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Homeownership rates fall under National - Twyford

New data shows that homeownership rates have fallen 3 per cent since National came to office despite the number of private rental properties rising by 83,600, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

Softening in Auckland market 'no surprise, regions are the real story'

"The latest Quotable Value statistics showing Auckland house values down 0.2% in the past three months are entirely predictable given Government and Reserve Bank restrictions which came into effect late last year, says Century 21 New Zealand National Manager Geoff Barnett.

Home values continue to rise in many parts of NZ

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for March have increased 11.4% over the past year. Values rose slightly by 0.2% over the past three months and are now 35% above the previous market peak of late 2007.

Massey's latest Home Affordability Report out now

Efforts to cool Auckland property market taking effect Lower interest rates and the Reserve Bank’s loan-to-value ratio restrictions are making Auckland houses more affordable, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report.

PrefabNZ launches the UNIpod

Prefab’s time has come - and not a moment too soon. As Auckland heads rapidly towards a more intensified future, it needs all the quality, fast, affordable, design and construction tools it can get. Prefab is one of those tools.

Tamaki Regeneration Company 'excited about transfer of homes'

Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) is excited about the opportunities that come with owning and managing all the social houses in the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure from 1 April 2016.

Strong growth in building spreads

The ongoing strong growth in residential building construction seen today in the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand confirm the Government’s housing supply initiatives are working, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Dwelling consents rebound in February

The number of new dwellings consented rose strongly in February after falling in the previous month, Statistics New Zealand said today.

House price increases 'risk creating an economic underclass'

There was a big jump in the lower quartile house price in Auckland last month, putting the dream of home ownership further out of reach for first home buyers, according to's Home Loan Affordability Report.

Council recommends the establishment of new Special Housing Areas

The Tauranga City Council agreed yesterday to recommend to the Minister of Housing that two Special Housing Areas (SHAs) be established adjacent to previously approved SHAs in the Wairakei urban growth area, at Golden Sands and Palm Springs.

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