Mortgage interest rates have been stable with major banks two-year fixed rates staying within the 4.82% - 4.84% range between February to August.

In Auckland, the fall in house prices combined with

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In August, average asking prices dropped 2.1% in Auckland year-on-year, but rose 10.5% in the regions – suggesting New Zealand’s largest city to be more concerned about the election than the

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Not a single region in the country experienced an increase in the number of properties sold for the year ended in August – a phenomenon that has only happened three times in the last seven years,

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The national housing market is slowing down, especially for listed properties in Auckland and Christchurch, new data from TradeMe Property revealed.

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The property market needs to cool further while credit growth needs to slow to remove risks to the wider banking system, according to S&P credit rating agency.

S&P noted risks from house price

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could leave New Zealand mortgage rates staying low for longer, according to the latest economic outlook from Goldman Sachs.

The pace of US interest rate hikes has a big

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The majority of New Zealand has shown little property value growth, according to the latest data analysis from CoreLogic.

Property values in Manukau have recorded the strongest growth at 29%– a

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House prices & housing affordability has ranked second of the most important problems facing New Zealand, according to the latest survey from Roy Morgan Research.

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Home consent numbers previously released by the Statistics New Zealand, point to some softening in building activity over the coming months, according to Westpac economists.

Consent issuance in

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In main centres where population pressures result in a huge increase in property cost, apartments are cheaper, in relative terms, and provide a viable ownership alternative to renting.

But apartment buyers

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The average asking price in the Taranaki region hit a record high of more than $400,000, driven by fewer homes in the market and growing demand.

The competition has created a tough market for those

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New Zealand has slipped from third to tenth position in the global house price index for the second quarter of 2017.

According to the index report from international real estate firm Knight Frank, the

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The number of new property listings fell 17.5% across the country, year-on-year – with only 8729 new listings registered during August, latest data from realestate.co.nz showed.

Only the West Coast

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The number of people expecting house prices to rise in the next six months fell to 30%, the lowest level since polling started last year, according to the latest report from Property Institute of

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A decline in property sales was recorded in the months leading up to the 2011 and 2014 elections, according to a report by property market data company Valocity.

Property Institute of New Zealand

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Nationwide residential property values for August have increased by 4.8% over the past year –the slowest annual rate since August 2012, according to the latest QV House Price Index.

Over the past

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The average value of all homes in the Auckland region was $1,041,957 in August, down from $1,044,303 in July and $1,045,059 in June, suggesting property prices are slowly deflating following the

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The Reserve Bank is expected to hold fire from cutting interest rates next week until it can get a better steer on the inflation outlook, leaving November open for a reduction.

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The NZ Super Fund and ACC have agreed on the commercial terms under which they will acquire a chunk of Kiwi Group Holdings, the sole shareholder in Kiwibank, from NZ Post.

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Greater clarification of the details surrounding new lending requirements has come today with the Reserve Bank’s confirmation of its latest investor-targeted LVRs.

Under the new rules, from October 1,

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Investors took out nearly $2 billion in mortgages in a month, statistics show from the Researve Bank- 33 per cent of all new lending.  The figures come as new restrictions targeting investors come into

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Edge Mortgages founder Glen McLeod says he would 'love' to see interest rates dip below four per cent.

If you fixed your mortgage in the middle of last year, you may be gritting your teeth as banks roll

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The Reserve Bank has cut official interest rates to 2.75 per cent.

Economists almost universally expected the central bank to cut its official cash rate to 2.75 per cent, which has built on the two

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has held the Official Cash Rate at 3.5 percent, also reducing the peak rate forecast by 50 basis points to 4.7 percent by 2017.

While interest rate increases

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A massive housing shortage is looming in New Zealand, with construction levels down and demand high despite recent interest rate hikes.

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Home affordability was a hot topic leading up to this year's general election, as it has been for some time.

With housing values now 16 per cent above the previous market peak in 2007 it's easy to see

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Auckland house sale volumes fell 7.5 per cent in August and the average selling price fell by 1.1 per cent to $711,768, says real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson.

The market is in a wait and see

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Aucklanders are opting for 80 per cent-plus mortgages, and build homes on the city fringe in the south and west.

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NEW Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 14 months in August.

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After rapid increases in the first half of the year, house prices in Auckland have remained flat, with one economist saying we may have seen the first sign that pressure in the Auckland market is

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