LVR limits could return: RBNZ

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr is monitoring the buoyant housing market and may reimpose LVR restrictions.

2.25% one year rate from the Co-op

The Co-operative Bank has launched a 2.25% one year home loan for first home buyers, one of the cheapest ever offered in New Zealand.

Negative official cash rate still needed: Westpac

Despite fears of an overheated housing market, Westpac economists believe the Reserve Bank will still need to lower the official cash rate next year. 

High LVR lending: what does the data say?

While mortgage advisers say they have found it difficult to get high LVR loans for their clients, Reserve Bank data indicate there has been an increase in high LVR lending since May. 

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COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

What lies ahead for investors

What lies ahead for investors

Election 2020 is done and dusted – and a red landslide has left the Labour Party firmly in charge of the next government. But what could that mean for property investors?

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.