Investors have taken advantage of relaxed loan to value ratio restrictions to borrow 134% more on high LVR terms, analysis from ASB reveals.
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Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr is monitoring the buoyant housing market and may reimpose LVR restrictions.
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.
Despite fears of an overheated housing market, Westpac economists believe the Reserve Bank will still need to lower the official cash rate next year.
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.
Investors have taken advantage of relaxed loan to value ratio restrictions to borrow 134% more on high LVR terms, analysis from ASB reveals: [READ ON]
Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr is monitoring the buoyant housing market and may reimpose LVR restrictions: [READ ON]
Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.
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?
Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.