This month RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout addresses the ever-increasing problem of New Zealand’s home affordability levels.
Bureaucracy, regulatory fees and land costs are the main culprits causing the affordability gap. But he remains confident that if these issues can be addressed then the cost of an average home can be reduced from the current $400,000 to $300,000.
Meanwhile, entries are about to open for this year’s Apprentice of the Year competition.
This year’s event is going national, with entrants competing in 10 regional events before finalists are chosen and independently judged at a two-day national awards event.
Like the House of the Year competition, this fantastic industry initiative looks set to grow bigger and bigger in the coming years.
Watch this space!