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HouGarden – a few frequently asked questions.

Is HouGarden owned by Realestate.co.nz? HouGarden.com is not owned by Realestate.co.nz. It is independent of any real estate agency or organisation, providing a level playing field for vendors and agents who are seeking to reach Chinese purchasers. What is the business relationship between Realestate.co.nz and HouGarden? HouGarden.com was founded in 2011 by Sam Yin. Since […]

The Property Line, Issue 1. August 2015

Welcome to the first edition of The Property Line Quarterly Report, which looks at some of the major forces driving this country’s property market. A key theme of this report is the balance between supply and demand. It looks at how migration has pushed demand for housing in Auckland well above the supply that’s coming […]

Our Top 10 Most Interesting Homes for August 2015

# 1 This gothic-inspired home has its very own 15 metre turret with stunning panoramic views of Auckland. Aesthetically bold and described by some as a magical place to live, this 1860’s Epsom mansion is any historians dream home. http://www.realestate.co.nz/2531640 # 2 Here is a truly iconic slice of original Wellington – the Logan House at Windy […]

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Economist Renowned for Wise Predictions Ticks Wellington.

agent profile image “Wellington offered good opportunities for investors, first home buyers, and people looking to free up cash outside Auckland,”  Tony Alexander Chief economist of the BNZ said last week. “If you gave me $10 million and said go forth and buy a bunch of houses you reckon will produce the best capital gains in the next […]

Apartment and townhouse development in central Christchurch

agent profile image Harcourts gold will be hosting a seminar to guide you through the ‘ins and outs’ of inner city apartment living. Come along and learn about the lifestyle of apartment living, what a body corporate is and apartment options pre/post earthquake. This will be held on the 15th of September at 6:30pm in the Harcourts Gold […]

Smoke alarms and insulation required in all NZ rental properties

agent profile image The New Zealand government is introducing changes to the Residential Tenancies Act with new requirements for smoke alarms and insulation. These tenancy law changes will require landlords of tenanted properties to install long life photoelectric smoke alarms as from 1 July 2016, and floor and ceiling insulation from 1 July 2019. Smoke alarms are a key warning device […]

A blast from the past – Johnsonville Mall in the 1970’s

agent profile image There are some great treasures hidden online in the National Library. I found these cool images among the collection of Johnsonville Mall. I remember visiting it as a child before the Mall was last renovated. It was cold and a bit of a wind tunnel with no doors at either end. The floor in what is now […]

First Homes – A Real Shortage

agent profile image Do you have a home that you would like to sell that might be suitable for first home buyers? It might be a good time to sell! Please give me a call. After about 18 months of first home buyers being largely absent from the market because of the Reserve Bank LVR restrictions, the last […]

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