Housing Affordability

29 Jul 16, 11:05am
The number of new homes being consented nationally rose 35% in June compared with a year ago; Auckland had consents for 921 units compared with 704 in June 2015
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28 Jul 16, 3:02pm
Self proclaimed urban planning tragic Matthew Paetz looks at the key rules for intensification in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan
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28 Jul 16, 10:09am
First home buyers in Auckland will be financially disadvantaged throughout their lives compared to those in other regions
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27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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25 Jul 16, 10:12am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says as a response to the housing issues, the Govt's infrastructure fund plan suggests we can expect more piecemeal policymaking, instead of the comprehensive strategy that is needed
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23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Gareth Morgan finds it inexcusable that public policy settings are causing inequality, intergenerational damage, and misallocation of investment
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20 Jul 16, 12:00pm
Gareth Vaughan looks at why even the Third Coming of the RBNZ's high-LVR restrictions on home loans is merely fiddling around the fringes of the housing bubble
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17 Jul 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
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16 Jul 16, 9:45am
Geoff Simmons sees more questions than answers in Labour's housing proposals. Equity, NIMBYs and government monopolies all point to serious potential flaws
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14 Jul 16, 12:06pm
Labour Party leader releases new interactive 'housing map' showing people 'how the crisis is affecting their neighbourhood'; Govt says it's riddled with errors
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11 Jul 16, 10:12am
'Regulations that limit the stock of housing suitable for younger people, such as height restrictions and view shafts, need to be axed and pronto'
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10 Jul 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
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9 Jul 16, 7:02am
Geoff Simmons argues that intensification is the thorn that must be grasped for sake of the future of Auckland
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2 Jul 16, 9:35am
Wealth inequality is on the rise – Gareth Morgan has seven graphs to show you why
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29 Jun 16, 1:43pm
Expanded Home Loan Affordability Reports show there is hope for first home buyers in Auckland but they still face tough choices
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28 Jun 16, 5:05am
Ewen McCann suggests a plan of action for policymakers if house prices fall and that triggers bank failures. He sees a place for a lottery
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26 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the case for the Government to rapidly ramp up its program of building and selling affordable apartments on Crown land
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25 Jun 16, 1:08pm
Ewen McCann looks at rising house prices as a symptom of deeper policy issues, which we must deal with first if we are to tame the rising distortions
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19 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey details a scenario where a $1.5 mln median house price is possible for Auckland by 2018 and sets out five ways to stop that happening
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17 Jun 16, 9:58am
Selena Eaqub on Auckland houses, the slowing emerging markets miracle, the expanding rich, universal basic income, inequality, Brexit, robots and education
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