Shakes rattle property industry

Insurance and earthquake strengthening are some of the issues that are top-of-mind for New Zealand’s property industry, a new survey shows.

Industrial property stands out: Bayleys

Industrial property has been identified as the steadiest performer in the real estate market by a new report.

Market not slowing, Westpac says

It is inaccurate to say the housing market is slowing, Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says.

Meremere - Brick & Tile Entry Level Investment Close to Auckland

$185,350 Prices are low here, rents are creeping up, and being in such close proximity to the fast growing Pokeno area there is potential for growth in the near future. Rental Status of $270 p/w (including water),...
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'Get bargains near special housing areas'

Investors should snap up properties around the newly-announced special housing areas, one property commentator...

Where is spring surge?

The usual surge in new home listings on to the market in August is noticeably weaker this year,

Turnover down again in REINZ stats

Turnover continued to drop in August, the latest Real Estate Institute statistics reveal....

Floating rates flat for seven more months

While the Reserve Bank is not indicating when it next expects to increase the OCR, markets are picking...

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