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Wellington median house price by suburb

Which suburb in the Wellington region has the highest Median HomesEstimate? Oriental Bay on top with an average of $1.8M Seatoun came in with a $1.32M median HomesEstimate, followed by Kelburn at $1.23M Karaka Bays still relatively high sitting at $1.22M, with

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Dunedin median house price by suburb

Which suburb in Dunedin has the highest HomesEstimates? Mount Grand at $888k While that may be skewed by a low volume of homes, the next highest is Blackhead at 742k followed by Saddle Hill at $740k. Further out, we find The Cove

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Auckland median house price by suburb

Which suburb in Auckland has the highest Median HomesEstimate? Takatu takes the top spot with a median HomesEstimate of $2.51M for a house. Herne Bay lost its top spot now sitting at $2.45M, & Tawharanui at a median $2.22M. Saint Marys


How to make sure your new property checks out

The difficult thing about buying a home is knowing what you don’t know. If you’re a first-home buyer, or it’s been a long time since you were last in the property market, it can be tricky to know what to

Shanon Aitken

Healthy Homes Standards, what you need to know

New Healthy Homes regulations include legal standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping. Read all about it. What you need to know about the new Healthy Homes standards  What do the new Healthy Homes Act changes


Should I buy a house with a group of friends?

Are you considering buying a house with your best mates? While this might seem like an easy way to get on the property ladder, the decision comes with financial and legal implications, so weigh up your options thoroughly before diving



“Material is endless. Take a stone: you can saw it, grind it, drill into it, split it, or polish it. It will become a different thing each time.” So says Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor. There’s no question that different materials

Steve Hart

Why home staging can sell your home faster

Our home is our castle, and most of us fill them with all manner of ornaments, nick knacks, family photos and furnishings that reflect who we are and our personalities. And that’s all fine, until you come to sell. Talk


Best colours for kitchens

This kitchen uses a softer interpretation of a colour predicted to take us by storm next year, Neo Mint. Resene Aura is a pale minty green that pairs perfectly with warm whites and other colours used here: Resene Atlas on


Choosing an exterior colour scheme

A soft grey-blue tonal scheme suits either an urban setting or one by the sea. These weatherboards are in Resene Half Periglacial Blue, the trims are Resene Alabaster and the front door is in Resene Blue Night. The deck has

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homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – August 2019

Are Kiwis still moving from urban areas to lifestyle properties in the city fringes? Buying a lifestyle property still appears to be popular with over 2,200 lifestyle properties sold in 2019 to date. The towns where lifestyle properties form the


KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant: Buying Your First Home

Is the dream of home ownership within your grasp? It could be more possible than you think! You may be eligible for government support to buy your first home… including a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. What is KiwiSaver HomeStart? Have you

Lucy Simpson

Top tips for Facebooking

Write/share posts that engage with your audience If you’re not engaging with your audience on Facebook, what’s the point of posting? A good way to engage with your audience, is to post content with captions that encourage likes, comments and


Tips on buying a bach

Whether you prefer the snow, sun, or riverside rural bliss, owning a place where you can get away from it all is an attractive prospect. But buying a holiday property, whether it’s a bach at the beach or a backblocks

Grace Tresidder

Towns to consider for purchasing a ski bach

During the winter months, the snow transforms our alpine landscapes into a winter wonderland. There are multiple ski fields all around the country, making it easy for people to access and enjoy – no matter where you’re. New Zealand has