Housing Affordability

21 Nov 18, 11:46am
Rising house prices have more than offset falling interest rates in 11 of 12 regions over the last six months - Home loan Affordability Reports
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20 Nov 18, 9:32am
Fletcher Building CEO says residential building in Auckland 'plateauing', though activity levels remain 'robust'; sharp contraction in residential consents in Australia
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17 Nov 18, 2:43pm
Rodney Dickens says the real problem inhibiting affordable housing is the cost of sections, and that is the one key thing the Government can do to solve the affordability problem
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13 Nov 18, 12:03pm
KiwiBuild homes are on the margins of affordability for first buyers but that could change significantly next year, writes Greg Ninness
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1 Nov 18, 8:37am
Peter Dunne says the Government's flagship housing programme is beginning to look like no more than one of Edmund Blackadder's cunning plans
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26 Oct 18, 11:04am
Falling interest rates, easing house prices and rising incomes have improved the lot of typical first home buyers in Auckland by nearly $90 a week since March 2017
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9 Oct 18, 10:05am
Even KiwiBuild homes are likely to be beyond the reach of many first home buyers if they don't have a decent deposit or a better than average income
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28 Sep 18, 10:05am
Canterbury University's Tom Coupé looks at NZ from an international perspective, including, the country of volunteers, a good place for minorities, (un)affordable housing, treating women with respect & more
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26 Sep 18, 10:22am
Slightly lower prices, falling interest rates and slowly rising incomes are all helping to improve affordability for first home buyers - but not by much
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16 Sep 18, 7:50pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outlines 'blueprint' setting out the Coalition Government's priorities and steps 'to build a more modern and fairer New Zealand'
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12 Sep 18, 9:22am
Auckland Council has rejected 2 high-density apartment developments on public transport routes near the CBD. Hayden Donnell asks whether council’s consents department really believes in the Unitary Plan
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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11 Sep 18, 11:03am
The Government's plans for 10,000 new homes around Mt Roskill could extend significantly into the neighbouring suburbs of Sandringham, Balmoral, Three Kings and Hillsborough
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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8 Sep 18, 10:31am
Auckland Council is consenting many more dwellings, especially smaller dwelling units. And building these will require a different type of construction worker, one already in hot demand
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7 Sep 18, 11:04am
ASB joins Kiwibank with special deal for KiwiBuild home buyers, saying they'll 'potentially' only need a 5% deposit & get $2,500 towards costs
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7 Sep 18, 6:29am
The Government kicks off the selection process to find modular house builders for its KiwiBuild scheme
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29 Aug 18, 9:55am
Squirrel Mortgages' John Bolton sees prices remaining relatively stable in the overall housing market but says new developments could come under price pressure
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25 Aug 18, 10:44am
A flattening of house prices at the bottom of the market is making home ownership more affordable for first home buyers in most parts of the country but Queenstown prices have gone through the roof
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23 Aug 18, 9:53am
What if we magically increased the number of houses in Auckland by 20% and dropped population growth by 25%? We'd still have a housing shortage, concludes Auckland Council's chief economist 
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