Housing Affordability

23 May 18, 1:57pm
Westpac's David McLean says flat house prices for 20-30 years would gradually correct housing unaffordability without igniting the 'economic carnage' a big price drop would cause
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22 May 18, 10:28am
First home buyer affordability little changed in April, but those who bought a first home five years ago may be wise to assess whether it is time to move on and up
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15 May 18, 11:44am
Ardern admits a $650,000 three-bedroom KiwiBuild home will still be unaffordable for 'too many', but says it's better than the Government doing nothing
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4 May 18, 9:25am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says government programme aims to end homeless not just manage it
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27 Apr 18, 10:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
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27 Apr 18, 8:38am
In 25 of the 30 urban areas we track buying a first home is affordable for a couple on median incomes, but not on Auckland's North Shore - and saving for a deposit remains a challenge
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24 Apr 18, 9:51am
Phil Twyford says the government is considering intensive housing options in Panmure, Manukau and Henderson. Construction work not likely to start at Unitec site in Mt Albert until next year
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23 Apr 18, 5:18pm
Tex Edwards cooks up a multi course recipe to improve housing affordability in New Zealand. With market failure more government involvement is required, he argues 
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19 Apr 18, 10:16am
Rezoning to allow more intensive development brought windfall profits for some property owners, not so much for others, says Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy
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17 Apr 18, 3:40pm
The IMF doesn't think the Government’s policy to ban foreigners from buying Kiwi homes will have much of an impact on house prices; but officials do think DTIs should be added to the RBNZ’s toolkit
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17 Apr 18, 11:13am
Auckland Council's economists argue full development contributions are unlikely to result in higher house prices, will be absorbed by land owners who currently receive windfall gains from ratepayer-funded infrastructure
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2 Apr 18, 7:55am
The NZ Initiative's Richard Baker says the Bank of Mum & Dad is a transfer of wealth to the young, leaving the parents with new debt and expense, and highlighting all that's wrong with our housing market
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27 Mar 18, 10:04am
The Government's plans to build 3000-4000 affordable homes in Mt Albert will be a litmus test for both its KiwiBuild scheme and Auckland Council's Unitary Plan
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27 Mar 18, 5:00am
Research by Auckland Council's economists shows an Auckland property's value is influenced by size, school zone, amenity access and cladding just as much as location
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24 Mar 18, 6:28am
Greg Ninness says KiwiBuild is not just about building more homes - it could be transformational for the construction sector and bring major changes for banks as well
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23 Mar 18, 5:00am
Investor caution and stretched housing affordability will prevent Auckland housing from taking off again, economists from country's biggest mortgage lender say
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21 Mar 18, 12:44pm
National’s housing spokeswoman Judith Collins challenges Housing Minister Phil Twyford over a lack of KiwiBuild homes so far
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21 Mar 18, 9:42am
Housing affordability still a major challenge for first home buyers in Auckland and Queenstown, interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability reports show
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16 Mar 18, 8:20am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford is anticipating a significant chunk of the Government’s KiwiBuild homes will be prefabricated and expects overseas companies to help get the work done
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15 Mar 18, 8:03am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says there's much work to do in the housing market, and he remains unenthusiastic about the RBNZ getting a debt-to-income ratio tool
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