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Housing Affordability

Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
3rd Sep 21, 8:30am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business enjoyed a whopping 141% rise, helping drive a turnaround for the company from a loss to a $305 mln profit
18th Aug 21, 9:01am
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Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business enjoyed a whopping 141% rise, helping drive a turnaround for the company from a loss to a $305 mln profit
Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
6th Aug 21, 1:55pm
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Treasury sees cashed-up property investors swooping into the market more than owner-occupiers if the interest deductibility tax change slows house price growth - as is expected
Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
3rd Aug 21, 9:56am
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Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
30th Jul 21, 10:15am
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Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
House prices at the affordable end of the market have stopped rising but they aren't getting any cheaper
22nd Jul 21, 12:08pm
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House prices at the affordable end of the market have stopped rising but they aren't getting any cheaper
Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
20th Jul 21, 10:40am
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Inflation targeting architect Arthur Grimes says RBNZ should target lower inflation and house prices, as the status quo has caused a 'wellbeing disaster'
BDO tax specialists say new tax rules around residential property investment 'could result in tax paid on what would ordinarily be an economic loss'
1st Jul 21, 2:21pm
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BDO tax specialists say new tax rules around residential property investment 'could result in tax paid on what would ordinarily be an economic loss'
The average value of all New Zealand homes tops $900,000 for the first time
1st Jul 21, 5:00am
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The average value of all New Zealand homes tops $900,000 for the first time
Rising interest rates will reduce the amount most home buyers can borrow, pushing down house prices in the process, says Greg Ninness
29th Jun 21, 9:20am
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Rising interest rates will reduce the amount most home buyers can borrow, pushing down house prices in the process, says Greg Ninness
Gareth Vaughan on central bank digital currencies cutting out the banks, why you can't debase a fiat currency, Bernard's most despairing column, living with COVID-19 long-term & a cricket tragic celebrates
25th Jun 21, 2:38pm
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Gareth Vaughan on central bank digital currencies cutting out the banks, why you can't debase a fiat currency, Bernard's most despairing column, living with COVID-19 long-term & a cricket tragic celebrates
Latest Home Loan Affordability Report figures suggest house prices at the bottom of the market may be flattening - but Auckland's still a problem
23rd Jun 21, 12:10pm
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Latest Home Loan Affordability Report figures suggest house prices at the bottom of the market may be flattening - but Auckland's still a problem
What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
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What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
30th May 21, 6:01am
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The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
20th May 21, 3:23pm
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Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am
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Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
26th Mar 21, 9:12am
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ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
The prospect of home ownership has been increasingly hopeless for people on average wages but the Government's new housing policies should give them hope
24th Mar 21, 11:55am
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The prospect of home ownership has been increasingly hopeless for people on average wages but the Government's new housing policies should give them hope
The Government has taken a gutsy approach to tackling the housing crisis - the days of highly leveraged property investment are likely over, Greg Ninness says
23rd Mar 21, 10:07am
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The Government has taken a gutsy approach to tackling the housing crisis - the days of highly leveraged property investment are likely over, Greg Ninness says
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
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Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
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Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
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Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax
12th Mar 21, 1:28pm
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IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax