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Kelvin Davidson: There’s never a dull moment in the property market

Over the past month the property market has remained at the forefront of news headlines, so here’s an important reminder of recent key points: Property values are still rising rapidly – in May they were more than 20% higher than a year ago (on the CoreLogic House Price Index) However, there are hints that sales volumes are starting to cool, due to previous measures s...
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Kelvin Davidson: How has COVID affected the property market

COVID-19 hasn’t significantly undermined the property market so far In this fast-moving COVID environment it’s easy to lose track of everything that’s changed since the end of March and how the property market has been impacted. Recall that since March: The Government has launched a huge fiscal support package, including the wage subsidy, which has kept people in jobs and pay...
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Nick Goodall: Impact of the 2017 Election on Auckland’s property market

As the year draws to a close, we’ve got a good understanding on likely changes to the property market and certainly which buyer groups are under the new Government’s property spotlight. In short, property speculators and foreign buyers are the focus. The Government has been clever in using the Overseas Investment Act to restrict foreign citizens buying existing property, but there’s...
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Peter Lewis: DTI is but a band-aid solution to the bigger housing crisis

Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. Now that the milk market has turned up again, property prices and the related mortgage lending seem to be his main target. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for h...
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Peter Lewis: DTI will not solve the housing crisis

Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for housing by introducing restrictions in investor loan-to-value ratios, thus limiting the amount that the main trading banks...
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Jonno Ingerson: What is a 'housing crisis'?

In the last couple of months there has been increasing reference to a ‘housing crisis’ in the media. But what even is a housing crisis? I turned to the wisdom of the internet for a definitive answer, but instead of an answer I found many answers. The term housing crisis has been used to describe several different situations, for example when prices are rising rapidly more people are shu...
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Tuesday Catch Up: 7 things we are keeping an eye on this week

... cos we simply had to take Monday off to recover from the latest Reserve Bank blow... 1. Before we unleashed the doom-and-gloom, can we please take a moment to marvel at the awesomeness that is Brandon Lipman? 2. Ok so back to business, late Friday afternoon the Reserve Bank served up another wham-bang at the investors community by hiking the cost of borrowing for non-occupying property ...
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Monday catch up: 7 things we are keeping an eye on this week

1. Giving credence to the saying, all that glitters is not gold, looks like the happy harmony of the Auckland Housing Accord is no more. Tova O'Brien gives his take on the Nick and Len relationship. 2. Perhaps rather unsurprising, the rising prices in the residential market is pushing ma-and-pa investors into the commercial sphere - a market that is usually preserved for the savvy and the e...
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Hot or not? How seriously should you be following 'property hotspots'?

In this week's Ask An Expert feature, David Whitburn tackles the myth of property hotspots and breaks it down once and for all for investors. What are your thoughts on property hotspots? A lot of times I find people asking at APIA meetings Where is the next Auckland hotspot? But what if somewhere that was flagged, quite legitimately at first, as giving investors good capital growth and yiel...
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