house prices

Killing negative gearing won't work — but the government still has a problem

Tue 16 May 8

Andrew Little's "negative gearing" policy is a useful reminder of the follies of political timetables and rhetoric.

Grant Thornton national tax director Greg Thompson

Uncertainty clouds Labour’s proposed scrapping of negative gearing

Mon 15 May 4

Labour’s plan to scrap negative gearing has been labelled as “cynical” by one expert.

Wheeler: hawk turned dove?

Fri 12 May

The Reserve Bank governor says there has been no sign of significant growth in wage inflation.

Trade Me Property head Nigel Jeffries

Want to live outside Auckland? — stump up with $500,000 for an average house

Thu 11 May 4

Average asking price outside Auckland hasn't escaped inflation.  Plus what's happening at the luxury end of the market.

Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan

Impending house price falls will sideswipe economic growth

Thu 27 Apr 2

An economist expects house prices in December this year to be sitting 2.7% below their December 2016 levels.

Order Paper: The Age of the Unprecedented


Little mood can be seen for dramatic change this election. But there is a growing, perhaps even unprecedented, feeling that New Zealand can and should do a lot better.


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