Articles tagged REINZ

Bill English's downplaying of the scale of the national housing shortage was challenged yesterday in another sign that housing will be the major topic of debate in the election, alongside migration. He also opened himself up to accusations of going soft on the drive for extra housing supply when he pointed to prices having stopped rising in Auckland -- a tactic John Key used to take the focus off housing supply from 2009 to 2012.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekly column in which I detail a scenario where a NZ$1.5 mln median house price is possible for Auckland by 2018 and set out five ways to stop that happening.