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

Highlights of 2021

Happy New Year to everyone! Despite the challenges everyone faced in 2021, the homes.co.nz team are thankful for all the support of our users and are looking forward to 2022.  Despite signs of cooling towards the end of the year,

Steve Hart

Are First Home Buyers Being Pushed Out of the Market?

While property trends firm CoreLogic predicts lower home values in late 2022, the main hurdle getting in the way of home ownership today is obtaining a mortgage. What many home buyers face now is the triple whammy of higher loan

Grace Tresidder

Get Your Garage Organised for Summer

Your garage can be so much more than a place to park a car and store all the extra junk you have lying around. Transform your garage in time for summer and have a finished result that everyone will be

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

A Reality Check on the Kiwi Dream

This month, we’re hearing from Dot Loves Data Government Director, Justin Lester, who’s analysis shows just how out of reach a house deposit is for many Kiwis around the country. These insights may not provide solace to those looking for

The Gas Hub

A Slice of Summer in your Backyard

Are you an ultimate outdoor entertainer or backyard master chef? Fire up your very own outdoor pizza oven this summer. Enter the draw to win 1 of 3 Ooni Koda Gas-fired Pizza Ovens being given away by The Gas Hub

Grace Tresidder

5 Things First Homes Buyers Need To Know

Buying your first home is a challenging process especially in today’s market. We have broken down our 5 biggest tips for first home buyers that should help make the process a whole lot smoother.   1. Figure out what you

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

Intensifying your neighbourhood may be getting easier!

Increasing housing supply may become easier next year with the Government announcing to dramatically loosen residential planning rules. For our main urban areas, this will mean people will be able to develop up to three homes of up to three

Grace Tresidder

How It All Began…

Our goal has always been to be NZ’s most honest and open property website.   It All Started With Employee #1 Jamie saw the opportunity to create a platform where property data was free and available for everyone. When arriving

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

First home buyers – Don’t give up!

With property prices increasing as they have, it comes as no surprise to see large increases in suburb median values around the country. Core Logic’s latest insights** suggest that there are now only 150 suburbs nationwide with median values less

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

What did we see in the property market last lockdown?

Well, that escalated quickly! One minute we were enjoying life in Level 1, and the next day we were in lockdown with all the challenges it posed. The team at homes.co.nz wishes everyone well during this time and fingers crossed


Things to consider when buying a lifestyle block

While Phillippa Parson was working in the UK for a few months, her husband called with some unexpected news. Jonathan said, ‘I’ve just bought a one-hectare lifestyle block – hope that’s OK,” Phillippa laughs. “It was hilarious that he’d just

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

Has your home doubled in value?

There are signs that the market is finally slowing and many commentators are predicting that we may be approaching a turning point. Assuming we are approaching the end of the current property cycle, we thought we’d step back and provide

Grace Tresidder

5 Moving tips that will make your life easier

Colour code Sounds too easy to make a difference but trust us, it does. With each box and bag you pack ad some sort of colour coordinator to indicate later what it contains. This will help later when you are

Grace Tresidder

Renting can be expensive, awful, and full of mould.

Wellington is now the most expensive city in New Zealand to rent in. This is a result of a combination of reasons, but largely the need to have saved $200,000 for the mortgage you’d need to cover the $1M median