Housing Affordability

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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18 Mar 16, 10:02am
Selena Eaqub on China, housing lessons from Silicon Valley, risky Europe, monetary policy's limits, adding value in dairy & more
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14 Mar 16, 4:02pm
Fitch says big 4 NZ banks' funding tasks manageable, notes 'potential risk' of households overstretching themselves
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8 Mar 16, 5:02am
Rodney Dickens says it's interest rate policy that drives house prices and therefore affordability; migration is only of secondary importance
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24 Feb 16, 9:45am
Elizabeth Kerr says ‘playing house’ can be a trap for hopeful homeowners
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23 Feb 16, 11:13am
Market swings in favour of renters in Christchurch while landlords are the winners in Wellington and Auckland's finely balanced, according to Trade Me Property
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22 Feb 16, 9:11am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says the country has much work to do in restoring housing affordability, but the broad social trends are positive
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19 Feb 16, 10:02am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on why Auckland house prices need to fall, a US Oil Tax, China, the TPP & homemade jam, Paul Verhoeven & more
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19 Feb 16, 9:57am
A drop in house prices and interest rates improved first home affordability last month although Auckland is still unaffordable for many
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27 Jan 16, 12:38pm
Key announces earlier starts to Auckland City Rail Link project and East-West motorway connecting Penrose to Onehunga; extra NZ$115 mln planned for regional roads
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