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Mortgagee squeeze hits regional NZ

22 Nov 2009: Regional towns across New Zealand are feeling the squeeze as mortgagee sales hit another historic high in September, according to the latest figures from Terralink International. read more >>

Confidence in housing stays high, says ASB survey

16 Nov 2009: New Zealanders are still optimistic about the state of the housing market, according to an ASB survey. read more >>

House prices at 10-year high

14 Nov 2009: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch led the housing recovery that sparked a record national price. read more >>

Lack of homes pushes up Auckland prices

9 Nov 2009: A shortage of homes for sale has pushed Auckland's residential property values higher than they were a year earlier, QV figures show. read more >>

Beware rental guarantees

8 Nov 2009: At present, houses make poor investments; however, apartments are even worse. That's why developers and promoters of apartment blocks use some slick marketing to sell units. read more >>

Auckland house prices up 6pc, sales keep climbing

5 Nov 2009: Auckland property prices surged nearly 6 per cent in October, says real estate company Barfoot & Thompson. read more >>

Lukewarm response to home loan top-ups

4 Nov 2009: Only $1.6 million of the Government's allocated $18.4 million to help modest income-earners buy houses in expensive places has been taken up. read more >>

Real estate pundits sing mainly from same songbook

2 Nov 2009: There are various sources of information about the residential property market - Quotable Value, REINZ, independent agencies - which can sometimes be confusing to the potential buyer or seller seeking an answer to the question: "have we started to emerge from the recession yet?". read more >>

Spring property surge fails to happen

2 Nov 2009: The traditional spring property sales surge has failed to materialise, the chief executive Alistair Helm says. read more >>

Tenancy a cheaper bet

1 Nov 2009: Would-be first-home buyers have missed the boat to move from renting to owning. read more >>

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