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11th Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

Monday, 19 January 2015, 9:54 am | Demographia

The 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 378 metropolitan markets in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States). A total of 86 ... More >>

Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

Monday, 24 January 2011, 11:00 am | Demographia

The 2011 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (data 3rd Qtr 2010) has been expanded to 325 urban markets of Australia (32 urban markets); Canada (35); Hong Kong, China (1); Ireland (5); New Zealand (8) United Kingdom (33) ... More >>

Demographia Interntl Housing Affordability Survey

Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 11:34 am | Demographia

The 2009 5th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey rates the housing affordability of 265 (last year 227) major urban markets of the United Kingdom (16 urban markets); Ireland (5); Canada (34); United States (175); Australia ... More >>

Housing: The Disaster Zone Of California

Monday, 25 August 2008, 11:17 am | Demographia

The California Building industry Association (CBIA) within its Report California Building Industry Association - California Housing Production Continues Decline in July, CBIA Announces issued 22 August for the month of July - reports further declines ... More >>

Understanding Housing Bubbles

Sunday, 10 August 2008, 6:00 pm | Demographia

The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) article Leaky homes and the housing bubble - New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz (Saturday, August 9) provides an excellent example of how too many economists and property commentators appear unfamiliar with the "Law ... More >>

Housing Information: The Geeks Lead The Way!

Monday, 4 August 2008, 3:59 pm | Demographia

Within a July 31, 2008 article, "America's Most overpriced zip codes" ( original Forbes version ) ( Yahoo reprint with hyperlinks ) Matt Woolsey of Forbes reports on recent innovations by the real estate map based websites hotpads.com and trulia.com ... More >>

Housing Affordability: Australia Wins – NZ loses?

Friday, 7 March 2008, 9:45 am | Demographia

At the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) 2008 National Congress held in Melbourne, Australia this week - the Premier of Victoria Hon John Brumby, within his wide-ranging speech (Premiers Media Release: NEW ZONE TO BOOST HOUSING IN GROWTH ... More >>

Australian PM Rudd Housing Initiatine Pathetic

Tuesday, 4 March 2008, 10:14 am | Demographia

The Australian Prime Minister Hon Kevin Rudd today announced taxpayer financed incentives to encourage more rental housing construction and computer infrastructure to assist in speeding up consent processing times. More >>

Latest NZ Poll Results A Wake Up Call

Sunday, 24 February 2008, 1:13 pm | Demographia

The February 2008 New Zeraland Fairfax Media- Nielson poll out today with the unnecessarily emotive header Labour poll-axed - New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff.co.nz has National Opposition at 55% - the current Labour Government ... More >>

REINZ Applauded for Housing Supply Information

Monday, 11 February 2008, 5:29 pm | Demographia

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is to be congratulated for providing quality information on the supply / demand situation of existing housing stock, for the regions throughout New Zealand. More >>

Poor Analysis, Reporting of Urban Property Bubbles

Monday, 11 February 2008, 9:38 am | Demographia

As this article The Japanese bubble: Alarming parallels with U.S. - International Herald Tribune illustrates - the standard of analysis and reporting of the current global credit contraction, precipitated by the bursting of specific asset bubbles, ... More >>

Focus must be on fringe land supply

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 9:48 am | Demographia

The 2008 4th Edition Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey released ( Media Release ) yesterday, found that of the 227 urban markets surveyed - housing in New Zealand and Australia is the most expensive in the Anglo world. Of the urban ... More >>

NZ Govt's Housing Affordability Package Pathetic

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 9:52 am | Demographia

"NZ Governments Housing Affordability Package Pathetic” says Demographia HonMaryan Street, New ZealandHousing Minister today released details of the Affordable Housing Territorial Authorities Enabling Bill, intending to give Local Authorities ... More >>

Tax ideas will create rental inflation crisis

Monday, 25 June 2007, 12:12 am | Demographia

New Zealand has a housing affordability crisis, where housing prices have doubled over the past five years. During this period rentals have increased by 14%, slightly lower than general inflation (refer attached Westpac March Bulletin). More >>

Auckland Housing Report Must Be Acted On

Monday, 23 April 2007, 3:43 pm | Demographia

The Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ) has released a 147 page Report prepared by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research (Motu) "Housing Supply in the Auckland Region 2000 - 2005". This comprehensive report clearly sets ... More >>

National Party showing leadership over housing

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 5:22 pm | Demographia

On 22 February National Party Housing Spokesman Phil Heatley wrote to the Chairperson of Parliaments Commerce Select Committee requesting an Inquiry in to Housing Affordability, with broad and open terms of reference . More >>

"Demographia Urges Quality Housing Research"

Thursday, 15 February 2007, 2:35 pm | Demographia

Auckland City Council released a short five page report on housing costs this week, indicating that costs are in excess of 80% more than they are in Australia. The Council has since admitted it got its sums wrong, suggesting now that costs may be 50% higher. More >>

Export Western Planners to China?

Monday, 27 November 2006, 1:51 pm | Demographia

A cadre of Western urban planners has descended on China offering advice. Chinese officials are admonished "not to repeat our mistakes." The mistakes, they explain are urban sprawl (a pejorative term for suburbanization) and automobile use. ... More >>

Housing Minister Applauded for Focus on Supply

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 11:29 am | Demographia

On Monday 30 October 2006, the Hon Chris Carter, New Zealand Labour Government Minister of Housing addressed the Local Government Housing Affordability Forum in Wellington. He stated that the Government recognises that the lack of housing supply is the core ... More >>

Supply In Addressing Housing Affordability Issue

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 8:33 am | Demographia

Attached is a pdf copy of a letter from the NZ Housing Minister, Hon Chris Carter to the writer, where the Minister states that the Government focus is now on supply. In the Ministers words (from the attached letter) – More >>

 

 

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