Housing Affordability

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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12 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says the Government should listen to Treasury's advice that a surge of low skilled migrants could stunt productivity and wage growth
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6 Jun 16, 7:31am
The NZ Initiative's Roger Partridge makes the case for Auckland Council cashing up many of its risky commercial enterprises and investing in growth-supporting infrastructure
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5 Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues Auckland's leaders need to aim more for growth per capita rather than just growth for the sake of it. The current low-to-no productivity growth model isn't working for most in the city and that's bad for New Zealand
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3 Jun 16, 9:41am
Economist Rodney Dickens says the boost from the OCR cut to the labour market means inflation will head into risk territory before the governor realises his mistake
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30 May 16, 4:01pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Partners Life investment, dairy restructuring, Turners beats forecast, Moody's on commodities, swap rates up strongly on Yellen comments
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30 May 16, 10:28am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says the TPPA should make it easier for foreign manufacturers to understand and comply with our domestic building codes
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27 May 16, 3:56pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwibank ends sub-4% mortgage special; Westland forecast tops Fonterra's; FMA acts; Strong bidding for govt bonds
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24 May 16, 9:40am
Housing Minister's claim homes are more affordable now than when Labour was in government only tells part of the story
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23 May 16, 10:01am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says whatever your views on foreign investors, the bare fact is that the cure to New Zealand’s housing crisis is supply
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22 May 16, 5:02am
New Zealand's risk-averse savers would dearly love to invest in infrastructure bonds to fund Auckland's growth. The Auckland Council and the Government should help make that happen
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15 May 16, 5:02am
Circle August 19 and November 30 in your 2016 calendars because decisions on those days by the Auckland Council and the Reserve Bank respectively could determine house prices, interest rates, the Kiwi dollar and mortgage lending limits for years to come
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9 May 16, 11:58am
Big banks' income & expenses picture not as bad as it seems; Key issues to look for in RBNZ's Financial Stability Report
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7 May 16, 6:02am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp urges Auckland voters to closely examine how this year's mayoral candidates plan to improve housing affordability
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6 May 16, 10:09am
First Union's Morgan Godfery on Trumps breaking out everywhere; the pain of incentives; wanting it both ways with houses; an enranged house hunter writes; trouble with trade; Dilbert & more
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