Tag Archives: Housing affordability

English utterly unconvincing on housing

Prime Minister Bill English today told us that our housing affordability crisis “is fundamentally a product of poorly-directed…views about the environment”. He is simply wrong, utterly unconvincing and has his head firmly in the sand. Aucklanders know what has driven … Continue reading

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Housing crisis – turn off the migration tap

If the bath is overflowing the first thing you do is turn off the tap. You don’t waste time trying to make the bath bigger. Yet when it comes to housing, our government has spent all its efforts trying to … Continue reading

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Eight steps to stabilising the Auckland housing market

The Reserve Bank has started ringing serious alarm bells about skyrocketing house prices in Auckland. They recently noted a real risk of a crash causing major economic instability. The Prime Minister’s response was to shrug his shoulders and say the … Continue reading

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Nats one-eyed on housing

The National Government has lost perspective. That’s what happens when you cover one¬†eye. With data today showing that Auckland house prices are surging upwards faster than ever, it is clear that focusing only on supply is not working. As I … Continue reading

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Housing affordability – its supply AND demand

The PM has finally shown signs of being willing to consider the impact that foreign demand is having on housing affordability in New Zealand (Herald: Rethink on foreign home-buying). Until now the Government has focused solely on supply issues. However … Continue reading

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