Nick Goodall: Politics has part in slump
The protracted nature of the coalition negotiations to form our next Government appear to have further stalled NZ's property market, with buyer demand staying restrained right through to mid-October: in fact, a few faint signs of... More
Steve Hart: Grass not always greener
There were 514 fewer lifestyle property sales (down 23 per cent) for the three months ended September 2017 than for the same period last year, according to the Real Estate Institute. All up there were 1716 lifestyle property sales.The... More
Liam Dann: No 'new Government hangover'
There's always a morning after, when left-leaning governments take power. The world of business and financial markets is seldom enamoured with such results. But my hangovers usually last longer than this one.The New Zealand... More
SkyCity remain silent on whether Jacinda Ardern will open new $700 million convention centre
SkyCity Entertainment Group's controversial new $700 million convention centre in Auckland will be opened during Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first term in office.But whether she will open one of the country's largest property... More
Special Housing Area: Jebson Place gets the nod
Hamilton City Council voted unanimously for Jebson Place in Hamilton East to be the city's first Special Housing Area under new rules approved in August.The council's recommendation made on Wednesday now goes to the Minster for... More
First special housing area approved for Hamilton
Hamilton City Council has approved six applications under its new Special Housing Area criteria despite questions over affordability.The council vote unanimously on Wednesday to take five applications into further evaluation while... More
Aston Martin unveils its first ever apartments in Downtown Miami
Now homeowners can live out the James Bond lifestyle - because Aston Martin has unveiled its first ever apartments.The iconic car-maker has broken ground on a 66-storey glass-and-steel waterfront tower in Downtown Miami, which is... More
Real estate agency boss fears 'Fortress NZ' under new Government
"We're back to Fortress New Zealand," says a property boss of the new Government's policies to ban house sales to foreigners.Geoff Barnett, Century 21 New Zealand national manager, said he was personally concerned about this country's... More
Retirement boss vows action after 'get a f**king life' tirade against pensioners
The head of the Retirement Village Association says his organisation will take action following a tirade by a prominent rest home owner and businessman John Tooby who verbally abused his tenants in Christchurch yesterday. The Herald... More
Rents up 44pc in one earthquake-hit town
New Zealand residential property rents rose 4.6 per cent in the last year but in one earthquake-hit area, they shot up 44 per cent. Infometrics has released a report identifying trends in rental inflation. "Nationwide rental inflation... More
EmpowermentNZ proposes emergency housing village for Te Puke
A small village of temporary container homes for the homeless is being proposed for Te Puke with the aim of helping 24 families a year.The plan, driven by EmpowermentNZ, is for seven small houses, with families in six and the seventh... More
New $70m village and 1.1km road being built at Long Bay
A new $70 million town centre and 1.1km road are being built by the country's largest housing land developer on Auckland's northern outskirts.Evan Davies, Todd Property managing director, said the town and road were now under construction... More
Auckland zookeeper's house on the market for $1
Auckland Zoo is auctioning off a former zookeeper's house - with a thrifty $1 reserve. The home was being sold with the condition that it would need to be uplifted and moved at the buyer's own cost by November 20. On the listing... More
Remuera's Tudor Mall in rare sale
A large freehold Remuera investment property with 11 tenancies and earning over $400,000 a year in rent has been put on the market for the first time in 16 years."This commercial property has a high-profile location in the heart... More
Donna McIntyre: A lifestyle to enjoy
When John and Lyndle Lister and their family of three bought this rural property at Wainui 12 years ago, it came with a three-bedroom home and a separate sewing room. They have now extended the home to have one-third more space,... More
Robyn Welsh: Back to mint condition
The coming of age of this 1890s Victorian workingman's cottage is the story of sisters Bridie and Clare O'Shea and their first renovation project together.They pooled their finances and dove-tailed their talents with those of their... More
Louise Richardson: Big, bold and beautiful
When Kerry and Pam Burnside first saw their Pahurehure home 14 years ago, it's fair to say that they were slightly underwhelmed."It looked pretty ordinary, really, from the street and it wasn't until we got inside that we realised... More
Donna McIntyre: Light and airy with views
There's a certain appeal to the 1960s architecture of this three-level Parnell apartment building in Bridgewater Rd, says Patricia Watson."The building does show the hand of the architect; you can feel it has been thoughtfully designed... More
Brian Rudman: Nick Smith's laxative fails on blockage
A postscript to the disaster that was the last Government's attempt to solve Auckland's housing crisis was presented to last week's Auckland Council Planning Committee meeting.Back in September 2013, Housing Minister Nick Smith... More
Home buyer 'heartbreak': Struggle for finance as banks tighten belts
Tighter lending restrictions means more "heartbreak" for home buyers who are seeing sale and purchase agreements on a new house fall over at the last minute when they are unable to get finance. Sales nationwide have been sluggish,... More