Property

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Ashley Church told TVNZ’s Breakfast he can sympathise with Simon Bridges’ claims as there are a lot of factors driving up the prices.

Thirty dollars a week increase in rent over the past year is 'real', property commentator says

Ashley Church told TVNZ’s Breakfast he can sympathise with Simon Bridges’ claims as there are a lot of factors driving up prices.

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'You can’t even name them' - Simon Bridges stumped after being pressed on taxes he blames for increase in rents

Rents have risen two-and-a-half times more this year than they did under National, says the National Party leader.

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Mortgage advisor Bruce Patten spoke to Breakfast about what’s driving the low rates.

Mortgage advisor warns lowest mortgage rates since after WWII will be gone 'by the time Santa comes down the chimney'

Banks are offering rates as low as 3.85 per cent. However, they aren't expected to stay that low for long.

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Competition is heating up, with interest rates as low as 3.85 per cent.

Record low mortgage rates lead to warnings from industry experts - 'Get some advice'

Key players weigh in on what the lower rates may mean for customers.

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NZ house prices not cooling as demand grows

The Real Estate Institute's latest figures show the national house price index has risen 3.8 per cent.

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Māori Housing Unit created to improve ownership opportunities

Māori home ownership is 43 per cent, with the general population at 63 per cent.

Homeowners in new north Auckland development to pay thousands for infrastructure

Owners will be charged at least $1000 a year for 30 years to pay for the roads, pipes and streetlights.

Nine suburbs in Wellington hit $1 million as house values continue to rise

In 2015 only two suburbs had an average house price of more than $1 million.

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A current state house waiting list of about 9000 has led some to believe the Government should be looking more at the vulnerable.

KiwiBuild and state housing 'not mutually exclusive' says PM

Some believe the Government should be concentrating on helping the vulnerable, not the middle class.

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Carolyn Robinson went to check out the space age dwelling.

Sticky Beak: The house on Auckland's wild West Coast which could pass for Han Solo's hideaway

The house, located in Anawhata, is home to a different sort of hero.

1 NEWS understands landlords will now be allowed to limit rent increases to once a year, up from six months.

Renters 'really, really happy' letting fees will be banned

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says this will put millions back into the pockets of Kiwi families each year.

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First photos: KiwiBuild apartments in Ōtāhuhu open to public

People can view the 10 apartments before the ballot opens on Monday.

Magnifying glass in front of an open newspaper with paper houses. Concept of rent, search, purchase real estate.

Renters get relief as Government bans letting fees - 'They have no economic rationale'

"Letting fees are unfair," Housing Minister Phil Twyford said in a statement.

The Prime Minister spoke with Rebecca Wright at the end of her UN trip.

Meth evictions: PM Jacinda Ardern says tenants won't be penalised twice

The approach had far-reaching effects, including losing tenancies, possessions and homelessness.

New apartment block has no carpark, but promises to ease Aucklanders' transport woes

Instead it will rely on public transport and shared electric vehicles.

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Trade Me’s head of property Nigel Jeffries says renters should move now if they want to avoid price hikes.

Property expert says rental costs could dramatically rise in the coming months - 'Find a new flat now if you can'

Trade Me’s head of property Nigel Jeffries says renters should move now if they want to avoid price hikes.

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They believe not enough is being done for those on low income’s wanting to get into home ownership.

Concern Government creating greater inequality with KiwiBuild homes

Some believe not enough is being done for those on low income’s wanting to get into home ownership.

First KiwiBuild families welcomed into new Papakura homes

The Prime Minister welcomed 18 families to their KiwiBuild homes, while musician Dave Dobbyn sang 'Welcome Home'.

First home buyer dreams hindered by existing debt

The hopes of wannabe first-home buyers applying for mortgages are being dashed because of credit card debt and personal loans.

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The tenants say they're getting sick and Land Information NZ isn't living up to government standards.

'This house fails' - Whangārei family say they're unable to get Govt to fix mouldy home

Tenant Dorothy Rollo's five children are all asthmatic and she suffers from respiratory disease.

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The tenants say they're getting sick and Land Information NZ isn't living up to government standards.

Whangārei mother-of-five 'unable' to get Government to repair mouldy home

Tenant Dorothy Rollo is currently living at a property land banked for future treaty settlements.

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Demand sees Wellington housing prices surge

House prices are continuing to rise in Wellington, with growth of almost 24 percent in 24 months.

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Housing Minister Phil Twyford is looking into a share equity scheme.

Families struggling to pay for house deposits may soon be able to partner with Government in equity scheme

"I think the Salvation Army feel like they'd like us to go further and faster and I share that impatience," says the Housing Minister.

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The report recommends the Government looks beyond the private rental market towards home ownership programmes.

Salvation Army calls for a 'KiwiBuy' scheme, predicts growing homelessness, rent rises

A new paper 'Beyond Renting', released today by the Army offers a bleak outlook for the private rental housing market.

A graphic showing the location of 19 Brett Ave in Takapuna.

Who's in the right? Takapuna home owner building a wall right over popular beachfront walkway - but it's their land

The Auckland wall is half-finished pending further resource consent, and locals are fuming.

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