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Council sets out overview of Auckland housing challenges

Council sets out overview of Auckland housing challenges

Auckland Council today released key details from its latest assessment of housing issues facing Auckland.

A full briefing will be provided to councillors at the Auckland Plan Committee on Tuesday.

Home owners prioritise household maintenance jobs for 2013

Home owners prioritise household maintenance jobs for 2013

Home owners across New Zealand have laid down their intentions to renovate their way through 2013 and with the latest Statistics New Zealand report on the Value of Building work showing continued growth with a healthy 1.8% increase for the last quarter of 2012, it looks like good news for tradesp

Apartments lift new housing consents

Apartments lift new housing consents

The seasonally adjusted number of consents for new houses (including apartments) increased 9.4 percent in December 2012, Statistics New Zealand said today. Consents for non-apartment houses decreased 1.0 percent. Apartment numbers can vary a lot from month to month.

No surprise in unaffordable housing market survey - expert

No surprise in unaffordable housing market survey - expert

The annual Demographia housing survey has confirmed what Christchurch and Auckland residents already knew - that housing has become increasingly unaffordable, a University of Canterbury (UC) economics lecturer said today.

Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

Landlords must ensure quake damaged homes are healthy

The Canterbury DHB is calling on landlords to ensure their quake damaged rental properties are up to scratch and are not putting people’s health at risk.

New housing consent growth trend continues

New housing consent growth trend continues

The number of new houses consented nationally rose again in November 2012, continuing the trend of the last 20 months, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Robust November real estate market

Robust November real estate market

Ongoing strong demand drove robust sales volume growth in the residential property market during November with the number of sales up 24.1 per cent on November 2011. The national median house price is at a new record of $383,250.

Interest rates to stay low for some time: Economists

Interest rates to stay low for some time: Economists

Home loan borrowers can expect low interest rates for a while yet, if economists polled by www.mortgagerates.co.nz are correct in their predictions.

And that is likely to keep the heat in the New Zealand housing market, in Auckland in particular.

Spring real estate market roars into life in October

Spring real estate market roars into life in October

Keen buyers across the country are driving strong growth in the volume of residential properties sold in October. Sales are 32.6 per cent up on October 2011 and the national median house price is at a new record of $380,000.

Do your research before selling house

Do your research before selling house

With the first whiff of summer teasing our limbs, some homeowners will be sprucing up their homes, ready to put them on the market.

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