NZ short by nearly 40,000 houses

New Zealand’s housing market isn’t functioning as well as it should be, with higher house prices, rising rents, falling home ownership, and a lack of housing options. But just how large is the housing shortage that we continually hear about?

Building smaller and building more

Infometrics’ building forecasts show that consents for new dwellings in New Zealand are expected to crack 35,000 by the end of 2019. This article looks at the size of our new housing, how it’s changed over time, and one potential approach to address the housing shortfall – and meet KiwiBuild targets.

Quarterly Economic Monitor release (23 November 2017) – September 2017 edition

The Infometrics QEM is a web-based framework which delivers a wide range of economic, labour market, and housing indicators, as well as commentary on the local economy. The monitor is up-to-date, published two months after the end of each quarter. Our next Quarterly Economic Monitor is due on 23 November 2017 (September 2017 edition).

Quarterly Economic Monitor release (24 August 2017) – June 2017 edition

The Infometrics QEM is a web-based framework which delivers a wide range of economic, labour market, and housing indicators, as well as commentary on the local economy. The monitor is up-to-date, published two months after the end of each quarter. Our next Quarterly Economic Monitor is due on 24 August 2017 (June 2017 edition).