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AFFORDABLE Housing Crisis.

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    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    I see Sleephead, a big name in the bed-making world is looking at moving out of Auckland to the Waikato and building affordable houses to lure its workers south.
    So from bed-making to building houses for their workers. Now there’s a plan.
    Goes without saying they won’t be seeking advice from Mr Twyford.

     

    #1711023
    Profile photo of Hero42Hero42
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    Hero42

    Actually that type of move is exactly what Kiwibuild is all about. Perhaps Sleepyhead have been listening to Phil Twyford.

    They might even use the Kiwibuild model and possibly Kiwibuild funding to help them do it.

    Guess it shows that if the government have a good idea industry will follow.

    Cheers 🙂

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    Profile photo of Hero42Hero42
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    Hero42

    This is a story for our times that is worth reading to get an insight into the rental market and the housing shortage.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/i-was-a-landlord-and-i-hated-the-person-it-made-me-become.html

    Cheers 🙂

    #1714361
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    TedE

    Gabyone, There were many of us who bought a section, put up a garage and built a house over several years. We didn’t start our family until we could move in however quite a few of us had children while still in the garages. It was very hard on the wives in those Palmerston north winters.

    There is a problem not only of the material costs being artificially high but of the land not being available for the present generation to do that. There are very few young people who can buy a section and for many years now there are codicils on the title over what sort of home and what value and how long you can take to build in the subdivisions that are being developed.

    TedE - Papakura -

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