Supreme Court dismisses price-fixing appeal

Two Hamilton real estate agencies have lost their long-running battle with the Commerce Commission over allegations of price-fixing.

COMMENT: Making sense of it all: COVID-19, the economy & property

The Covid-19 crisis means everything is changing fast, so CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has put together his 10 key points on what to be aware of when it comes to the property market.

Auckland market booming before lockdown

The Super City’s housing market was in full recovery mode with strong sales and a rise in listings, but the Covid-19 lockdown has stopped it in its tracks.

Te Kuiti - 2 for the price of 1

$499,000 What a time to invest in Te Kuiti with it's wonderful community feel, all the amenities your tenants will need and at an incredible price. Te Kuiti is 20mins from Waitomo, just over an hour from Hamilton...
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Uncertainty set to plague 2020’s market

New data from both QV and shows the housing market was performing strongly prior...

Covid-19 will impact on building activity

New dwelling consents hit a 45 year high in the year ending February 2020 – but that was before...

What lies ahead for the housing market

As New Zealand begins to settle into the “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdown, commentators...

South Auckland skyrockets - pre-lockdown


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