Bernard Hickey surveys the real estate and political landscape and finds Bill English just lit the fuse for another boom if the Government is re-elected in its current form and a rudderless Reserve Bank loses its nerve

It’s like déjà vu all over again for the Auckland housing market and the conditions are now in place for another post-election surge.

This election campaign carries many echoes of the 2014 campaign.


Fireworks go off from Auckland’s Sky Tower at midnight on New Year’s Day of 2015. By then, a fresh boom was well underway after the 2014 election result. Photo: Getty Images.

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