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New Website To Hear Housing Stories

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:24:11 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“A flood of stories about the likely impacts of new interest deductibility rules has necessitated a new website to hear them all,” says ACT Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Labour’s interest deductibility changes represent a stealth ...More >>

We Can Fix Housing By Changing New Zealand’s Perspective On How We Live

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 11:13:31 +1200 | MOTIF Agency

At its core, Aotearoa New Zealand’s housing crisis is not about houses, but about the way we think about wealth, community, ourselves and our neighbours, the economy, education system, and much more. The only solutions to this problem involve everyone. ...More >>

Dwelling And Household Estimates: March 2021 Quarter

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 10:41:45 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Key facts At 31 March 2021:   private dwellings estimate – 1,954,000 households estimate – 1,865,300. Visit our website to read this information release and to download CSV files: Dwelling and household estimates: March 2021 quarter CSV ...More >>

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Fri, 9 Apr 2021 09:22:53 +1200 | Renters United

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50K Cost On New Builds Unacceptable

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 09:04:18 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Adding up to $50,000 to the cost of a new home with higher insulation standards is unacceptable in the middle of a housing crisis”, says ACT’s Housing Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “All New Zealanders want to live in a warm, dry home, but first ...More >>

Government’s Housing Tax Policy A Lose/Lose

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 18:02:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The consequences of the interest deductibility tax announced as part of the Government’s housing policies are already being felt by landlords and renters alike, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Often changes to taxes can be perceived to ...More >>

Trans-Atlantic Inspired Homestead With A Kiwi Lifestyle Goes Up For Sale

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 16:21:43 +1200 | Bayleys Realty Group

49, Walters Road. A majestic New England style homestead set in English style park-like grounds on Auckland’s Southern outskirts has been placed on the market for sale. The five-bedroom/five-bathroom mansion sits on some 1.44 hectares of semi-rural land ...More >>

Examining The Housing Market Ahead Of Big Changes

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 16:12:41 +1200 | Property and Build

Last week’s housing announcement has drawn attention all over the country, and with CoreLogic data showing the highest rate of value growth in 15 years, it would appear this heightened attention is justified – CoreLogic Head of New Zealand Research ...More >>

Stop Vilifying Landlords And Start Listening

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 15:04:36 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Labour should stop vilifying residential property investors and start listening to them,” says ACT’s Housing Spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Labour promised to be a government for all New Zealanders, but today’s comments in Parliament take ...More >>

The Warmth Of An Enduring Partnership Blankets Auckland And Northland Communities

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 13:21:35 +1200 | Foundation North

What does an enduring partnership look like? Innovative organisations collaborating for the betterment of our communities, with positive impacts on people. More >>

MBIE Asks For Feedback On Insulation Requirements

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 09:29:26 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE is asking for feedback on whether New Zealanders think the Building Code should be updated to require more insulation in new homes and buildings. The proposals also suggest adopting new climate zones to better reflect the New Zealand environment. ...More >>

Commercial Property After A Year Of COVID

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 17:09:17 +1300 | Property and Build

2020 saw increased vacancy rates in the office, industrial and retail markets with mixed yields in each sector, but Colliers research says it is not all about COVID. While the adverse economic impact of COVID-19 was a rightfully expected influence, ...More >>

Will These Changes Solve New Zealand’s Housing Crisis?

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 17:02:40 +1300 | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

$3.8 billion towards new houses, a crack down on investors and more assistance for first home buyers were big items in the Government’s latest housing announcement, but did they get it right? The Government hopes these measures will increase the ...More >>

Housing Still Needing Real Solutions

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 14:08:40 +1300 | New Conservative

After the failure of Kiwibuild to deliver 10,000 houses per year, the government has announced its latest plan to solve the housing crisis. There are many facets that work together to create the housing crisis we face today. Price, affordability, ...More >>

House Values Continue To Climb As New Government Measures Announced

Thu, 1 Apr 2021 07:00:13 +1300 | Quotable Value New Zealand

The Government’s new initiatives to quell the rocketing housing market were announced last week, just as house prices hit a new high for the end of March. The average value increased 7.8% nationally over the past three-month period, up from the 6.8% ...More >>

New Strategy To Address Housing In Hamilton

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:49:20 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

A new strategy provides the framework to address housing need in Hamilton Kirikiriroa. The Housing Strategy is the first of its kind for the city and was adopted by Hamilton City Council’s Strategic Growth Committee today (30 March 2021). It will provide ...More >>

Number Of New Homes Consented Per 1,000 Residents Increases

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:47:04 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented per 1,000 residents in the year ended February 2021 was 7.8, Stats NZ said today. The highest number of new homes consented was 13.4 in the year ended December 1973. The number of new homes consented per 1,000 ...More >>

Solving The Housing Crisis: Making Homes

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:11:01 +1300 | Keith Rankin

Getting the Language Correct Aotearoa New Zealand has a housing problem; a very big housing problem, and a problem not unique to New Zealand. While political leaders and privileged commentators do acknowledge the problem, the discussion remains befuddled, ...More >>

The Passive House Award For Exemplary Energy Efficient Buildings

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 06:04:21 +1300 | Passive House Institute

Darmstadt/Germany. The Passive House Institute has announced the Passive House Award 2021 which highlights pioneering projects of energy efficient construction. Special consideration will be given to the renewable energy supply of the buildings by an ...More >>

New-look Residential Complexes For Sale Will Help Tackle Housing Crisis

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:58:09 +1300 | Bayleys Realty Group

39 Rawene Road, Birkenhead 2. Two brand-new, fully-leased residential complexes designed to help tackle Auckland’s ongoing rental housing shortage have been put up for sale offering Government-backed rental income. The standalone multi-unit complexes ...More >>


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