Homeowners

The Data Team - homes.co.nz (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist)

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – June 2020

Will DIY become easier?  The Government has announced that it will soon become easier to make property improvements by removing the need for consents for ‘low-risk’ building work. This includes single-story detached buildings up to 30 square metres, such as

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – Valuers Survey – May 2020

Early Days Yet According to Valuers Last week I released the results of my now regular survey of real estate agents around New Zealand. A valuer contacted me to say that he would welcome being included in the next survey

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – Real Estate Survey

A buyer’s market, but not everywhere Last month I started up a survey of real estate agents asking their views on developments during the early days of Level 4 lockdown. The results are available here. Now, in Level 3 with

Luke Havler

Purchasing “off the plans” – what you should know

On 20 April 2020, we posted our conversation with Luke Havler of ARL Lawyers entitled “COVID-19 & Property Settlements” This week, we asked Luke to comment on purchasing a new property “off-the-plans” as part of a development. Since purchasers may

Timmy Brown

LVR changes – what do they mean?

The Reserve Bank has recently removed LVR restrictions for 12 months, which they will review on 1 May 2021. LVR stands for loan to value ratio and it is the amount of lending you have secured against the value of

The Data Team - homes.co.nz (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist)

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – May 2020

Is the impact of property prices falling less than you think?  With economists predicting a house price drop of 5-10%, the team at homes.co.nz looked at when house prices were last at these levels. Although a 10% decrease in property

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: What do you think might get better?

We are very pleased to bring you the final supplement from Tony Alexander in his Covid-19 series. Tony was the Chief Economist at the BNZ for 26 years and is now an independent Economics commentator. 28th April 2020 A Few Good

Steve Hart

Now might be the time to sit tight

While home buyers and sellers have been stopped in their tracks by COVID-19, it’s good to reflect on past economic traumas and use our time wisely. It was turning into a busy year for real estate until the nationwide lockdown

Timmy Brown

Huge OCR cut and a potential recessionary period

Should you panic? No, absolutely not. Panic means: sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour. At times like this, it is crucial to think before acting and prepare in a way that minimises your anxiety. Sometimes recessionary

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: The Housing Market – Positives & Negatives

This Supplement is devoted entirely to housing. I’m going to attempt to produce as long a list as possible of the factors which will be impinging on our housing markets over the coming months and longer-term as a result of

Luke Havler

Covid-19 & Property Settlements

On 25 March 2020, New Zealand was placed under a Level 4 Alert lockdown for COVID-19 which has left many sellers and buyers of residential property facing uncertainty. So we asked Luke Havler, Property Solicitor from ARL Lawyers, to share

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: At the Coalface – Banking

We are very pleased to bring you another interesting supplement from Tony Alexander. Tony was the Chief Economist at the BNZ for 26 years and is now an independent Economics commentator. 14th April 2020 Last Wednesday I sent a survey request

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