade Me Property analysis. Head of Trade Me Property Brendon Skipper said the national scenario in the last quarter of 2012 was similar to that of the September quarter.
A shortage of listings is holding back property market growth in Rotorua, real estate agency Bayleys says.
Rising property values in Auckland helped spur nationwide increases in house prices in December, according to the latest QV monthly property value index.
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