First published in Waikato Business News July 2023.
If you’ve been thinking of building a new house, the past two years may have been a worrying time. High demand, staffing limitations and supply chain challenges have conspired to produce rapidly escalating prices. Those economic conditions in the NZ building industry post-covid have meant that builders have been at first reluctant, and in many cases simply unable, to provide fixed price building contracts – in turn making bank financing difficult to secure.
However, there are some promising signs that conditions are changing:
Read the full column here.