Housing Affordability

[Updated]
9th Sep 19, 6:30pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, against Treasury's advice, sees KiwiBuild as the 'biggest lever' the Government can pull to improve housing affordability
[Updated]
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, against Treasury's advice, sees KiwiBuild as the 'biggest lever' the Government can pull to improve housing affordability
9th Sep 19, 6:30pm
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
24th Aug 19, 8:59am
The first home buyers of 10 years ago will now be well placed to make the move into their next property
The first home buyers of 10 years ago will now be well placed to make the move into their next property
24th Aug 19, 8:59am
22nd Aug 19, 10:42am
Lower quartile house prices dropped significantly in parts of Auckland in July leading to ongoing improvements in affordability, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Lower quartile house prices dropped significantly in parts of Auckland in July leading to ongoing improvements in affordability, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
22nd Aug 19, 10:42am
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
19th Aug 19, 3:28pm
Auckland Council says there would be economic and administrative issues with introducing a vacant land tax and questions whether it could be justified
Auckland Council says there would be economic and administrative issues with introducing a vacant land tax and questions whether it could be justified
19th Aug 19, 3:28pm
11th Aug 19, 6:42am
Government maintains introducing a vacant land tax in the short term is unfeasible; says it's open to reviewing the scope of the bright-line test and the ring-fencing of rental losses
Government maintains introducing a vacant land tax in the short term is unfeasible; says it's open to reviewing the scope of the bright-line test and the ring-fencing of rental losses
11th Aug 19, 6:42am
8th Aug 19, 10:34am
Steve Forbes looks at why strange bedfellows the New Zealand Initiative and Local Government New Zealand have teamed up in a push for greater devolution of power to local government and what they hope to achieve
Steve Forbes looks at why strange bedfellows the New Zealand Initiative and Local Government New Zealand have teamed up in a push for greater devolution of power to local government and what they hope to achieve
8th Aug 19, 10:34am
24th Jul 19, 12:40pm
David Norman says Auckland house prices are on a track to satisfy the RBNZ, and first home buyers. But those who have bought for capital gains in the last three years will be least happy with the outlook
David Norman says Auckland house prices are on a track to satisfy the RBNZ, and first home buyers. But those who have bought for capital gains in the last three years will be least happy with the outlook
24th Jul 19, 12:40pm
24th Jul 19, 5:00am
Outlook brightens for first home buyers in Auckland with lower quartile house prices declining for three months in a row, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Outlook brightens for first home buyers in Auckland with lower quartile house prices declining for three months in a row, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
24th Jul 19, 5:00am
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
28th Jun 19, 8:15am
First home buyers were helped by big drops in house prices in Papakura and Franklin in May, but prices remained surprisingly firm in many other places
First home buyers were helped by big drops in house prices in Papakura and Franklin in May, but prices remained surprisingly firm in many other places
28th Jun 19, 8:15am
26th Jun 19, 11:58am
Findings from Statistics NZ's General Social Survey show a third of renters say their house is very suitable, compared to half of homeowners
Findings from Statistics NZ's General Social Survey show a third of renters say their house is very suitable, compared to half of homeowners
26th Jun 19, 11:58am
26th Jun 19, 10:57am
IMF cautions the Reserve Bank about any further loosening of the 'speed limits' on high loan to value residential lending; welcomes prospect of introduction of vacant land tax and says Govt could go 'broader'
IMF cautions the Reserve Bank about any further loosening of the 'speed limits' on high loan to value residential lending; welcomes prospect of introduction of vacant land tax and says Govt could go 'broader'
26th Jun 19, 10:57am
20th Jun 19, 2:15pm
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Brendon Harre and Anthony Ireland propose encouraging a greater diversity of housing types, in particular new apartment buildings
Brendon Harre and Anthony Ireland propose encouraging a greater diversity of housing types, in particular new apartment buildings
20th Jun 19, 2:15pm
15th Jun 19, 8:20am
There is probably no need for a scheme such as KiwiBuild outside of Auckland, Greg Ninness argues, adding KiwiBuild may yet have its day albeit not in its existing form
There is probably no need for a scheme such as KiwiBuild outside of Auckland, Greg Ninness argues, adding KiwiBuild may yet have its day albeit not in its existing form
15th Jun 19, 8:20am
12th Jun 19, 9:21am
Robertson pushes ahead with TWG recommendation to investigate a vacant land tax, despite Treasury and the IRD saying there's no evidence to suggest it'll stop land bankers and improve housing affordability
Robertson pushes ahead with TWG recommendation to investigate a vacant land tax, despite Treasury and the IRD saying there's no evidence to suggest it'll stop land bankers and improve housing affordability
12th Jun 19, 9:21am

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