Housing Affordability

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
28th Nov 19, 3:03pm
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Auckland Council says the city's housing market has benefited from regulatory and structural changes
Auckland Council says the city's housing market has benefited from regulatory and structural changes
28th Nov 19, 3:03pm
24th Oct 19, 6:28am
Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
24th Oct 19, 6:28am
22nd Oct 19, 12:05pm
Auckland housing now affordable for first home buyers in all districts except the North Shore, interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
Auckland housing now affordable for first home buyers in all districts except the North Shore, interest.co.nz’s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports show
22nd Oct 19, 12:05pm
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
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Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm
24th Sep 19, 8:25am
ANZ senior economist Miles Workman says despite the fact land costs make a significant contribution to house price inflation, the downsides to simply freeing up more for urban use suggest a careful and considered approach is needed
ANZ senior economist Miles Workman says despite the fact land costs make a significant contribution to house price inflation, the downsides to simply freeing up more for urban use suggest a careful and considered approach is needed
24th Sep 19, 8:25am

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