Mortgage News May 28, 2018
RBNZ on Migration Settings

The RBNZ has called for a review of migration settings, as house prices in Auckland continue to rise and supply levels fail to keep up with demand. While additional LVR restrictions could be introduced by the end of the year to help cool conditions, the RBNZ has also brought the migratory capacity of New Zealand into question. Despite rising property prices and a wider gap between first-home buyers and investors, the Government seem unwilling to agree to a migration review.





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Big Banks and the Mortgage Wars

With mortgage debt in New Zealand topping $200 billion, the big banks are in a constant battle to bring home the mortgage dollars. NZ Herald's Insights team recently conducted a detailed analysis of the domestic mortgage market, with all 1.7 million land titles broken down by location, year, and lender. The big four banks - ANZ, Westpac, ASB, and the BNZ - command the mortgage landscape with 93 percent of loans, with ANZ dominating market share across most of the country.


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Creating Quiet Places at Home

In a world that's getting busier and noisier all the time, quiet and peaceful spaces are more important than ever before. The creation of silent, comfortable living areas is both an art and a science, with functionality and design needing to come together and work as one. The design of restful spaces has become a popular motif in architecture and design over recent years, with more and more people wanting to retreat from technology into a stress-free environment based on human activities, simplicity, and natural silence. 


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The Wonders of Fruit & Veg

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of any healthy diet. Not only do they add taste, colour, and texture to our food, fruit and veg also provides us with the vitamins, nutrients, and fibre we need to help manage our weight and stay healthy. Eating plenty of produce has also been shown to increase energy levels and decrease the risk of numerous diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some forms of cancer.


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The Rise of Electric Cars

The market for electric cars continues to evolve, as technology improves, battery prices drop, and demand grows across the world. According to a new report from Lux Research, the market will reach $10 Billion by 2020, with six large car makers accounting for 90 percent of demand. While auto manufacturers Tesla will continue to lead the charge, BYD will dominate battery demand and the VW group are also expected to make big waves. In a separate report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), one in three cars are expected to be electric by 2040. 


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> In This Issue...
1. RBNZ on Migration Settings
2. Big Banks and the Mortgage Wars
3. Creating Quiet Places at Home
4. The Wonders of Fruit & Veg
5. The Rise of Electric Cars

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