Housing Affordability

27 Oct 16, 7:38am
ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner crunches some housing numbers and ratios
26 Oct 16, 10:00am
First home buyers in Auckland were slightly better off in September but rapidly rising prices in other regions may be a problem for some
18 Oct 16, 10:41am
NZ Initiative argues the housing crisis is behind inequality in NZ and 'a modern society and affordable housing do not have to be mutually exclusive'
8 Oct 16, 8:28am
Auckland's City Rail Link - a very expensive punt, or the city's key economic enabler? Gareth Vaughan wades through the Business Case
6 Oct 16, 10:02am
The Government needs to come up with a more elegant way of letting young people use KiwiSaver contributions for buying a first home
5 Oct 16, 11:46am
The number of KiwiSavers withdrawing money from the retirement savings scheme to help buy a house more than doubles
30 Sep 16, 11:40am
Building costs for new homes up 13% in last 12 months, up 17.5% in Auckland
28 Sep 16, 1:54pm
AUT Professor says the Government can't rely on the private sector to develop affordable housing in Auckland and will need to do it itself
28 Sep 16, 8:56am
It's not just the low paid who are being squeezed out of Auckland's housing market, its affecting middle income earners too
26 Sep 16, 11:26am
The Government needs to get involved in helping to provide a level playing field for entrants into the housing market
25 Sep 16, 5:02am
Kiwis born since 1985 have largely missed out on the explosive gains in wealth and higher incomes seen since then. Now they are being set up to pay for baby-boomers' retirement without a big enough NZ Super Fund to help them, Bernard Hickey writes
21 Sep 16, 1:32pm
Some 'old' patterns of consumer spending are belatedly showing signs of returning, along with the ever-rising house prices
18 Sep 16, 5:02am
Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
14 Sep 16, 1:44pm
If current house sales figures are demonstrating the full impact of the latest LVR restrictions, there's nothing to stop prices marching ownwards and upwards over the rest of 2016 and into the New Year
12 Sep 16, 5:38pm
Do we need more direct regulation to solve our housing woes - or less? Has past regulation contained the issue, or accentuated the problems? Your view?
11 Sep 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the Government should help break the lending drought threatening the Auckland housing building boom by focusing KiwiSaver HomeStart on funding new builds
10 Sep 16, 9:18am
John Tookey reviews the impact of productivity and design in housing affordability, argues cost is not price
9 Sep 16, 9:40am
The Reserve Bank's 40% deposit rule for investors already seems like yesterday's news...now all eyes are on the proposed debt-to-income ratios
7 Sep 16, 2:09pm
John Tookey says the only way to increase the total number of houses constructed on land made available is to compel its rapid development and use ahead of the free market
6 Sep 16, 2:46pm
The Reserve Bank is indicating that some - unnamed - banks have deliberately tightened internal credit policies by applying a more restrictive approach to LVR rules than necessary


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