Market Insights

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: At the Coalface – Banking

We are very pleased to bring you another interesting supplement from Tony Alexander. Tony was the Chief Economist at the BNZ for 26 years and is now an independent Economics commentator. 14th April 2020 Last Wednesday I sent a survey request

Tony Alexander

Covid-19: At the Coalface – Residential Real Estate

We are very pleased to be able to share the following insights recently authored by Tony Alexander. Tony was the Chief Economist at the BNZ for 26 years and is now an independent Economics speaker. 6th April 2020. Last Wednesday

Steve Hart

Why you might need a bigger home

Making room for older parents, providing children with their own space, and having a home office is among the key reasons homeowners are trading up to larger properties according to one industry professional. Auckland home stager Janine King of Janine

Steve Hart

Live long and prosper

According to Stats NZ people in the South Island live a little longer than those in the North Island – by one year on average. Dig a little deeper in the data though and you can identify regions such as

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

Airbnb holiday hotspots

We’re proud to have partnered with Airbnb giving New Zealand homeowners a global first – an Airbnb Estimate for how much they could rent their entire house or a private room out for. With Easter and Anzac Day, weekends fasting

Steve Hart

What does the property market hold for 2020?

New Zealand’s housing market looks primed for another rally in house prices, with low-interest rates and constrained sales stock fuelling the fire. However, the market is set to cool by mid 2021. That’s the view of Brad Olsen, senior economist

Steve Hart

Plenty of options for first home buyers across the country

There’s plenty of advice for first-time homebuyers looking for a step on the property ladder. While one option is to buy a property and rent it out; that doesn’t help those wanting to settle down and lay down roots. Thankfully,

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

Porirua City Capital Values 2019 Analysis

The new Capital Values have been released in Porirua City, with the median CV up 34.1% from September 2016. This increase is in line with homes.co.nz’s median HomesEstimate in Porirua which is up 8.4% in the last year to $597k.

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

Christchurch Capital Values 2019 Analysis

The latest Capital Values in Christchurch have been released and are up only 1.1% from August 2016. This is consistent with the flat property values seen in the last few years. The median HomesEstimate in Christchurch is now $445k. The

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

Central Otago Capital Values 2019 Analysis

The latest Capital Values in the Central Otago District have been released and are up 35% since September 2016. The median CV in the district is now $540k, up from $400k 3 years ago. The highest performing town was Roxburgh

Steve Hart

Selecting an agent is like picking a business partner

You can only sell your house once; so the pressure to get the best price by hiring the right agent can feel immense. The trick is to take the selection process slowly and not rush into signing up an agency

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

Opotiki Capital Values 2019 Analysis

The latest Capital Values in the Opotiki District have been released and are up 40.5% since September 2016. The median CV in the district is now $295k, with a Median HomesEstimate of $299k (up 4.7% from this time last year).

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

Lower Hutt Capital Values 2019 Analysis

Lower Hutt wins the battle of the Hutt Valley with the latest Capital Values being up 73.5% from September 2016. This is higher than Upper Hutt, where Capital Values increased by 42.5%. Take a look on homes.co.nz to see your

Ailsa Dawson

Which sales process is best for you?

People have been selling land since someone put a stake in the ground and said ‘this is mine – who wants to buy it?’. But settling on a price has led to some creative options over the years. There’s auction,