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2020 December 18
The Market is incredible Take advantage, List now!
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2020 December 11
THE MARKET NZ Property Report: November 2020
Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows that low stock is continuing to drive increased prices across the country, with seven regions reaching all-time asking price highs in November. The national average asking price is $797,156 – a 17.1% increase on November last year...
2020 November 27
Look at Tony Alexander thought about house prices & LVR
In the Housing section Tony give a reminder as to why house prices are rising so strongly, then discuss the certainty of LVRs returning shortly and examine what happened with prices in the past when LVR rules were introduced and tightened…
2020 November 13
Look at Tony Alexander thought about house prices & LVR
In the Housing section Tony give a reminder as to why house prices are rising so strongly, then discuss the certainty of LVRs returning shortly and examine what happened with prices in the past when LVR rules were introduced and tightened…
2020 October 30
Banks had another busy month in September
There was no let-up in mortgage lending flows last month, with another $7.3bn of activity taking place – almost $2bn more than the same month last year.
2020 October 16
Property market enters spring on the up
According to the CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI) for September, nationwide property values are showing signs of growth once again, increasing 0.8% over the month, after generally stalling since May.
2020 October 02
Median Auckland house price tipped to hit $1 million by end of year
The median property price in Auckland is forecast to hit more than $1 million by the end of the year, rising $57,000 in three months...
2020 September 18
CoreLogic QV August House Price Index: ‘Business as usual’
The national housing market remained firm in August, following on from the steady July result. According to the CoreLogic QV House Price Index, average property values rose by 0.2% from July to August, lifting the annual growth rate a touch from 2.2% to 2.3%.
2020 September 04
Slim pickings for New Zealand house buyers as available properties dry up
House buyers hoping to benefit from low mortgage rates have very little to choose from, with the lowest stock available in New Zealand in 13 years. On Tuesday, Realestate.co.nz said the total homes available for sale last month was down 13.2 per cent on a year ago to 17,974 listings, which was also significantly lower than in July.
2020 August 14
Residential Tenancies Amendment Act
Tenants now have another layer of security with the passing under urgency of the controversial Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill last night. The new law does away with 90 day no-cause terminations, removes rental bidding, and only allows landlords to increase rents every 12 months. National has dubbed the bill the "I Hate the Landlords" bill and is warning that it will have the unintended consequence of driving up rents.
2020 July 31
Canned travel plans, low interest rates mean first-home KiwiSaver withdrawals soar
KiwiSaver providers have seen a spike in first-home withdrawals since lockdown, as Kiwis put their travel savings towards getting on the property ladder instead.
2020 July 17
Time to buy? Auckland rental returns hit the sweetspot
Real estate listings website Realestate.co.nz says there seems to be a link between publicity about New Zealand’s Covid-19 status and surges of interest in local property from offshore buyers..
2020 July 03
Time to buy? Auckland rental returns hit the sweetspot
For the first time in over five years, the average Auckland rental property has a gross yield that is more than most mortgage interest rates. And that is an opportunity for buyers considering investing in rental property, or expanding their portfolio...
2020 June 19
House sales drop almost 50 per cent, but prices stay record levels
House sales in Auckland and New Zealand are almost 50 per cent down on the same time last year, yet prices continue to reach near-record highs. Just 3990 homes sold across the country in May - 47 per cent down on the same month in 2018, the Real Estate Institute's latest monthly sales data showed ...
2020 June 5
The property market seems to be "barrelling on"
Would-be sellers have not let a global pandemic dent the price they want for their houses, new data shows. Property listings site Realestate.co.nz has released data for May, showing average asking prices have reached a record level in seven regions of New Zealand. That is despite predictions that house prices
2020 May 22
Rental market bouncing back after quiet April
New rental figures show renters are starting to look around again after very much staying put during lockdown in April. Stuff spoke to Trade Me Property spokesperson Aren Clancy to chat about April numbers and stats as well as the forecast for coming months. Clancy says that there was a jump in searches ...
2020 May 8
Property Investors Undeterred by Downturn
Property investors are not letting Covid-19 put them off their investment strategies, a survey conducted by Corelogic shows. The research was conducted with 272 members of the Property Investors Association, which found that although there are predictions of house prices dropping, over half of the investors are sticking ...
2020 April 24
Reserve Bank proposes removal of LVR restrictions in response to COVID-19
Big shifts have happened by The Reserve Bank recently with plans to remove loan-to-value ration (LVR) restrictions on residential mortgages for at least a year. With this, The Reserve Bank has given banks seven days notice to do so. The removal of LVR is in response to the economic downturn
2020 April 9
We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping in their bubble.
What have you been doing to keep yourself occupied over the past week? We would love to hear from you! We have been remotely working and are loving talking to anyone who wants to have a chat. We are on Skype, Facetime and Zoom or the good old phone. If there is anything else, we can do ...
2020 March 13
Fingers pointed to cash as concerns rise from coronavirus
China has damaged and disinfected cash in areas most affected by the coronavirus, while the Paris Louvre is no longer taking cash, only accepting cards. Everyone recommends washing their hands or using a hand sanitizer after using money, particularly if they are going to eat or handle food ...
2020 February 28
Recession, share market slump, interest rate cuts: How coronavirus might affect your money
Coronavirus... is it going to send the global economy into recession or will it be a distant memory in a few months time? With confirmed cases of the virus now in European countries, is this something to be worried about in NZ? So far, New Zealand has not reported any cases ...
2020 February 14
Property investors to blame for NZ's high house prices, not lack of supply
As house prices continue to increase, discussions around why are coming to surface. A recent research paper published by the Helen Clark Foundation states that property investors are to blame for this. Author Jenny McArthur says that a decades-long boom ...
2020 January 31
No Christmas break for the property market
At the heart of the recent acceleration in value growth across the country is the recovery of property values in Auckland. Quarterly growth of 1.9% to close out the year was the strongest rate since November 2016. This has taken the average value of property in our largest city to $1.047m ...
2019 December 6
The upswing is building up steam
According to the CoreLogic QV House Price Index, average property values rose by 1.0% from October to November, with the annual rate of growth now sitting at 3.3%. That's up from the 2.0% lull in June, and the strongest annual growth figure since November last year ...
2019 November 22
Growth in market continues
The October House Price Index result provides further confirmation that housing market conditions are building momentum, following the tentative signs of growth witnessed last month. The trend towards stronger conditions is consistent with the increased demand for property in the wake of the easing in serviceability ...
2019 November 8
Auckland listings rates: large variation across suburbs
Auckland's property market has been pretty subdued for about three years now, with sales volumes low and average values drifting downwards. Auckland Transport could be changing the Outer Link bus service which may see Dominion Rd, Mt Eden Village and St Lukes removed to stop delays and 'bunching' ...
2019 October 25
Helping your kids buy a home
With the rising cost of property across New Zealand, it’s not surprising that so many parents are having to help their grown-up children buy property. In fact, it’s estimated that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is the sixth largest lender when it comes to mortgage lending in New Zealand. While bank lending requirements ...
2019 October 11
Auckland's port future, to move or to not?
More than half of Aucklanders want the city's port moved elsewhere, according to a recent survey. Of the 500 people surveyed, only 28% said they would prefer it to stay in Auckland. 34% of those surveyed said they would want it moved within a decade. When asked what they think the space should be used for ...
2019 September 27
Council cash to help strengthen historic sites
A share of more than $200,000 has been given to eleven heritage building owners in an effort to strengthen them against earthquakes. The fund has been criticised by the Property Council and other groups for being insufficient, however council buildings portfolio leader Iona Pannett has justified the matter. ...
2019 September 13
Remembering the battle to get recognition for te reo Māori
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori/ Maori Language Week is upon as, and with all of the events, festivities and involvement that surrounds it, it is also important to remember how far we have come in one generation. The black and white photo pictured is an iconic photo of the 1980 Māori Language protest march to parliament ...
2019 August 30
Free lunches for school kids, Government announces
The PM has just announced a free lunch programme that is to be rolled out in 30 primary and intermediate schools and set to expand upon completion of the trial. Children and young people should not be going hungry, so the initiative is to provide a free lunch every school day from term 1 next year ...
2019 August 16
Tentative Signs of stabilisation in housing market
For anyone looking to sell their home, this article is a must read for you! The latest stats have been released from the Real Estate Institute, detailing a large increase in homes sold in the month of July. These stats are the highest July stats we have seen in three years. Sales are expected to continue to pick up ...
2019 August 2
Mt Eden Bus Lane & Parking Changes
Auckland Transport is increasing the operating hours for bus lanes and clearways in Mt Eden and changing the bus stop layouts in the Village. AT is also lengthening the bus stops to fit two buses and make it easier for buses to safely pull in and out of the stops. While these changes are being made bus lanes will be extended ...
2019 July 12
5000 previous homeowners using KiwiSaver to buy homes each year
More than 5000 former homeowners a year are dipping into their KiwiSaver accounts under the second chance rule. Typically Kiwisaver is for first home buyers to assist with the deposit of their first home, however Figures from Housing New Zealand (HNZ) show 5037 people in the year to ...
2019 June 28
The best in the business
Congratulations to Harcourts Blue Fern Realty Henderson's very own Aaron Davis, who took out the 2019 REINZ National Auctioneering Championship earlier this week after two days of intense competition between 28 auctioneers. To be a great auctioneer, you have to do more than get over any fear of public speaking ...
2019 June 14
Refund The Waste
A recycling scheme that would see consumers refunded a deposit when they returned drinks containers for recycling is being looked at by the Government, the Environment Ministry says. The initiative aims to reduce waste by offering an incentive to recycle plastic goods and litter, therefore reducing the large quantities in our waterways and litter streams ...
2019 May 31
Property investors 'won't all hit insulation deadline'
From July 1st, Insulation will be compulsory in all rental homes. In December, it was estimated that 222,000 homes were still not properly insulated causing a huge rush and demand for the upcoming deadline. If the deadline is not met, a landlord can be required to pay a financial penalty of up to $4000 which will then ...
2019 May 17
Right Market For First-Home Buyer, Hurry Up!
First home buyers, now's the right time to buy! Due to a mix of relaxed lending rules and new regulation of the property market, news doors have been opened to first-home buyers. Data shows that many purchases of homes New Zealand wide are within the first home buyer budget, from Auckland through to ...
2019 May 3
"Newzild" Officially Sexy. Sweet As!
Have you heard? The New Zealand accent has been voted sexiest in the world! In a poll conducted by Big 7 Travel, it appears the Kiwi accent has come out on top competing against 7000 languages and even more varieties of accents and tones. Close behind us was South Africa in at 2nd, Irish 3rd, Italian 4th ...
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