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

Grace Tresidder

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

Steve Hart

A Tale of Two Cities

Compare residential property turnover in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura with Wellington’s upmarket Khandallah and you’ll see a story of two New Zealands. One area is up and coming, ready to make its mark, while the other is well-established

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – April 2021

First home buyers needing to look south March was a significant month for the property market, with the Government announcing their new housing policy. Here’s what you need to know: The bright-line test will be extended to 10 years for

Steve Hart

Are you losing out if you don’t buy now?

It’s the age-old question for any first-home buyer – buy now or wait for prices to drop or hold out for something better. Real estate watcher and writer Steve Hart says there’s no time like the present.

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – March 2021

The homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update is generated using homes.co.nz’s March 2021 HomesEstimates, providing an up-to-date perspective on house values around New Zealand. Sales records in over 300 suburbs smashed  Are you continually surprised by how much your neighbour’s property is