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Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – October 2020

In this month’s REINZ and Tony Alexander survey, agents say that they are seeing more people attending Open Homes, while a net 38% report more people at auctions. Prices are seen as rising by a net 88% and FOMO (fear

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – September 2020

In this month’s survey, agents report that they are seeing more people attending auctions and Open Homes, whilst pricing perceptions have risen strongly from our first survey back in May. Far fewer investors now believe that they will find bargains,

Sharon Cullwick

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for the Healthy Homes Standards

An outline of the new regulations by Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – August 2020

This week I have two of my monthly surveys to report on – one of valuers and the other of mortgage advisors. There is an interesting divergence between the two, even though both surveys were conducted after Auckland went into

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10 key questions first-home buyers should ask real estate agents

Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process at times. It’s a new experience, and it’s understandable that learning how it works can be stressful and confusing. You’ll likely have limited knowledge of the process, who to talk to

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What to look for at your first open home

If you’re serious about buying your first home, congratulations! It’s an achievement getting this far. If you’ve clarified and discussed your goals and sorted your finance, the next step is to start attending open homes in the area you’re interested

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – July 2020

This is the second 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 market in

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – July 2020

Businesses Plan Cutbacks This week NZIER released the results of their latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO), which sits alongside the ANZ’s Business Outlook Survey as providing the best long-run set of business opinion data available in New Zealand.

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How do you fund your first home?

Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most people ever make, so it’s no surprise that saving for one can feel like an impossible task. Buying your first home takes commitment and hard work, but you may also be

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Buying your first home? Here’s what you need to know

Tackling anything for the first time is hard, especially when it’s likely to be the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make. It’s not surprising that lots of first home buyers don’t know where – or how – to start thinking

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

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

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