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Roost Home Loan Affordability report for October

Home loan affordability worsened in much of the country in October, but improved slightly in central Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown

Friday's guest Top 10

David Whitburn on the RMA & housing affordability; Why state house sales are good; Is the Labour Party in terminal decline? Why CGT's a lemon; Luxembourg tax dodging; Dilbert & more

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for September

NZ home loan affordability flat as house prices stagnate

English eyes more state house sales

New Housing NZ Minister Bill English plans to ramp up Housing NZ sales to accelerate social housing reforms and boost affordable housing supply

Plenty of affordable homes in Auckland

An Auckland Council report finds almost 40% of Auckland homes sold last year were affordable for first home buyers

Capitalising poor productivity into house values

John Bolton shows what a property developer is up against when constructing houses. The costs of system inefficiencies get priced into the properties

Are JAFA’s about to roll over the Bombay Hills?

Gareth Morgan responds to Eric Crampton in his typically aggressive way; promising that RMA reform will offer cheaper housing and solve child poverty is "drivel" he says

Friday's guest Top 10

Elizabeth Davies on student debt struggles, a 20c tip, dining below the line, cookies and rent, happiness and bravery (or stupidity), the definition of success, Dilbert & more

Five areas where NZ should be bold

David Hisco calls for bold moves from the newly elected government in education, technology, the environment, housing and tourism

Housing unaffordability a key factor in child poverty

The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says improving housing affordability is a key step the Government can take to reduce child poverty