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Axis Homes with Jalcon

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:42:08 +1200 | Jalcon Homes

Jalcon Homes says that an Axis Series Home is a good, affordable option for Auckland home buyers – and that quality shouldn’t be sacrificed for a compact living space. More >>

Couple give up Auckland for a slice of heaven in Cambridge

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:18:36 +1200 | St Kilda development

Like many other Kiwis, the first residents of Cambridge’s premier subdivision St Kilda have given up the long commutes, higher costs of living and smaller living space for their take on the quarter acre ‘kiwi dream’. More >>

Feedback sought on Council plans for growth

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:59:57 +1200 | Wellington City Council

An extra 50,000 people are expected to be living in Wellington City in 30 years’ time and planning is well under way to make sure the new housing and services they will need are sustainably developed in areas that will benefit the city most.More >>

Market-leading 1, 2 and 3-year fixed home loan rate

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:05:01 +1200 | HSBC Bank

HSBC NZ offers market-leading 1, 2 and 3-year fixed home loan rate of 5.75% p.a. More >>

Renters left out in the cold

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:12:01 +1200 | Boyd PR

People living in rental accommodation are suffering from a lower level of health and wellbeing because of substandard conditions in their home, new research shows. More >>

Wide range of free events for Auckland Architecture Week

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:12:14 +1200 | New Zealand Institute of Architects

From the 23-28 September the New Zealand Institute of Architects (Auckland Branch) is presenting a week-long festival of architecturally themed events and activities, most of them free.More >>

Up and Out Optimal for Growth

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:52:32 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Media Release 12 September 2014 Auckland Council CEO: “A Little Bit Up A Little Bit Out” is Optimal More >>

4th tranche of Auckland Housing Accord licenses sprawl

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:13:50 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is appalled at the next stage of the Auckland Housing Accord, released today, as it is once again focussed on urban sprawl. The fourth tranche of 41 Special Housing Areas (SHAs), allows for 8000 dwellings, nearly ...More >>

More ghost houses from National

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:20:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s desperate pre-election announcement of more ghost houses won’t fool Aucklanders wanting action on the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Harcourts MarketWatch September 2014

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:58:28 +1200 | Harcourts

The property market has taken a pause around the country as people wait for the end of winter and the outcome of the election. This is always the case around election time, with a drop off in listings and sales expected. More >>

NZ house sales fall in August

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:46:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in August as a lack of listings compounded the chilling effects of rising interest rates and mortgage loan restrictions, and as the upcoming general election adds another uncertainty for buyers.More >>

Competition is heating up among Canterbury tradies

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:44:55 +1200 | Builderscrack

As the region's post-quake building boom eases, competition is heating up among work-hungry Canterbury tradies More >>

Bellfield Road, Papakura - Special Housing Area

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:33:52 +1200 | Calum Penrose

The former Papakura Golf Course and the adjoining property at 117 Opaheke Road, which borders the new Opaheke Park, have been recommended to the Minister of Housing in Auckland Council’s latest tranche of Special Housing Areas (SHAs).More >>

August real estate market ‘idling’

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:29:11 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

• 5,481 dwellings sold in August 2014, down 7.0% on July and down 16.3% on August 2013 • National median price of $420,000, up $4,000 (+1.0%) on July and up $30,000 (+7.7%) on August 2013 • Days to sell eased by one day to 38 days compared to July, ...More >>

ACT will sort out the shambles Govts have caused in housing

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:59:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"Government interference over the years have made a dog’s breakfast of housing in New Zealand,” said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. “It should be obvious that if government removed the needless regulations on land use that restricts supply, the number of ...More >>

New Auckland SHAs to deliver 8000 more homes

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:54:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

12 September 2014 Media Statement New Auckland Special Housing Areas to deliver 8000 more homes More >>

Council to increase social housing under new structure

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:41:02 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s decision to lease its social housing to a separate entity will secure the service for tenants and grow it into the future, says Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck.More >>

Whitianga to host a Home & Trade Show

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:42:06 +1200 | Mercury Bay Home and Trade Show

Following on from last year’s successful Home & Trade Show the town is now gearing up to host their second Mercury Bay Home & Trade Show. To be held at the Whitianga Town Hall on the Saturday of Labour Weekend 2014 and there’ll be ...More >>

Northern Region property market analysis

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:47:48 +1200 | Harcourts

Please find attached full property market figures for the Northern Region for August 2014 from New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts. More >>

PM Inspects NZ’s Largest Private Housing Development

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:19:15 +1200 | Mike Greer Homes

Prime Minister John Key today visited the BeachGrove development in Kaiapoi to get a first-hand look at the country’s largest private development by Mike Greer Homes. More >>


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