21 Jun 2018

Construction costs and house prices

From The Panel, 4:24 pm on 21 June 2018

Further discussion on the topic of house prices. The panelists weigh in on listener solutions to the high cost of owning a home, including putting restrictions on how many houses people may own.

Housing expert Leonie Freeman joins the show to respond to comments from listeners about big players keeping the cost of materials high.

Plus deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has called the changes to the Government's overseas buyers' ban a "smartening" of the policy, not a softening. Some multi-storey apartments are now exempted as are Australian and Singapore citizens and residents.

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