More criticism of Govt on housing

Susan Edmonds writes:

When the Government released a video this week revealing it had put 12 families into newly built homes through its progressive homeownership scheme, it generated a few double-takes.

“Transformational stuff on top of the raging success of KiwiBuild,” one Twitter user commented.

National didn’t need to make any more attack ads, another said, the party could just reproduce the Labour-created advertisement and allow the Government to take a shot at itself.

That’s not a bad idea. National could pay to spread the Labour ad further!

But 12 families in seven months – one-and-a-half each a month (ish) – how can that really be a success?

In the month of January alone 4957 houses changed hands for almost 20 per cent more than the year before and it’s estimated that house prices will rise more than 50 per cent in the first two terms of the Labour Government.

An excellent contrast.

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