Housing Affordability

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26th Nov 20, 8:00am
Adrian Orr indicates he might put the onus back on Grant Robertson to do more on housing affordability, including by looking at tax
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Adrian Orr indicates he might put the onus back on Grant Robertson to do more on housing affordability, including by looking at tax
26th Nov 20, 8:00am
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says reintroducing LVR restrictions on property investors is urgently needed and the maximum LVR on investment properties should be 60% or perhaps even 50%
25th Nov 20, 7:50am
22nd Nov 20, 6:02am
Mortgage payments are just as affordable for first home buyers as they were three years ago, thanks to falling interest rates and higher wages
Mortgage payments are just as affordable for first home buyers as they were three years ago, thanks to falling interest rates and higher wages
22nd Nov 20, 6:02am
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
10th Nov 20, 10:06am
Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
Fletcher Building says demand for its new houses in this country has been 'robust'
10th Nov 20, 10:06am
6th Nov 20, 6:29am
New report by heavy-hitter academics and economists says in order to create a knowledge hub in Auckland it will be necessary to have affordable housing for people moving from the regions; land tax mooted again
New report by heavy-hitter academics and economists says in order to create a knowledge hub in Auckland it will be necessary to have affordable housing for people moving from the regions; land tax mooted again
6th Nov 20, 6:29am
27th Oct 20, 10:29am
House prices at the bottom of the market have been largely flat in Auckland for several months but have kept rising in most of the rest of the country
House prices at the bottom of the market have been largely flat in Auckland for several months but have kept rising in most of the rest of the country
27th Oct 20, 10:29am
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16th Oct 20, 12:36pm
A housing stock-take after three years of a Labour-led Government - what was and wasn't delivered
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A housing stock-take after three years of a Labour-led Government - what was and wasn't delivered
16th Oct 20, 12:36pm
14th Oct 20, 12:48pm
Geoff Simmons says regardless of who forms the government after this weekend, there is no plan to make housing affordable
Geoff Simmons says regardless of who forms the government after this weekend, there is no plan to make housing affordable
14th Oct 20, 12:48pm
10th Oct 20, 9:59am
Labour can claim line honours in the race to build more homes but National also ran a good race in its last two terms in government, with the much maligned Resource Management Act in place
Labour can claim line honours in the race to build more homes but National also ran a good race in its last two terms in government, with the much maligned Resource Management Act in place
10th Oct 20, 9:59am
7th Oct 20, 9:44am
Why Labour believes the government needs to underwrite housing developments, and how it plans to 'stabilise' house price growth when it's up against the RBNZ cutting interest rates
Why Labour believes the government needs to underwrite housing developments, and how it plans to 'stabilise' house price growth when it's up against the RBNZ cutting interest rates
7th Oct 20, 9:44am
24th Sep 20, 12:03pm
Falling interest rates have had a bigger impact on mortgage payments than they have on house prices, leaving first home buyers better off overall, particularly in Auckland
Falling interest rates have had a bigger impact on mortgage payments than they have on house prices, leaving first home buyers better off overall, particularly in Auckland
24th Sep 20, 12:03pm
27th Aug 20, 10:04am
If they can scrape together a deposit, mortgage payments should be affordable for first home buyers on average incomes in all regions including Auckland
If they can scrape together a deposit, mortgage payments should be affordable for first home buyers on average incomes in all regions including Auckland
27th Aug 20, 10:04am
19th Aug 20, 9:00am
Fletcher Building offers downbeat view of year ahead after confirming loss of $196 mln for year to June 2020
Fletcher Building offers downbeat view of year ahead after confirming loss of $196 mln for year to June 2020
19th Aug 20, 9:00am
19th Aug 20, 8:00am
The first home buyers of 10 years ago should be well placed to keep moving up the property ladder today
The first home buyers of 10 years ago should be well placed to keep moving up the property ladder today
19th Aug 20, 8:00am
11th Aug 20, 8:59am
Fletcher Building takes the unusual step of announcing what its results will be eight days before the official results announcement
Fletcher Building takes the unusual step of announcing what its results will be eight days before the official results announcement
11th Aug 20, 8:59am
10th Aug 20, 1:45pm
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PwC's David Bridgman argues the old adage ‘never waste a good crisis’ has never been more relevant when it comes to the future of our economy
PwC's David Bridgman argues the old adage ‘never waste a good crisis’ has never been more relevant when it comes to the future of our economy
10th Aug 20, 1:45pm
27th Jul 20, 5:00am
The mortgage payments on a lower quartile-priced home have declined by nearly $40 a week since February, Interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
The mortgage payments on a lower quartile-priced home have declined by nearly $40 a week since February, Interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
27th Jul 20, 5:00am
24th Jul 20, 1:36pm
Govt finally takes baby step towards getting people into their first homes via progressive ownership, giving two community organisations $23 million to scale up their offerings
Govt finally takes baby step towards getting people into their first homes via progressive ownership, giving two community organisations $23 million to scale up their offerings
24th Jul 20, 1:36pm
25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
House prices at the bottom end of the market have declined 7.3% from their March peak, while mortgage interest rates continue to slide
25th Jun 20, 12:19pm
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11th Jun 20, 10:02am
PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
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PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
11th Jun 20, 10:02am
10th Jun 20, 10:50am
Fletcher Building's shareholders might not see any dividends till 2022 if the construction giant uses new, more flexible, agreements with its lenders
Fletcher Building's shareholders might not see any dividends till 2022 if the construction giant uses new, more flexible, agreements with its lenders
10th Jun 20, 10:50am
20th May 20, 8:56am
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
Fletcher Building says the lockdown resulted in it losing $55 million in New Zealand during April; sees residential building consents plummeting by 30% over the next year
20th May 20, 8:56am
14th May 20, 5:32pm
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
14th May 20, 5:32pm
23rd Apr 20, 8:00am
Prices at the bottom end of the market were rising strongly in most places in March but record low mortgage interest rates provided some relief for first home buyers
Prices at the bottom end of the market were rising strongly in most places in March but record low mortgage interest rates provided some relief for first home buyers
23rd Apr 20, 8:00am

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