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AFFORDABLE Housing Crisis.

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  • #1701853
    Profile photo of paulinempaulinem
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    paulinem

    The point made Mommabear IS IT YOUR opinion piece OR whale oils …no problem with copying pasting someone else comments …they can make interesting points in this forum when on occasional  opinion  comes from another site

    BUT please be honest and give credit where credit is due as to whom does your opinon pieces you put on this forum belong too ?

    #1701923
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    Mommabear give it a rest. 🙄

    Agreeing with something is completely different to pretending something is your own work when you know full well that someone else wrote it,or just failing to credit the writer.

    As you no doubt are well aware.

    #1701965
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Tell you what, when time permits, I may do the ‘give credit’ thing on my post #1701783  but it’ll show you’d be none the wiser. Blogs, Discussion and any News sites (that contain comments or opinions) are merely places to deposit one’s thoughts and opinions. Site administrators seldom if ever claim ‘the thoughts and opinions herein’ are theirs also.
    Indeed, this “GrownUps is not responsible for the personal, political, organisational or religious beliefs of its members on Social Media” is the lead statement for those that have any interest in this site’s Discussion Forum Guidelines.
    Therefore it would be totally irresponsible for an individual to name the particular site(s)  that any comments, thoughts or opinions came from.
    If traced (and everything posted online is traceable), one could find themselves in rather hot water.

     

     

    #1705057
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Now could be a good time to buy a house by the beach.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/109295415/does-the-taxpayer-fund-climate-compensation-for-beachfront-homeowners
    If there’s an especially high tide sometime in the future, the taxpayers may buy the house off you.

     

    #1710531
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Kiwibuild in Lower Hutt
    https://www.hud.govt.nz/news-and-resources/news/first-kiwibuild-homes-for-wellington/

    “The first KiwiBuild homes for Wellington and Lower Hutt are on the way. The Wellington Company is repurposing a building and laneway on High Street in Lower Hutt to create 20 new KiwiBuild apartments by the middle of 2019.”
    hud1
    “The Revolution apartment complex, located in the heart of Lower Hutt’s High St will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes ranging in price from $390,000 to $500,000.”

    A contributor to Kiwiblog who’s obviously visited the site says –
    “On the HUD website it list one of the Kiwibuild sites as High Street, Lower Hutt with 20 apartments ‘under construction’. I thought your readers might appreciate this photo of that building which has no obvious work being undertaken and is an Earthquake prone building needing major strengthening before if can be fitted out.
    The recent history of the building is rather potted. BNZ sold the building some time ago but occupied the Ground and First floors until 5 years ago. Since then it was largely empty, with short term leases. The Council bought the building with a view of refurbishing it and selling it to a commercial property operator, but instead sold at a large loss due to the high strengthening costs to the developer who has signed up for a Kiwibuild project.
    If anyone believes this building will be completed by 30 June please let me know – I just happen to have a bridge for sale.”

    The photo is below.
    hud2
    “I’m sure they will be ready to be lived in, in 145 days. Yeah, right.”

    Is there anyone from Lower Hutt can keep us updated on progress?

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    #1710587
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    Anyone who seriously thinks that a housing crisis 30 odd years in the making can be fixed in a mere 18 months or so is somewhat naive.

    #1710685
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    lilth7, that line is tiring and it’s best by date has expired.

    The private sector has built 35,200 new homes in the same period Twyford’s Kiwibuild has built 47.
    What part of Kiwibuild has failed miserably don’t you understand?

    Surely you’re concerned about the above Kiwibuild project ever seeing the light of day in the timeframe promised? If work on it was actually underway now, it would take at least three months just to complete the major strengthening alone.

    Have you conveniently forgotten Twyford’s “we’ll hit the ground running on building houses” promise?
    Don’t you have a problem with the way the goalposts keep getting moved as Kiwibuild project after Kiwibuild project fall over?

    It’s patently obvious the only people who want to buy new houses ‘off the plan’ are those with their own plans engaging their own builder.

     

    #1710727
    Profile photo of don021don021
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    don021

    I have had three houses built from bare section and accepted an increase price on each, especially the last one. First two houses were buil;t on a bare section and had no lawns, gardens, drives, fences or any other additions when I took ownership. I did all the necessary after work and saved a lot of money. These days you cannot do that, developers and builders insist on a fully finished contract, no doubt to look good but to make more money. In my street a house buyer wanted just the house built on a section, the builder would not do that, so the owner to be had to watch contracrors boost his house price while he waited and watched. No wonder houses are highly priced.

    #1710810
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    I seem to recall this govt very recently announcing that it would recalibrate Kiwibuild. To the best of my knowledge,no previous govt has ever done this,preferring to pretend that everything is wonderful,regardless of the reality of the situation.

    Such an announcement is very close to far more transparent moves by govt.

    However as is the policy,Opposition supporters will continue to maintain that anything at all done this govt cannot be positive. 🙄  🙄

    #1710821
    Profile photo of jennifer128355jennifer128355
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    jennifer128355

    Don, back then, people would actually pave/concrete/landscape  and accomplish the outside within a reasonable time, before it turned to mud & sh–t.  More people were proud of their homes.  Now you have the odd people who don’t care!  Kinda like, I’ll do it when ever, and make the whole street look like a  whiff waff.  The same here, the Townships make an ordinance, that all those homes shall be path/concrete/ drives or what ever before you move in. There will be nobody detracting from their neighbor.  It all works  out, hopefully!   Their is always one!! hahaha

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