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Economist: Kiwis have traditionally looked at houses for retirement, will have to change

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Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 12:17pm
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Economist: Kiwis have traditionally looked at houses for retirement, will have to change

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 12:17pm

The Reserve Bank is warning housing may no longer be a one-way bet for increasing wealth.

Its Chief Economist Paul Conway says changes to the tax system, zoning and slowing population growth mean the housing market isn't going to be as strong.

He told Mike Hosking it will mean people will need to increase their financial literacy and building wealth will become more complex.

Conway says New Zealanders have traditionally looked at houses as a pathway to a secure retirement and that will have to change.

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