Where to from here?
With New Zealand’s building and construction industries badly impacted by more than 33 days of zero activity over the lockdown period, independent economist Cameron Bagrie investigates whether expected lower building activity will have an impact on residential property prices.
Macro View - What’s driving you?
As New Zealand continues to navigate the muddy economic waters of uncertainty arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, push/pull mechanisms at play continue to drive residential sale decisions – and they’re not all negative, say Bayleys national director of residential Johnny Sinclair and independent economist Tony Alexander.
How a negative interest rate would impact you
Could your bank pay you to take out a loan? No, we haven’t fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole, this is the world where the central bank implements a negative Official Cash Rate. Bayleys’ property reporter Katharina Charles speaks to Brad Olsen of Infometrics to understand just how this is poised to impact residential property owners.
Congestion pricing and the housing market
The average Kiwi spends more than 150 hours idling in traffic every year, but just how could the solution to our gridlocked roads affect the housing market? Bayleys’ property reporter Katharina Charles speaks to The New Zealand Initiative’s chief economist Dr. Eric Crampton to find out.
Relaunching your property after COVID-19
More than 25,000 residential property listings were put on pause as New Zealand entered lockdown, many of which have relaunched as we scale down the COVID-19 alert levels. Bayleys property reporter Katharina Charles asks the experts how to draw fresh attention to a stale listing.
The bigger picture
Global economies hold hidden potential when it comes time for the hammer to fall. Amidst growing feelings of nationalism abroad – think Brexit, ‘buy American, hire American’ and ‘Australia first’, New Zealand is fortunate to be in a position where we can appreciate the positive outcomes of our diversity.
What buyers want
‘Sustainability’, ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ – we’ve certainly come a long way since the days that these words conjured visions of protest placards. Now, not only is your street credibility directly related to your environmental awareness – but so too is the value of your home.
Global Expo unlocks golden opportunities
Making waves on the global stage is now a regular occurrence for our little slice of paradise in the southern hemisphere - New Zealand. From our first ranked (per capita) Paralympic medal haul, to our premium meat, dairy, produce and honey - the world is taking notice of New Zealand for all the right reasons.