Property News

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. More...

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. More...

Election 2017: the housing round up

It’s been a dramatic election campaign this year, with National and Labour now racing neck and neck to the finish line this Saturday. So here’s our guide to what the parties are promising on the housing front. More...

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 are renewed signs of life in the market. More...

Rents set to rise if Labour wins

Nearly three quarters of landlords would increase the rents they charge if Labour is elected and enacts its rental market proposals, a new survey reveals. More...

No post Unitary Plan subdivision boom

Subdividing Auckland properties was supposed to become all the rage once the city’s Unitary Plan came in to force – but, to date, that has not been the case. More...

To CGT or not to CGT?

There are growing calls for Labour to come clean on its tax plans – particularly on the potential introduction of a capital gains tax – as the election draws closer. More...

23 year old duo turn over $30m

Two Christchurch best mates have made a profitable move from trading property to creating multi-dwelling developments – and now they are telling their story. More...

Apartment under supply looming

Auckland is facing an undersupply in the apartment market with new Colliers International research showing there is just 12 months of supply remaining. More...

Dramatic change in price expectations

Warnings of mortgage rate rises and the looming election are key to a sea change in sentiment about house price growth, according to the Property Institute. More...

New tool means better property valuations

Greater accuracy in property valuations will now be possible with the launch of CoreLogic’s new and improved Automated Valuation Model (AVM). More...

Landlords key to solving crisis

Investors have a critical role to play in resolving Auckland’s housing problems and that means landlord bashing doesn’t help anyone, says the woman behind the Auckland Housing Summit. More...

Caution leads to fall in listings

Regions around the Upper North Island have seen dramatic year-on-year falls in new property listings in, the latest Realestate.co.nz data reveals. More...

Subdued signs of life

Pick up in Auckland sales activity and prices seen in new Barfoot & Thompson data indicates that it’s not all doom and gloom for the Super City market. More...

RMA by-pass to encourage development

Separate urban planning laws which by-pass the Resource Management Act (RMA) and ease the path of development will be bought in if a National-led government is re-elected. More...

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