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.
With borders officially reopening, many Kiwi expats are planning a move home once more. Here's everything you need to know about getting a mortgage in New Zealand after living overseas.
With so many different forces playing out in the market right now - interest rates, inflation, the border reopening - how far might they go?
As Kiwi businesses and consumers are left to grapple with a nasty cocktail of inflation and higher interest rates, there will be a raft of implications for our economy.
Tighter LVR restrictions might feel like the end of the world for first home buyers right now, but the good news is these measures are only ever temporary. Here are our tips to give you the best chance of success under current conditions.
Economist Tony Alexander says throughout 2022 and 2023, buyers are likely to keep holding the upper hand in negotiations. All one has to do however is either secure a mortgage (not so easy at the moment) or have cash and therefore no need for one in order to take advantage of this market.
Caution is advised for property investors, as New Zealand starts to feel the impact of recent legislative and bank policy changes.
As 2021 draws to a close, it looks as though we may finally be starting to see that long-anticipated easing of the housing market come to fruition.