Steve Hart

Hot market with auctions delivering good results

Among the ups and downs caused by Covid-19 the country’s real estate market has remained buoyant – especially so given the traditional dip in activity during the winter months. However, the issue of setting a fair sale price, which is

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

A real estate bounce back For now, at least, we’re seeing the property market pick up strongly since the COVID lockdown on Weekly listing volumes on are approx 40% up on the same time last year. We note

Anita Shirley

10 tips to warm up your home for winter

Find out how a few key elements can warm up your abode over the winter months. Anyone can make a home that is inviting and relaxing after a long cold day. Interior Designer, Anita Shirley gives us her top tips.

Anita Shirley

Styling ideas to create a magazine-ready home

Harrisons Interior Designer, Anita Shirley, has gathered her top design ideas, so you can create a home worthy of any lifestyle magazine. Shirley says, “There are so many different ways to style your home! The best homes to me have

Ailsa Dawson

Building your personal brand in an authentic way

The catchphrase when starting out in real estate sales in the past was ‘fake it till you make it’, now the move is to ‘be authentic to make it’. People all around the world are now seeing through ‘fake’ with

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – July 2020

This is the second issue of the new REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey. This survey gathers together the views of licensed real estate agents all over New Zealand regarding how they are seeing conditions in the residential property market in

Luke Havler

The Bank of Mum & Dad

Do you know someone who is thinking of lending money to their children (or borrowing from their parents) to help with the purchase of their first home? Our partners at ARL Lawyers have helped many families over the years and

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – July 2020

Businesses Plan Cutbacks This week NZIER released the results of their latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO), which sits alongside the ANZ’s Business Outlook Survey as providing the best long-run set of business opinion data available in New Zealand.


How to decorate your bedroom to help you sleep better

Your bedroom is not just a place to store various possessions and clothing, but a place to rest your weary body and allow yourself to unwind, relax and switch off until you feel like you’re resting on a cloud. Generally


The insider’s guide to shopping for colour

When it comes to decorating, choosing the right paint colour can be a daunting exercise. It’s not quite as simple as picking your favourite hues and slapping paint onto walls haphazardly. Choosing colours involves many decisions. What is the room

Timmy Brown

Banks move LVR rules. Should you buy an investment property?

If LVR rules were restricting you, ie you didn’t have enough cash or equity to use for a deposit, you now have more options.  Factors working in your favour right now if you are thinking about property investment: LVR restrictions

Steve Hart

What is recent data saying about house prices?

House prices, the unofficial barometer of the nation’s economy, are basically unchanged despite early talk of them dropping by up to 10 percent when the Covid-19 crisis shut the country down. According to a report by CoreLogic, drawing on data

How do you fund your first home?

Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most people ever make, so it’s no surprise that saving for one can feel like an impossible task. Buying your first home takes commitment and hard work, but you may also be

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