Auckland Supply and the Unitary Plan

May 14, 2013

In March the Auckland City Council released its draft Unitary plan as debate raged in the media over how to solve Auckland’s housing supply crisis. Auckland needs 400,000 new homes over the next 30 years and under the current district plan it is forecast we will only be able to create 300,000. Will the proposed…

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Is there real heat in the NZ property market, or is this a blip?

February 5, 2013

In April 2011 Lisa Phillips, Erskine + Owen Director, was interviewed by TV3 about a looming land shortage in Auckland and highlighted that Auckland City Council would play a pivotal part in the timing of the crisis – Click here for the interview. Just under two years on and we are well and truly in…

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Demand for Housing Lifting?

April 7, 2011

Since the last post I have been to NY, London and Singapore presenting on the state of the NZ property market – in Feb 11. One of the key messages was that we have a growing demand for housing in Auckland, yet supply has not been keeping pace. Building consents last year were at their…

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Property Bubble or Boom Approaching?

January 18, 2011

As proponents of investing for the long term we spend a lot of time thinking long term. We’ve been looking pretty closely at what might trigger the next boom and what that boom might look like. One of the interesting issues that we’re pondering is around whether the next surge in prices will be a…

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I Can’t Believe The News Today

December 8, 2010

The Herald today reported that house prices are stabilising. So what does that mean for next year? Are we to interpret from this that we are finally past the bad news and now the only way is up? Or is the ‘double dip’ about to bite? As someone pro property you might think I might…

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