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Property has grown by $19.6b in the last decade to become our largest industry, making up 15% of the country’s total GDP, new analysis from Property Council New Zealand finds The Property Industry Impact Report 2021, commissioned by Property Council New Zealand in partnership with Urban Economics, underscores the impact of the sector, with property out-gunning other top GDP contributors such as manufacturing (11%), agriculture (6%) and health (7%). Continue →
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CoreLogic’s quarterly market report indicates that the market is close to – or at – a turning point, Chief Property Economist Kelvin Davidson explains This is mainly off the back of affordability pressures, the 40% deposit requirement and extended bright-line test for investors, the tightening of interest deductibility rules, as well as the approval for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to look at debt to income restrictions. Continue →
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Despite Government measures to cool the property market, this year saw the most properties sold in June for five years while New Zealand’s median house price rose again to $820,000 according to the latest data from REINZ Median prices for residential property across New Zealand increased by 28.7% from $637,000 in June 2020 to $820,000 in June 2021. Continue →
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CoreLogic’s House Price Index shows market momentum is starting to fade throughout the country, but some areas are already seeing values decline, CoreLogic Head of Research Nick Goodall explains According to the CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI), which is the most complete and robust measure of property value change in the market, nationwide values increased by 1.8% over June. Continue →
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CoreLogic’s Mid-Year Best of the Best review reveals the 2021 property market upswing is happening nationwide, not just in main centres Herne Bay remains New Zealand’s most expensive suburb (median value of $3.16m), but in terms of value growth, cheaper areas have been far superior. Continue →
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REINZ’s latest figures are a clear indication that despite intervention from the Government and the Reserve Bank, house prices will continue to skyrocket until supply catches up with demand Median prices for residential property across New Zealand increased by 32.3% from $620,000 in May 2020 to $820,000 in May 2021, driven by inventory levels being at their lowest point ever. Continue →
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Policies announced by the Government to control the housing crisis have started showing results, but Kalkine Chief Executive Kunal Sawhney says more needs to be done Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) data saw house sales in April drop compared to March while the total number of properties sold declined by 28%. Continue →
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Government intervention likely came at the right moment for first home buyers, with their share of purchases having steadily dropped over the past three to six months, says CoreLogic Chief Economist Kelvin Davidson Nationally, first home buyers’ (FHB) market share in Q1 2021 was 21.5%, down from 24.8% six months ago and also the lowest since Q1 2018, according to the latest CoreLogic First Home Buyer Report. Continue →
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While the national picture represents the busiest April in 5 years, the reality is that we’ve seen the number of sales decrease when compared to March, says REINZ Acting Chief Executive, Wendy Alexander The number of residential properties sold in April across New Zealand was the highest number of properties sold in an April month for 5 years with 7,218 properties sold, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). Continue →
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Anecdotes throughout April told of quieter open homes, a greater share of auctions ‘passing in’ and that a fear of over paying had replaced the fear of missing out, says CoreLogic head of research Nick Goodall Nationwide values increased by a further 3.1% over April according to the latest CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI). Continue →
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Figures in the latest CoreLogic report are a clear “line in the sand” following the Government’s game-changing announcement in the final week of March, says Chief Property Economist Kelvin Davidson The CoreLogic Property Market & Economic Report for Q1 2021 reinforced the heated market conditions which led to the Government’s recent housing policy announcement. Continue →
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The Manawatu/Wanganui region had the second highest capital gains and the fourth highest yields, according to an REINZ report Capital gains in the Manawatu/Wanganui region increased 25.3% for the three months ending December 2020 when compared to the same time last year with median prices going from $400,000 to $501,000. Continue →
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March saw the most sales in 14 years, with the national median house price soaring to a record $826,300 from $665,000 just last year, REINZ data reveals “We’re seeing houses sell at their fastest pace in a March month ever and the highest percentage of auctions the country has ever seen since REINZ began keeping records, showing just how quickly the market is moving,” says REINZ acting Chief Executive, Wendy Alexander. Continue →
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With the dust now settling on the new policy measures, evidence suggests that the effects on the market may not be as significant as initially thought, says CoreLogic Senior Research Analyst Kelvin Davidson It has been two weeks since the Government’s announcement to extend the Brightline Test and to taper/remove mortgage interest deductibility for investors. Continue →
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Last week’s housing announcement has drawn attention all over the country, and with CoreLogic data showing the highest rate of value growth in 15 years, it would appear this heightened attention is justified – CoreLogic Head of New Zealand Research Nick Goodall explains Nationwide values increased by a further 2.2% in March, which takes the annual growth rate to 16.1%, the highest rate of growth since January 2006. Continue →
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A new CoreLogic report on women and property reveals more about the apparent gender wealth gap, finding that men own 31,000 more properties than women in New Zealand CoreLogic’s latest comprehensive report, Women and Property: State of Play, provides an enlightening view of who is most engaged in the property market by gender, why the numbers break down as they do, and what institutions can do to promote higher rates of property ownership across the board. Continue →
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The CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI) for February 2021 suggests a housing slowdown could be on its way, with Tauranga the first of the main centres to see a month-on-month drop in house prices The recent upward momentum in the NZ residential property market continued through February, although the Tauranga decline could be a signal of things to come. Continue →
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Although incomes have fared better than might have been expected given COVID, average household incomes have not kept pace with property value growth, CoreLogic’s latest Housing Affordability Report reveals Since the last bi-annual CoreLogic NZ Housing Affordability Report in August 2020, the economy and property market have undergone largely unexpected and dramatic upturns. Continue →
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