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Is the Unitary Plan Delivering on its Promise to Make Auckland the World’s Most Liveable City?

The Unitary plan has been in effect for a year and Auckland is seeing a record number of large-scale apartments…

The Unitary plan has been in effect for a year and Auckland is seeing a record number of large-scale apartments going up. While this scale of development is addressing Auckland’s housing shortage, the question that needs to be asked is – at what cost?   Are these kinds of large-scale developments going to be socially effective and sustainable in the…

How to Take Advantage of the Auckland Unitary Plan

The AUP is a legislative response by Auckland Council and…

The Real Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis Facing Auckland

The answer lies in freeing up land by offering better living solutions for Baby Boomers There seems to be a…

The answer lies in freeing up land by offering better living solutions for Baby Boomers There seems to be a misconception about how we achieve affordable housing in Auckland. This being that you simply find a bit of land, limit construction costs as much as possible and in doing so, you’ll get the magical sales number of $550,000 to $650,000.…

What Impact Will a Labour Government Have on the Auckland Property Market?

This video looks at the impact the change in political…

A Perfect Storm for Auckland Developers

Why you need to take advantage of the new LVR requirements and buyer’s market now At the end of last…

Why you need to take advantage of the new LVR requirements and buyer’s market now At the end of last year, the Reserve Bank made some alterations to the loan to value ratios (LVR) that banks typically use when lending for mortgages. The new LVR restrictions have been loosened enabling developers to borrow 65% of a property’s value (up from 60%).  …