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New Auckland housing feasibility report welcomed

Today Auckland Council has welcomed a new report that provides up-to-date information on the feasibility on how many houses could be built under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) based on current market conditions.

Typical first home buyers $31.56 a week better off in June

Housing became a little more affordable for first home buyers last month thanks to a combination of falling mortgage interest rates and a slight drop in lower quartile house prices.

OCR cut in line with expectations - REINZ

Today’s reduction in the Official Cash Rate appears to be in line with expectations in the property markets, the Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Colleen Milne, says.

Property Council welcomes emphasis on density and design

Property Council is pleased Auckland Council has acknowledged that the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) needs to be more flexible.

Market steady as winter chills arrive - REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 62 fewer farm sales (-11.5%) for the three months ended June 2015 than for the three months ended June 2014.

Auckland asking prices 'rising 10x faster' than the rest of NZ

While Auckland’s property market is continuing to experience massive demand and significant increases in average asking prices, Trade Me Property data shows the City of Sails is at odds with what is happening in much of the rest of the country.

House prices: Labour and National 'afraid to do what's needed'

Both Labour and National are playing politics over skyrocketing demand for Auckland homes and both parties are too afraid to do what’s actually needed, which is introduce a capital gains tax on all properties but the family home, the Green Party says.

Insulation only half the answer to damp housing problems - CHA

The new regulation framework proposed by Government for rental properties is better than the status quo but does not go far enough, says Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), the peak body for the community housing sector.

Real estate figures 'reinforce busy winter'

"Once upon time winter was the off-season for real estate, but not any more particularly in Auckland," says Geoff Barnett - National Manager, Century 21 New Zealand.

Housing WOF: 'Too little action'

Yesterday the government announced they would not be implementing the debated Warrant of Fitness (WOF) for rental homes, instead announcing a ‘watered-down’ version, with all rental properties requiring smoke alarms to be installed by July next year and to be insulated by July 2019.