Results: Housing Market

Tony Alexander and Mortgage Rates logo, tree flowers blossoming with sunset in the background
03 July 2020

Tony Alexander: Banks yet to come to the party

The RBNZ recently removed loan-to-value ratio rules, but banks are yet to pass this on to home buyers. In fact, borrowers are havi...

Top view of suburban houses
26 June 2020

Guest post: The next housing boom

Squirrel's CEO John Bolton says that after a short hiatus and a 5%-10% fall in house prices, we could stretch into what might be t...

Houses on suburban street in Auckland, New Zealand
14 April 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: what will happen with house values?

Almost three weeks into our nationwide lockdown, some are starting to wonder if their property is worth what they originally paid ...

07 April 2020

Lockdown week two: market update

We’re two weeks into New Zealand’s level four lockdown and we haven't seen any further movement on mortgage rates. It seems that 3.05% and 3.09% for one-year fixed is now the norm.

20 February 2020

NZ House prices predicted to grow in 2020

It looks like the real estate industry has experienced its busiest January in over four years, especially in Auckland where there was a 9.7% increase in the number of sales from January 2019.

15 January 2020

Economic overview

As we move further into January, the banks are starting to announce expectations and predictions for the upcoming year.

08 January 2020

Entering 2020: a market update

With 2020 now underway, we haven’t seen many changes with most still on holiday mode. Here’s what we’ve noticed in the past week.