The Data Team - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist)

A Leg Up for First Home Buyers

It’s good news for first home buyers with changes to the support offered by the Government. These changes took effect from 1 April 2021 to better help prospective first home buyers get on the property ladder.  The 2 main initiatives

Steve Hart

A Tale of Two Cities

Compare residential property turnover in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura with Wellington’s upmarket Khandallah and you’ll see a story of two New Zealands. One area is up and coming, ready to make its mark, while the other is well-established

The Data Team - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist) Monthly Property Update – April 2021

First home buyers needing to look south March was a significant month for the property market, with the Government announcing their new housing policy. Here’s what you need to know: The bright-line test will be extended to 10 years for

Steve Hart

Are you losing out if you don’t buy now?

It’s the age-old question for any first-home buyer – buy now or wait for prices to drop or hold out for something better. Real estate watcher and writer Steve Hart says there’s no time like the present.

The Data Team - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist) Monthly Property Update – March 2021

The Monthly Property Update is generated using’s March 2021 HomesEstimates, providing an up-to-date perspective on house values around New Zealand. Sales records in over 300 suburbs smashed  Are you continually surprised by how much your neighbour’s property is

Brad Olsen Monthly Property Update – February 2021

Guest Editor: Brad Olsen at Senior Economist, Infometrics Increased housing supply overlaps with more modest house price gains House prices continue to rise at a rapid pace across New Zealand, up 10.3%pa over the last year alone. With it now

Ailsa Dawson

Investment to Flip

Chris and Sarah decided to take advantage of the buoyant real estate market and purchase an investment property to turn a profit to fund some short term goals they both had. The plan was to purchase a ‘do-up’ that had

Ailsa Dawson

Why offers need to be in writing

Recently I was drawn into a conversation around a buyer and seller who had fallen out because the seller had denied having verbally accepted an offer from a buyer introduced to their property through their real estate agent. Both the

The Data Team - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist) Monthly Property Update – January 2021

The waterfront premium around New Zealand While sitting on the beach this summer, did you find yourself looking around the nearby waterfront properties and dream? The team at did too, and unfortunately the value of these homes often comes

Ailsa Dawson

Auctions are alive and well in Welly

Recently I attended two auction rooms, Professionals Lower Hutt for their Thursday auctions and Harcourts Wellington City’s Friday auctions. Rest assured people, auctions are alive and well in Wellington. What caught my attention in the Professionals auction room was 6

Ailsa Dawson

Homes Estimate – An estimated value of an individual home.

What is the HomesEstimate? The HomesEstimate is an algorithm used to calculate the estimated market value for an individual home. It is not a formal valuation, but a starting point in determining a home’s estimated value. The HomesEstimate is calculated

Ailsa Dawson

Buying off the plans

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ben Macky, Founder, and CEO from Wallace & Stratton to discuss the pros and cons of ‘buying off the plans’. I was keen to gather insights from local experts in this

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