The demise of the capital gains tax proposal and record low mortgage rates will led to a pick-up in housing demand and boost the market, ASB economists say.
Regulation will lead to a reduction in adviser numbers in the coming years, a positive for those remaining in the industry, according to leading industry figures.
ANZ is offering up to 1% off loans for new build properties that meet sustainability and energy efficiency requirements.
Non-bank lender Resimac has waded into the mortgage price war with a series of aggressive rate cuts.
New Zealand banks could be left with a $21 billion capital shortfall under the Reserve Bank's new capital rules, according to research from investment bank UBS.
ANZ has cut its one year special to 3.95% while Westpac has cut its three year rate below 4%, as prices continue to plummet for Kiwi borrowers.