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WOF 'will increase the cost of providing rental property'

NZ Property Investors’ Federation responding to Minister Nick Smith's announcement about a WOF for HNZ homes: Housing New Zealand properties are paid for by taxpayers and it is these taxpayers who will end up paying for any cost increases in providing HNZ tenants with accommodation.

Housing WOF trial gets underway

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced the start of a trial Warrant of Fitness scheme on Housing New Zealand homes.

Green Party launches solar homes policy

The Green Party has today launched a new policy to deliver cleaner, cheaper power to New Zealanders.

Tight housing market continues to influence confidence

House price expectations remain elevated in the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, but it has suffered a dent, with a net 47% of respondents expecting house prices will increase over the next 12 months.

Mixed signals in January residential sales

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 4,719 dwelling sales in the month of January, down 4.3% on January last year and down 17.0% compared to December.

2014 set to be 'bumper' year for Auckland home building

Mayor Len Brown says 2014 will be a ‘bumper’ year for building consents in Auckland, with approvals for around 7000 new homes expected in the 2013/14 year, twice the total for 2011/12.

House prices keep rising despite LVRs

Figures from Barfoot and Thompson and realestate.co.nz are yet more evidence house prices are getting even further out of reach of everyday Kiwis, in spite of LVR (loan to value ratio) lending limits, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

New dwelling consents reach six-year high

A total of 21,300 new dwellings were consented in 2013, up 26 percent from 2012, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Govt lack of housing plan will hit homeowners - Cunliffe

National’s inept response to skyrocketing house prices and rising rents will heap more pain on homeowners, renters and first home buyers with interest rates set to rise soon, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.

Reclaiming our children’s birth right - Metiria Turei's speech

Reclaiming our children’s birth right