The first completed houses at the Awatea housing development in Christchurch were opened this morning by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, who welcomed today’s milestone as further progress in improving the supply and affordability of homes in the city.
The Land Transfer Bill will bring land transfer laws into the 21st century, giving property owners better protection and making it easier to register property, Land Information Minister Louise Upston said today.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) which is the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 7,291 dwelling sales in February 2016, up 5.7% on February 2015.
The passage of changes to the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act this evening is about ensuring assistance is available for families affected by leaky homes who otherwise would have been unfairly excluded, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Building activity reached a record high in the December 2015 quarter, with an increase from the previous quarter in Auckland but a decrease in Canterbury, Statistics New Zealand said today.
The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for February have increased 11.6% over the past year. Values rose slightly by 0.1% over the past three months and are now 34.3% above the previous market peak of late 2007.
Energy efficient and affordable homes are being built in Queenstown’s Shotover Country subdivision, thanks to Rilean Construction’s Evolution Energy-Efficient Homes and the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT).
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith must explain how many New Zealanders need to die and be admitted to hospital before he will add a life-saving rental housing warrant of fitness to the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill, the Green Party said today.
ACT Leader David Seymour is urging councillors to make their positions on rezoning plans clear after tomorrow’s extraordinary Council meeting.
There was a significant improvement in housing affordability for first home buyers in many parts of the country including Auckland last month, thanks to a sharp drop in house prices combined with ongoing declines in mortgage interest rates.