Real Estate

  • Wellington loses 11 per cent of offices Newswire - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 1:31 PM NZDT

    Wellington has lost 11 per cent of its CBD office space while buildings are closed following the Kaikoura quake, a research company says.

  • Auckland average home price falls in Nov Newswire - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 1:13 PM NZDT

    Realtor Barfoot & Thompson says the average Auckland house price fell in November from a record high the previous month and signals a turning point.

  • Families move into partnership homes Newswire - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 4:00 AM NZDT

    The first families have moved into new apartment blocks in Auckland provided through a partnership between government agencies and community organisations.

  • Stats New Zealand staff rehoused Newswire - Fri, Nov 25, 2016 6:29 PM NZDT

    Statistics NZ says it has found temporary offices for its Wellington staff and reports Statistics House is to be demolished are not true.

  • More social housing for Auckland Newswire - Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:51 AM NZDT

    The government will build 120 new social housing apartments on land bought from the New Zealand Transport Agency in May.

  • Earnings rise for Argosy Property Newswire - Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:06 AM NZDT

    Listed property investor Argosy Property boosts interim profit by 22 per cent to $56.2 million.

  • Profit jumps for Kiwi Property Group Newswire - Mon, Nov 21, 2016 11:42 AM NZDT

    Kiwi Property Group's interim profit lifts by almost $10m as it eyes more development at its Sylvia Park shopping complex in Auckland.

  • Green Party launches rent-to-buy policy Newswire - Sat, Nov 19, 2016 3:45 PM NZDT

    The Green Party has proposed a rent-to-buy housing scheme to provide up to 10,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years in its latest housing policy.

  • The list of quake-hit Wellington buildings Newswire - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 9:26 AM NZDT

    Damaged Wellington buildings have been closed following the Kaikoura earthquake.

  • Nosy Kiwis obsessed by house prices Newswire - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:53 AM NZDT

    Nosy Kiwis are busily spying on their neighbour's investments after Trade Me recently launched a new service providing free information on homes across NZ.

  • Wellington apartment building evacuated Newswire - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 1:30 PM NZDT

    A central Wellington apartment building has been evacuated by emergency services after concerns about its stability were raised by engineers.

  • Median house price jumps in October Newswire - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:56 AM NZDT

    Sales of higher value homes helped lift the median house price by more than 10 per cent in October, with a $50,000 increase from the same time last year.

  • House prices show spring step Newswire - Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:32 AM NZDT

    The average asking price of homes nationwide reached a record high of $618,000 in October according to Trade Me figures.

  • Rachel Hunter puts LA home on market Newswire - Fri, Nov 4, 2016 10:43 AM NZDT

    Veteran Kiwi model Rachel Hunter is attempting to sell her Hollywood Hills home for $US5m.

  • Auckland house prices peak in October Newswire - Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:21 PM NZDT

    There were some hot October nights for high-value Auckland property owners with record prices reached, however there was a dearth of listings under $500,000.

  • Aucklanders eye provinces for houses Newswire - Tue, Nov 1, 2016 8:33 AM NZDT

    Aucklanders looking for housing options are checking out the regions with Manawatu-Whanganui catching the eye, according to the real estate industry's website.

  • Housing stock worth nearly $1 trillion Newswire - Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:34 PM NZDT

    A property market report puts the value of New Zealand's residential real estate stock at nearly $1 trillion - Labour says it's reached an unsustainable level.

  • Auckland gets 100 new affordable homes Newswire - Wed, Oct 26, 2016 2:55 PM NZDT

    One hundred new affordable homes with an average price tag of $537,000 will be built in a new Marutuahu Iwi-led development, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

  • NZ house prices fastest rising: report Newswire - Mon, Oct 17, 2016 10:38 AM NZDT

    New Zealand has the world's fastest growing house prices, a Chinese property website has reported.

  • Timeshares: Fabulous Opportunity or Financial Trap? Money Talks News - Sat, Oct 15, 2016 6:23 PM NZDT

    Before you get too carried away, watch the video below from Money Talks News finance expert Stacy Johnson. The resale market for timeshares is horrendous, with TUG estimating the average resale price being about 30-50 percent of the original cost.

  • Doggy doo damage bill to hit renters Newswire - Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:39 AM NZDT

    The government is looking at a law change which will mean renters are liable for any unintentional damage, following the Foxton dog damage case.

  • House prices up as Auckland growth slows Newswire - Thu, Oct 13, 2016 9:46 AM NZDT

    The nation's median house price has hit a new record but there are more signs of a slowdown in Auckland, according to REINZ figures.

  • Property development `always risky': Key Newswire - Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:07 PM NZDT

    Prime Minister John Key says he isn't reading too much into a report that 35 Auckland apartment developments have fallen over this year.

  • No spring shoots for Auckland home sales Newswire - Wed, Oct 5, 2016 10:47 AM NZDT

    The number of house sales in Auckland in September was down almost a quarter from the same time last year, the city's biggest realtor says.

  • New listings down, asking prices up Newswire - Sat, Oct 1, 2016 2:17 PM NZDT

    People are holding off selling houses and are asking more for them if they do while buyers are getting wary.

  • Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money Flipping Houses? Money Talks News - Sat, Sep 17, 2016 5:41 AM NZST

    While Robert doesn’t say where his interest in flipping houses comes from, I hope it’s not from one of the many reality shows on the subject. Can you make money flipping houses? You can make big money in real estate.

  • Massive new housing project in Northcote Newswire - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:17 PM NZST

    The government will spend $750m on a development in Northcote to transform 300 Housing NZ homes into a 1200-property development.

  • Housing claims and counter claims Newswire - Sun, Sep 11, 2016 5:36 PM NZST

    The number of families living in public places is on the rise, Labour says, but the government says it's making progress.

  • McCahon painting breaks NZ record Newswire - Wed, Sep 7, 2016 9:30 PM NZST

    A work by Colin McCahon, The Canoe Tainui, has fetched the highest price paid for a painting sold at auction in New Zealand.

  • Auckland house sales drop in August Newswire - Mon, Sep 5, 2016 11:32 AM NZST

    The volume of house sales in Auckland fell in August as new restrictions kicked in, although prices continued to rise, according to Barfoot & Thompson.

  • State houses being sold cheaply: Twyford Newswire - Sat, Aug 13, 2016 3:17 PM NZST

    The taxpayer is taking a hit from Housing NZ selling too many houses below valuation, Labour's Phil Twyford says.

  • House sales shrink in July Newswire - Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:48 AM NZST

    The number of New Zealand houses sold in July was down 10 per cent on a year ago as a third less were available.

  • LINZ survey `an exercise in manipulation' Newswire - Tue, Aug 2, 2016 4:23 PM NZST

    Labour says the LINZ survey on foreign property buyers was deliberately designed to confuse the public.

  • House price rises prompt calls for action Newswire - Tue, Aug 2, 2016 3:53 PM NZST

    House prices are continuing their rapid rise and opposition parties are renewing their call for government action.

  • Little change in latest foreign buyer data Newswire - Mon, Aug 1, 2016 5:45 PM NZST

    Land Information NZ data shows three per cent of all properties sold in the April to June quarter went to foreign tax residents.

  • More Kiwis eligible for HomeStart scheme Newswire - Sun, Jul 31, 2016 10:41 AM NZST

    The housing minister has announced that more Kiwis will now be able to access the KiwiSaver HomeStart loan scheme.

  • Housing areas in Nelson fast-tracked Newswire - Sat, Jul 30, 2016 3:41 PM NZST

    Three new sites in Nelson have been approved as special housing areas, which should speed up their development.

  • Investors borrow billions to buy houses Newswire - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 4:53 PM NZST

    The Reserve Bank's latest mortgage lending data shows that in June investors borrowed far more than first home buyers.

  • Housing market peak next year: Infometrics Newswire - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 2:47 PM NZST

    New Zealand's booming market will peak late next year before a chasing building market catches up and prices will then fall 14 per cent, Infometrics says.

  • All five banks move on property investment Newswire - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 5:09 PM NZST

    Investors need bigger deposits to buy a property with banks moving to implement tougher rules signalled by the RBNZ.

  • ANZ restricts loans to property investors Newswire - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 11:19 AM NZST

    Investors need bigger deposits to buy a property with ANZ moving to implement tougher rules signalled by the RBNZ.

  • ANZ cautions about Auckland property boom Newswire - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 6:11 PM NZST

    If we're not prepared to lend you more money, eventually the prices will have to flatten out, NZ's largest lender says.

  • Property investors don't like new deal Newswire - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 4:00 AM NZST

    The Property Investors' Federation says the Reserve Bank is taking action against its members because it wants to be able to lower interest rates.

  • Housing `crisis' spreading: opposition Newswire - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 1:49 PM NZST

    Labour and the Greens say the latest house price data is more bad news for first home buyers and a crisis is spreading through the country.

  • House prices hit record in five regions Newswire - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 10:35 AM NZST

    Record high median house prices in June for five regions as the national median hits $500,000 according to the Real Estate Institute.

  • NZ house prices up, but growth rate eases Newswire - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 10:21 AM NZST

    The average asking price of a house in New Zealand is still rising, but the experts say the price rises are starting to slow.

  • Prefab houses get the green light Newswire - Tue, Jul 12, 2016 11:59 AM NZST

    Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says the government is going ahead with its plan to build prefab houses for emergency accommodation.

  • Dotcom's former Coatesville home sold Newswire - Sat, Jul 9, 2016 12:36 PM NZST

    A mansion previously rented by Kim Dotcom, and scene to an early morning 2012 police raid, has sold for an undisclosed amount.

  • Govt wants to buy DHB's land for housing Newswire - Wed, Jul 6, 2016 1:37 PM NZST

    The government is negotiating with Counties Manukau DHB to buy 10ha of its land for housing development - the site could hold about 250 homes.

  • Property investors take on John Key Newswire - Wed, Jul 6, 2016 4:00 AM NZST

    The Property Investors' Federation says Prime Minister John Key's advice to the Reserve Bank on loan restrictions was "misguided".

  • Politicians against housing market 'crash' Newswire - Tue, Jul 5, 2016 3:53 PM NZST

    Opposition party leaders don't agree with an idea to deliberately crash the housing market and say more affordable homes need to be built.

  • Auckland average house price nears $1m Newswire - Tue, Jul 5, 2016 11:49 AM NZST

    House sales in the City of Sails fell in June, but the average price to live in New Zealand's largest city is fast approaching the million dollar mark.

  • Fines for real estate price fixing Newswire - Fri, Jul 1, 2016 5:48 PM NZST

    Big fines are being handed out to real estate agencies that fixed prices in response to a change in TradeMe fees.

  • Interest in Auckland properties dips: site Newswire - Fri, Jul 1, 2016 2:05 AM NZST

    Interest in the Auckland property market might finally be taking a hit from rising prices, a real estate industry listings website says

  • Deal done to build on vacant Crown land Newswire - Fri, Jun 17, 2016 11:14 AM NZST

    An agreement has been reached with Fletcher Residential to start building homes on an area of vacant Crown land in Auckland.

  • Bank moves back government's belief Newswire - Fri, Jun 10, 2016 11:29 AM NZST

    Decisions by two major banks support the government's belief that foreign speculators are just a tiny part of the house price problem.

  • Bank moves `largely symbolic': PM Newswire - Fri, Jun 10, 2016 7:48 AM NZST

    Prime Minister John Key says the decision by two major banks to restrict lending to overseas property buyers is "largely symbolic".

  • Govt seeks to skew housing market: Smith Newswire - Wed, Jun 8, 2016 4:11 PM NZST

    Housing Minister Nick Smith says the government's housing policy aims to skew the market in favour of first home buyers.

  • PM defends housing record after poor poll Newswire - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:13 AM NZST

    PM John Key says perceptions that the government is not doing anything to control the housing market are wide of the mark.

  • HNZ sells property for a song: Labour Newswire - Thu, May 12, 2016 4:00 AM NZST

    Labour's Jacinda Ardern says a Housing NZ apartment block standing on land worth $7.6 million has been sold for $2.5m.

  • House prices reach record in four regions Newswire - Wed, May 11, 2016 1:40 PM NZST

    Record median prices have been reached in four regions across the country as a "chronic lack" of housing supply in Auckland continues to push people out.

  • Dark areas in LINZ property data NZ Newswire - Wed, May 11, 2016 4:01 AM NZST

    The data of non-residents purchasing New Zealand properties is expected to become clearer as the year continues.

  • Foreign buyers housing data released NZ Newswire - Tue, May 10, 2016 4:54 PM NZST
    Foreign buyers housing data released

    Data just released has shown three per cent of properties sold in the first quarter went to foreigners, with Chinese buyers the largest group.

  • Auckland housing market slows in April NZ Newswire - Wed, May 4, 2016 12:25 PM NZST

    The number of Auckland house sales in April is down on the same time last year with leading realtor Barfoot & Thompson calling the market restrained.

  • NZ building consents see-saw in March NZ Newswire - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 2:21 PM NZST

    After red-hot growth in February for residential building consents March recorded a fall, with Otago recording the biggest drop.

  • 'Second-chance' buyers get KiwiSaver help Newswire - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 6:51 PM NZST

    Previous homeowners who have fallen on hard times will now be able to access their KiwiSaver funds to help them get back on the property ladder.

  • Investors swamp first-home buyers: Greens Newswire - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 9:19 AM NZST

    The latest Reserve Bank data shows property investors are taking out far more mortgages than first-home buyers, the Greens say.

  • Key talks down land tax on foreigners Newswire - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 2:41 PM NZST

    Prime Minister John Key is increasingly cautious about the need for a land tax on foreigners, he says Auckland has a supply issue.

  • Firm offers way into Akld housing market NZ Newswire - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 1:55 PM NZST

    An Auckland company has a unique solution to the housing crisis - it's offering shares in a company that will then buy a house, for as little as $500.

  • Agreement opens up land for housing Newswire - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 12:52 PM NZST

    An agreement has been signed to build 400 affordable homes in Hobsonville, and the government says half of them will be sold to first home buyers.


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