Winners from new housing policies

The new-build residential, build-to-rent projects and commercial property sectors will probably be the big beneficiaries of the Government’s housing package – extending the bright-line test and scrapping mortgage interest deductibility.

Enormous leap in housing stock value

The country’s housing stock has grown to a massive $1.39 trillion, skyrocketing almost $200 billion in the year to December – despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

North Shore’s a sure thing

Auckland’s North Shore is booming, writes Joanna Mathers, and development potential opened up by the Unitary Plan is the focus for many.

Mortgaged investors still buying, but the game has changed

March has continued a record peak for investors buying residential property.

Pandemic shifting the dial on residential design

From master planning entire communities to interior design, Covid-19 is reshaping the way developers, architects and designers are looking at houses and the environments around them.

Landlord polls: Rents will lift, sales will be low

Three recent landlord polls show the majority are going to lift rents in response to the Government’s decision to scrap mortgage interest deductibility against income.

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  • Winners from new housing policies

    The new-build residential, build-to-rent projects and commercial property sectors will probably be the big beneficiaries of the Government’s housing package – extending the bright-line test and scrapping mortgage interest deductibility.

  • Enormous leap in housing stock value

    The country’s housing stock has grown to a massive $1.39 trillion, skyrocketing almost $200 billion in the year to December – despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • North Shore’s a sure thing

    Auckland’s North Shore is booming, writes Joanna Mathers, and development potential opened up by the Unitary Plan is the focus for many.

  • Pandemic shifting the dial on residential design

    From master planning entire communities to interior design, Covid-19 is reshaping the way developers, architects and designers are looking at houses and the environments around them.

  • Landlords feeling the heat – Government won’t care

    A property investor survey by independent economist Tony Alexander shows people generally support the Government’s housing goals but overwhelmingly oppose the means it has chosen to achieve them.

  • Cash will be king for property investors

    Cashed up investors along with owner occupiers will now be the ones determining house prices, says Westpac economist Satish Ranchhod.

  • Sharp drop in building consents

    Residential building consents dropped a whopping 18% last month, the first decline in six months after rapid gains.

  • Housing market on war footing

    The Government is staking its political credibility on its war against soaring house prices, says BNZ chief economist Stephen Toplis.

  • Hot in the Hutt

    With infrastructure updates on the way and recent “sky-rocketing prices” Lower Hutt looks great for investors, writes Joanna Mathers.  

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