affordability

25 Aug 18, 9:21am
Brendon Harre asks: Do we need to think small to solve big problems like rising housing and transport costs?
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5 Jul 18, 5:00am
Rodney Dickens checks how reliable economic forecasters' employment growth predictions are and how useful the leading indicators of employment are
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16 Jun 18, 6:31am
Brendon Harre says to solve our housing shortage the simplest solutions should be tried first, such as reducing taxes and removing impediments on building decent housing. Taxing housing more won't deliver more housing
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3 Jun 18, 9:40am
Rodney Dickens says higher construction demand will soon attract building capacity, so KiwiBuild's demands will be responded to by industry without starving other sectors for long
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4 May 18, 12:25pm
Rodney Dickens doubts landlords' costs drive rents, suggesting it's more likely income growth does. But he finds there is confusion in the data with the biggest threat from inflation
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14 Apr 18, 9:59am
Brendon Harre sees many reforms New Zealand could and should pursue to improve its urban performance, all of which we are in a good position to adopt
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9 Mar 17, 11:37am
We check the claim that 'wages are not rising at the same rate' as rents, and extend the review to other housing and household costs
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28 Feb 17, 3:06pm
New Zealand’s ‘housing crisis’ dominates domestic issues as New Zealand heads towards September election
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19 Feb 17, 7:31am
Credit rater says affordability pressures and tighter regulation will cap house price growth, and that relative home price expensiveness has deteriorated more in NZ than any other country
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14 Nov 16, 9:00am
Auckland University's Michael Rehm says a burst of housing supply won't bring down house prices, but debt-to-income ratios will and are a policy option that will make Auckland houses affordable again
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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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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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2 Jul 16, 9:35am
Wealth inequality is on the rise – Gareth Morgan has seven graphs to show you why
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13 Jul 15, 4:09pm
Did you know? A guide to real estate charts and data you can find on interest.co.nz
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1 Jun 14, 8:00am
Bernard Hickey argues the Government's one-eyed focus on housing supply is blinding it to the real demand-side drivers behind Auckland's housing un-affordability
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23 Mar 14, 8:00am
Bernard Hickey looks at how the generations before and after the Rogernomics and Ruthanasia revolutions of 1984-93 have fared in terms of poverty, home ownership and incomes
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22 Mar 14, 8:15am
Alistair Helm assesses how the property market will react to and handle the coming interest rate rises
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2 Nov 13, 11:23pm
How will New Zealand households find the NZ$50 bln needed to build 100,000 new homes in the next 3 years?
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25 Jul 13, 8:39am
There is no bubble if incomes from those who can afford it keeps pace with demand if supply stays low
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9 Jul 13, 1:18pm
Matt Nolan says anyone pushing bans of the sale of property to non-residents just doesn’t understand the ‘problem’
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