Housing

23 May 18, 1:57pm
Westpac's David McLean says flat house prices for 20-30 years would gradually correct housing unaffordability without igniting the 'economic carnage' a big price drop would cause
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22 May 18, 5:02am
ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply after a post-election slump, and Auckland house price expectations have hit a 12-month high
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21 May 18, 5:19pm
On Friday, Phil Twyford slammed Treasury officials for their KiwiBuild forecasts, calling them 'kids… disconnected from reality' – the Prime Minister says he went too far
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21 May 18, 11:27am
Rising numbers of non-New Zealanders are continuing to leave, pushing net migration down from high levels to an annual gain of 67,000 in April, down nearly 5000 from a year earlier
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18 May 18, 3:58pm
MBIE believes the value of residential property investment over the next 5 years will be 2-5 times higher than Treasury projects; Twyford says Treasury's math is 'simply wrong'
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17 May 18, 3:25pm
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
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17 May 18, 3:13pm
Budget 2018 - Summary of all spending plans
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17 May 18, 2:14pm
Treasury halves forecast progress for KiwiBuild; Government to borrow to build 5,800 new public houses over four years
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15 May 18, 11:44am
Ardern admits a $650,000 three-bedroom KiwiBuild home will still be unaffordable for 'too many', but says it's better than the Government doing nothing
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14 May 18, 9:55am
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to decide whether or not it is prepared to fully commit to a policy that was a key election platform
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10 May 18, 12:10pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
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10 May 18, 10:50am
David Hargreaves sees bad signs from the Government's so-called Kiwibuild 'buying off the plans' scheme
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9 May 18, 3:33pm
Some 80% of the 'Kiwibuild' houses planned for completion in the 2019 financial year will be constructed by private developers underwritten by the taxpayer
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8 May 18, 12:02pm
Westpac NZ CEO David McLean says Aussie Royal Commission chance for NZ to get a free ride, defends vertically integrated banking model, sees increased mortgage market competition
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4 May 18, 9:25am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says government programme aims to end homeless not just manage it
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29 Apr 18, 7:04am
The weeks leading up to the Budget are usually a time for the Government to tease out new funding it plans to unveil but this year it's going to be different, says Jason Walls
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27 Apr 18, 10:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
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24 Apr 18, 11:05am
Immigration is continuing to drop from very high levels spurred by rising numbers of departing non-New Zealanders; over 3000 non-Kiwis left in March - a record for a March month
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24 Apr 18, 10:10am
Property Institute warns the Government's moves to 'ring fence' property tax losses will have a 'disastrous impact' on the market and significantly worsen the already existing rental accommodation shortage
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23 Apr 18, 5:18pm
Tex Edwards cooks up a multi course recipe to improve housing affordability in New Zealand. With market failure more government involvement is required, he argues 
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