Housing Affordability

15 Feb 18, 4:25pm
Government advertises for head of new Kiwibuild Unit to kick off plans for 100,000 new homes over the next decade
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14 Feb 18, 2:46pm
David Hargreaves says the latest update from embattled construction giant Fletcher Building gives some clarity around where the company is right now - but the immediate future still looks decidedly murky
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14 Feb 18, 8:43am
Strife-torn Fletcher Building says it will lose another $486 mln from its Building and Interiors Division; Chairman Norris will go; Company is still in negotiation with private lenders over lending covenant breaches; no dividend
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12 Feb 18, 2:43pm
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has hit back at claims his Government is not ambitious enough with its KiwiBuild policy and says expect ‘far more’ than 100,000 new houses over the next decade
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12 Feb 18, 1:45pm
There is a danger in over-examining issues such as the housing market, rather than just rolling up sleeves and taking action
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12 Feb 18, 10:01am
A 'stocktake' of the housing market commissioned by the Govt paints a 'sobering impact of the housing crisis, particularly on children', says Housing Minister Phil Twyford
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12 Feb 18, 8:44am
Beleaguered Fletcher Building has delayed its return to share trading till Wednesday and says it will now update the market then about expected further losses in its building and interiors division; in discussion with lenders
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8 Feb 18, 1:54pm
As an employer of 10,000 Kiwis, Fletcher Building's health is rather important to the health of the country
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8 Feb 18, 10:59am
Building giant Fletcher Building puts its shares into a trading halt after disclosing it sees even more financial problems emerging in its accident-prone building and interiors division
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4 Feb 18, 6:53am
Andrew Courtney says renters pay for their accommodation out of tax-paid income, yet owner-occupiers avoid that, plus they avoid any tax on the gains on their assets. The unfairness won't change unless that tax rules change, he says
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26 Jan 18, 10:02am
Brendon Harre with his top 10 housing links for the beginning of 2018
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25 Jan 18, 1:27pm
Interest.co.nz's latest home loan affordability reports show challenge toughening for would-be 1st home buyers in Auckland and the Waikato, easing in much of the rest of NZ
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24 Jan 18, 5:02am
Auckland Council's economists argue that evidence from across NZ supports the conclusion that land use regulation is unlikely to be the main culprit for house price rises
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7 Jan 18, 7:14am
We ask, what income do you need to buy a house affordably? The range is surprisingly wide depending on where you choose to live, even for Aucklanders
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22 Dec 17, 10:52am
The 2017 Interesties featuring Jacinda Ardern, Steven Joyce, Metiria Turei, Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Grant Spencer, Mark Quickfall, bitcoin, DTIs, CBA, Tony Alexander, Zombie ponzi & many more
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20 Dec 17, 8:02am
Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Reports show first home buyers are benefiting from falling house prices in Auckland
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2 Dec 17, 6:26am
Price pressure is building in the Auckland housing market and sooner or later something has to give, Greg Ninness argues
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28 Nov 17, 10:56am
Lower house prices see Central Auckland join Papakura and Franklin as the only parts of greater Auckland where housing is considered affordable for first home buyers
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20 Nov 17, 4:23pm
With new valuations recording the massive property value gains in recent years, but a new survey suggesting no price gains ahead, will large numbers of homeowners seek to cash in their profits?
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16 Nov 17, 12:01pm
Auckland properties show average gain in value of 45%, according to latest official valuations
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