Housing Affordability

4 Nov 16, 9:36am
High profile economist Gareth Morgan launching 'The Opportunities Party', says it's a rebellion against the politics of mediocrity & against the inertia of the established parties
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29 Oct 16, 6:47pm
Brendon Harre says to become a fairer society, we should learn the lessons from earlier struggles for economic, social and political justice. Applied to our housing crisis, affordable housing could be easily solved
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27 Oct 16, 10:14am
BNZ annual profit drops $125m; Gross impaired assets top $1b; Capital bolstered; CEO sees increased pressure on lending margins influencing interest rates
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27 Oct 16, 7:38am
ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner crunches some housing numbers and ratios
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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5 Oct 16, 11:46am
The number of KiwiSavers withdrawing money from the retirement savings scheme to help buy a house more than doubles
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30 Sep 16, 11:40am
Building costs for new homes up 13% in last 12 months, up 17.5% in Auckland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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21 Sep 16, 1:32pm
Some 'old' patterns of consumer spending are belatedly showing signs of returning, along with the ever-rising house prices
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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10 Sep 16, 9:18am
John Tookey reviews the impact of productivity and design in housing affordability, argues cost is not price
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