The old ideal of a three-bedroom house as perfect both for an investment property and for a place to rent is being shaken up.

Auckland's leading real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson has undertaken

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For a long time, we have been writing (and talking) about the fact that it is getting harder to borrow from the banks, and indeed any lender. It is unfortunate that borrowing is getting harder and it

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Banks are cracking down on customers who accept cash incentives when they take out a home loan - then switch their business to another bank. Our founder Glen McLeod says it's fair for banks to ask

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Older New Zealanders are facing high debt pressure heading into retirement and are making up an increasing percentage of bankruptcies, research has revealed.

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Westpac New Zealand and ANZ have tightened lending to non-resident mortgage borrowers to reduce risk in New Zealand's booming housing market.

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Home buyers could soon face a limit on how much they can borrow, based on their income, as officials look for new ways to control rampant house price increases.

Finance Minister Bill English has

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Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent it was announced today.

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Over the past few weeks the Reserve Bank has both helped and hurt investors looking to purchase in the greater Auckland area. On the one hand the reduction in the official Cash Rate of 0.25% has

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The Reserve Bank has cut the benchmark rate to 3.25 percent, and signalled more may be on the way.

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With this week's expected increase in the Official Cash Rate (OCR), the third increase this year, it's likely that banks will pass the increase on to fixed-term mortgage rates according to one

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Barfoot & Thompson's Housing Market Update for May highlights a slowing property market, with sales volumes down 14 per cent compared to May 2013.

Most striking is that whilst total sales are down

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The number of people buying homes with a deposit of less than 20% is on the increase.

Banks are prevented from lending more than 10 per cent of their new loans to low deposit borrowers, which they

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Figures released to the NZ Herald from PropertyIQ show homes in Auckland are selling on average at more than 20 percent above the Capital Value set by council.  National house price inflation was ...

Auckland's property market is in the firing line of the Reserve Bank who are considering imposing 'speed' limits.  These would restrict how much of a bank's total lending can be for low deposit home

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Bank of New Zealand has pulled it's 4.95% one year fixed mortgage rate. This comes after TSB launches a one year special home loan rate of 4.88% - giving it the lowest standard rate, following BNZ's

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According to a study by the OECD which compares prices with wages and rents, New Zealand has the fourth most overvalued property prices in the developed world, with house prices overvalued by 61%.

Auckland

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