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Apartments still good option - Key
New Zealand|Politics

Apartments still good option - Key

Prime Minister John Key has stood by comments that people need to look to apartments as a first home option - despite 35 Auckland property projects collapsing in the past year.

Two-tiered attack on house hikes
Business

Two-tiered attack on house hikes

The property of people resisting development could be seized if the land is within certain areas marked for housing development.

Talks begin on debt-to-income ratios
Business

Talks begin on debt-to-income ratios

The Government has begun discussions with the Reserve Bank about income-related restrictions on mortgage lending, Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed.

The $405K block to home buyers
Business

The $405K block to home buyers

A typical household would be blocked from getting a mortgage of more than $405,000 under debt-to-income restrictions being considered by the Reserve Bank.

Missing out on first-home subsidy
Business

Missing out on first-home subsidy

Aucklanders appear to be being short-changed when it comes to accessing a Government subsidy aimed at helping first home-buyers.

Chinese teen's gutsy letter to Kiwis
New Zealand

Chinese teen's gutsy letter to Kiwis

A NZ-born Chinese teenager has blasted the attitudes of some Kiwis towards her, saying they see her as "just another foreigner" here to buy their houses.

Buyers head south
New Zealand

Buyers head south

Te Kauwhata is drawing Auckland house buyers forced from their home town by spiraling prices. Developer Ryan Castles on what's available to home hunters

Our house hunters - in their own words
Business

Our house hunters - in their own words

At the end of Home Truths series, the three would-be buyers who invited readers to follow their journey tell Andrew Laxon how they found the experience.