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  #2490041 23-May-2020 12:48
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This why I am a bit perplexed why as part of the budget, they are wanting to build an extra 8000 new state homes. A lot of people appear to have returned to NZ with the virus, pushing us to over 5 million so there has been some increase.  What population does NZ want? Or is growing the population by 80,000 a year through immigration,  NZs growth strategy? IMO it isn't sustainable long term, and also needs massive infrastructure and services spending to match, which hasn't kept up. I mean why does Auckland have a water crisis again when that pipeline was supposed to provide a fix for previous water crisis's. In the meantime Aucklands population has skyrocketed.

 

 

 

 

We have a housing shortage, I dont see how that has changed. If immigration is reduced, its still increasing the population. Builders build houses every year, but we still ended up with an under supply. Social housing was sold off in the past, its being rebuilt, I think this 8000 is partly to add impetus to employment with we will need


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  #2490043 23-May-2020 12:53
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well if the question was , per thread title, real estate immediately post level 4 - Auckland version, then the answer is

 

https://www.oneroof.co.nz/news/37939

 

 

Yes, and why not. A LOT of people did not lose their jobs in the lockdown, still have the same great assets, so life goes on in that respect. In your link, a few of them did battle at the auction it seems. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2490052 23-May-2020 13:16
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This why I am a bit perplexed why as part of the budget, they are wanting to build an extra 8000 new state homes. A lot of people appear to have returned to NZ with the virus, pushing us to over 5 million so there has been some increase.  What population does NZ want? Or is growing the population by 80,000 a year through immigration,  NZs growth strategy? IMO it isn't sustainable long term, and also needs massive infrastructure and services spending to match, which hasn't kept up. I mean why does Auckland have a water crisis again when that pipeline was supposed to provide a fix for previous water crisis's. In the meantime Aucklands population has skyrocketed.

 

 

I don't think there's much risk of them building 8000 houses. Just remind me, how many Kiwibuild houses did they ever get built? 





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  #2490133 23-May-2020 17:35
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mattwnz:

 

This why I am a bit perplexed why as part of the budget, they are wanting to build an extra 8000 new state homes. A lot of people appear to have returned to NZ with the virus, pushing us to over 5 million so there has been some increase.  What population does NZ want? Or is growing the population by 80,000 a year through immigration,  NZs growth strategy? IMO it isn't sustainable long term, and also needs massive infrastructure and services spending to match, which hasn't kept up. I mean why does Auckland have a water crisis again when that pipeline was supposed to provide a fix for previous water crisis's. In the meantime Aucklands population has skyrocketed.

 

 

I don't thinks there's much risk of them building 8000 houses. Just remind me, how many Kiwibuild houses did they ever get built? 

 

 

LOL, yes we will talk Kiwibuild for years! Social housing builds have been solid all through. Replacing what was sold off


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  #2490175 23-May-2020 19:43
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And that's what the government should build, social housing, not new builds for middles class marketing managers and doctors like the first Kiwibuild buyers.

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I just wish there were more affordable houses in Auckland. I dunno who in the Government came up with the idea that $650,000 for a new [Kiwibuild] house - or any other type of house - is "affordable". As mentioned above, unless you're a doctor or something, most people can't afford it.


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  #2490359 24-May-2020 08:42
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I just wish there were more affordable houses in Auckland. I dunno who in the Government came up with the idea that $650,000 for a new [Kiwibuild] house - or any other type of house - is "affordable". As mentioned above, unless you're a doctor or something, most people can't afford it.

 

 

Agree. The housing affordability crisis has already bolted by then. I guess 650 was the bottom end of a new house, than an affordable house. 


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