Market Insights

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – Valuers Survey – June 2020

You probably expect that I will write about this morning’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) numbers which showed 1.6% shrinkage in our economyduring the March quarter. But the data are out of date, we know the June quarter will be a

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – June 2020

Welcome to the first issue of the new REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey. This survey gathers together the views of licensed real estate agents all over New Zealand regarding how they are seeing conditions in the residential property

Steve Hart

Homebuyers rethink what they want post Covid-19

Although the Covid-19 lockdown is already starting to become a distant memory for most of us; the pandemic has caused some homebuyers to think differently about what they want when it comes to buying their next property. Larger gardens and

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

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

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

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

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: At the Coalface – Residential Real Estate

We are very pleased to be able to share the following insights recently authored by Tony Alexander. Tony was the Chief Economist at the BNZ for 26 years and is now an independent Economics speaker. 6th April 2020. Last Wednesday

Steve Hart

Why you might need a bigger home

Making room for older parents, providing children with their own space, and having a home office is among the key reasons homeowners are trading up to larger properties according to one industry professional. Auckland home stager Janine King of Janine

Steve Hart

Live long and prosper

According to Stats NZ people in the South Island live a little longer than those in the North Island – by one year on average. Dig a little deeper in the data though and you can identify regions such as

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

Airbnb holiday hotspots

We’re proud to have partnered with Airbnb giving New Zealand homeowners a global first – an Airbnb Estimate for how much they could rent their entire house or a private room out for. With Easter and Anzac Day, weekends fasting

Steve Hart

What does the property market hold for 2020?

New Zealand’s housing market looks primed for another rally in house prices, with low-interest rates and constrained sales stock fuelling the fire. However, the market is set to cool by mid 2021. That’s the view of Brad Olsen, senior economist