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  Reply # 1630206 14-Sep-2016 13:17
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I like the quotes re building infrastructure well before housing like Germany and building satellite cities, which I personally think is the ultimate way to avoid Aucklands demise. But whether he does anything about the housing bubble or how to get it back to a figure resembling the pre bubble yearly averages I dont know. Tiring watching the government, first the GFC, avoid the crash by inserting $, we should have accepted the fall then and there like everyone else imo. Secondly this concept of immigration boosting house prices, where is the guy earning $600 a week to keep your sewerage working meant to live? Ie industries already priced out of living in Auckland like they say has happened to London. I like to hear his thoughts on these kinds of issues.

 

Will he be a good Mayor? I know nothing of him as I avoid reading the political news, but this article did spark an interest.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11706915

 

 

Goff will be far better than any of the low-tax, city-rotting, privatising, public-asset-grabbing proxies of the right (Palino, Thomas, Crone). 


 

 

 

 

ha, if you want your rates to triple. 

 

 

 

 


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Just as a comparison, a member of my family and her husband have purchased a new 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 story brick veneer home, double entry garage, complete with driveway, fences, lawns etc, for US215,000 (just under NZ300,000). 450sqm land. North Carolina

 

10 mins away from a major shopping centre.

 

 

 

A rental on the same street is US$230 ($NZ314)weekly. Same specs.

 

We're stuffed ..:-(

 

 

Who built it? 

Mexican/immigrants? 

 

I have a friend who just built in the US sacramento area , and he said much of the labour were immigrants, probably illegal ones . 


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Plenty of illegal immigrants in NZ too. And you don't even need a wall. You already have the sea.

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  Reply # 1630221 14-Sep-2016 13:27
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But all the illegals here are working for builders that charge them out at the same price anyway.





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Linuxluver:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

I like the quotes re building infrastructure well before housing like Germany and building satellite cities, which I personally think is the ultimate way to avoid Aucklands demise. But whether he does anything about the housing bubble or how to get it back to a figure resembling the pre bubble yearly averages I dont know. Tiring watching the government, first the GFC, avoid the crash by inserting $, we should have accepted the fall then and there like everyone else imo. Secondly this concept of immigration boosting house prices, where is the guy earning $600 a week to keep your sewerage working meant to live? Ie industries already priced out of living in Auckland like they say has happened to London. I like to hear his thoughts on these kinds of issues.

 

Will he be a good Mayor? I know nothing of him as I avoid reading the political news, but this article did spark an interest.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11706915

 

 

Goff will be far better than any of the low-tax, city-rotting, privatising, public-asset-grabbing proxies of the right (Palino, Thomas, Crone). 

 


 

 

 

ha, if you want your rates to triple. 

 

 

What do you base that on....other than blind prejudice? Goff is a relative 'dry'....of long standing in the Labour Party. I've met him several times over the past 30-odd years and though I don't know him as a friend, but I've been aware of and followed his career.  

Besides, rates are far too low. It's one of the reasons house prices are so high. I'd much rather pay the money to Council in rates for real services than to a bank as interest on the extra hundreds of thousands one might have to borrow. 

What you don't appear to be aware of is the rates rises we've seen in Auckland over the past 6 years were the inevitable result of the amalgamation law passed by National.....requiring rates to be harmonised across Auckland.

The Mayor could have been a bucket and mop for all the difference it would have made once National set that ball rolling.  

(UPDATE: Here's a recent story from the Herald that is very much on point: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11706915 )





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