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Coastal hazard information on LIM to change

Kapiti Coast District Council is making changes to coastal hazard information included in Land Information Memoranda (LIMs) to take into account new information it has received as part of the recent expert coastal panel process.

Weaker sales numbers, stronger prices in Nov market

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 6,691 dwelling sales in the month of November, down 6.6% on November last year and up 2.7% compared to October.

New online checklist aims to help renters choose safer homes

Renters checking out properties on Trade Me can now get guidance on how to choose a safe and healthy home, thanks to a new ‘Renter’s Healthy Home Checklist’.

Builder welcomes relaxed policy on loan-to-value houses

New Zealand’s number one home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes, welcomes Reserve Bank’s new relaxed policy on loan-to-value houses.

Lifting LVR restrictions 'tremendous early Christmas present'

The lifting of loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions on new builds is a tremendous early Christmas present for those who housing dreams seemed shattered a couple of months ago, Mike Pero Real Estate CEO Mike Pero says.

RMBF pleased with LVR exemption

Registered Master Builders Federation is delighted with the Reserve Bank’s announcement today that the construction of new homes will be exempt from the LVR policy restrictions.

Reserve Bank exempts lending for new construction

New residential construction loans will now be exempt from the loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions introduced from 1 October, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.

Plan 'a significant milestone' for Chch housing recovery

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the release of the Land Use Recovery Plan by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Canterbury can't be left with asbestos legacy - Dyson

Labour’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Ruth Dyson has renewed a call for an asbestos register in light of major concerns about future exposure.

EQC home repair programme target slips

Despite repairing more highly damaged homes than first expected, the Earthquake Commission and Fletcher EQR’s Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP) will fall short of its 2013 completion target for the most damaged homes.