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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.

Resene

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

Resene

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

settled.govt.nz

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

Harrisons

Solar batteries give homeowners control and independence

There is still a wide misconception solar panels need heat to make energy. When in fact, solar panels need light – not heat. Yes, panels make less energy in the winter, simply because the days are shorter, but even on

settled.govt.nz

Buying your first home? Here’s what you need to know

Tackling anything for the first time is hard, especially when it’s likely to be the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make. It’s not surprising that lots of first home buyers don’t know where – or how – to start thinking

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – July 2020

Opportunities for First Home Buyers?  When is the best time to get onto the property market? And where should First Home Buyers be looking? As a relatively new homeowner myself, I understand the challenges of getting into the property market. 

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – Valuers Survey – June 2020

You probably expect that I will write about this morning’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) numbers which showed 1.6% shrinkage in our economyduring the March quarter. But the data are out of date, we know the June quarter will be a

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – June 2020

Welcome to the first 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

Steve Hart

Homebuyers rethink what they want post Covid-19

Although the Covid-19 lockdown is already starting to become a distant memory for most of us; the pandemic has caused some homebuyers to think differently about what they want when it comes to buying their next property. Larger gardens and

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