World Green Building Week kicked off last week (26 September) and Housing New Zealand’s work to construct warm, dry and energy-efficient sustainable housing has been acknowledged by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC).
The annual value of building consents for new homes has reached $10 billion for the first time, Statistics New Zealand said today.
Councils can now submit indicative proposals for the Government’s $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Auckland’s iconic suburb of Mount Eden is poised for a major face lift with the rise of high quality residential apartments, improved public transport and an influx of new retail and commercial outlets.
Tauranga City Council agreed today to amend the Tauranga Housing Accord, to allow Council to continue processing resource consents for developments in Special Housing Areas.
"One thing’s for sure New Zealand’s housing market is set to soar for a while yet," says Century 21 New Zealand National Manager Geoff Barnett.
Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, says today's decision, by the Reserve Bank, to relax Loan to Value (LVR) restrictions on investors building new homes is an important step in the right direction.
While some industry figures have shown nationwide property listings falling, Century 21 New Zealand has revealed its listings sky-rocketed this past winter.
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.
Data released today by Statistics New Zealand shows that while the value of building work put in place for the 2016 June quarter is at record levels, the actual building activity is now nearly reaching 2004 peak levels.