Real Estate Insights

Fewest homes for sale nationwide for at least eight years

Market demand continues to push up prices and fuel high turnover   AUCKLAND, 1 October 2015 – There are now fewer residential properties listed for sale nationwide than at any time since 2006, potentially longer, according to new data released by The largest New Zealand website dedicated only to property represents over 97% of […]

2 ½ years of NZ houses

We wanted to see “What does a house look like?”, so looked at all the new listings across New Zealand between 1 Jan 2013 to 30 June 2015 and separated listings for house and town houses.  We found some surprising changes and put them in the infographic below. Pretty interesting, eh?                  

Top 10 Do-Ups

Take some cues from the current owners of this 6 bedroom home and add your own flair to this 911m2 site. Renovate this villa and enjoy one of the largest sites in Ponsonby. Boasting detailing from a bygone era this home is simply screaming out for a much needed make over. Redefine indoor-outdoor flow the […]

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Meet the property investors of Gen-Y

agent profile image Meet Steve and Sarah – well they’re a little camera shy. 25 and 22 years of age respectively. With plenty of media coverage on young millennials being locked out of the property market, you might be surprised that these two are already on to their fourth property – and buying uninsured ‘as is, where is’ […]

Hamilton house prices achieve historical highs

agent profile image Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke, today said Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) statistics released this morning show Hamilton’s median has hit an all-time high of $415,500. However, he says the huge price spikes experienced over the winter period should taper off as typical Spring market trends take hold. “We’ve been saying since […]

New Bright Line Test 1st October 2015

agent profile image On 1 October 2015 the bright-line test for residential property in New Zealand came into effect. Until 1 October there was no capital gains tax on property in New Zealand, unless the property had been purchased and then sold with the intention of making a profit. Property investors, developers and home owners need not be […]

Retain the Character of the Era

agent profile image When adding on and renovating, either retain the style of the original home, or have a complementary style designed for you. If adding on to a 1950’s or 60’s post war bungalow, you are best to keep to that architectural style. The same applies to character villas and bungalows. I have seen so many lovely […]

Coastal hazard zones dropped – what does it mean for the real estate market?

agent profile image Tuesday’s announcement that the government and city council will not be incorporating hazards into the fast-tracked Replacement Christchurch District Plan has been welcomed by many in Christchurch’s east.