Housing Affordability

26 Aug 16, 11:57am
The rate at which new homes are being built relative to our population size is less than half what it was in 1974
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26 Aug 16, 10:45am
Paul Barber on the importance of non-profit organisations, our changing population, our homelessness shame, disappearing beneficiaries & more
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19 Aug 16, 10:00am
Motu researchers on the average man, the economics of the Olympics, real estate music videos, the productivity puzzle, World Bank poacher turned gamekeeper & more
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15 Aug 16, 3:19pm
Auckland Council says Unitary Plan to provide for more than 400,000 new homes to meet the demands of Auckland’s growth over the next 30 years
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8 Aug 16, 8:07am
Jason Krupp says Auckland's proposed Unitary Plan is a step in the right direction, but expecting it to be a silver bullet for homelessness is naïve
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6 Aug 16, 9:39am
Michael Reddell says reshaping our immigration policy would end Auckland house price inflation, lower our interest rates, and drop our exchange rate. And he says it would raise average incomes
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5 Aug 16, 1:48pm
BNZ's Stephen Toplis says the Government may need to consider introducing a population-demographic policy to broaden the debate on record inward migration
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5 Aug 16, 12:36pm
BNZ's Tony Alexander argues building 422,000 houses in Auckland over 25 years requires a volume of building that previously took 161 years to achieve
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30 Jul 16, 8:43am
Gareth Morgan likes the latest version of the Auckland Unitary Plan, despite some flaws. Now he offers some solutions for the over-stimulated demand
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29 Jul 16, 11:05am
The number of new homes being consented nationally rose 35% in June compared with a year ago; Auckland had consents for 921 units compared with 704 in June 2015
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28 Jul 16, 3:02pm
Self proclaimed urban planning tragic Matthew Paetz looks at the key rules for intensification in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan
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28 Jul 16, 10:09am
First home buyers in Auckland will be financially disadvantaged throughout their lives compared to those in other regions
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27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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25 Jul 16, 10:12am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says as a response to the housing issues, the Govt's infrastructure fund plan suggests we can expect more piecemeal policymaking, instead of the comprehensive strategy that is needed
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23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Gareth Morgan finds it inexcusable that public policy settings are causing inequality, intergenerational damage, and misallocation of investment
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20 Jul 16, 12:00pm
Gareth Vaughan looks at why even the Third Coming of the RBNZ's high-LVR restrictions on home loans is merely fiddling around the fringes of the housing bubble
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17 Jul 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
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16 Jul 16, 9:45am
Geoff Simmons sees more questions than answers in Labour's housing proposals. Equity, NIMBYs and government monopolies all point to serious potential flaws
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14 Jul 16, 12:06pm
Labour Party leader releases new interactive 'housing map' showing people 'how the crisis is affecting their neighbourhood'; Govt says it's riddled with errors
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11 Jul 16, 10:12am
'Regulations that limit the stock of housing suitable for younger people, such as height restrictions and view shafts, need to be axed and pronto'
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