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Housing Confidence Survey: Moving on...slowly

  • House price expectations continue to recover, with overall expectations at more than one-year highs.
  • Respondents’ interest rate expectations are largely unchanged with the majority still expecting higher interest rates in the year ahead.
  • The balance of respondents still think it’s a bad time to buy, but views were the least negative in over 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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