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Auckland housing 'now very different from the rest of NZ's'

Auckland’s housing has changed markedly over the past two decades as the city reacts to its growing population, with more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making it very different to the rest of the country, according to the latest research from Statistics New

Home loan affordabilty drops sharply in November

Housing became significantly less affordable in November, according to the Roost Home Loan Affordability Index.

Kiwis put sun and insulation top of list for housing

An overwhelming nine out of ten New Zealanders rate good sun and insulation as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ when choosing a new home - far outweighing other factors.

Residential property market springs into summer - REINZ

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 7,416 dwelling sales in the month of November, up 6.5% on November 2013 and up 12.2% compared to October.

Too many small Kiwi children moving house - council

Auckland Council says data showing nearly half of New Zealand’s children moved house at least once before their second birthday is a sign that renters need more security on the length of their leases.

Expectations of property vendors hits all-time high

November saw a 1.9% increase over the previous month in the national average asking price of homes for sale, reaching an all-time high of $497,840. In addition, the number of new property listings remains high with 13,512 new listings in November, a 2% lift on the same month last year.

Key 'should follow Aussie crackdown' on foreign home buyers

If John Key is serious about tackling the housing crisis he should adopt moves by Australia’s Parliament to crack down on overseas speculators who are driving up prices, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.

Northern region property sales up 20% - Harcourts

Provisional residential data from New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts for the month of November shows written sales continue to increase, up more than 20% compared to last year.

Building activity reaches $4 billion

In current prices, the unadjusted value of all building activity in the September 2014 quarter reached $4 billion for the first time, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Making homes adaptable 'saves money'

A campaign to encourage Kiwis to think about the future when building or renovating their home; ensuring homes are easy to use, adaptable, accessible and safe to visit and live in, launches this Wednesday 3 December.

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