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CHA calls for mind shift from govt in housing debate

The group representing community housing providers says the government focus needs to shift from asset sales to investment in families and healthy communities.

Students help with housing for the elderly

Students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland are helping bridge the generation gap with their design for affordable, residential housing for the elderly.

Affordability of Riccarton housing development questioned

Labour is questioning whether homes proposed in a large soon-to-be-announced housing development on Christchurch Racing Club-owned land in Riccarton will be affordable.

Strong demand continues to drive rents

The national median weekly rent continued to increase strongly in February landing at $410 per week, up 6.5 per cent compared with a year ago. This is just below last month’s all-time high of $420 per week.

Property price expectations on the rise

Summer confidence has infected the residential property market and asking prices ticked up just over 1 per cent, according to Trade Me Property’s analysis of new listings for the three months to February 2015.

Bill to amend leaky homes assistance package

The Government is proposing changes to the Financial Assistance Package available under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act to provide clarity of eligibility that will help more owners of leaky homes access assistance, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

NZ's largest residential development officially underway

The start of construction on Albany Rose Gardens’ apartments - the largest residential development in the country - was officially celebrated on Friday 6th March at Westfield Mall, Albany.

Bankrupt property developer's derelict mansion on the market

A spectacular clifftop mansion built by a former high-flying property developer - but unlived in for the past 10 years - has been placed on the market for sale.

BNZ to provide specialist service for new home builders

With the housing shortage reaching ever-increasing highs in Auckland and Christchurch, BNZ is piloting a service to provide specialist support to those building new homes. The BNZ Housing Under Construction Hub, provides specialised service and expert advice to customers building new homes.

Commercial property values 'driven up by falling capitalisation rate'

Auckland property financier James Kellow says many of the best commercial properties in and around Auckland are now selling well below the ‘standard’ seven percent capitalisation rate.