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Ending homelessness (again)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:22:43 +1300 | Green Party

“Arriving in London for the first time on my OE, I saw vagrants and beggars everywhere, sleeping rough under bridges, in parks, in any nook that offered a little shelter from the wind and rain. I loved that I came from a country that was better than this ...More >>

House prices rise, sales volumes ease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:24:35 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Median house prices have risen and sales volumes have stayed flat or fallen across New Zealand in December 2016 when compared to December 2015, according to the latest figures released today by REINZ, source of the most recent, complete and accurate ...More >>

Rents leap to end 2016 on a record high

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:46:11 +1300 | Trade Me Property

December was another tough month for tenants in New Zealand with the national median weekly rent jumping to a record $450, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Index. More >>

2017 uncertain for house prices, with mixed expert views

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:23:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

UPDATE: 7th par, clarifies that price growth of 12.2% is the Auckland market, rather than the national picture. More >>

Property values drop in parts of NZ as the LVR takes effect

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:36:10 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for December increased 12.5% over the past year. Values rose by 1.3% over the past three months and are now 51.5% above the previous market peak of late 2007. ...More >>

Save Point England Reserve in Glen Innes

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:43:08 +1300 | TeRata Rangi Hikairo

Community Advocates are calling for support to oppose a Housing Development at a Local Reserve in East Auckland. A petition has been created to SAVE POINT ENGLAND RESERVE More >>

Lateral Corp goes private

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:55:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed mobile payments company Lateral Corp is the vehicle for a backdoor listing in a $3.2 million deal with property developer Golden Tower NZ.More >>

Olivia Waiyee Lee v Whangarei District Council

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:46:09 +1300 | NZ Supreme Court

Ms Lee’s home, built in 2007 and early 2008, was not weathertight. On 12 August 2008 Ms Lee applied for an assessor’s report under s 32(1) of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006 (the WHRS Act).More >>

Little Christmas cheer for tenants

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:46:03 +1300 | Trade Me Property

Kiwi tenants have less to cheer about this Christmas with New Zealand’s median weekly rent increasing for the first time in four months, and hitting a record high $445 in November, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More >>

Fletcher Residential completes purchase of Oruarangi Rd

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:43:58 +1300 | Fletcher Residential

Auckland, 20 December 2016 – Fletcher Residential has completed the purchase of 33.8 hectares of land for its residential development in Oruarangi Rd, Mangere. Last week’s purchase follows Auckland Council planning consent approvals granted in ...More >>

Buoyant housing demand elevates structural log prices

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Buoyant residential building activity has pushed up the average price for top structural logs this year rise to the highest in more than two decades.More >>

NZ residential building consents rise 2.6% in October

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:43:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's residential building consents rose for the first month in four in October, boosted by two apartment projects in Wellington. More >>

Home building consents pass 30,000 a year

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:15:48 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The annual number of homes consented has passed 30,000 for the first time in 11 years, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Wilshire Group Forges Ahead With Richmond Development

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:10:13 +1300 | Wilshire Group Ltd.

Auckland residential property developer Wilshire Group is forging ahead with its Richmond housing development in Mount Wellington, with over 50 unconditional sales in just 12 weeks.More >>

Earthquake Journalism Submissions Deadline Extended

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:50:58 +1300 | The Scoop Foundation

Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism Earthquake Journalism Grants 2017 Call for Submissions Extended to 16 January 2017 More >>

The end of the Housing Boom

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:23:01 +1300 | Mark Rais

There are a number of factors why housing has been on full throttle for the past three years in New Zealand. However, two of the most substantial drivers are about to change. The fulcrum for this change is founded in international macroeconomic ...More >>

Those needing help with housing urged to get in touch

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:19:40 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

"The holiday season is something we all look forward to, but I also know it can be a particularly stressful time for those in need of a place to stay," says Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive for Housing Scott Gallacher.More >>

Prices Continue to Firm Through Spring

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:08:16 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were five more lifestyle property sales (+0.2%) for the three months ended November 2016 than for the three months ended November 2015. Overall, there were 2,205 lifestyle ...More >>

Residential building activity grows on strong foundations

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:29:17 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The volume of residential building work rose 2.4 percent in the September 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise followed 5.7 and 5.6 percent increases in the June and March quarters, respectively.More >>

Cautious Thumbs Up To New Earthquake Claim Arrangements

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:10:30 +1300 | Dean Lester

An insurance advocate who has worked with hundreds of Canterbury Earthquake insurance claimants says having homeowners dealing with their insurance company to resolve their house claim and not EQC, is a positive change however sounds a word of warning.More >>


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