Homeowners

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

Changing winds for first home buyers

The property market is in a different phase to what many of us are used to with prices decreasing across much of the country.  Decreasing property values are eroding homeowners’ capital gains (although the capital gains for many are in

Sarah Foote

How to give your renovation the designer look

Co-hesive Materials One of the most effective ways to ensure the end result of your renovation has a deigner touch is to plan out all the materials you will be using first.  Start collating samples of flooring / paint /

Harrisons

Cut your skyrocketing winter power bills with solar!

With the combination of temperatures cooling down, working from home and more time indoors, our power bills skyrocket through the winter months! No matter if we reduce our dryer usage or turning off the lights, nothing seems to make a

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

Are homeowners staying put?

Last month, the team at homes.co.nz tried to put recent property price decreases into perspective by comparing any price drops to the average capital gains generated across the country.  Although most kiwi homeowners have owned their home for an extended

Harrisons

How Do I Know Whether My Roof Is Suitable for Solar Panels?

In a sunny country like New Zealand, having solar panels is a great way to become more self-sufficient and to reduce your energy bills. However, many home owners are unsure about what makes a roof suitable for solar energy systems

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

Putting recent price drops into perspective

2022 has seen a change in the New Zealand property market. Prices are softening across most of the country, sales volumes are decreasing and those properties that are on the market are taking longer to sell.  There are a number

The Marketing team

Here’s Our T&C’s from Our Survey Giveaway

Win one of three $100 Prezzy cards survey giveaway terms and conditions Acceptance of these terms & conditions: Win one of three $100 Prezzy cards is run by Trade Me Limited (“homes.co.nz”). If you do not agree to these terms and

Harrisons

How many solar panels does your home need?

If you’re considering switching your home to solar, you will be wanting to find out how many solar panels you will need to meet the energy requirements of your household. It comes down to the capacity of the system you

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

Sustainability of Kiwi homes

Sustainability is an increasing concern for many Kiwi’s and is starting to be more front of mind for those in the property market. For current (and prospective) homeowners, being more sustainable means reducing their carbon footprint throughout the building lifecycle

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

What is the CV and what does it mean?

Capital Values, Rateable Values, CVs, RVs are all terms for the three-yearly (usually) assessment of a property’s value and are used by local councils to help apportion the rates in their area. These are especially relevant right now, with new

The Marketing team

Here’s Our T&C’s from Our Current Giveaway

Win one of three $1,000 home improvement vouchers giveaway terms and conditions Acceptance of these terms & conditions: Win one of three $1,000 home improvement vouchers (the “Giveaway”) is run by Trade Me Limited (“homes.co.nz”). If you do not agree

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

The Times They Are a-Changin’…

You may have noticed your HomesEstimate starting to decrease. The reason for this is the headwinds facing the property market are starting to be seen in homes.co.nz’s sales data and are now starting to impact homes.co.nz’s estimated values across the

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

A Refresher in Buying and Selling in NZ

After a well-earned summer break, most Kiwi’s are getting back into the swing of the year, and the property market is no different. The volume of properties for sale is picking up as we move into one of the year’s

Grace Tresidder

4 Things to Help Setup Your Home Office

COVID-19 has made working from home the new normal. Whether a hybrid office – WFH schedule or 100% WFH, a dedicated area will make you more productive. We’ve laid out our best tips to help you create the best workspace

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,