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Soaring Auckland rents 'driving more people to buy'

"Despite huge asking prices, buying a house in Auckland for many people is now looking more attractive than renting given soaring rents and falling interest rates," says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.

Solid end to winter In rural property market

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 20 fewer farm sales (-4.9%) for the three months ended August 2015 than for the three months ended August 2014.

Council 'takes thoughtful approach' to meeting housing needs

Khandallah, Newlands and Island Bay are the next communities scheduled to discuss greater housing choice and supply following today’s Transport and Urban Development decision.

'Average sale prices continuing to rise' in northern region

Provisional residential data for the Northern Region in August, from Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate group, shows average sale prices continuing to rise, up 25% on the same period in 2014, to $819,955.

Building activity value reaches new high

Over $4 billion worth of building work was put in place in the June 2015 quarter, up nearly 8 percent on the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Housing Trust underway with 44 lots at Shotover Country

The Community Housing Trust is now in full swing with civil works at its 44 lot site in Shotover Country. The roads and services are expected to be completed by Christmas - with this part of the project costing $2m and supported by a loan from Community Trust of Southland.

Auckland housing consents top 1000 in July

Building consent data released by Statistics New Zealand show 1116 homes were consented in Auckland in July, the first time in a decade that the monthly total has been over 1000, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today.

New dwelling consents hit 10-year high

There were 2,824 new dwellings consented nationally in July 2015, up 24 percent compared with July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Good progress continuing under Housing Accord - Smith

Eleven new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1600 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.

First new houses at Fenchurch opened

A milestone in the first phase of the long-term plans of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) was reached today with Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith opening the first completed homes as part of the Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration