CoreLogic Reports

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Summary:

–          Latest CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI) is likely to add fuel to the property market fire. Nationwide, property value growth accelerated further over November, increasing 2.1%, after already lifting in both September and October. You have to go all the way back to October 2004 (2.2%) to find a time of stronger monthly growth.

–          The nationwide growth is also reflected throughout the country with each of the three sub-indices (Main Urban, Provincial and Rural) seeing accelerated rates of value growth through the last month.

–          Mortgage serviceability is improving as mortgage payments come down off the back of lower interest rates. However the metrics used to assess the ability to get into the market are all illustrating a worsening situation. The ratio of housing values compared to household income has jumped from 6.2 a year ago, to 6.8 at the end of Q3. Meanwhile the average time it takes to save for a 20% deposit in NZ is now 9.0 years, up from 8.2 years a year ago, and the share of income dedicated towards renting is increasing as well – up from 19.8% in Q3 2019 to 21.2% in the most recent reading.

–          Supply, by way of properties listed for sale, will remained constrained for the rest of the year. Meanwhile demand for mortgages, as measured by valuations ordered through the banks, is remaining strong and this is unlikely to change throughout summer, aside from the usual holiday lull. So expect values to remain pressured, and the Government likewise.

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Main Centres

 

Change in property valuesAverage Value
MonthQuarterAnnual
Auckland2.1%4.0%7.5%$1,038,477
Hamilton1.6%2.6%10.5%$596,912
Tauranga2.1%2.9%7.9%$760,560
Wellington2.9%5.8%13.5%$735,507
Christchurch1.0%2.3%5.2%$504,952
Dunedin3.1%4.8%13.1%$505,461

Provincial Centres

 

Change in property valuesAverage Value
TAMonthQuarterAnnual
Invercargill2.2%2.0%9.8%$370,216
Nelson1.0%3.2%6.9%$681,891
Napier2.2%3.2%10.6%$636,257
Whangarei2.1%5.4%12.2%$610,588
Queenstown3.5%5.5%-1.4%$1,190,592
New Plymouth2.0%5.7%11.1%$543,807
Hastings4.3%5.7%13.0%$627,649
Kapiti Coast2.9%6.0%13.3%$712,509
Whanganui3.8%6.2%18.6%$392,430
Rotorua4.3%6.3%15.8%$571,133
Palmerston North3.9%7.9%18.1%$562,723
Gisborne4.6%14.6%26.3%$496,990

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