Develop policy based on housing prices needing to drop

Develop policy based on housing prices needing to drop

Right now the only response to the crisis from the major parties seems to be thinking slowing down would be a good idea. We are long past the point where a slowdown is adequate and significant devaluation is needed. This will require a multipronged approach as the housing crisis is anything but simple and the finger cannot be pointed at just immigrants, just residential investors or just Auckland. Geoff Simmons wrote an excellent article on this not long ago and support for effective policies to be enacted will hopefully be a cornerstone of policy.

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  • Chelsea Finnie
    tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 22:49:38 +1300
  • Paul Eaton
    tagged this with important 2016-11-28 21:46:11 +1300
  • John Alan Draper
    tagged this with important 2016-11-26 20:45:31 +1300
  • Rohan Light
    tagged this with important 2016-11-26 12:47:20 +1300
  • Oscar Dowson
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 15:30:20 +1300
  • Bart Brichau
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 14:42:58 +1300
  • Glenn Reed
    commented 2016-11-25 13:46:05 +1300
    I believe housing ought to be within the reach of the average New Zealand Citizen
  • Glenn Reed
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 13:46:05 +1300
  • Jonathan Swadling
    commented 2016-11-25 13:37:33 +1300
    Phillip the real difficulty is housing affordability – by international measures New Zealand housing is unaffordable simply because housing price rises have vastly outstripped increases in income. Yes, we are sure this is not a catch up.
  • Philip Wilkinson
    commented 2016-11-25 13:35:02 +1300
    lets get the facts might be a better policy
    I read that property prices have risen by 10% per year since 1066… are we sure this is not catch up rather than a crisis…. crisis seems to be a media / labour party term
  • Philip Wilkinson
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-25 13:35:01 +1300
  • Richard Robson
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  • David Johnston
    commented 2016-11-25 13:17:41 +1300
    *goal
  • David Johnston
    commented 2016-11-25 13:17:25 +1300
    This isn’t a policy – it’s a goad.
  • David Johnston
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  • rowan miller
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 13:13:10 +1300
  • Jonathan Swadling
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 13:11:21 +1300