Housing Affordability

16 Sep 18, 7:50pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outlines 'blueprint' setting out the Coalition Government's priorities and steps 'to build a more modern and fairer New Zealand'
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12 Sep 18, 9:22am
Auckland Council has rejected 2 high-density apartment developments on public transport routes near the CBD. Hayden Donnell asks whether council’s consents department really believes in the Unitary Plan
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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11 Sep 18, 11:03am
The Government's plans for 10,000 new homes around Mt Roskill could extend significantly into the neighbouring suburbs of Sandringham, Balmoral, Three Kings and Hillsborough
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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8 Sep 18, 10:31am
Auckland Council is consenting many more dwellings, especially smaller dwelling units. And building these will require a different type of construction worker, one already in hot demand
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7 Sep 18, 11:04am
ASB joins Kiwibank with special deal for KiwiBuild home buyers, saying they'll 'potentially' only need a 5% deposit & get $2,500 towards costs
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7 Sep 18, 6:29am
The Government kicks off the selection process to find modular house builders for its KiwiBuild scheme
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29 Aug 18, 9:55am
Squirrel Mortgages' John Bolton sees prices remaining relatively stable in the overall housing market but says new developments could come under price pressure
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25 Aug 18, 10:44am
A flattening of house prices at the bottom of the market is making home ownership more affordable for first home buyers in most parts of the country but Queenstown prices have gone through the roof
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23 Aug 18, 9:53am
What if we magically increased the number of houses in Auckland by 20% and dropped population growth by 25%? We'd still have a housing shortage, concludes Auckland Council's chief economist 
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22 Aug 18, 10:22am
Fletcher Building CEO says the Government's flagship housing programme is both a threat and an opportunity for his company
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16 Aug 18, 3:48pm
New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
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15 Aug 18, 3:52pm
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says 'affordable' KiwiBuild home prices less likely to be affected by fluctuating market than higher valued homes
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14 Aug 18, 2:30pm
Kerry McDonald details why he believes New Zealand must hold a Royal Commission into the policy failures of successive governments since the Millennium
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25 Jul 18, 10:01am
Housing affordability at record levels in Christchurch, improving in Auckland, latest interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability Reports show
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4 Jul 18, 8:58am
KiwiBuild home buyers who meet the eligibility criteria will go into a ballot to be able to buy a home
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27 Jun 18, 9:35am
KiwiBuild could provide a launch pad for some major new competitors in the building industry and that could force costs down
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26 Jun 18, 3:51pm
Grant Robertson & Phil Twyford say getting house prices to five times income can be done, although it might take ‘some considerable time’
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26 Jun 18, 9:44am
Acting PM Winston Peters says enabling young couples to buy houses for the equivalent of 5x their income is the Govt’s long-term objective, but it won’t happen during its first term
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