Housing Affordability

25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
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11th Jun 20, 10:02am
PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
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PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
11th Jun 20, 10:02am
10th Jun 20, 10:50am
Fletcher Building's shareholders might not see any dividends till 2022 if the construction giant uses new, more flexible, agreements with its lenders
Fletcher Building's shareholders might not see any dividends till 2022 if the construction giant uses new, more flexible, agreements with its lenders
10th Jun 20, 10:50am
20th May 20, 8:56am
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
20th May 20, 8:56am
14th May 20, 5:32pm
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
14th May 20, 5:32pm
23rd Apr 20, 8:00am
Prices at the bottom end of the market were rising strongly in most places in March but record low mortgage interest rates provided some relief for first home buyers
Prices at the bottom end of the market were rising strongly in most places in March but record low mortgage interest rates provided some relief for first home buyers
23rd Apr 20, 8:00am
22nd Mar 20, 6:02am
Low interest rates have kept mortgage payments affordable for first home buyers in spite of record house prices at the bottom end of the market
Low interest rates have kept mortgage payments affordable for first home buyers in spite of record house prices at the bottom end of the market
22nd Mar 20, 6:02am
27th Feb 20, 8:00am
Regions evenly split in January between those where lower quartile prices went up and those where they went down, interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Regions evenly split in January between those where lower quartile prices went up and those where they went down, interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
27th Feb 20, 8:00am
19th Feb 20, 2:30pm
UN housing expert calls on Government to break rank from its predecessors and stop promoting home ownership as an investment
UN housing expert calls on Government to break rank from its predecessors and stop promoting home ownership as an investment
19th Feb 20, 2:30pm
19th Feb 20, 6:31am
National wants to make it easier for foreigners to buy land to build houses on, but can't yet specify how
National wants to make it easier for foreigners to buy land to build houses on, but can't yet specify how
19th Feb 20, 6:31am
14th Feb 20, 5:00am
Stay for 7 days, then pay - Government to start charging emergency housing recipients rent like other social housing tenants 
Stay for 7 days, then pay - Government to start charging emergency housing recipients rent like other social housing tenants 
14th Feb 20, 5:00am
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13th Feb 20, 11:35am
Government plans to buy and rent about 800 more houses, and set up 'temporary housing villages' as part of $300m investment to reduce homelessness
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Government plans to buy and rent about 800 more houses, and set up 'temporary housing villages' as part of $300m investment to reduce homelessness
13th Feb 20, 11:35am
12th Feb 20, 5:00am
Salvation Army questions how we're building more houses, but low income earners are still struggling to put roofs over their heads
Salvation Army questions how we're building more houses, but low income earners are still struggling to put roofs over their heads
12th Feb 20, 5:00am
30th Jan 20, 12:53pm
Auckland Council's David Norman wades into the murky waters of which generations have had it tougher when it comes to affording and being able to buy a house
Auckland Council's David Norman wades into the murky waters of which generations have had it tougher when it comes to affording and being able to buy a house
30th Jan 20, 12:53pm
27th Jan 20, 6:02am
House prices have risen more than twice as fast as incomes for typical first home buyers over the last 10 years, leaving them struggling to scrape up a deposit in most parts of the country
House prices have risen more than twice as fast as incomes for typical first home buyers over the last 10 years, leaving them struggling to scrape up a deposit in most parts of the country
27th Jan 20, 6:02am
20th Dec 19, 12:00pm
Rising house prices are pushing the dream of home ownership further out of reach for aspiring first home buyers, in spite of recent cuts to mortgage interest rates, Interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Rising house prices are pushing the dream of home ownership further out of reach for aspiring first home buyers, in spite of recent cuts to mortgage interest rates, Interest.co.nz's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
20th Dec 19, 12:00pm
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
13th Dec 19, 10:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
13th Dec 19, 10:00am
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12th Dec 19, 2:00pm
Tax Working Group proposal for vacant land tax that was referred for further investigation by Finance Minister Grant Robertson has been given a firm thumbs-down
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Tax Working Group proposal for vacant land tax that was referred for further investigation by Finance Minister Grant Robertson has been given a firm thumbs-down
12th Dec 19, 2:00pm
10th Dec 19, 3:59pm
A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
10th Dec 19, 3:59pm

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