Real Estate Insights

Gisborne offers highest returns for rental property investment in New Zealand*

(* excludes Coromandel – skewed by short-term holiday rentals) Table: ROI for rental properties by region – January 2016 Gisborne, followed by Otago and Manawatu/Wanganui were the best performing regions for residential rental property investment in January, according to an analysis of data by, New Zealand’s largest website dedicated to property. The analysis looked […]

Record high average asking prices in many regions, though new listings fall and inventory hits record low

Bay of Plenty breaks $500,000 ceiling in average asking price, with Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury and Central Otago also reaching new record highs   AUCKLAND, 3 February 2016 – A number of regions across the country experienced new record highs in average asking price in January, though this was off the back of a record low […]

5 Pro Tips for Home Buyers

Whether you are a first-time buyer or an old hand, Stephen Hart of has some tips that will stand you in good stead during your house hunt. 1 Finance first Don’t even think you are in the market until you have a pre-approved home loan in place This is a highly competitive market. When […]

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First Impressions More Important Than Ever

agent profile image We seem to live in an ‘instant society’ where the ‘I want it now’ approach prevails, especially with a certain generation. Everyone is busy and there are many demands on our time. The computer age, internet and mobile devices have sped up our lives. When buying property, much is done on the internet before actual […]

Big year ahead for Christchurch rebuild

agent profile image Radio New Zealand reports: Insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council says. Figures released by the council show that nearly $16.7 billion had been paid out by December 2015. That figure included 139,858 domestic claims, to a total of $7.8 […]

Auckland Property Choice In January Lowest In  20 Years

agent profile image Auckland residential property sales in January were solid, with no clear direction emerging as to market trends for the remainder of the summer months. “January activity was the normal mix of ups and downs that occur in the first month’s trading,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot and Thompson. “This year sales numbers were […]

Aucklanders Are Coming!

agent profile image We started to see people from Auckland actually moving to Feilding and buying property about mid way through 2015. Prior to this we were aware that they were looking at our real estate websites in dramatically increased numbers. They are now arriving in a steady trickle, and we welcome them. We are seeing 3 categories: […]

Team Griff’s predictions for 2016

agent profile image Welcome to 2016! After a well-earned break, we’re pleased to report that Team Griff has hit the deck running, having held its first two auctions for the year and taking on a number of new listings. We’re excited for what the year ahead may hold and are ready to assist you with your real estate […]