Homeowners

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Dare to be bold in your living space

If you’re after living spaces that are up to date, but don’t want to drown in a sea of Scandi-inspired white, there are plenty of other ways to go. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be painting your walls in savage

Resene

Decorating inspiration for living rooms

The living room often functions as a hub of activity for your home, especially when blessed with sight lines to the kitchen, so it makes sense to make it one of the comfiest and most up-to-date rooms in the house.

Resene

Bring out the best in your bedroom

It can often be the forgotten room of the house, but the significance of great bedroom design is undeniable. The amount of time we spend in the boudoir boosts the importance of creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere throughout. It’s the

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – November 2020

New Zealand’s most tightly held areas  The supply of housing stock continues to be an issue right across the country. Fewer properties for sale and strong demand for housing are resulting in record prices. With limited supply being a major

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – October 2020

In this month’s REINZ and Tony Alexander survey, agents say that they are seeing more people attending Open Homes, while a net 38% report more people at auctions. Prices are seen as rising by a net 88% and FOMO (fear

Steve Hart

Expats and first-home buyers buoy regional markets

Thirty houses on a new sub-division in Masterton will go some-way to addressing the area’s housing shortage says Anita Baker of Baker & Co. She sold a 3 hectare block of land to a developer on the day we spoke

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – October 2020

Cheapest streets in the most expensive suburbs With property values continuing to increase, there are now 120 “million dollar” suburbs around the country. The majority of these are in Auckland, with 102 suburbs in the city having a median HomesEstimate

Anita Shirley

Understanding Eco product choices available for your home

When building or renovating our homes, we now need to look at the long term environmental impact of the materials we are bringing into it. From carpet, hard flooring, window treatments, paints, furniture fabric, insulation and kitchens – just choosing a product can be confusing!

Tony Alexander

REINZ & Tony Alexander Real Estate Survey – September 2020

In this month’s survey, agents report that they are seeing more people attending auctions and Open Homes, whilst pricing perceptions have risen strongly from our first survey back in May. Far fewer investors now believe that they will find bargains,

Sharon Cullwick

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for the Healthy Homes Standards

An outline of the new regulations by Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – September 2020

Apartments or the family home – what is for sale in your area?  I’ve heard a few anecdotes recently about what types of properties are selling. Some are saying that properties priced for first home buyers are being snapped up,

Tony Alexander

Tony’s View – August 2020

This week I have two of my monthly surveys to report on – one of valuers and the other of mortgage advisors. There is an interesting divergence between the two, even though both surveys were conducted after Auckland went into