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Rent levels countrywide

Median rent levels around the country have been examined in the latest Regional Property Insights report by independent economist Tony Alexander and First Mortgage Trust.


Investors continue to shy away from buying more property

A net 56% of mortgage advisers are seeing fewer investors stepping forward for mortgage advice, data from the First Mortgage Trust and Tony Alexander September survey shows.

Rents remain at all-time highs

Nationally rents remained at an all-time weekly high of $550 in August despite the country entering a nationwide lockdown.

What office staff expect in a workplace

The office is no longer a place to be anchored at a desk whilst trying to block out the background buzz to meet deadlines.

Bulletproof house prices continue to climb

August’s lockdown threw up some surprising results in the housing market. While sales were down 26.5% from last August, house price growth hit a new record of 31.1% across the country.

Government torpedoes fail to sink housing market

Despite the Government’s best intentions and policy shifts Kiwi’s positive expectations of house price growth are hard to sink.

Housing affordability a long way off

The average property value across New Zealand is 7.9 times the average annual household income. A record high in the six-monthly CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report’s 18-year history.

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  • Rent levels countrywide

    Median rent levels around the country have been examined in the latest Regional Property Insights report by independent economist Tony Alexander and First Mortgage Trust.

  • Rents remain at all-time highs

    Nationally rents remained at an all-time weekly high of $550 in August despite the country entering a nationwide lockdown.

  • Bulletproof house prices continue to climb

    August’s lockdown threw up some surprising results in the housing market. While sales were down 26.5% from last August, house price growth hit a new record of 31.1% across the country.

  • Housing affordability a long way off

    The average property value across New Zealand is 7.9 times the average annual household income. A record high in the six-monthly CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report’s 18-year history.

  • Riviera of the South shines

    Tīmaru is a hidden gem in South Canterbury. We investigate all the property possibilities in this picturesque region. Sally Lindsay writes.

  • Building on a roll

    For the first time in a single quarter building work across the country has passed $7 billion.

  • No market rebound expected post lockdown

    House prices are unlikely to boom after the country comes out of the current lockdown, according to QV forecasts. Sally Lindsay has a round-up of the latest region-by-region House Price Index figures.

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