Independent Economist Tony Alexander gives us a breakdown of what is happening in financial markets and the housing market.
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.
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.
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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