BNZ's Stephen Toplis

Friday, October 16th 2020

Something’s gotta give on prices

House prices are on a relentless march upwards and BNZ is warning that “over-zealous investors” could push them to non-sustainable levels.

Market correction? Don’t hold your breath.

Wednesday, October 14th 2020

Market correction? Don’t hold your breath.

The economic fallout from Covid-19 was supposed to lead to a housing market correction. It hasn’t – and now ASB says prices are only going to keep climbing.

Low listings boosting prices

Thursday, October 01st 2020

Low listings boosting prices

Auckland’s average asking price passed $1 million for the first time while other regions turned in record highs. The ongoing shortage of listings is a major factor in that.

High demand keeps pushing prices up

Friday, September 18th 2020

High demand keeps pushing prices up

Treasury might be expecting house prices to fall - but market data suggests otherwise, with Trade Me Property’s August data the latest to show rising prices and high demand.

Expect house prices to keep rising - Westpac

Monday, September 14th 2020

Expect house prices to keep rising - Westpac

House prices are set to keep going up rather than down, one of the big banks now says – after reversing its earlier predictions of price declines.

Where are properties selling most above CVs?

Friday, September 04th 2020

Where are properties selling most above CVs?

Auckland’s residential property prices might be on the rise again, but it’s actually the region where properties are currently selling closest to their CV*.

Market holds firm in Covid-19 storm

Tuesday, September 01st 2020

Market holds firm in Covid-19 storm

Covid-19 has not led to the bottom dropping out of the housing market, as some predicted. Rather housing values have held pretty firmly, particularly in provincial and rural areas.

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Is the market resurgence coming to an end?

Is the market resurgence coming to an end?

Wednesday, August 05th 2020

Steady declines in value growth are becoming evident – as QV’s latest data reveals – and that suggests the housing market’s resurgence could be coming to an end.

Demand is keeping prices resilient

Demand is keeping prices resilient

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

Stronger than anticipated demand from property buyers is helping to keep prices nationwide buoyant – and solidly up on last year - in the post-Covid housing market.

Covid crisis will impact on market - in time

Covid crisis will impact on market - in time

Tuesday, July 21st 2020

ASB continues to expect a 6% decline in nationwide house prices – even though the Covid-19 prompted economic adjustment to date been less severe than most expected.

S&P forecast 10% house price fall

S&P forecast 10% house price fall

Wednesday, June 24th 2020

Global ratings agency Standards & Poors is the latest to join the chorus of predictions around potential house price falls in New Zealand – and they’re picking a 10% drop.

House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

Friday, April 24th 2020

Periods of house price decline are rare and "short-lived", says economist Tony Alexander, amid forecasts of a drop of 10%-15% this year.

What lies ahead for the housing market

What lies ahead for the housing market

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators have started releasing their (tentative) outlooks for the housing market. Here’s a summary of some of them...

Values escape coronavirus contagion

Values escape coronavirus contagion

Wednesday, March 04th 2020

There’s no escaping the spectre of coronavirus right now but it hasn’t had an impact on the property market with new QV data showing it continues to strengthen.

Regions lead the price growth pack

Regions lead the price growth pack

Monday, February 24th 2020

Provincial markets stole the asking price spotlight from the main centres in January, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.

Steady demand makes for rising values

Steady demand makes for rising values

Wednesday, February 05th 2020

The property market recovery just keeps stepping up the pace, with QV’s latest data revealing that all sixteen of the major cities they monitor saw quarterly value growth in January.

A decade of property price growth

A decade of property price growth

Thursday, January 23rd 2020

Recent years have seen some spectacular house price growth around New Zealand but just how much have asking prices gone up in different markets over the last 10 years?

Values pick up the pace

Values pick up the pace

Wednesday, December 04th 2019

There’s a more upbeat feel to the property market and it’s obvious in this month’s QV data which has values firmly on the rise.

No stopping Capital price rises

No stopping Capital price rises

Monday, September 23rd 2019

There’s no sign of a slow-down in Wellington’s property prices with Trade Me Property’s latest data showing that asking prices continue to rise solidly.

Reset policies will prompt price rises - Westpac

Reset policies will prompt price rises - Westpac

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

KiwiBuild “reset” policies will boost demand, rather than supply, and that will lead to house price rises, Westpac’s economists are predicting.

What Aucklanders value in property

What Aucklanders value in property

Friday, September 06th 2019

Properties with more permissive zoning have clearly higher values, according to new research from Auckland Council’s Chief Economist’s Unit.

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