Housing Affordability

24 Mar 19, 6:02am
Lower quartile house prices were surprisingly strong in February - making life more difficult for aspiring first home buyers
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4 Mar 19, 5:01pm
New Auckland Council and government working group to address housing and urban growth issues gets ready for action
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25 Feb 19, 2:30pm
Amid ongoing debate about immigration, is it time New Zealanders took the debate broader and settled on a population policy?
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22 Feb 19, 5:00am
Interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Report says the slide in both interest rates and lower quartile house prices means Auckland is now considered affordable for first home buyers
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21 Feb 19, 11:51am
Tax Working Group proposal for a local government tax on vacant residential land wins support from Auckland Mayor Phil Goff
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20 Feb 19, 2:30pm
A year after formally pulling out of tendering for big building projects following huge financial losses, Fletcher Building is tentatively signalling a likely re-entry into such work later this calendar year
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10 Feb 19, 6:02am
New estimates showing much lower levels of migration have probably reduced the size of Auckland's housing shortage but it hasn't gone away
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31 Jan 19, 12:36pm
Home Loan Affordability Reports show a rise in prices and interest rates at the end of last year made it harder for first home buyers to get their own home
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23 Jan 19, 4:12pm
The Labour-Greens confidence & supply agreement promotes 'progressive' housing ownership models. So will the Government roll out a shared equity scheme?
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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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