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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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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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Is Auckland Homeownership The Impossible Dream?

A month into the new banking era of mortgage lending caps, I am already hearing anecdotal tales of quieter open homes, vacated auction rooms, and buyer frustrations. Whereas previously the housing market rivalled that of supermarket frenzies witnessed every 24th of December, now there is an eerily silent scene awaiting vendors and agents. I am confident that in the coming weeks there will ...
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Young Investors Alert: How To Go On Your OE And Continue To Invest In Property

By Karen Phelps Your OE or pursuing your property investing? It’s a hard choice but fortunately one you don’t have to make. It is possible to invest in property while doing your OE. Could you picture yourself sunbathing on a beach in the Caribbean while investing in property? Or perhaps partying with other backpackers in Rio knowing you can return home and buy another house? I...
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A Message For First Home Buyers - Warning. Reality Check Ahead.

I scratch my head every time a first-home buyer gets into the media and paints her position as nothing more than a Dickensian victim; marginalised by society and grasping at straws. Apparently, if newspapers and televisions are to be believed, half a million dollars will not get anyone a single house in Auckland. Not one jot. Just last week, I sat through a Barfoot auction in the CBD and...
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NZPIF Says Any Worker Can Own A Home

Housing Affordability Crisis or Housing Expectation Problem? With all the ramped up talk of the Great Kiwi Housing Crisis, the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation ("NZPIF" a.k.a. "the Mother Ship") has released a statement this morning slamming incorrect Housing Affordability information that is currently leading the Government and other political parties to implement policies that will...
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