Between all the news of increasing interest rates and falling house prices, it's an intimidating market to be in right now. But what aren't the headlines telling us?
Independent Economist Tony Alexander gives us a breakdown of what is happening in financial markets and the housing market.
So, the tables have turned and we've finally entered a buyer's market - but how do you navigate the apparent minefield of increasing mortgage rates and falling house prices?
For those who have strayed down the treacherous path of having all your loans with one bank, the consequences have started to bite.
When will house prices stop falling? No-one knows. But it looks like we are quite a long way off the bottom being reached for a number of reasons.
After many years in a KiwiSaver Growth Fund, I switched to a Conservative Fund a couple of years ago. It felt like a smart move at the time, but man, hindsight’s a wonderful thing.
Development companies have been recently finding that client enquiries are falling away. People can see prices falling so will naturally feel the longer they wait perhaps the cheaper the construction cost will be.
This week's Budget announcement has brought good news for first home buyers, with the Government unveiling a number of changes to unlock additional support.
How do I know when a downturn in the market is serious, entrenched, and likely to last for some time? There are a number of measures I look at including data on prices and results from my surveys, but one special factor is the blame game.
Here is a quick high level run-through of the main things happening in the residential real estate market on average in New Zealand.
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