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Housing Confidence Survey: Game of two halves

  • House price expectations at 6 ½ low, driven by falling expectations in the North Island.
  • On balance, respondents expect interest rates to rise over the next year.
  • The majority of respondents still think it’s a bad time to buy, but are the least negative in nearly two years.

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Kim Mundy

Economist

Kim focuses on the subjects that have the ability to impact most people daily - the housing market, mortgage interest rates and inflation. She forecasts, analyses and provides insight into what these topics mean to readers: the pros and cons for particular mortgage rate options, housing affordability, or how to prepare for inflation. Kim is the author for ASB's Home Loan Rate Report, Home Economics and Housing Confidence Survey.

Kim joined ASB in early 2015 after working as an Economic Consultant. She also interned with the New Zealand Treasury while completing her BA/BCom (1st class honours) in Economics, Statistics and Politics.

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