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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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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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Alistair Helm: Is NZ in a Housing Bubble?

Last week, we asked the EO of the NZPIF, Andrew King, for his take on whether NZ is in a housing bubble. This week we are pleased to have the founder and CEO of Properazzi, Alistair Helm, sharing with us his views on the housing market. We asked Alistair 1. What are the warning signs of a growing house bubble? 2. Do you believe New Zealand (and in particular, Auckland) to be experiencing a...
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Andrew King: Is NZ in a Housing Bubble?

Last week, we asked financial journalist, Bernard Hickey, to address key market indicators and discuss whether New Zealand is heading right into a housing bubble. This week, we put the same questions to NZPIF Executive Officer, Andrew King. We asked Andrew 1. What are the warning signs of a growing house bubble? 2. Do you believe New Zealand (and in particular, Auckland) to be experiencing...
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Bernard Hickey: Is NZ in a Housing Bubble?

Despite being broadly favourable, the International Monetary Fund's latest country report warns of the real risk of New Zealand house prices overshooting. With it being an election year and house prices being the centre of our political storm, it is perhaps unsurprising that words had been put into the IMF's mouth and what started as 'price overshooting' is now being largely reported as a 'ho...
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