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Housing is important, but what about rents?

Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
Rental figures are now a top-tier indicator to watch. They are normally eyed, but do not get large attention.The figures from month-to-month or quarter-to-quarter are going to take on more significance as a barometer between the economic and social ledger, and particularly now after the government’s recent major policy response to soaring house prices.Housing is issue number one for New Zealanders according to the IPSOS Issues Monitor. It has consistently been number one. Whilst housing is the top concern in New Zealand (60%), it is...

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