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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W View Post
    Definition: Affordable housing refers to housing units that are affordable by that section of society whose income is below the median household income.
    Here's your "affordable" housing. Wanna start forming a queue to live in one?


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    Just like the co-discussion the Housing Crisis thread, here on PT, I can't escape the notion that all the hoo-hah, finger-pointing and blame-gaming is about a variety of symptoms and misses the fundamental cause of the problem. Might that be because the W'gton woodenheads don't the cause to be discussed, as Eri says / implies?
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    If NZ houses were unaffordable then why are there so many sales?
    There's is no such thing as unaffordable housing.
    There's do-gooders running around bleating about house prices being too high and expecting something to be done about it.
    Sorry, that's just the way the market works.
    Well, of course, one could say as the banks will lend 90%+ of the value of Res Property and the interest payments on the loan are less than renting a similar house thats affordable.. well till Interest rates head higher then it all falls over..then many more young kiwis leave NZ than stay who's going to rent your million dollar rental ???


    I've been doing the same seasonal fishing job for 20yrs+ which sells seafood to be exported to Aussie on 12% of the turnover
    now 15yrs ago I signed up to buy my first house locally was going cost me 3x my yearly income .... today its 10x for the same basic property and you think its just going to keep increasing like it has ?? no-way ..
    Last edited by JBM; 24-06-2019 at 04:11 PM.

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    Image appears to be from Eastern Europe. Looks like the classic communist era blocks.

    Comparing population, there are more people homeless in NZ, than in Romania for instance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ess_population

    The NZ dream is broken.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlFa View Post
    Here's your "affordable" housing. Wanna start forming a queue to live in one?

    Escape is easier than change!

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    google image search seems to think it is хрущевки пермь

    khrushchev city in the perm region of russia?

    closer to kazakstan than moscow, on the edge of siberia
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

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    of course

    if you want to live somewhere fashionable

    you either need to be a millionaire

    or audition, with excellent references, for a very; old, cold and small space

    not even "fairydust" can change that



    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/h...-square-metres
    Last edited by eri; 24-06-2019 at 06:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    google image search seems to think it is хрущевки пермь

    khrushchev city in the perm region of russia?

    closer to kazakstan than moscow, on the edge of siberia
    Khrushchev is not a city. It was a leader of USSR. During his term this type of apartment buildings were developed and built. It was cheap to build but quality was atrocious. One's small argument with wife could be heard by entire building or even block of buildings. No parking, limited play space for kids, close to no green space. Yet these khrushchevka's were able to house millions of people so served it's purpose to the full. Problem was/still is these buildings were designed to last 25 years but most are over 60 years old now.

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    Moderator Note

    This topic seems to be drifting a bit too far towards the Housing Crisis thread, here on PT, so please post housing crisis matters there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeBroker View Post
    Image appears to be from Eastern Europe. Looks like the classic communist era blocks.

    Comparing population, there are more people homeless in NZ, than in Romania for instance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ess_population

    The NZ dream is broken.
    1. There was NEVER "communist era". (I recommend you) Read it up...
    Last edited by donna; 03-07-2019 at 06:28 PM. Reason: removed offensive content

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    Moderator Note

    This topic seems to be drifting a bit too far towards the Housing Crisis thread, here on PT, so please post housing crisis matters there.
    OK. Good point.

    The crisis of money.

    Specifically the way money works to enable our modern way of living to function smoothly.

    The flow of the proverbial green stuff.

    Well, to me, the main problem is one of ticket clipping.
    And the fact that each time money flows into a bank or financial system, it gets clipped.

    Remember, one of the main attributes of money is as "a store of value".

    If you think of it like those old silver coins they used to use back in the days when Sir Isaac Newton was protecting the currency.
    Coins were clipped by getting a sharp knife and slicing a very thin strip from the edge.

    By the end of the month, a barkeeper would have a cup full of shavings. enough to mint a new coin.
    After a while, many coins in circulation were very small.

    The currency got so bad that severe penalties were introduced.
    And finally a stop was found, those little ridges around the edges of coins.

    What we see here is a perfectly normal human tendency.
    Clipping.
    The same is happening with our money still.
    But since Nixon debased currency, and everything is just numbers on electronic ledger books, it's very difficult to notice.
    Last edited by McDuck; 27-06-2019 at 07:35 AM.


 

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