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

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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

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

Have we seen the end of low interest rates?

The Reserve Bank has reported May’s average mortgage interest rates for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year fixed terms being higher than in April. This has followed a sustained period of falling interest rates, which has contributed to the property

Sarah Foote

Five Ways to Make Your Interior Look Amazing

  Now that we are in Winter, it may just be the perfect time for redesigning your interior. I caught up with Sarah Foote, from Sarah Foote Design, to talk about easy ways to make your home look amazing.  

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

Searching for a section?

The saying goes, if you want something done right, then do it yourself. However, when it comes to property, this may be easier said than done.  With prices for existing homes getting further and further out of reach, many potential

Steve Hart

Sixty-to-one – how one home-buyer beat the odds

Returning to Wellington from Australia just before Covid-19 arrived on our shores, insurance claims manager Femke Burger figured property values would drop while she searched for the perfect home. Eleven months after attending the first of 60 open homes, and

The Data Team - homes.co.nz (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