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Dwelling consents trend continues to rise

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today.

SHAs to boost Wellington housing supply

Wellington City Council yesterday approved eight special housing areas (SHAs) and qualifying development criteria under the Wellington Housing Accord.

One down, 12 to go says Community Housing Aotearoa

The Waimahia Inlet is a step in the right direction for community housing to deliver 20% of New Zealand’s social and affordable housing by 2020, says Community Housing Aotearoa.

Dunedin rental market deteriorating - report

Community Housing Aotearoa is commending Presbyterian Support Otago for shining the spotlight on the deteriorating quality of the private rental market in Dunedin.

Office sector leads NZ commercial property returns

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.

Home buyer subsidy discredited in Oz - Twyford

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.

Award wins 'a compelling argument to choose a new build'

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.

First home buyers need deposit help - NZPIF

The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home.

Rural property market 'reflects traditional winter slowdown'

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.

Bay of Plenty Housing Accords announced

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.