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Here's where the capital gains are likely to be
But one investor price rises don't matter, it's tenants paying the mortgage. 
© 2019 Sat 5:45am 

Westpac economist picks housing market rebound next year
New Zealand's flagging residential property market is set to take off again next year due to the cancellation of capital gains tax and a sharp drop in mortgage rates, says Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens.Stephens is picking... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Thu, 13 Jun 5:04am 

Here's why you need to stop being complacent and cash in on interest rates
OPINION: Here's how you can slash hundreds of thousands of dollars from your mortgage. 
© 2019 Fri, 31 May 5:35am 

Mortgage free at 28: This Whakatane couple is semi retired after paying off their mortgage early
At 31 Andy Golem is mortgage free and semi-retired. But he's not about making money. He's all about making time. 
© 2019 Wed, 29 May 11:55am 

Bluff family makes sacrifices to buy home mortgage-free
Bluff's Lisa and Israel Calder are experts in saving money - and now it's paid off. 
© 2019 Sun, 26 May 2:45pm 

Westpac warning: capital proposals will add $6000 a year to cost of average Auckland mortgage
Proposed changes to increase the amount of capital banks hold could add $6000 a year to the cost of an Auckland mortgage and have a "significant negative impact" on the economy, Westpac bank is warning.The New Zealand arm of the... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Fri, 24 May 10:25am 

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Lower interest rates a "game changer" for economy - Westpac
A dramatic fall in interest rates over the past few months will be a game changer for the economy, says Westpac's latest Economic Overview. "The sharp drop in fixed mortgage rates, combined with the cancellation of capital gains... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Wed, 22 May 5:45am 

Low interest rates putting cash back in homeowners' pockets
A $500k mortgage is $20k cheaper each year compared to the interest rate peak. 
© 2019 Thu, 9 May 3:15pm 

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OCR cut will reignite NZ's housing market, says Westpac
Today's Reserve Bank interest rate cut - taking the OCR to record low of 1.5 per cent - will reignite New Zealand's housing market, Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says,"Mortgage rates have plunged over the past two... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Wed, 8 May 3:45pm 

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Economists say one-year rate cheapest way to fix mortgage
Crystal ball-gazing indicates fixing for a short period, then locking in long rates next year, might work best. 
© 2019 Sun, 16 Jun 5:44am 

Government spends $3.5 million to teach young New Zealanders basic life skills
Secondary school students will learn basic life hacks such as paying off a mortgage after the Government budgets $3.5m for programmes. 
© 2019 Tue, 4 Jun 5:05pm 

Terrifying mortgage threat shows dangers of making minimum repayments
Shock mortgage threat is a wake-up call for people making minimum repayments on their home-loans. 
© 2019 Fri, 31 May 5:35am 

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Reserve Bank plan could add thousands to mortgage repayments: Westpac
Bank claims Reserve Bank plan would add thousands of dollars a year to mortgage repayments. 
© 2019 Fri, 24 May 11:05am 

Westpac says RBNZ capital proposals would add $6,000 p.a. to an Auckland mortgage
Westpac says the Reserve Bank’s bank capital proposals will mean homeowners with an average mortgage in Auckland will be paying about $6,000 a year more in interest 
© 2019 Fri, 24 May 10:15am 

Westpac sees rekindled house price inflation of 7%
Westpac is expecting house price inflation to take off again thanks to the government’s decision to scrap plans for a capital gains tax and falling mortgage rates 
© 2019 Wed, 22 May 8:55am 

Sydney lawyer on $190,000 claims second job is 'necessary'
Samuel Li earns about A$180,000 ($190,903) a year working as a successful lawyer, but that's still not enough to survive in Sydney.With two young kids and a mortgage, the 32-year-old says "doing something on the side" is a necessity.Li... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Fri, 10 May 5:45pm 

Mortgage wars: ASB, ANZ, BNZ Kiwibank cut interest rates after OCR drop
ASB and BNZ have followed rivals ANZ and Kiwibank and cut mortgage rates in the wake of the Reserve Bank's decision to drop the official cash rate. The RBNZ cut the OCR from 1.75 per cent to 1.5 per cent yesterday - a new record... 
© 2019 NZ Herald Thu, 9 May 11:45am 

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