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.
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