Renters feel housing conditions can't be improved

Landlords who don't want alterations made to their homes are being blamed for tenants living in poorer conditions than homeowners.

Industrial property stands out: Bayleys

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

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.

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Market not slowing, Westpac says

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

'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....

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