Housing Affordability

17 Jan 19, 11:11am
David Chaston says thanks to affordability limits being reached & a range of public policy changes, Auckland home owners ought to buckle in for a prolonged housing market funk 
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16 Jan 19, 4:49pm
Fitch sees Auckland continuing to record lower house price growth than other NZ regions this year with price falls likely
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19 Dec 18, 5:00am
First home buyers being squeezed between rising lower quartile housing prices & higher mortgage interest rates, putting a dampener on their home ownership hopes
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18 Dec 18, 9:04am
Fletcher Building says Formica sale completes sell-off of non-core businesses; will now reinstate dividends for shareholders
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7 Dec 18, 2:33pm
The IRD can't say for certain how ring-fencing rental losses will affect the residential property market, but notes investors suffering losses on their rentals are currently getting tax breaks of $2000 a year
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2 Dec 18, 12:42pm
Rodney Dickens finds the council-controlled subdivision process, the RMA and increasing infrastructure costs directly contribute to high section prices, and these processes give cover for gouging by developers
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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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