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Home consents hit 44-year high

A total of 33,576 new homes were consented in the year ended January 2019, the highest number of new homes consented in a year since early 1975, Stats NZ said today.

What evidence-based ‘healthy home’ standards look like

Evidence-based rental property standards would require ceiling insulation to the 1978 standard, no sub-floor insulation, and nothing more, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today.

Updated KiwiBuild figures released

KiwiBuild has today issued updated figures for the number of KiwiBuild homes under contract, construction, committed to be built, completed or sold. Number of homes contracted and committed: 10,160 with thousands more planned in our Large Scale Projects.

National average asking price steadies over 2018

One year ago (December 2017) the national average asking price for a home was $660,798 on realestate.co.nz, the country’s largest property listing site. One year later (December 2018) it sits at $673,043.

Hamilton house prices have found their mark

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand released their monthly residential property data today, showing Hamilton’s median house price dipped 2.3% between October and November and now sits at $555,000.

First KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington

The first KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington are on the way following an agreement with The Wellington Company to build a new apartment building in Mount Cook, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

First KiwiBuild families welcomed to their new homes

The first 18 KiwiBuild families have been welcomed to their new homes by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and the local community.

Minister rightly lacks confidence in KiwiBuild - Collins

Potential KiwiBuild buyers will be rightly concerned that the Government is being unclear whether developments will be mixed KiwiBuild and State Housing National’s spokesperson for Housing Judith Collins says.

Viewshafts - Auckland’s billion-dollar handbrake?

A single viewshaft in Auckland protecting views of Mt Eden for motorists crossing the Harbour Bridge costs the city more than one billion dollars, according to ground breaking research released today.

Block winner’s house sells for 4.2% over median price for Hobsonville Point

If you’re writing on tonight’s result from The Block please consider the following comment from Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ:

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