First-home buyers 'shouldn't hold out for dropping prices'

First-home buyers waiting for prices to fall may be waiting a long time, says CoreLogic’s director of research.

Realestate.co.nz hits out at Trade Me fee cut

Realestate.co.nz has called Trade Me’s new monthly fee for real estate agents “desperate”.

Tenants not disadvantaged: APIA

Tenants like flexibility in their rental arrangements and suggestions they are left vulnerable are incorrect, the Auckland Property Investors Association says.

Wellington Central - Dual Key in Wellington – Cashflow and Capital Gains

$490,000 Quattro on Haining is a new highly specified development comprising two adjacent structures, each with 30 contemporary apartments. Designed to exceed all current building code regulations, Quattro offers...
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Govt hails consent figures

The 23,370 new houses consented over the past year is being held up as a sign the Government’s housing...

Trade Me offers monthly fee

Trade Me will offer a monthly subscription to real estate agents after complaints about its move to a...

Delay causes concern

Many landlords are stuck in limbo after the Reserve Bank announced it would delay the implementation...

Banks call for low-deposit applications

Banks want to hear from first-home buyers with small deposits....

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