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Nelson Housing Accord agreed between Govt and Council

A Nelson Housing Accord aimed at improving the supply and affordability of housing in the district has been signed today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Rachel Reese.

Property: Auckland all about price; the regions about volume

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 7,989 dwelling sales in May 2015, up 21.6% on May 2014 and up 10.4% compared to April.

First Special Housing Area for Queenstown Lakes

A 38-hectare site with the potential for 150 new homes near Lake Hayes has been announced as the first Special Housing Area under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden announced today.

Auckland property values rise at fastest annual rate in 11 years

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for May have increased 9.0% over the past year and 3.1% over the past three months. This means they are now 24.1% above the previous market peak of late 2007.

Govt 'needs to get real' about substandard housing

A prospective housing Warrant of Fitness (WOF) is back on the agenda and an industry expert is challenging the Government to stop sitting on its "collective hands".

Govt's 'half-baked housing standards nowhere near enough'

The Government’s proposed health and safety standards for rental properties are nowhere near enough to fix the shoddy state of cold, damp New Zealand homes and keep Kiwi kids from getting seriously sick, the Green Party said today.

Data points to Auckland's dominance only strengthening

By Geoff Barnett Respected and independent property information company, CoreLogic, recently compiled and analysed some extensive data which backs up some real estate commentary but at the same time dispels a few commonly held assumptions.

60% of Alexandra Park stage one residential development sold

Alexandra Park’s much celebrated ‘223 Green Lane West’ urban village development is enjoying significant early success, says Alexandra Park CEO Dominique Dowding.

Building activity growth continues

Building activity was worth almost $3.9 billion in the March 2015 quarter, up nearly 10 percent on the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Sales for May up 34.4% - Harcourts

Provisional residential data from New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts for the month of May shows the strong demand experienced over the past two months has continued. Written sales for May were up 34.4% compared to the same period in 2014.