I’ve been writing a weekly column for NZ regional newspapers since 1998. Columns produced since the start of 2011 are included on this page.
Real estate market getting stronger
Wednesday September 7th 2011
All of the main eight measures we use to gauge the current strength of the residential real estate market around New Zealand have strengthened over the past month indicating that slowly but surely on average things are shifting to a sellers market. More and more first home buyers are appearing, prices are perceived to be […]
Our latest monthly survey of 25,000 Weekly Overview readers has revealed a rise in sentiment to a net 36% optimism about the economy in a year’s time compared with a net 22% optimism in early August. In real estate listings remain short but there is no flood of buyers, construction remains constrained with rising concern […]
In this month’s overview of the NZ residential real estate market we canvass data showing that the market is improving though at a slow pace. There are some headwinds going forward including easing population growth. However the worsening shortage of propertyis expected to bring more and more buyers into the market and this is already […]
Our monthly BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey has found further evidence of first home buyers entering the real estate market while investors appear to be backing away. Prices are generally perceived to be rising although in some parts of the country such as Wellington and and Tauranga the perception of surveyed licensed agents is that they […]
The turbulence of the past week will clearly cause a weakening of both economic growth around the world and inflationary pressures here in the short term. That means the Resrve Bank is highly unlikely to raise the cash rate in September and we must move back to predicting a December rise. That means borrowers can […]