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Election: we need to talk about housing
With housing shaping up to be a big election issue we asked our readers to tell us what they would live to see happen in the market.
Dean Sandlant says it's not up to the Government to fix it.
The Government does not set house prices. The seller, buyer and agent set the market. If you don't like the price, don't buy it!
Market rises due to sellers thinking that they deserve a profit; some do and some don't.
Buyers raise the market simply due to being scared of missing out.
Agents raise the market due to wanting more commission.
Simply put, members of the general public are the only ones that can solve this.
If the Government puts policies in place they affect the whole of New Zealand, not just the areas facing high prices. If that happens it will send the smaller areas into a recession.
Stop complaining. If you don't like it, move somewhere else.
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