Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, which is tasked with conducting research to develop better housing and urban environments for New Zealanders in the 21st century.
The number of written residential property sales in Auckland and Northland last was up 6.5% on April 2015, according to provisional results by Harcourts, New Zealand largest real estate group.
Commentators are tripping over themselves to explain the causes of the Auckland housing crisis - but they are avoiding the patently obvious, says New Zealand First.
432 first home buyers in Palmerston North have been helped in the first year of the Government’s HomeStart scheme.
An innovative New Zealand company, The Ownery Limited, is set to offer a new way for Kiwis to build up a stake in the housing market. Savers can effectively become part owners of carefully selected Auckland houses and get a foot on the property ladder starting with as little as $500.
Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is urging the Government to consider options other than a land tax if figures to be released over the next few days show that foreign property investors are affecting the Auckland Property market.
Construction is complete, or near complete, on 19 brand new Housing New Zealand homes that have been built across three Mt Roskill sites and will house tenants in the coming weeks.
An independent market research survey of residential renters in Queenstown and Wanaka was conducted by the local Housing Trust last month - with important findings for the community.
John Key should be taking action to crack down on speculation in our overheated housing market, instead of random musings on land tax, Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford said.
Turning the first sod to mark construction for the second stage of Alexandra Park’s significant urban village development on Green Lane West will take place at 4.30pm on Thursday, 28 April.