Radical reform for Wellington housing

Wellington’s approach to housing development will get a major shake up after the city council unanimously voted in favour of proposed changes today.

Migration may have peaked

The inflow of migration into New Zealand slowed in August with the annual net total down on previous months, according to the latest Statistics New Zealand data.

Rents surge for urban living options

Changing mindsets mean apartment, townhouse and unit rents have skyrocketed by 6.3% year-on-year to a record median weekly high of $420, new Trade Me Property data shows.

Hamilton Central - Easy First Step!

$299,000 Take your first step and enjoy the benefits, from what this affordable first home can offer you! Situated on a flat site and located in the Frankton area - close to local amenities plus the CBD. This...
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The Auckland housing crisis - not even half the numbers

Auckland Housing Summit organiser, Leonie Freeman, crunches the city's housing numbers to get a progress...

Election 2017: the housing round up

It’s been a dramatic election campaign this year, with National and Labour now racing neck and neck...

Sales down but life in market

Property sales nationwide were down by 20% year-on-year in August, new data shows – but some say there...

Rents set to rise if Labour wins

Nearly three quarters of landlords would increase the rents they charge if Labour is elected and enacts...

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Repairs & rent reductions
“Our tenants moved in in July. There was a dampness in a room due to leakage in the shower. A plumber fixed the leakage in front of the tenants at the time they moved in. We provided a dehumidfier but the tenants hardly use it so that their power bill doesn't get too high. On the weekend my husband went to access the...”
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Sub-let carpet worry
“I sublet a room in a shared flat last year. In the dining room a friend dropped a tiny splash of coffee on the carpet. Unfortunately, in our attempt to clean it up the carpet developed a huge yellow circle a lot bigger than the original stain. We attempted to clean it several times before discovering online that with old...”
Our expert Myles Noble responds »

Bank LVR application
“When you are refinancing a property (either an owner occupier property or an investment property) will the bank apply the LVR ratio against the original purchase price or against the current value? For example: I purchased a place in 2010 for $300,000 and currently owe $250,000. The property is now valued at around $650,000.     ...”
Our expert Nick Ashford responds »

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