NZ Property News

Family Benefit paid home deposit

A few weeks ago I wrote about the rate of home ownership in New Zealand — particularly noting that that rate has been remarkably consistent, with around 65 per cent of kiwis owning their own home, for nearly 100 years. I also noted...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2019 | 4:15 pm

The Omaha Flats mansion with horse arena, cricket pitch, netball field and garden maze

An Omaha mansion boasting its own horse arena, garden maze, cricket pitch, netball court and waterfront access for kite surfing and sailing could be as close to Disneyland as you'll find near Auckland.Owners Chris and Jody Richardson...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2019 | 1:16 pm

The Auckland suburbs where houses are selling above CV

Most Auckland houses are still selling above their CVs, research from and its data partner Valocity identified 71 suburbs in the city where on average residential dwellings sold above their 2017...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 7:26 pm

Large Hastings newly-zoned industry property

A 2.39-hectare Hastings newly-zoned industrial property with development potential and holding income - owned by respected Hawke's Bay orchardists Kevin and Karen Bayley's company Rimu Hastings – has been placed on the market.The...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 4:32 pm

Another seaside motor camp for sale

The summer of 2019 may have seen the last pitching of tents and cooking of steaks on the barbecue by holidaymakers at a popular and long-established Auckland harbourside camp ground on the shore of Manukau Harbour.The Sandspit Motor...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Red Baron's flight leaves vacant site

High-profile land and buildings which previously housed one of Auckland's foremost motorcycle sales and repair dealerships have been placed on the market.For 25-years, the property at 299 Great North Road in Grey Lynn was home to...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Redwoods site for sale near Kerikeri

Land and buildings sustaining a thriving commercial hub on the Twin Coast Discovery Route near Kerikeri, are for sale.NAI Harcourts commercial specialists James Vincent and Alan O'Brien are selling the 2.19ha Redwoods Commercial...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Drone service Kiwi franchise on offer

Link Business is selling the Kiwi master franchise for what has been described as Australia's largest drone services company.National Drones was founded in Australia in August 2015, going on to become a leader in flight education...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Opening up views topside

When Ross Blair got a call from a real estate agent to have a look at a cliff-top property, it wasn't the aging cottage and thick bamboo visible from the top of its driveway which delighted him. "I could see looking out over the...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Homing in on hill site

Colin and Valerie Langford had lived in Mairangi Bay for 38 years, ever since they were married. They'd updated their home over the years but "it was getting a bit long in the tooth," says Colin.So when a neighbour knocked on the...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Property for auction leased by Japanese restaurant

A substantial Albany restaurant property occupied by Japanese culinary business Daikoku will go under the hammer in mid-May at Bayleys' next Total Property portfolio auction in Auckland.The restaurant occupies a 225sq m unit in...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Luxury yard on 'Car Alley' in Hastings

BMW's luxury vehicle site along the Hastings' Car Alley on Karamu Rd North, and a smaller separate leased building next door, are for sale as one parcel.The joint listing gives potential buyers flexibility with multiple options...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Green buildings and upgrades reshaping office scene

World-leading green design and sustainable refurbishment of older buildings are shaping Auckland city's office environment this year, says Colliers International's Auckland leasing director, Matt Lamb.Quoted in the latest ColliersLEASE...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Silverfin sets $1 billion growth goal

New Zealand property syndicator Silverfin is rapidly emerged as a key player in the market, notching up $280m of property under management in a little over 2-1/2 years.Working with partner agency Colliers International, the Auckland-based...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

The privilege of privacy

Paul Rosenberg says privacy is the main appeal of his Matakana bush property. The privacy, not being looked at by neighbours, and not having to maintain the bush. "The valuer said what I have here is becoming more valuable and...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Trio of greenfield residential development sites

A trio of "greenfield" residential development sites are for sale on Auckland's metropolitan and urban fringes.The three sites around Auckland have come on to the market simultaneously — with a combined capacity to accommodate about...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Fran O'Sullivan: PM's leadership missing on CGT issue

COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern is at the peak of international celebrity yet she can't — or perhaps more accurately won't — even try to sell a capital gains tax.That's the paradox that now confronts New Zealand.It might be overstating...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Recent Deals for Saturday April 20

Blockhouse Bay retail A secure retail investment property at 568-570 Blockhouse Bay Rd sold for $2,575,000, at a yield of 4.07 per cent. The 1111sq m site has two single level buildings, housing The Block cafe and Bay Auto repairs...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Is the holiday over? Traditional cabin and tent campground could go to make way for housing

A seaside campground that has hosted thousands of holidaymakers over the years is on the market - with the hub of family campsite memories likely to make way for housing.The Sandspit Motor Camp in Waiuku on the Manukau Harbour is...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

Accountant says ring-fencing rules will serve younger investors up as dinner to the rich

Scrapping rental property tax breaks could send vulnerable "mum and dad" investors broke, rather than hurt rich property speculators, says a leading accountant.The claim comes as investors are warned to be ready for the new ring-fencing...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:00 am

What Auckland's cooling housing market means for contestants on The Block

A slowing Auckland housing market could cause problems for this year's contestants on The Block: Side by Side.

Source: - Home & Property | 23 Jun 2017 | 4:29 pm

Airbnb headache for long-term renters as Marlborough landlords pull properties

Marlborough landlords fed up with dodgy tenants are jumping ship and saturating the Airbnb market.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 1:01 pm

At home with Jess Daniell, of Jess' Underground Kitchen deli

Jess Daniell, deli owner, caterer and food writer, lives in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, with her partner Jono, a social worker, and their dog Macy.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

One of New Zealand's oldest and most remote holiday homes up for sale

The last time this remote South Island bach was on the market, New Zealand troops were fighting in World War II.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

From house of worship to family home: Take a look at these church conversions

Once the foundations of urban life, over the last century thousands of factories, warehouses and churches were abandoned as city residents moved out to suburban neighbourhoods.

Source: - Home & Property | 15 Jun 2017 | 12:22 pm

Unrealistic market brought under control

Property pros are keeping a sharp eye on policy direction as the market stabilises in an election year.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 Jun 2017 | 8:51 pm

Fruit trees for small garden spaces

If you think you haven't got space for your own fruit trees, think again. New varieties and new ideas mean there are now great options for small garden owners or even renters to grow their own fruit and harvest nearly all year round.

Source: - Home & Property | 10 Jun 2017 | 12:00 am

'Major implications' for hillside houses after Wellington City Council loses appeal over view-blocking Roseneath fence

Wellington City Council might have to rip up the planning rule book after the High Court rejected its appeal against an Environment Court ruling sparked by Roseneath's "fence-gate" saga.

Source: - Home & Property | 9 Jun 2017 | 8:43 pm

New Zealand properties star in British TV series about 'extraordinary homes'

Watching the first episode of a show about spectacular homes, you can't help but feel a stab of envy. 

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 8:01 pm

7 cheap and cheerful kitchen updates

When it comes to getting a new look, our budgets doesn't always match our aspirations.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm

Why I am over the tiny house movement

OPINION: At first it seemed like a cool idea. A tiny house with everything you need to make a home, at a fraction of the price of the real thing.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 11:41 am

Kapiti Coast District Council moves in with 'rapid sneak attack' on macrocarpa hedge at centre of dispute

A giant sculpted hedge has been cut back to wood along its base in a "rapid sneak attack" from the council battling its owners.

Source: - Home & Property | 7 Jun 2017 | 2:16 pm

New ways to think pink

Riding the wave out of the pink, white and grey equation of the last 18 months, the pairing of pink enters an earthy, more 1970s aligned state.

Source: - Home & Property | 6 Jun 2017 | 9:16 pm

Our 25 greatest fictional girl characters

Ours is a book household.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 5:12 pm

Why roses fail to grow - and how to fix them

I'm a greedy gardener who lusts after every pretty flower face, which is fine in spring and summer but results in a monumental mess when they have had their day.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 3:00 pm

At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker, lives in Waipukurau.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

How to create a workable home office in a small space

Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.

Source: - Home & Property | 13 May 2017 | 5:00 am

Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.

Source: - Home & Property | 1 May 2017 | 12:15 am