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West Flaxmere vision gets green light

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:28:46 +1300 | Hastings District Council

An innovative vision designed to provide 120 high-quality affordable homes in Flaxmere has been agreed to by Hastings District Council and Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga. More >>

House prices rise across New Zealand

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:29:41 +1300 | RNZ

The Real Estate Institute said the house price index rose 1.4 percent in February, over January, with the annual rate up 3.9 percent More >>

Debt is bigger obstacle to home ownership than supply

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:41:05 +1300 | LoanPlan Mortgages and Finance

Debt is a bigger obstacle to first home ownership than housing supply Getting rid of debt should be a greater priority than saving for a house deposit, says longstanding Auckland mortgage adviser Christine Lockie. The director of LoanPlan Limited , Ms ...More >>

Wellington property market dips for the first time in 5 mths

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:38:45 +1300 | Trademe

The New Zealand property market remained almost static in February after the national average asking price fell just 0.6 per cent on January to $626,050, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. More >>

Timber Design Award entries now open

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:20:45 +1300 | NZ Wood

Entries are now open for the prestigious 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, and Stage One entries will close at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018. More >>

Homeownership Elusive for Single Buyers

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:05:38 +1300 | Pope and Co. Mortgages

Buying a first home is the most difficult it’s ever been for single buyers, in a market where home ownership rates have fallen to their lowest levels in 60 years. A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing , a report commissioned by the Government ...More >>

Assistance for Cyclone-hit Tasman and Taranaki regions

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:14:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development 12 March 2018 MEDIA ADVISORY Assistance for Cyclone-hit Tasman and Taranaki regions Tasman and Taranaki residents struggling to clear up the mess left by ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita can access a helping ...More >>

Superannuitants will be hit hardest by rates rises

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:33:48 +1300 | Veronica Harrod

Hundreds of existing residents will be superannuitants by the time Horowhenua District Council introduces proposed average rates increases of $2000 annually in five areas targeted for new water and wastewater systems. More >>

Hastings flooding clean-up

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:56:46 +1300 | Hastings District Council

In the wake of localised flooding yesterday, the focus today is on contacting people who have had flood waters through their homes. More >>

New Service helps with Due Diligence for homes in Chch

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:39:16 +1300 | Residential Risk Analysis

Effective pre-purchase Due Diligence for property in post-earthquake Christchurch has been lacking with no agency to assist home buyers to navigate the very tricky minefield of the post-disaster real estate landscape.More >>

Foreign property investors ban could kill build-to-rent

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:28:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 8 (BusinessDesk) - Outspoken rental housing advocate Shamubeel Eaqub warns that by shutting out foreign investors, the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will make it impossible to build enough new rental properties to meet the country's housing ...More >>

Wellington votes to bring rates down to 3.9%

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:11:05 +1300 | Wellington City Council

This week Wellington City Council voted to bring rates down to 3.9%, from a mooted 7.1% in the Draft Long Term Plan. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says keeping the rates down is part of ensuring Wellington remains affordable over the next decade. ...More >>

Red Stag plans to invest $20M in timber plant for KiwiBuild

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:15:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Red Stag plans to invest $20M in North Island cross-laminated timber plant to support KiwiBuild More >>

Airbnb owners cream millions in Auckland rent

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 14:49:18 +1300 | RNZ

Airbnb may be fuelling rents on Waiheke Island, with new research showing more than 1200 Auckland houses are permanently rented through the accommodation website. More >>

Auckland’s Untold Growth Story: The Elephant in the Room

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:20:59 +1300 | RCG

Auckland leads the country in population growth and this trend is predicted to continue, according to property, architecture and research company RCG. In the March 2018 issue of Constructive Thinking , RCG Associate Director John Polkinghorne explores Auckland’s ...More >>

Demonstration aims to address Auckland homelessness

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 09:53:20 +1300 | Build Up Emergency Housing

The homelessness crisis which is hurting thousands of New Zealand families right now is likely to get worse before it gets better. This is despite the opening of additional emergency housing units including those being run by The Salvation Army ...More >>

Phil Twyford opens EasyBuild show home village

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 13:08:07 +1300 | EasyBuild

Housing Minister Phil Twyford opens EasyBuild show home village Kiwi home provider offers innovative, homegrown solution to New Zealand’s housing problems Masterton, 7 March 2018 – EasyBuild, the New Zealand prefabricated home provider, today welcomed ...More >>

Check out online how climate change may affect your place

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 12:03:22 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

People interested in how climate change may affect the region can now use a huge range of data to drill right down to its impact on local communities. More >>

A1 Homes will work with affected Hawkes Bay home buyers

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:32:07 +1300 | A1 Homes

The head-licensor A1 Homes NZ Limited has announced, that in conjunction with Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand, it will be putting an offer to all of those home owners affected by the recent liquidation of licence-holder Fargher Construction ...More >>

New factsheets show extent of crisis in regions

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:11:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New factsheets show extent of crisis in regions New regional factsheets being published for the first time today show the housing crisis is not just an issue for Auckland but is now a challenge for our regions, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil ...More >>


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