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Housing Affordability

Friday's guest Top 10

Christian Hawkesby on NZ houses as affordable as 1985, complicated labour markets, France's need for reform, Scottish independence, the end of the term deposit glory age, Dilbert & more

When demand meets supply

Bernard Hickey asks why the Government wants to pump jet fuel onto Auckland's housing fire when the evidence shows first home buyer subsidies just inflated prices in Australia

Property - NZ’s drug of choice

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Geoff Simmons says National is encouraging first home buyers to get up to their necks in debt. Your view?

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains

Rents rise faster in Christchurch than Auckland

Rents in some parts of Christchurch have risen more than 60% over five years, leaving Auckland rents in their dust

Housing crisis worse than official figures show

NZ Initiative says we need another 113,800 new homes by 2031; 'The greatest crisis facing NZ' with Auckland house prices to potentially top Sydney's

$218 million HomeStart package for first home buyers

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New package to help about 90,000 lower and middle income first home buyers over the next five years, says Nick Smith

Friday's guest Top 10

David Whitburn on patriotic property investors, asks if house prices are really rising, says capital shouldn't be taxed, outs 'outrageous lie,' calls for a Bright-line test & more

Labour wants boarding houses licensed

Labour's housing spokesman Phil Twyford says current regulations are a joke and rogue operators should be closed down

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show