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A Christchurch Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has had his licence cancelled for two years after he overcharged a client by $100,000. Ronald Carmichael was found to have committed work negligence and incompetence by the Building Practitioners Board, after he gave […]

Between 3000 and 4000 low cost homes are going to be built on land occupied by Auckland tertiary institute Unitec.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced the plan, which he said would help address the city’s housing shortage.

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In the suburb of Westmere stands a specially designed home where the layout portrays a ‘modern meets classic’ concept.

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In renovating a residential property, one constantly aims for three important factors; visual, viability and value.

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Following the leaky home saga New Zealand has fallen in love with wood again. But there are alternatives.

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Selling a house or switching mortgages to another bank early could get unwary home-owners into significant financial peril.

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Why the difference between the number of building consents and the actual increase in the housing stock? There are three reasons.

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Auckland building costs rose 17 per cent in the past year compared only 7 per cent nationally, a trend Labour’s Andrew Little says illustrates a dire situation.

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“The main advice I would give to people wanting to buy an Auckland house is that instead of thinking how to save money, concentrate on how to earn more money. Banking economists are saying young people need to harden up and save more in their personal life and forgo luxuries.

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New Zealand households are now borrowing more relative to their disposable incomes than they did before the global financial crisis when a red-hot housing market was encouraging consumers to tack a little onto the mortgage to pay for big ticket purchases.

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