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Govt's 'half-baked housing standards nowhere near enough'

The Government’s proposed health and safety standards for rental properties are nowhere near enough to fix the shoddy state of cold, damp New Zealand homes and keep Kiwi kids from getting seriously sick, the Green Party said today.

Data points to Auckland's dominance only strengthening

By Geoff Barnett Respected and independent property information company, CoreLogic, recently compiled and analysed some extensive data which backs up some real estate commentary but at the same time dispels a few commonly held assumptions.

60% of Alexandra Park stage one residential development sold

Alexandra Park’s much celebrated ‘223 Green Lane West’ urban village development is enjoying significant early success, says Alexandra Park CEO Dominique Dowding.

Building activity growth continues

Building activity was worth almost $3.9 billion in the March 2015 quarter, up nearly 10 percent on the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Sales for May up 34.4% - Harcourts

Provisional residential data from New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts for the month of May shows the strong demand experienced over the past two months has continued. Written sales for May were up 34.4% compared to the same period in 2014.

Crown Land Programme 'a milestone in addressing housing crisis'

Property Council believes the identification of approximately 500 hectares of land in four sites in Auckland is proof that the Government is taking the housing crisis seriously.

Apartment consents rise in Auckland

Apartment consents reached a seven-year high in April 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Building consents were issued for 467 apartments. Almost all of these apartments will be built in Auckland.

Real estate figures 'prove quick flick tax will hit Auckland more'

The Government’s new bright line test to tax any capital gain realised from residential property sold within two years of purchase (excluding people’s main home) will make a greater difference in Auckland where speculation is more pronounced latest figures prove, says Geoff Barnett, National

Affordable for first home buyers 'everywhere but Auckland'

New Zealand has a property market of two halves - Auckland and everywhere else, according to the latest AMP360 First Home Buyer Affordability Report.

Fund to facilitate Auckland housing development

The Government has established a $52.2 million capital contingency fund in Budget 2015 to facilitate housing development on Crown-owned land in Auckland, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.