Harcourts data shows steep decline in house auction popularity
Residential house auction's popularity is falling with Wellington numbers down 40 per cent, Auckland down by nearly a third and national numbers down nearly a quarter, according to New Zealand's largest real estate agency chain.Chris... More
Mark McGuinness: Modern leaseholds are safe and smart
• Mark McGuinness is managing director of property development company Willis Bond & Co. As councils around the country consider freeing up more prime waterfront land for development it's time to clear up the misperception... More
Management rights in a coastal Paradise
In the Coromandel resort town of Whitianga, the management rights for the popular The Esplanade tourism apartments are for sale."The complex at 8 Esplanade, has a total of 18 units comprising 12 two-bedroom units, five 3-bedroom... More
CBD office vacancy low but Viaduct spikes
Vacancy levels within the Auckland CBD office market remain at a lower level than this time last year despite a significant relocation of tenants to new and upgraded buildings over the past 12 months.Bayleys Research's latest CBD... More
Graham Hepburn: Prime position for harbour views
As a builder's wife, Claire Rowe is used to the process of getting a home just right, and then moving on. With their Laingholm house, it was a renovation rather than a new build for Claire and husband Phil."It was looking a bit... More
Catherine Masters: Memories cast in stone
When Peter and Dorothy Chaffin's daughter moved to New Zealand from the UK, mum and dad followed.Daughter Fiona and her New Zealand husband settled by the sea in Whitianga so Peter and Dorothy, a retired chief executive and a retired... More
Diana Clement: Look before you leap
Doing up a near derelict house is something many Kiwis dream of. Turning an ugly duckling into a dream home, or flicking it on for a profit. That's what our forefathers have done for generations.But it takes a special type of... More
Wanaka house in world's four most extraordinary alpine retreats: BBC
A multi-award-winning Central Otago house, designed by two Auckland architects and owned by a pioneering skin specialist, has featured on the BBC as one of the world's four most extraordinary mountain residences.Te Kaitaka is outside... More
Aucklanders' last day to appeal property valuation
Thousands of Aucklanders have objected to the new valuation of their property as the appeal deadline looms for those yet to do so. Auckland ratepayers have until 5pm to object to the new rateable valuation (RV) of their property.... More
Bitcoin becoming more popular for real estate sales
Bitcoin fever has hit the real estate market with vendors across the world beginning to accept the cryptocurrency, including in Australia and New Zealand.In America, bitcoin is viewed as offering foreign investors a way to dodge... More
Real estate agent Shalendra Goundar suspended for three months, fined
A real estate agent who was "seriously incompetent and seriously negligent" when selling two properties has copped a three month suspension.Auckland's Shalendra Goundar was also censured by the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal... More
Students given 24-hour ultimatum to accept rent hike
A group of Wellington students were given 24 hours to accept a rent hike, sign a new lease or face losing their flat.It's one of a number of cases that the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association has heard about recently.... More
Shamed TV host Matt Lauer passed Govt checks
A signed declaration by disgraced NBC news presenter Matt Lauer and an "open source" background check were enough to satisfy the New Zealand Government he was of good character.In November 2016, Lauer convinced the Government he... More
Office towers sell in biggest property deal Auckland city centre since 2010
Two Queen Street office towers have sold to an overseas buyer in what is being billed as the biggest property deal in Auckland's central business district since 2010.The buildings, at 205 Queen Street, are formerly known as National... More
Owning 200 properties 'not enough' for Aussie investor
Nathan Birch's mum still lives in his childhood home in Mt Druitt.The Sydney investor, who now owns more than 200 properties and claims a net worth of A$55 million ($60.1m), started with his first purchase at the age of 18, just... More
Buyers pump extra $56m into HB housing market
Hawke's Bay's housing market grew last year by $56 million, with Baby Boomers from across the North Island increasingly making a beeline for Hawke's Bay.Latest figures supplied to Hawke's Bay Today by the Real Estate Institute... More
Robyn Welsh: Comfort in soft curves
For Christine Wilkinson and Kevin Cantwell, this double-storey home has been the perfect middle ground for them and their extended family.It's a step down from the five-bedroom home that they lived in for 20 years while raising... More
Catherine Smith: A special place
Malcolm and Erin Clark recall that they'd only gone across to "get a sniff" of Whangapoua the summer of 1992 when they'd been renting a bach at nearby Matarangi."We saw an old-fashioned beach community," remembers Malcolm. "The... More
Hello Sailor - musician's seaside home on the market
The seaside home owned by Harry Lyon from iconic Kiwi band Hello Sailor is on the market - and if the walls could talk they would have quite the song to sing.Lyon and wife Maggie have owned the North Shore home for more than three... More
Leigh Bramwell: Top of the world
When Graeme McPheat bought his spectacular coastal home at Whangarei Heads, he immediately made two handcrafted wooden jandals to display the street number of the house. The unique sign summed up the waterfront lifestyle he planned... More