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Housing Affordability

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10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
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What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
30th May 21, 6:01am
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
The housing market may be at a turning point with prices at the bottom of the market declining in April
30th May 21, 6:01am
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20th May 21, 3:23pm
Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
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Treasury concedes that the Government's changes to housing policy will result in slower economic recovery and 'prolong the period of monetary support needed'
20th May 21, 3:23pm
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
Current market conditions make moving up the property ladder an extremely affordable proposition for existing home owners, Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report shows
23rd Apr 21, 5:00am
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
26th Mar 21, 9:12am
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the country's biggest home lender will be reviewing its affordability equations for property investor borrowers after government housing moves
26th Mar 21, 9:12am
24th Mar 21, 11:55am
The prospect of home ownership has been increasingly hopeless for people on average wages but the Government's new housing policies should give them hope
The prospect of home ownership has been increasingly hopeless for people on average wages but the Government's new housing policies should give them hope
24th Mar 21, 11:55am
23rd Mar 21, 10:07am
The Government has taken a gutsy approach to tackling the housing crisis - the days of highly leveraged property investment are likely over, Greg Ninness says
The Government has taken a gutsy approach to tackling the housing crisis - the days of highly leveraged property investment are likely over, Greg Ninness says
23rd Mar 21, 10:07am
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23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
12th Mar 21, 1:28pm
IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax
IMF suggests the Government targets investors with a stamp duty or more comprehensive capital gains tax
12th Mar 21, 1:28pm
9th Mar 21, 6:08pm
Judith Collins wouldn't empower the country's banking regulator to restrict interest-only mortgage lending, arguing the Government shouldn't outsource its housing policy to the RBNZ
Judith Collins wouldn't empower the country's banking regulator to restrict interest-only mortgage lending, arguing the Government shouldn't outsource its housing policy to the RBNZ
9th Mar 21, 6:08pm
27th Feb 21, 9:02am
Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
27th Feb 21, 9:02am
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24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
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Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
22nd Feb 21, 2:11pm
NZ will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out how the Govt plans to address the housing crisis, as the latest COVID-19 outbreak moves housing down the priority list
NZ will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out how the Govt plans to address the housing crisis, as the latest COVID-19 outbreak moves housing down the priority list
22nd Feb 21, 2:11pm
21st Feb 21, 6:02am
Gareth Vaughan wonders whether the only way New Zealand will get a circuit breaker to our housing affordability woes will be if there's a severe housing market downturn
Gareth Vaughan wonders whether the only way New Zealand will get a circuit breaker to our housing affordability woes will be if there's a severe housing market downturn
21st Feb 21, 6:02am
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm
17th Feb 21, 9:16am
The strong housing market has helped propel Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business to a 130% rise in profits
The strong housing market has helped propel Fletcher Building's NZ residential construction business to a 130% rise in profits
17th Feb 21, 9:16am
17th Feb 21, 9:00am
Gareth Vaughan on fearless investors, an Irish housing solution, moving beyond COVID elimination, the unattainability of herd immunity & the biggest bribe in the history of bribing
Gareth Vaughan on fearless investors, an Irish housing solution, moving beyond COVID elimination, the unattainability of herd immunity & the biggest bribe in the history of bribing
17th Feb 21, 9:00am
11th Feb 21, 4:38pm
Treasury says it's too early to tell if the RBNZ's moves to lower interest rates have increased wealth inequality, as Robertson defends his decision not to take more drastic action on housing last year
Treasury says it's too early to tell if the RBNZ's moves to lower interest rates have increased wealth inequality, as Robertson defends his decision not to take more drastic action on housing last year
11th Feb 21, 4:38pm
26th Jan 21, 10:12am
Low interest rates have created winners and losers in the housing market as the COVID-19 pandemic rumbles on
Low interest rates have created winners and losers in the housing market as the COVID-19 pandemic rumbles on
26th Jan 21, 10:12am
21st Jan 21, 4:08pm
Govt to unveil demand-side housing response and 'high-level' decisions around the RMA in February, followed by supply-side measures at the May Budget
Govt to unveil demand-side housing response and 'high-level' decisions around the RMA in February, followed by supply-side measures at the May Budget
21st Jan 21, 4:08pm
20th Jan 21, 8:45am
Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
20th Jan 21, 8:45am

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