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Housing Politics - regardless where you sit on political viewpoints, they are affecting your life as renter, home owner or property investor. If you understand housing politics then you know that politicians use people’s emotions to reach a wider audience of voters, not to solve your problems, but to support their political career. While the news keep housing on the agenda, changes are made on economical ground.


The two speed housing market in cities versus the rest of the country has been shaping up the biggest controversial discussions since 2010. Whatever the outcome will be it is up to you making the best out of it and not to suffer emotional. Follow this blog.


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Pre-Election 2016 - Snatching Voters the Name of the Game

· Living in a garage, how bad can it possibly be for a family with both parents in full-time employment? Tackling the housing crisis banks have been made top profits, the rates on housing have been record high. And the outcomes for ratepayers and taxpayers? 

h9-Last update:  Fri, 15 Jul 2016

Rental Market New Zealand - Does the Renting Culture make any Difference?

· Housing costs and Market rents what is the difference? What divides the nation in renters and homeowners and why are Kiwi bungalows and rental homes below common housing standards in the developed world? 

r8-Last update:  Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Rent Increase - Renter’s Clichés, Winners and Losers

· What are the reasons for increasing housing costs, market rents and renter’s clichés? What are the changes to the tenancy law in 2015, the winners and losers?

r7 Last update:  Thu, 16 July 2015

Properties and Tax - New Policies to cool off the Housing Market

· New rules for CGT and restrictions for offshore investors to cool off the housing market in Auckland. Does it go far enough or do little short-term effects trigger further changes?

h8 Last update:  Fri, 22 May 2015

New LVR Rules for Investors to cool off the  Auckland Housing Market

· New LVR rules for property investors are specifically designed to cool off the Auckland’s housing market. Some supporters celebrate, but others think that is not good enough, why?

h7 Last update:  Thu, 14 May 2015

Are Housing Standards and Housing costs equally accessible?

· Why are headlines like – Home ownership is falling - global trends and not concerning but access to housing standards and major housing problems in hot spots of the market people’s concern?

h6 Last update:  Fri, 22 Apr 2015

Housing Market 2015 – What is in for you?

· Why does the diversity of rules (LVR, CGT, renter vs. ownership) to support one group over the others leads to further distortions in the housing market and how can the CGT in Wellington resolve the housing crisis in Auckland?

h5 Last update:  Fri, 21 Apr 2015

Mislead Housing Market – How does it affect you?

· Telling half of the truth about the housing market – is misleading information a lie? Pricewise all three homes delineated in the TV show “Our First Home” have been sold on auction between 898k and 720k. Would you consider these homes affordable?

h4 Last update:  Fri, 17 Apr 2015

OCR steady - Good or bad Time for Housing?

· What is the impact of raising OCR on you as home owner, first home buyer or  renter? Raising OCR, raising Interest and housing costs – what can you do about it?

h1 Last update:  Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Housing politics—Bank Loans, Levies and Growth

· Banks do like increasing property values with larger home loans. How much money will homeowners have left over to spend after paying bank and council rates? Do homeowners feel rich, despite the fact that properties actually are held by banks?

h3 Last update:  Wed, 8 Apr 2015

Housing Politics in the Media - Homeowner’s concerns or considerations

· Why would housing politics not matter you and what are the key elements for homeowners to watch? Market values to compare properties, why can’t you rely on them?

Last update:  Fri, 3 Oct 2014

Fair Market Value or Replacement Value - What is a Property worth?

· Fair value (fair market value) and replacement value are used to describe the market sentiment and re-build costs. Why then do we have so many different types of valuations, which are separated from the replacement value?

27a-Last update:  Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Millennials, the Smartphone Generation - Renting in Future?

· Why are Millennials not a slave of a debt-funded home and what do they do differently?

· Mortgage and low income or higher paid city career by using the benefits from compounding interests towards financial goals?

12-Last update:  Mon, 28 Jul 2014

What is wrong with New Zealand’s Rental Housing Stock?

· What is the plan to build more homes and upgrade or renovate dated housing? Why suffers the rental housing stock mostly? What is the politicians’ response in the election year 2014 to improve the housing shortage and poor quality of rental housing?

25-Last update:  Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Saving Tips for savvy Renters - Grasshopper Fable and Election Year 2014

· How does the Ant and Grasshopper fable translates into the 2014 election? Follow these tips to manage tough times, be a savvy renter.

10-Last update:  Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Housing Market  - Money, Interest Rates and Inflation

· For changing circumstances how can you make qualitative better decisions to raise your success rate? How can you minimise the loss of money you carry because of an over-priced property, interest rates and how do interest rates affect inflation?

H2 Last update:  Fri, 24 Apr 2015

Wealth and Prosperity - Housing Politics Driving the Election Campaign 2017

· Election Campaign 2017 Prime Minister Bill English or Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, who is right for the job that is the question? But various government policies have fuelled the demand for housing over the last decade, what could change?

Ll18 Last update:  Sep 2017

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