Brad Olsen

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – February 2021

Guest Editor: Brad Olsen at Senior Economist, Infometrics Increased housing supply overlaps with more modest house price gains House prices continue to rise at a rapid pace across New Zealand, up 10.3%pa over the last year alone. With it now

Ailsa Dawson

Investment to Flip

Chris and Sarah decided to take advantage of the buoyant real estate market and purchase an investment property to turn a profit to fund some short term goals they both had. The plan was to purchase a ‘do-up’ that had

Ailsa Dawson

Why offers need to be in writing

Recently I was drawn into a conversation around a buyer and seller who had fallen out because the seller had denied having verbally accepted an offer from a buyer introduced to their property through their real estate agent. Both the

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – January 2021

The waterfront premium around New Zealand While sitting on the beach this summer, did you find yourself looking around the nearby waterfront properties and dream? The team at homes.co.nz did too, and unfortunately the value of these homes often comes

Ailsa Dawson

Auctions are alive and well in Welly

Recently I attended two auction rooms, Professionals Lower Hutt for their Thursday auctions and Harcourts Wellington City’s Friday auctions. Rest assured people, auctions are alive and well in Wellington. What caught my attention in the Professionals auction room was 6

Ailsa Dawson

Buying off the plans

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ben Macky, Founder, and CEO from Wallace & Stratton to discuss the pros and cons of ‘buying off the plans’. I was keen to gather insights from local experts in this

Why property pressure will keep simmering during 2021
Steve Hart

Property pressure will keep simmering during 2021

When it comes to real estate trends and forecasts for 2021, the picture won’t be too different to 2020 according to industry experts who spoke to homes.co.nz. The most comforting prediction for buyers is that the market may be less frantic

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

homes.co.nz Monthly Property Update – December 2020

$1.46 Trillion and growing… Although challenging for most, 2020 has certainly been an interesting year for the New Zealand property market. Contrary to what many predicted, the market has rebounded from the Covid lockdown and we’re now seeing record prices

Shanon Aitken

Healthy Home Standard challenges in a Body Corporate

Is your investment property in a multi-unit dwelling? If so, meeting the Healthy Homes Standards might prove challenging. We talk about complications, the procedures to follow for best practice and potential exemptions in this article. What Are The Healthy Homes

Luke Havler

Why Sunset Clauses are important for purchasers

On 26 October 2020, Stuff.co.nz published an article (link below) concerning first home buyer, Bailey Ross. Ross had signed a contract to purchase a house, but according to the article, “was left heartbroken when the developer of the house she’d


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


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.


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