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  • Brought forward auctions the new normal in Christchurch

    Auctions being called forward has become the new normal in Christchurch after another stellar event which saw 12 out of 14 properties sell via their auction campaigns. Seven properties successfully sold under the hammer, four were sold prior and one....

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  • Birkenhead house attracts 100 bids and sells for NZ$2.29M

    An incredible auction in North Shore City’s Birkenhead has attracted 100 bids before selling under the hammer for NZ$2,290,000 – a whopping NZ$1,265,000 over its CV. The sale of the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 8 Waratah Street (pictured below) was the highlight of a....

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  • Former Shortland Street star Angela Bloomfield joins Ray White

    Actress Angela Bloomfield (pictured above and below) has swapped the small screen for a new career in real estate as the former Shortland Street star joins the family at Ray White Carpenter Realty Glenfield I Verrans Corner I Beach Haven as a salesperson. Ms Bloomfield is best known for....

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  • Auctions reign supreme for Ray White Ponsonby and Remuera

    Auction success has very much become the ‘new normal’ for powerhouse offices Ray White Ponsonby and Ray White Remuera following another night of outstanding results for their sellers. The two offices sold more than NZ$17,000,000 worth of property under the hammer....

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  • Exceptional Ohope Beach home sells for NZ$3.65M at auction

    An incredible award-winning Ohope Beach home has sold for a massive NZ$3,650,000 under the hammer – more than double its CV of NZ$1,570,000 – at 165 Pohutukawa Avenue. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the Whakatane District attracted 15 registered buyers, and....

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  • World-renowned Manuka Point Station hits the market

    Buyers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a piece of genuine history as famous Manuka Point Station – know around the world as a professional hunting paradise – hits the market via negotiation at 3916 Manuka Point Station in....

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  • Ray White Russell raising thousands for women’s cancer cause

    Ray White Russell Director Dianne Wynyard (above right) and her daughter Glenda Wynyard (above left) have broken through the NZ$15,000 barrier as they raise money for women’s cancer research. Since its inception in 1998, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (in Western Australia) has made....

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  • Ray White shines with 100% clearance rate on epic night

    Ray White Remuera led an excellent night of auctions for Australasia’s leading real estate agency with four out of four properties selling under the hammer for a 100 per cent clearance rate. Ray White New Zealand Lead Auctioneer John Bowring (above), who successfully called....

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  • January 2018 NZ Market Update from Loan Market

    From January, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand loosened LVR restrictions on banks trading in New Zealand. LVR is essentially the amount a bank is allowed (under Reserve Bank rules) to lend against the value or purchase price of a property. To try and slow the everstrong NZ property market, … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander Economic Roundup for week of 3rd August 2017

    Labour Market Fundamentally Strong The data highlight for us economists this week was not the number ten – representing days in the job for Mr Scaramucci. Instead it was yesterday’s collection of numbers showing the state of our labour market in the Household Labour Force Survey and Labour Cost Index. … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander Economic Roundup for week of 11th May 2017.

    Retail Spending Strong Sort Of Fresh economic data have been fairly thin on the ground this week. We learnt that core retail spending using debit and credit cards rose 1.4% in April to deliver an annualised pace of growth in the most recent three months of 5.4%. This is … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander Economic Roundup for week of 20th April 2017.

    Higher Inflation This morning we learnt that New Zealand’s inflation rate has lifted from 1.3% to 2.2%. Core inflation measured as non-tradeables inflation has risen to 2.5% and trimming away the top and bottom 10% of items rising and falling gives inflation at 2.2%. Excluding food and energy … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander Economic Roundup for Week of 7th April 2017

    Last Friday we learnt from the ANZ’s monthly business survey that like consumers businesses have become a tad less confident about the economy recently. Only a net 11% of businesses early in March felt that the economy would improve over the coming year. This is the lowest reading since … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander 30 March 2017 Weekly Overview

    30th March 2017 Weekly Overview Bits and Pieces At the start of one of the talks I gave last week attendees were asked what they would like to hear discussed. Here are some of the things they listed. Income inequality This reflects a debate coming from two sources. First … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander BNZ Economist Weekly Overview 15th September 2016

    Handout For A Recent Talk I gave a presentation this week to some potential home buyers at a function in Takapuna this week and promised them that I would reprint in the Weekly Overview the 15 points I raised regarding the Auckland housing market. So here they go, in no … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander BNZ Economist Weekly Overview 8th September 2016

    Keep Calm and Carry On I wonder how many people are still sitting out there, holding off from buying a house, hiring staff, or undertaking capital expenditure because they expect the economy to fall into a hole in the ground because of the collapse in the dairy payout, the … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander BNZ Economist Weekly Overview 1st September 2016

    Strong Business Sentiment Having written quite a bit last week summarising my thoughts not too much fresh is jumping out of the grey cells this week. Suffice to say that we continue to get firm economic data being released including in the shape of our own quarterly BNZ Confidence Survey. Businesses are definitely feeling happy … Read more

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  • Tony Alexander BNZ Economist Weekly Overview 25th August 2016

    A Few Reasonable Thoughts NZ dairy prices appear to be edging up. Our economy is well underpinned by a range of sectors including tourism, construction, export education, most primary exports. Investors globally are searching for yield and looking further and further afield. Given these factors is it reasonable to expect … Read more

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