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  • 11 Auckland City trophy homes up for grabs

    From classic 1940s homes to contemporary homes with designer backyards, here’s a list of 11 of the most stunning properties for sale in Auckland right now. 14 Auckland Road, St Heliers, Auckland City This nautical-inspired, three-story home offers all the....

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  • Christchurch properties in demand as stock levels remain low

    Christchurch homes are selling fast as demand for properties outweighs the level of stock. Generating a lot of interest was 2 Thirlmere Lane, Westmorland, Christchurch City, with 50 groups viewing the home before auction. With two registered bidders on the day, the....

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  • Ray White’s emerging elites forge ahead

    More than 170 of Ray White’s best and brightest gun agents attended a two day Emerging Elites conference on the Gold Coast. Originally more than 400 sales agents had booked in to attend the conference but given the restrictions in....

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  • Ray White debuts star auctioneer at $19M auction night

    It was an outstanding week for Ray White Manurewa, Manukau, Mangere Bridge and Mangere offices selling 13 properties for a total combined value of more than $19 million. Ray White’s newly appointed Lead Auctioneer for New Zealand, Sam Steele, called....

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  • Ray White’s Real Estate of Origin drives 6400+ appraisals

    Ray White’s legendary Real Estate of Origin appraisal drive reached a new level of friendly rivalry, banter, and competition yesterday with a “regional rumble” in Victoria outstripping the capital cities in terms of numbers of new appraisals for the leading....

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  • Property chief sells blue chip Brisbane estate

    Brian White, the patriarch of Australia’s largest real estate group, has now sold his Ascot estate in a late night multi-million dollar deal prior to auction. The contract for the landmark estate at 32 Sutherland Ave, Ascot was understood to have been....

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  • Local icon to open Ray White Blenheim | Picton

    The people of Blenheim and Picton can look forward to familiar faces when it comes to their property needs as the long-standing, experienced sales team led by Stu McLean, launches Ray White Blenheim I Picton. It is the first foray....

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  • Top property chief says now is the time to sell

    The first family of real estate in Australia behind the property giant Ray White, are set to sell their cherished Brisbane family home. In what is often described as Brisbane’s best street, the classic federation home at 32 Sutherland Ave,....

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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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