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Some good news for first time buyers

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:46:23 +1300 | Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

A drop in lower quartile house prices and lower mortgage costs have improved housing affordability but first home buyers will still struggle in Auckland Life became slightly easier for first home buyers in many regions last month thanks to a small drop in ...More >>

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:51:18 +1300 | Harcourts

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada 26 November 2015 Hayden Duncan, former CEO for Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate group, is to lead the company’s expansion into Canada. Mr Duncan, who left his role as Harcourts NZ CEO ...More >>

RMA changes could do some good

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:18:21 +1300 | BusinessNZ

Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says business is disappointed that the political landscape has made it impossible to change the Act substantively to make it more fit for its purpose of promoting sustainable development.More >>

Property Institute supports RMA reforms

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:04:21 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has applauded Government plans to overhaul the Resource Management Act (RMA) but says that the changes being proposed don't go far enough to quickly resolve the Auckland housing crisis.More >>

Good progress in two years of Housing Accord

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:15:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Auckland Housing Accord is freeing up land faster for housing and helping drive increasing momentum in residential construction, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the second year monitoring ...More >>

World-class Stewart Island eco-sanctuary up for sale

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:42:50 +1300 | Sotheby's International Realty

A private Stewart Island eco-sanctuary of global significance could soon become a top New Zealand tourist destination, an exclusive eco retreat or an education centre if an innovative new steward elects to open it to the public.More >>

NPT lifts first-half earnings 6.1%

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:15:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - NPT, the listed property investor, increased first-half earnings 6.1 percent as rental income from its retail buildings dragged up revenue, while a lift in the value of its overall property portfolio almost doubled profit.More >>

More than 540 new homes for Hobsonville Point

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:38:05 +1300 | AVJennings

Hobsonville Point’s new Buckley B precinct will be jointly developed by Hobsonville Land Company (HLC) and AVJennings. HLC has chosen AVJennings and its builder partner team to develop stages two and three of the new precinct. Stage 1 will be developed ...More >>

Report shows desperate housing situation throughout NZ

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:56:10 +1300 | Citizens Advice Bureaux NZ

Can this really be New Zealand? The CAB is asking this question after carrying out an analysis of the situations of people coming to them in need of emergency accommodation. More >>

Helping hand for first home buyers in the Hutt Valley

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:31:27 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

In the Hutt Valley, 371 people are receiving help to buy their first home through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. More >>

Desperate Nick Smith talks up housing failures

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:34 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is clutching at straws as he desperately tries to talk up his failed housing policies, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Authority will be next to take on Living Building Challenge

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:44:16 +1300 | Waikaremoana Tribal Authority

The Waikaremoana Tribal Authority will be next to take on the Living Building Challenge. Tribal Chair Dana Rurehe says, “The building is designed to depict who we are as a people. This is the beginning of the return to the lake side of nā hapū o Tūhoe”.More >>

Greater clarity needed for housing transfers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:22:51 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Media Release Greater clarity needed for housing transfer in Invercargill and Tauranga - CHA The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill ...More >>

Auckland Council disappoints small businesses

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:29:45 +1300 | MYOB

Dissatisfaction with local council support amongst Auckland-based small and medium business operators is at its highest level in over two years. This is despite increased levels of revenue growth for SMEs in the Super City, according to the MYOB Business ...More >>

Meridian Energy Southern Excellence Awards winners announced

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:28:32 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council’s inaugural South Island regional awards winners have been announced in a spectacular sold-out event in Christchurch. More >>

Agreement for Sale of Tasman Farms

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:26:00 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Council has entered into a binding agreement for the sale of Tasman Farms. More >>

Record hotel sale hallmark of $290m year

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:58:48 +1300 | Colliers International

A major Queenstown hotel has sold for a record price of more than $90 million. More >>

Perceptions of real estate agents improving

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:00:15 +1300 | REINZ

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) says that both home owners and agents can take satisfaction from a survey showing improvements in the general population’s rating of real estate agents; and the even better rating by those who’ve dealt ...More >>

PropertyNZ completes successful investment round

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:06:59 +1300 | PropertyNZ

Wellington-based start-up PropertyNZ Ltd has successfully completed its first external investment round for the soon-to-be launched website . More >>

Provincial petrol station and retail hub fuels interest

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:57:34 +1300 | Bayleys

The newest and biggest commercial retail hub in the Manawatu has been placed on the market for sale. More >>


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