Community Housing Aotearoa is commending Presbyterian Support Otago for shining the spotlight on the deteriorating quality of the private rental market in Dunedin.
The PCNZ/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property Index Q2 2014 results, released today, showed a total return of 11.1% for the year-ending June 2014. This was comprised of 7.7% income return and 3.1% capital growth.
Treasury advised against National’s policy of ramping up home buyer subsidies after it was discredited in Australia because it pushed house prices even higher, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
Homebuyers have been given a compelling argument to choose a new build over major renovations, with the latest Registered Master Builder House of the Year results.
The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home.
Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 74 more farm sales (+16.9%) for the three months ended July 2014 than for the three months ended July 2013.
Housing Accords in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty have been agreed by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and local mayors Ross Patterson and Stuart Crosby today that will provide an additional 1175 new homes and sections over the next two years.
"Make sure you get your house correctly valued." That from a Christchurch Quantity Surveyor who says repeated warnings around House Sum Insured valuations, are not being heeded by homeowners.
Provisional housing market update August 2014, Auckland and Northland.
The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today.
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