housing market

Do we need more regulation in the housing market? Probably not -- existing regulation may be inflaming the problem of lack of supply

Auckland’s median house price hit a new high in June - $755,000 - reinforcing the problems of demand exceeding s

A softening of the housing market, falling dairy prices and potential weakening of the Chinese economy do not bode well for New Zealand

There were knowing smiles among economists when earlier this year John Key set the election date a couple of months early. He told us it was because there were various international gatherings that the prime minister had to attend. But it also seemed possible that economy growth would be weakening at the end of 2014.

Aid on way to Philippines, most survivors yet to receive help; China's Communist Party talks reform and economics; far-right rioters disrupt Poland's independence day celebrations; Norway's housing market deflates; and more 

Top of the Agenda: U.S. Sends Warships for Philippines Relief

With houses prices hitting new highs in our main cities, is the sense of economic gloom finally lifting from New Zealand? And what implications might that have for MPs?

It's been coming for a while, but QV has now confirmed that our love affair with bricks and mortar is back at record levels.

With the housing market so volatile, vendors are girding their loins while buyers are hopelessly confused

Our little house in the hood is on the market. It smells like orange zest and window cleaner, and I don't see how it could look any cuter—it is a plastic red Monopoly house brought to life, squatting on a prominent corner, palm trees and agaves gathered round it like disciples.

All we can do now is wait for those cashed-up buyers we were promised to come rushing through the doors.