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Flatlining house prices ain’t going to happen - C21NZ

Treasury’s prediction that annual house price growth will fall to just 0.9% in the coming year is looking less and less likely as the country rolls into another month of unrelenting housing demand and strong sales prices, says one real estate boss.

Century 21: First home buyers abuzz this weekend - LVRs would be a cruel blow

"Open homes are buzzing with first home buyers this long weekend, which is great to see.

Level 3 still workable for Auckland real estate - Century 21

"We’ve operated safely and effectively in Alert Level 3 before, and Auckland’s real estate industry will do so again," says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand.

REINZ: Potential impacts of COVID-19 on the housing market

Please find below the following comment from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) in relation to the potential impacts COVID-19 may have on the housing market. All comments are attributable to Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ

Mobile app identifies earthquake-prone buildings

Thousands of New Zealanders are working in, visiting, or walking past buildings every day that they don’t know are severely earthquake-prone, says an expert in earthquake preparedness.

Housing Confidence: Good vibrations - ASB

Kiwis are picking up on good vibrations in the housing market, with housing confidence continuing to improve according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey.

Renovated Pirongia Five Stags tavern ready for new operator - Bayleys

The substantially-upgraded historic Five Stags family restaurant and bar at Pirongia is being marketed for sale at auction on Thursday December 12 through Bayleys Hamilton. 

Mighty Manawatu continues to outperform

Its rugby team may not have nabbed the Ranfurly Shield off Otago last month, but the Mighty Manawatu has had another strong year with real estate.

Southland leads the charge with strongest property value growth in June

National property values have continued to fall with a decline in the rate of annual growth from 3.8% in June 2018 to 1.7% in June 2019, although values are still in positive territory, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) latest House Price Index.

McLaren sportscar comes with property

An eight-hectare property in North Auckland is for sale, and it comes with something extra special. The lucky new property owner will get a volcanic orange MP4-12C McLaren sportscar for free!

Home consents hit 44-year high

A total of 33,576 new homes were consented in the year ended January 2019, the highest number of new homes consented in a year since early 1975, Stats NZ said today.

What evidence-based ‘healthy home’ standards look like

Evidence-based rental property standards would require ceiling insulation to the 1978 standard, no sub-floor insulation, and nothing more, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today.

Updated KiwiBuild figures released

KiwiBuild has today issued updated figures for the number of KiwiBuild homes under contract, construction, committed to be built, completed or sold. Number of homes contracted and committed: 10,160 with thousands more planned in our Large Scale Projects.

National average asking price steadies over 2018

One year ago (December 2017) the national average asking price for a home was $660,798 on, the country’s largest property listing site. One year later (December 2018) it sits at $673,043.

Hamilton house prices have found their mark

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand released their monthly residential property data today, showing Hamilton’s median house price dipped 2.3% between October and November and now sits at $555,000.

First KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington

The first KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington are on the way following an agreement with The Wellington Company to build a new apartment building in Mount Cook, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

First KiwiBuild families welcomed to their new homes

The first 18 KiwiBuild families have been welcomed to their new homes by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and the local community.

Minister rightly lacks confidence in KiwiBuild - Collins

Potential KiwiBuild buyers will be rightly concerned that the Government is being unclear whether developments will be mixed KiwiBuild and State Housing National’s spokesperson for Housing Judith Collins says.

Viewshafts - Auckland’s billion-dollar handbrake?

A single viewshaft in Auckland protecting views of Mt Eden for motorists crossing the Harbour Bridge costs the city more than one billion dollars, according to ground breaking research released today.

Block winner’s house sells for 4.2% over median price for Hobsonville Point

If you’re writing on tonight’s result from The Block please consider the following comment from Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ:

Rental system is not broken - NZPIF

Today’s CoreLogic Market Pulse report shows that rents haven’t been outpacing property costs or people’s wages. The rental system is not broken as some have been vocally saying.

Greens rental changes will increase homelessness - Collins

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson’s idea for an enforceable warrant of fitness for rental homes means she would rather see people live on the streets than with a roof over their heads, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

Green Party calls for a Rental Warrant of Fitness

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for a comprehensive Rental Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme to ensure that everyone in New Zealand lives in a warm, dry, healthy home.

First KiwiBuild homes completed and ready for sale

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford today announced the completion of the first KiwiBuild homes at the McLennan development in Papakura, Auckland; and says there are more on the way.

Regulating property managers 'a positive step for public health'

The Canterbury/West Coast branch of the Public Health Association of New Zealand supports regulation of the property management industry.

REINZ welcomes overhaul of ‘antiquated’ tenancy rules

If you’re writing on the announcement from the Housing Minister, the Hon. Phil Twyford in relation to the reform of the Residential Tenancies Act, please consider the following comment from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).

Blueberry orchard operation offers sweet opportunity for new owners

A vertically-integrated blueberry orchard featuring an associated pack-house plant and retail foodservice business have been placed on the market for sale.

Flattening house prices at the bottom of the market

Housing affordability is improving for first home buyers in most parts of the country but the improvements are so small most aspiring first home buyers probably wouldn't notice the difference, according to's latest Home Loan Affordability Reports.

Hamilton's median house price dips 6.25%, lifestyle properties on the rise

The Real Estate Institute of NZ released its monthly residential property statistics this morning showing Hamilton’s median house price has dipped from a 2018 high of $560,000 in June to $525,000 in July.

Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows

The Massey University Residential Market Report, which tracks mean rents and rental bond numbers, shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates, over the past decade.

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