Housing Affordability

19 Jan 17, 11:58am
Matthew Paetz, Auckland planning manager of The Property Group, calls for a US-style solution to Auckland's housing woes
23 Dec 16, 5:02am
The 2016 Interesties featuring John Key, Donald Trump, Graeme Wheeler, 'maniping,' Metiria Turei, Tony Alexander, Nathan Penny, Nelson's stock exchange, Andrew Little, Chloe Swarbrick, David Hisco, bad hair & a dictator
22 Dec 16, 8:15am
Scraping together a deposit is likely to be the biggest hurdle first home buyers face, and not just in Auckland
20 Dec 16, 3:46pm
Despite much noise from the Government, its efforts to ramp up Auckland housing supply appear to be flagging; David Hargreaves crunches some numbers
14 Dec 16, 4:47pm
Pollster Roy Morgan says new Prime Minister Bill English must find a solution to New Zealand’s growing ‘Housing Crisis’ – the largest problem facing New Zealanders in late 2016
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
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
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
27 Oct 16, 7:38am
ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner crunches some housing numbers and ratios
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
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'
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
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
5 Oct 16, 11:46am
The number of KiwiSavers withdrawing money from the retirement savings scheme to help buy a house more than doubles
30 Sep 16, 11:40am
Building costs for new homes up 13% in last 12 months, up 17.5% in Auckland
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
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
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
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
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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