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July News - The latest from Bernard Hickey

House prices falling in Auckland, but not everywhere House prices continued to edge lower in Auckland during the slowest midwinter month and are cooling in surrounding areas.   But prices remained buoyant and activity was robust in some major cities that are still benefiting from the tailwind of Auckland’s boom through 2015 and early 2016.   The outlook for interest rate

Market Update from Bernard Hickey

Market Cooling through winter House prices in Auckland have continued to edge lower as a winter chill has set in, and the cooling is spreading to surrounding larger cities. The effects of the Reserve Bank’s 40 percent deposit rule for rental property investors is still rippling through the market after its introduction in the second half of last year. A slight rise in interest rates in

Budget leaves out key issues on housing affodability

by NZ Adviser | 25 May 2017 Original Article Budget 2017 was delivered by Finance Minister Steven Joyce this afternoon but Property Institute of New Zealand chief executive, Ashley Church , says he is surprised it was not used to lessen Auckland’s housing shortage and this risks giving an impression the Government "either doesn't understand the extent of the problem, or simply doe

Our Newest Adviser

Introducing our newest Tauranga Mortgage Broker to the team. Stuart Harris. After working with the major banks in New Zealand for the past 15 years I have now joined the team at Rapson Loans & Finance. My most recent position was with ANZ as a Business Manager in Tauranga helping my customers with all their financial needs, this included, Home Loans, Investment Loans, Personal Loans,