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NZ's property dream 'is a nightmare for tenants'

NZ's property dream 'is a nightmare for tenants'

The largest-ever worldwide study linking damp housing to respiratory and allergy problems paints a grim picture for New Zealand children says Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner.

Healthy progress made on consents - Chch Council

Healthy progress made on consents - Chch Council

Christchurch City Council staff have reduced the backlog of 500 building consents to 371 in just four working days.

Home repairs approaching half way - Brownlee

Home repairs approaching half way - Brownlee

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Canterbury Home Repair Programme is approaching the half way mark, with more than 38,000 of around 80,000 full residential repairs completed.

Budget numbers 'show National's failure on home affordability'

Budget numbers 'show National's failure on home affordability'

The Budget’s projection that house prices will rise between 23 percent and 46 percent by 2017 exposes the National Government’s lack of action on affordable housing, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

House prices ease in April but volumes remain strong

House prices ease in April but volumes remain strong

The volume of residential property sales in April reached the highest level in six years with sales compared to April 2012 up by just over 25 per cent.

Residential construction costs to be scrutinised

Residential construction costs to be scrutinised

A market study into residential construction costs has been released today for public input by the Government.

Million dollar housing market heats up in Hamilton

Million dollar housing market heats up in Hamilton

Five (5) homes with price tags of over one million dollars sold in Hamilton during March 2013. This compares to only eight (8) homes of similar value selling during the entire 2012 calendar year.

Affordable housing in Queenstown 'urgently required'

Affordable housing in Queenstown 'urgently required'

By Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

Affordable Housing in Queenstown is urgently required as housing moves increasingly out of reach of the average worker.

First home buyers and investors drive Hamilton housing market

First home buyers and investors drive Hamilton housing market

The number of homes sold within Hamilton city during February 2013 was 246, as reported by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) today.

This month’s sales compared to 180 homes sold in the city during January 2013 and 247 one year ago during February 2012.

Property sales surge in February

Property sales surge in February

February residential property sales climbed to the highest level for the month in six years with the number of sales up 34 per cent on January.

The national median price rose 7.6% to $382,000 compared to February 2012 but remains below the record $389,000 established in December 2012.

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