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Can LVRs make a dent in housing demand?

Andy Fyers
Tue, 29 Dec 2020

Andy Fyers
Tue, 29 Dec 2020
This article has been republished. It was first published in November 2020.The anatomy of a housing boom has many components.New Zealand's woeful lack of housing supply is not easily fixed – in the short-term at least.There is no such lag on the demand side of the equation, which can be ramped up easily by lowering interest rates, increasing the supply of cheap money sloshing around looking for a home (no pun intended) and the removal of loan-to-value ratio restrictions.As NZ endured lockdown in March and April, a series of dire econo...

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