Shanon Aitken

Healthy Home Standard challenges in a Body Corporate

Is your investment property in a multi-unit dwelling? If so, meeting the Healthy Homes Standards might prove challenging. We talk about complications, the procedures to follow for best practice and potential exemptions in this article. What Are The Healthy Homes

Luke Havler

Why Sunset Clauses are important for purchasers

On 26 October 2020, published an article (link below) concerning first home buyer, Bailey Ross. Ross had signed a contract to purchase a house, but according to the article, “was left heartbroken when the developer of the house she’d

Ailsa Dawson

Auctions in today’s real estate environment

I recently spoke with Erin Rush from Harcourts in Wellington City about her real estate business and the challenges she is facing in selling properties under the cloud of Covid. The Wellington real estate market that Erin operates in, like


Dare to be bold in your living space

If you’re after living spaces that are up to date, but don’t want to drown in a sea of Scandi-inspired white, there are plenty of other ways to go. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be painting your walls in savage


Decorating inspiration for living rooms

The living room often functions as a hub of activity for your home, especially when blessed with sight lines to the kitchen, so it makes sense to make it one of the comfiest and most up-to-date rooms in the house.


Bring out the best in your bedroom

It can often be the forgotten room of the house, but the significance of great bedroom design is undeniable. The amount of time we spend in the boudoir boosts the importance of creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere throughout. It’s the

Steve Hart

Know and love your area with Steve Koerber

Steve Koerber remembers the first home he sold in Remuera, it was 1998 and it changed hands for $750,000. Today he values it at around $5 million. Moving from the North Shore to the leafy suburb with its prime Auckland

The Data Team - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist) Monthly Property Update – November 2020

New Zealand’s most tightly held areas  The supply of housing stock continues to be an issue right across the country. Fewer properties for sale and strong demand for housing are resulting in record prices. With limited supply being a major

Ailsa Dawson

Why is digital marketing so important?

I had the pleasure of a chat with Elwin from ARO Digital this week about how digital marketing has grown rapidly in the real estate space and how agents can maximise it in their real estate marketing. “Marketing properties in

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – October 2020

In this month’s REINZ and Tony Alexander survey, agents say that they are seeing more people attending Open Homes, while a net 38% report more people at auctions. Prices are seen as rising by a net 88% and FOMO (fear

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 - (Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist) 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

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