Viewing entries tagged with 'Housing Market'

Banks treat the New Zealand economy as just a housing market

17 April 2017 Following the money shows how they really think. Our banks treat the New Zealand economy as just a housing market, with lending for the real economy a relatively smaller focus. More>  

Bubble: whose loses when it bursts?

7 December 2016

The property market may or may not be in a bubble, no one can say for sure until (or unless) it bursts. But putting that question aside, what would happen if there was a collapse in the property market? Who stands to lose the most? And who, if anyone, stands to gain? More>

How Minister Smith Could Deal with Land Banking

4 September 2016

The Housing Minister appears to have abandoned his previous housing affordability goals. He wants to see housing prices return to single digit inflation and not fall. This means that the only way to return housing to affordable levels is for incomes to grow faster than house prices. Realistically this will take decades to happen; few of us will see affordable housing in our lifetime. Morgan Foundation. More>