Real estate industry news for sellers, buyers, investors, and landlords.
First published by Homes.co.nz 14 June 2022 By Steve Hart As Covid started to sweep the country in early 2020, and went on to disrupt our daily lives throughout 2021, the real estate sector saw the number of new sales […]
There’s anecdotal evidence of a sea change when it comes to young people and real estate. The 20-somethings I’m meeting in Auckland do not want a mortgage for life, nor a huge home with rooms they don’t need, nor do many want the hassle of big gardens eating into their free time.
Our home is our castle, and most of us fill them with all manner of ornaments, nick knacks, family photos and furnishings that reflect who we are and our personalities. And that’s all fine, until you come to sell.
The Reserve Banks says the Official Cash rate will remain at 1.75%, but they may either raise it or lower it in future. That’s a real crowd pleaser, and a hint that an economic downturn is at least a possibility […]
Deep down we always knew something stank when it came to the meth testing industry. People with no oversight or registration were invited into people’s homes to test for meth. And, if they found a trace, the homeowner would be […]
Despite the hoopla created by the previous National Government when it announced its Special Housing Areas (SHAs) legislation in 2013, little headway — if any — has been made to build a single additional home, let alone an “affordable” one.
In short, the situation in New Zealand, and other industrialized nation right now is that the financial system is shot as a direct result of fudging the issues that emerged during the 2008 global recession.
The Labour-led Government is to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years; a bold promise given the party is up for re-election in less than three years’ time. In my book, that means 30,000 homes will need to […]
When police were alerted to half a tonne of methamphetamine on a beach last week it highlighted the problem New Zealand has with illegal drugs such as P.
It seems the drug is so widespread that anyone seriously contemplating buying a home needs to have it tested for P contamination — even if the property looks pristine.
The summer sun may have gone, but that doesn’t mean you should stop looking for the perfect property.
Real estate agents tell me winter is a good time to check out homes for sale. First, you’ll spot a cold damp house pretty quickly, and if you are looking for a property in the country you’ll be able to tell if the land is too boggy to keep livestock on.