The Building Barometer reports provide the best available insights into the outlook for national residential building activity, while the quarterly regional supplement reports provide a concise assessment of residential building prospects for six regions: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury.

The unique, independent and tried-and-true analysis contained in the Building Barometer reports make them a valuable business risk management tool for any firms involved in or impacted by residential building activity.  This includes building and related companies, developers, financiers, councils and government agencies.  Annual subscriptions cover either 12 monthly reports or four quarterly reports (i.e. the March, June, September and December monthly reports).

Our predictions are based on definitive analysis of what drives residential building activity, including the impacts of interest rates, migration, Canterbury rebuilding, affordability, property tax changes, the government housing initiatives and the competitiveness of new housing versus existing houses.  Our forecasting framework is based on leading indicator charts.   This framework is not only much more reliable than the traditional “black-box” forecasting models used by economists, but also enables subscribers to observe directly and better understand what drives residential building cycles.

The Building Barometer reports also include our assessment of the outlooks for interest rates, migration, section prices, apartment building activity, alterations and additions and reconstruction in Canterbury, and touch on the national, Canterbury and Auckland outlooks for non-residential building.

We also produce quarterly reports that provide assessments of regional and city/district residential building and existing housing market prospects for Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury (see Regional Barometers) and quarterly supplements to the Building Barometer reports covering residential building prospects for 12 regions.  For information about the sharply-priced the quarterly regional supplement reports contact Rodney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 027 288 2209). 

Click here to download a sample of the Building Barometer report that showcases our unique leading indicator analysis and explains the contents of the reports. 

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