Steve Hart: House price growth slows
Prices rose in 14 of New Zealand's 16 regions for the year to October, leading to the median house price for New Zealand, excluding Auckland, reaching a record price of $440,000.The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand reports that... More
Big NZ property sale push in China before foreign buyer ban: Twyford worried
Housing Minister Phil Twyford is concerned about a Chinese property website's planned push of Kiwi homes next month, ahead of a Government crackdown.Jane Lu, head of Australia for, which claims to be the number one Chinese... More
Moderate listings, price climb forecast in Hawke's Bay homes market
Hawke's Bay still leads the way in rise in the residential property market, although October figures were below the record high median of $405,000.The October median of $400,000 was 18.7 per cent up on the median for October last... More
The true value of your Auckland house unclear
Kiwis who may be thinking of making a quick buck off their house as property values across the Auckland region surge in the latest council revaluation should think again.Auckland Council yesterday revealed the total value of all... More
Q & A: New house values and your rates
How will the latest revaluations affect rates? Across the city property values have risen by an average 45 per cent since the last valuations in 2014. If the value of your home has risen by more than 45 per cent your rates will go... More
Auckland's 'affordable suburbs' see the largest jump in value
Two small settlements just north of Pukekohe - so small only one has barely earned itself a Wikipedia entry - have experienced such a growth in popularity their average value has surged by 151 per cent. The two areas, Paerata and... More
45% rise: Property values jump across Auckland region
The average Auckland residential property value has jumped by 45 per cent across the region, taking the average house value in the city to $1.076m Auckland Council has today revealed the total value of all residential properties... More
X-traordinary house planned for Queenstown
A wealthy Chinese Aucklander wants to build a Queenstown home with the X factor.The house - an X-shaped design which gives the appearance of floating in the middle but is subterranean at each end - has been designed by Auckland... More
Eastcliffe Retirement Village units will cost $29.7m to fix: Project 'unfeasible'
Part of a big Auckland retirement village will cost an estimated $29.7 million to fix, making repairs "unfeasible".Ngarimu Blair, a director of Ngati Whatua Orakei's Whai Rawa, said new estimates showed the cost to fix 33 units... More
Rise of CBD workers brings plan for new Auckland downtown supermarket
A third downtown Auckland supermarket is being planned to cater for around 30,000 workers within a half-kilometre radius of the waterfront.The $1.5b NZX-listed landlord Precinct Properties NZ is negotiating to get the new store... More
Rental stock plummets: Auckland -35pc, Wellington -69pc
Residential rental stock volumes have halved in the past year and demand from tenants is outstripping supply with predictions that people will find it increasingly hard to find a place, according to Trade Me Property.In Auckland,... More
South Auckland to jump in value by more than 50 per cent
Auckland's southern suburbs could see the biggest rise in property values - a jump of over 50 per cent in most areas - when council unveils its 2017 property revaluation figures. Auckland Council will reveal the total value of... More
How to DIY your own tiny house
A new mini series, starring celebrity UK architect George Clarke, has been launched to help Kiwis DIY their own tiny house. The architect first partnered with building supplies company Mitre 10 to help one Kiwi couple fulfill their... More
Auckland's annual house price fall largest since 2010
Real Estate Institute (REINZ) figures for October show median prices in the Auckland region fell by 3.2 per cent year on year to $850,000 - the biggest fall since December 2010.But within the old Auckland City boundaries (the CBD... More
Planned passive property in Howick
A new childcare, cafe and apartment development, to be built in the Auckland seaside suburb of Howick, is for sale off the plans as a solid, long-term, passive investment property."It will comprise two standalone buildings," says... More
Catherine Smith: Two big, happy families
There aren't many families in urban Auckland who can point to land that has been in their extended family for more than 50 years. In 1966, when Sandy Pooley's great uncle bought a block of land on Kirkbride Rd, Mangere, it was... More
Catherine Masters: A little corner of England
Richard Heathfield has a vision for a garden wherever he goes and for this property near the sea he wanted a private nest, English-style.Richard is originally from Kent, coming to New Zealand in the "£10 Pom" days after selling... More
Sandra Goodwin: Much-loved for four decades
The owners of Coopers Creek Winery didn't have to think twice about buying this 1908 return veranda villa 41 years ago, even though it was in original condition. Andrew and Cynthia Hendry were drawn to Epsom for its mature trees,... More
Pohutukawa treehouse with island views to go under the hammer
Overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, nestled among the trees, is a small house with a design that pays homage to New Zealand's own Christmas tree. The picturesque, hillside property with views out to Kawau Island and Great Barrier is going... More
Corrupt contractor and official lose appeals
Two men convicted in the country's largest ever bribery prosecution, Stephen Borlase and Murray Noone, have lost their appeals.In February, Borlase, former head of roading contracting business Projenz, was sentenced to five and... More