Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 29th, 2016 - 29 comments
As the average Auckland house price hits $1 Million, the Special Housing Areas fail, and Real Estate agents openly promote land banking, what does National do? Why, they give up, of course.
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, August 27th, 2016 - 36 comments
Great news everyone! On The Nation this morning Nick Smith committed to raising average NZ wage to $250,000!
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, August 27th, 2016 - 14 comments
The Spinoff: “Lose the top of your party vote in Auckland, with Labour making ground, and the picture for the general election in 2017 looks like, walks like and quacks like a crisis.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, August 25th, 2016 - 75 comments
Most of the media has reported the Government’s “3%” spin on the extent of residential property purchases in NZ going to foreign buyers pretty uncritically. There have been honourable exceptions, and yesterday property editor Anne Gibson in The Herald joined them.
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 109 comments
Andrew Little: “John Key will give you all the excuses you can stomach for his failure to stabilise house prices and boost incomes but the truth is clear: if we want to change the path we’re on, we need to change the government.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, August 17th, 2016 - 55 comments
To the complete surprise of no one, private sector developers have largely waited out the “affordable houses” requirement in the special housing areas. Another National failure.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, August 9th, 2016 - 81 comments
More good news for the political left in the fine print of yesterday’s Newshub-Reid Research poll.
Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, August 8th, 2016 - 29 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, August 4th, 2016 - 32 comments
No, not our government. Though as the average NZ house price just hit $600,000, and Auckland just short of $1m, they really should.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, July 30th, 2016 - 87 comments
Real Estate agent Ray White has formed a partnership with China’s Lianjia to market NZ houses to about 260 million Chinese buyers. They say it’s the government’s problem – and they’re right.
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, July 27th, 2016 - 264 comments
“I want to be very clear that we are talking about a responsible, carefully managed reduction in house prices over a period of time like 10 to 15 years.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, July 27th, 2016 - 134 comments
Not often you’ll catch Metiria Turei and Don Brash in agreement!
Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, July 25th, 2016 - 226 comments
The plan to have the private sector build social housing appears to be a flop. We need a large, well resourced organisation to take on the task of building these desperately needed houses. Wherever will we find one?
Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, July 18th, 2016 - 196 comments
Even National’s fans are worried for them these days. The “third termitis” meme is becoming well established.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 15th, 2016 - 22 comments
As part of their “comprehensive” response to the housing crisis, the Nats are backing off their promise to increase the number of social housing places. Great news for those families sleeping in cars tonight.
Written By: - Date published: 5:53 pm, July 14th, 2016 - 49 comments
Go to Labour’s Housing Map interactive and enter your address to get information on housing trends in your area.
Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, July 13th, 2016 - 89 comments
Pathetic tinkering with loan limits does nothing realistic for first home buyers, but it does add more fuel to the debt fire. We need to actually build some affordable houses. If only there was a party that would do that…
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 12th, 2016 - 62 comments
That’s three positions in 2 days. Stay tuned to see what these headless chooks come up with tomorrow!
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 11th, 2016 - 105 comments
In some kind of panic over Labour’s housing policy package, Steven Joyce was writing Nat policy on Twitter yesterday. The promise to forego 2 years of HNZ dividend appears to have been made up on the fly.
Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, July 8th, 2016 - 14 comments
In The Herald Liam Dann asks – Did the Reserve Bank just give two fingers to the Prime Minister?. That would be a “yes”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 6th, 2016 - 157 comments
The housing bubble is inflating faster than ever, and Key is visibly panicking. His political problem is insoluble and his electoral problem is about to get worse.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, July 3rd, 2016 - 112 comments
In an effort to be seen to be doing something about a housing crisis that they say doesn’t exist, the Nats have offered to lend councils $1 Billion that they can already borrow. Homeless families will also be offered a free deckchair on the Titanic to re-arrange as they please.
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, June 16th, 2016 - 64 comments
The government that will pay you $5000 to leave Auckland and $3000 to move to Auckland has been selling state houses so recklessly that it is now considering building temporary ones. Headless chickens make more sense.