Saw that one...there is at least one more....don't know whether its just clickbait,trafficking or more...sinister.
Interested to know why you think that's a big deal..Patricia. Probably endorsed by Dame Jenny...as...well.
Chris Trotter on image management 'But one has only to recall the images of Don Brash attempting (unsuccessfully) to climb in and out of a racing car, or “walking the plank” from a speed-boat to the jetty, to grasp just how much careful thinking and ...
First tick from me... He does have a SOH!-'I have deliberately selected a Shadow Cabinet of 20 members to match the government's Cabinet. I'm confident that when you put any of National's Shadow Ministers against their Labour counterparts, you'll see that ...
Yes I guess 'we don't have the exact data'....very handy excuse to do nothing. And Vancouver data is ...Vancouver...all good.
Here in Auckland,empty homes are numerous and easily spotted in many suburbs. Definately not ,holiday....homes.
Lewis Hamilton won in Saudi Arabia to draw level with Max Verstappen in F1 drivers championship . Sets up a great finale in Abu Dhabi next Sunday. Hoping Hamilton can win and overtake Schumacer, tied on 7 championships.
The competition would be hot for 'Minister of Dumb Ideas'....Luxon might keep that for...himself.
I suspect the main reason is landbanking. When houses earn more every week sitting empty, than poor Joe Lunchbox with a wife and 2 kids to support can earn .....there is something screaming to be...fixed. Poor old Joe pays more in rent, than it would cost ...
Maybe NZ's richest man will snap it up. Hart has been in buying mode recently. He must give thanks to Roger Douglas every day of his life. Buying Govt Print for 2/6 was better than winning ..lotto.
There are a % that are empty for good reason They can be tracked by water/power use if necessary. Even if 25% or even 50% were legit...there is still a huge inventory that could help solve this housing crisis.
Try facts...Ardern has not said she will not appear on Hoskings rant...just that it would not be a weekly thing. Hoskings show is for people who can't think for themselves. Assume you are an avid..fan.
Damn right Ed.When Vancouver introduced a 1% levy of RV, on houses empty for 6 months or more ,the count dropped by 25% quicksmart. I believe they were increasing the levy to 2 or 3%.That would really fix it.
40,000 in Aucks... 200k empty 'ghost' houses: Why and what would get them into the market? | Stuff.co.nz
Dennis has posted the link here today.Look no further.
Alwyn,I say Alwyn you are your own worst enemy .
Christopher7's problem with Reti...is he doesn't want him to become too popular. You would think he was a natural for health,but let's wait and..see.
Shaving your head so you present with a 'shiny pate' is fair game by your criteria...correct?
Maybe that poll will encourage this timid Govt to grow a pair and really get to work...and yes Jacinda ...200,000 empty homes do need addressing.
'insanity' you say!...just 4 you.There are also more indepth videos available. https://youtu.be/SElZ29Al4Sw
Did you know that Jacinda Ardern is worth $25 million! No I didn't...but it is the latest misinformation being peddled around by the desperate. Google it and you will find at least 2 websites that state this nonsense.
If you can concentrate ,here is Valocity data. Mega Landlords: Over 22,100 homes owned by small group of very large investors | Stuff.co.nz
Your analogy as a comparison to mine is illogical and flawed. Read them again s l o w l y.
This is what YOU said,never mind your lame excuse. 'If 9 people own 1 house each and 1 owns 91 it is true that 90% of the investors only own a single home. That is in effect what Luxon said and he is right. It doesn't matter that 91% of the properties are ...
Owning 1 home that you live in is not defined as an investment...Einstein.
Houses should be for families to live in. They have become an appreciating asset class like no other. It makes 'money' alright,although investors do not intend to sell for a profit(tui). It is not productive in the sense that speculation leads to inflated ...
Alwyn ,I say Alwyn....Christopher7 was making a case for productive investment. Tame pointed out to him that he didn't follow his own advice! Pretty hard to be convinced...bit like a bloke with a gasper hanging on his lip,exhorting you that smoking is ......
The new data from Valocity was posted here last week,blowing those urban myth stats off the planet!
Just watched it. Tame served it up to him. Luxon was well prepared ,but got away with saying 70% of property investors were 'mum and dad' landlords. He mainly resorted to the broad Natz speak ,-his enthusiasm for Bill English' targeted approach to welfare....