KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant: Buying Your First Home

Is the dream of home ownership within your grasp? It could be more possible than you think! You may be eligible for government support to buy your first home… including a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. What is KiwiSaver HomeStart? Have you

Lucy Simpson

Top tips for Facebooking

Write/share posts that engage with your audience If you’re not engaging with your audience on Facebook, what’s the point of posting? A good way to engage with your audience, is to post content with captions that encourage likes, comments and


Tips on buying a bach

Whether you prefer the snow, sun, or riverside rural bliss, owning a place where you can get away from it all is an attractive prospect. But buying a holiday property, whether it’s a bach at the beach or a backblocks

Grace Tresidder

Towns to consider for purchasing a ski bach

During the winter months, the snow transforms our alpine landscapes into a winter wonderland. There are multiple ski fields all around the country, making it easy for people to access and enjoy – no matter where you’re. New Zealand has

Steve Hart

Fixed price or auction, what is happening in your city?

Getting the absolute best price for your home is essential – you can only sell it once. So what’s the best method? Auction, tender or fixed price? To find out why one method might be used over another, homes.co.nz spoke


Buying an investment property

Property investment is not a get-rich-quick scheme for most people, despite occasional headline-grabbing sales. As with any property purchase, make sure you do your homework before taking the leap. Do as much research as possible There’s never the “perfect” time

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – July 2019

It’s good to see the new Gondala opening at Mt Ruapehu next week! In light of this and the upcoming ski season, we’ve taken a look at the price of property in ski-towns around the country.  Property prices in central North Island

Grace Tresidder

Be the expert and make smarter property decisions

Save searches Looking for something in particular? You can use the search filters to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Filter by price range, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. Better yet, you can save these searches and

Grace Tresidder

What does a new build look like in your region?

This month in our June property update we looked at the difference between the number of homes consented and the number of new homes that have entered the housing stock. We also dug a little deeper to see what an


Thinking of renovating?

By Mark Graham, Publisher of the Building Guide and Design Guide magazines and websites. Buying a run-down house in a good area has been a traditional way for first home buyers (and often second and third and more…) to take


How to calculate a mortgage

Learn what you need to know about how mortgages are calculated and how much you can borrow when buying a home. So you’ve been sacrificing that extra latte each week, your clothes are all ‘vintage’ and you haven’t upgraded your

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – June 2019

Are consent numbers telling the whole story? In providing free property information to kiwis, homes.co.nz collects data from each council around NZ. So when a new property is built, we hear about it. We get monthly updates on new and changing properties

Grace Tresidder

What can a first home buyer budget get you?

A cooling property market in some areas, particularly in Auckland, is good news for first home buyers. With low interest rates, and increasing restrictions on investors and foreign buyers, it is as good a time as any for first home buyers