Steve Hart

Expats and first-home buyers buoy regional markets

Thirty houses on a new sub-division in Masterton will go some-way to addressing the area’s housing shortage says Anita Baker of Baker & Co. She sold a 3 hectare block of land to a developer on the day we spoke

The Data Team - homes.co.nz (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist)

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – October 2020

Cheapest streets in the most expensive suburbs With property values continuing to increase, there are now 120 “million dollar” suburbs around the country. The majority of these are in Auckland, with 102 suburbs in the city having a median HomesEstimate

Ailsa Dawson

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020

I sat down with Niall Heeran from RentWellington to discuss the recently passed Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020. Niall believes that good landlords don’t need new legislation to do what’s right, bad landlords will look for ways around legislation.   When listening

Anita Shirley

Understanding Eco product choices available for your home

When building or renovating our homes, we now need to look at the long term environmental impact of the materials we are bringing into it. From carpet, hard flooring, window treatments, paints, furniture fabric, insulation and kitchens – just choosing a product can be confusing!

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – September 2020

In this month’s survey, agents report that they are seeing more people attending auctions and Open Homes, whilst pricing perceptions have risen strongly from our first survey back in May. Far fewer investors now believe that they will find bargains,

Sharon Cullwick

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for the Healthy Homes Standards

An outline of the new regulations by Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and

The Data Team - homes.co.nz (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist)

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – September 2020

Apartments or the family home – what is for sale in your area?  I’ve heard a few anecdotes recently about what types of properties are selling. Some are saying that properties priced for first home buyers are being snapped up,

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – August 2020

This week I have two of my monthly surveys to report on – one of valuers and the other of mortgage advisors. There is an interesting divergence between the two, even though both surveys were conducted after Auckland went into

Ailsa Dawson

Why auction?

We have recently seen in the media outstanding examples of auctions achieving premium prices for sellers and subsequently boosting profile for agents. Are auctions the domain of the ‘super agent’? Robert Tulp an independent auctioneer & Director from Apollo Auctions

Ailsa Dawson

Tips for agents working with Property Investors

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Bill Guthrie, a seasoned Residential Property Investor, who has been in the property investment market for close to 40 years. Over that time Bill has built a large residential

settled.govt.nz

10 key questions first-home buyers should ask real estate agents

Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process at times. It’s a new experience, and it’s understandable that learning how it works can be stressful and confusing. You’ll likely have limited knowledge of the process, who to talk to

settled.govt.nz

What to look for at your first open home

If you’re serious about buying your first home, congratulations! It’s an achievement getting this far. If you’ve clarified and discussed your goals and sorted your finance, the next step is to start attending open homes in the area you’re interested

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