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First home buyers borrow 4-5 times more than pre-tax earnings - August 20, 2019

More parents pitching in to help first home buyers- July 15, 2019

Over 5000 previous home owners are withdrawing KiwiSaver to buy a new house - July 7, 2019

Falling prices made home ownership easier for first home buyers in Auckland - June 28, 2019

First home buyers surpass investors in mortgage figures - June 27, 2019

10K new homes added to Auckland housing stock in April year - June 26, 2019

LVRs disproportionately restricted first home buyers - May 22, 2019

Auckland market turning in favour of new home buyers - May 22, 2019

The reasons why new home buyers cost so much - May 20, 2019

CGT is dead but are their other options to open up the market to first home buyers? - May 16, 2019

Rising prices, fewer listings put pressure on Southland first home buyers - May 15, 2019

Cut in OCR good for home buyers - May 8, 2019

Twyford coy on 100,000 house KiwiBuild target - May 8, 2019

REINZ welcomes Welfare Advisory Report on housing affordability - May 4, 2019

Massey report shows improvement in housing affordability - May 3, 2019

Plenty of opportunity in provincial housing market - April 30, 2019

Auckland is on the cusp of becoming affordable for first home buyers - April 19, 2016

BNZ partners up to launch shared ownership option - April 10, 2019

Auckland a buyer's market as stock of properties for sale builds up and prices ease on - April 4, 2019

Kiwisaver changes now in effect - April 1, 2019

Nine NZ houses sold for under $150K in past 12 months - March 28, 2019

Low deposit first home buyers helping boost overall lending flows - March 26, 2019

Competition remains between first home buyers and investors - March 13, 2019

Home and contents insurance clampdown in Wellington - March 12, 2019

Kiwisaver CGT claims part of hysterical response - March 6, 2019

Bank offers New Zealand's lowest ever rate - March 5, 2019

Looking past the Capital Gains Tax obsession - March 3, 2019

What prices have first home buyers been paying? - February 20, 2019

Rising house prices put pressure on affordability - February 12, 2019

17,000 loss making rental property owners may sell - February 11, 2019

Auckland's housing shortage may be about 20 per cent smaller than original estimates - February 10, 2019

Overseas homebuyers share relatively unchanged in December - February 8, 2019

Kiwibuild says mass production housing still on track- February 5, 2019 listings running at similar levels to last year but Auckland looking like a buyer's market - February 1, 2019

Economist says new home production may already be keeping up with population growth - February 1, 2019

Rising house prices and interests rates at end of 2018 mad it harder for first home buyers - January 31, 2019

Reserve Bank figures show first home buyers getting record share of the pie- January 30, 2019

Estimated real estate commissions up 7.2 per cent last year - January 28, 2019

First home buyer: KiwiBuild and HomeStart anomaly lock buyers out - January 24, 2019

KiwiBuild releases updated progress figures - January 24, 2019

First home buyers and investors still busy; movers not - January 24, 2019

Shared equity housing - a dream or a reality? - January 23, 2019

Even KiwiBuild homes could be beyond first time buyers - October 9, 2018

What Auckland first home buyers can expect to pay - October 2, 2018

Wanaka KiwiBuild houses to cost $565K to $650K - September 30, 2018

New restrictions for overseas buyers of residential land (NZ Lawyer) - September 28, 2018

Causes of NZ's housing affordability problem - Property Institute - September 13, 2018

She'll be right attitude to insurance could back-fire reports CFFC - September 3, 2018

Buying a home news archive

Kiwibank fires opening round in battle for KiwiBuild customers, offering to pre-approve 90 per cent mortgages and contribute $2000 towards buyers' legal or moving costs

Foreign buyers ban passed by Parliament

Aucklanders need $200K deposit for first home

Modular home an affordable option

Build cheaper, ditch the garage

Typical Auckland first home buyers needs more than 7 years to save a deposit

Newshub opinion: Buying wasn't easy for our parents either

Is it better to rent or own: Weighing the options

Home Buyers Beware

Cross-lease neighbours at war

Rates differences two doors apart on rating zone boundary

Be ultra aware when it comes to as-is where-is homes

How to avoid a leaker

Heads in the sand, houses in the water

New book, buyer beware

What not to disclose to real estate agents when buying

Family sues real estate agent over non-disclosure

Backing out of property sale a no-go

Buyers failing to do due diligence checks

Untouched regions making NZ's worst property buys

$200,000 bill for rotting villa

Home Buyers News

The Tiny Home Solution

Website helps buyers find land for a tiny house - September 17, 2017

Auckland couple take tiny house solution - September 13, 2017

I built a house for $26K - June 28, 2017

Turning to tiny for a first home under $100,000 - May 8, 2017

Dream small: Tiny house perfect fit - May 2, 2017

Relocatable crane-a-homes for $45K? - May 1, 2017

Prefab pods and inexpensive modular housing at Inex Design Expo - March 30, 2017

Tiny house: Young couple build dream home for $40k - February 25, 2017

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