What the Reserve Bank's latest move means for housing

The Reserve Bank’s programme to lend directly to retail banks could be ready soon. If it is, that’s likely to mean lower interest rates on loans – and more support for the housing market.

New renters' guide for tenants

Far too many tenants are not aware of their obligations around their rental property so a new guide aims to spell out what they need to know and do.

Growth halts for Capital rents

Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled in August for the first time in five years, new Trade Me Property data reveals.

Call for rent caps after freeze ends

Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end later this week, but tenant advocates are now calling for rents to be capped.

High demand keeps pushing prices up

Treasury might be expecting house prices to fall - but market data suggests otherwise, with Trade Me Property’s August data the latest to show rising prices and high demand.

COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

New Zealanders who are apprehensive about buying property should be spurred on to take the jump as record low mortgage rates and a lesson from the current world backdrop settle in, argues iConsult’s Satyan Mehra*.

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  • New renters' guide for tenants

    Far too many tenants are not aware of their obligations around their rental property so a new guide aims to spell out what they need to know and do.

  • Growth halts for Capital rents

    Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled in August for the first time in five years, new Trade Me Property data reveals.

  • Call for rent caps after freeze ends

    Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end later this week, but tenant advocates are now calling for rents to be capped.

  • High demand keeps pushing prices up

    Treasury might be expecting house prices to fall - but market data suggests otherwise, with Trade Me Property’s August data the latest to show rising prices and high demand.

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