Housing Affordability

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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1 May 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey points out a 1% land tax on all property owners would now allow a 5.5% cut in personal tax rates or a 10% GST rate. So why won't John Key do another big tax switch?
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24 Apr 16, 5:02am
The Reserve Bank needs to signal a progression of new lending controls that would kick in as interest rates fall to reset the expectations of landlords and lever itself out from between a rock and another rock
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19 Apr 16, 9:14am
Economist Rodney Dickens thinks recent volatility in reported house prices was due to changes in the mix of what is selling due to demand-supply imbalances
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17 Apr 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says the Govt's storing up an enormous social and financial liability by allowing Auckland's housing supply crisis to remain unsolved; says Bill English should apply the actuaries in his social investment programme to Auckland housing
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15 Apr 16, 10:08am
Peter Neilson argues more action to slowly deflate the housing bubble is necessary to prevent the arrival of negative equity
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13 Apr 16, 12:18pm
Key, English reject calls for new demand side measures to cool Auckland housing after shock surge in March; Govt continuing on with current supply-side strategy
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12 Apr 16, 12:05pm
The REINZ's median house price smashed all records in many parts of the country last month
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8 Apr 16, 10:27am
Motu research analysts on why Middle America should be angry, saving the EU, middle class housing projects, the TPPA, the animated Panama Papers & more
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7 Apr 16, 3:43pm
Numbers of households renting up 25% in last 10 years, while owner-occupiers up just 4.2%
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24 Mar 16, 11:08am
Home Loan Affordability Report: House prices increasing so much in Auckland they risk creating an economic underclass that doesn't exist in other parts of the country
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