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Plague of houses

Viruses like the one causing so much trouble around the world are ingeniously resilient, readily self-sustaining organisms. But New Zealand’s house-price inflation could give Sars-CoV-2 a run for its money. It’s hard to think of anything short of an apocalypse that’s capable of stopping it.

Seemingly every action, threat, hint and even atmospheric condition that arises has had the side effect of priming the house-price pump.

There appear to be no

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