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How To Buy A House In Auckland’s Best Neighbourhoods For Less Than $1 Million

May 23, 2019

Auckland Housing

  Buying a house in Auckland’s best neighbourhoods is no easy feat. That is unless you have over one million dollars lying around. OneRoof.co.nz and Valocity recently released data that shows the percentage of homes in Auckland’s best suburbs under the one million price tag. The data showed that there are approximately 44,000 properties in […]

Australian Property Market Boost Could Have Positive Impact On New Zealand

May 21, 2019

NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  The prospect of a possible boost to the Australian property market could mean a positive impact here, in New Zealand. The Australian property market and economy have seen a downturn as of late and Kiwis have felt the slump, as well. However, Australian hubs such as Sydney and Melbourne are starting to see an […]

Houses Consistently Selling Above CV Value In These Auckland Suburbs

May 16, 2019

Auckland Housing NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  According to new research by OneRoof.co.nz, the majority of houses in Auckland are consistently selling above their CV value. OneRoof.co.nz and Valocity have identified 71 Auckland suburbs that presented positive selling data above their 2017 CV. Data has also been gathered on a further 42 suburbs that sold at CV value. In order to […]

Are Kiwis Rethinking Where They Invest Their KiwiSaver?

May 14, 2019

Investment Kiwi Saver

  Is it time that Kiwis rethink where they invest their KiwiSaver? Simplicity KiwiSaver is urging New Zealanders to reconsider how their KiwiSaver assets are being invested. According to the company, there is the potential to invest $100 million into New Zealand start-ups, unlisted companies and high growth opportunities. Currently, there is over $50 billion […]

Rodney Area Introducing Third Bus Service In Three Months

May 8, 2019

Albany Auckland Transport Rodney

  A third bus service is being introduced in the Rodney area as a result of Rodney Transport Targeted Rate funding. Auckland Transport and the Rodney Local Board have been working together to introduce the new service. As of Monday, 6 May, residents of the Rodney area will benefit from the new 126 bus service […]

Which Auckland Suburb Is Seeing A 400% Increase In Housing Sales?

May 6, 2019

Albany Auckland Auckland Housing NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand recently released an analysis of Auckland apartment sales and the results may not be what you’d expect. Aucklanders seem to be favouring one neighbourhood in particular and it’s not Parnell or Ponsonby. According to the analysis, Albany saw a 400 per cent increase in the number of […]

Must-Know Tips When Selling Your Home, According To An Interiors Therapist

May 1, 2019

DIY Home Decorating Tips

  Suzanne Roynon is the British interiors therapist that is taking the real estate world by storm. Her “Ready to Sell” program is helping dozens of clients successfully market their homes. She also offers life-coaching services to clients who need help with other aspects of their lives. Roynon’s tips are valuable to both homeowners and […]

Capital Gains Tax Abandoned By The New Zealand Government

April 29, 2019

NZ Housing NZ Property Market Property News Rentals

  The New Zealand Government officially rejected a capital gains tax (CGT) a fortnight ago, on Wednesday, 17 April. The Tax Working Group (TWG) had previously issued a recommendation for the Government to adopt the tax. According to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the Cabinet engaged in discussion and debate regarding the proposed tax that resulted […]

Auckland Anzac Day Events To Go Ahead With Heightened Security

April 23, 2019

Anzac Day Auckland

  Auckland’s list of Anzac Day events has now been announced with heightened security expected to be present in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. Members of the public will find that this year’s list of events is smaller than usual in an effort to allow for an adequate police presence at each event. 2018 […]

How To Spot The Next Suburb On The Rise

April 17, 2019

Auckland Auckland Housing Auckland Transport North Shore

  Everyone wants to live in a desirable neighbourhood. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the sky-high prices that are usually associated with established areas. Buying in an up and coming neighbourhood can be a great way to make sure you’re not spending a fortune but that your home will continue to grow in value over […]

Retirement Village Resident Asks Local Board To Install  Memorial Seat For His Wife

April 16, 2019


  Rodney Cuckow, a Summerset Retirement Village resident has asked the Papakura Local Board to install a memorial seat at Karaka Lakes where he can remember his wife. Cuckow’s wife, Marilyn, passed away after battling cancer. According to Cuckow and his family,  the couple enjoyed walking around Karaka Lakes together and taking in the beautiful […]

Wallace Stratton Are Off To A Hot Start In Hobsonville

April 11, 2019

Hobsonville Property News

  Wallace & Stratton Real Estate recently opened a brand new office at 102c Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville. The new office features Norwest experts, Sam Cho, Theo Thrasy, Wesley Gerber, Bridget Dickson, Keri Gerrard, Terry and Janet Jones, Marlene and Dennis (The REAL TEAM) and Lance Mason, collectively boasting over a century’s worth of real estate […]

New Report Says Homeowners Made $195k Each Last Quarter

April 9, 2019

NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  A new report, released by CoreLogic, says that homeowners in New Zealand made a tidy profit last quarter. The report, known as the CoreLogic Pain and Gain Report, says that 96.3% of New Zealand properties resold between October 2018 and the end of the year made a gross profit. According to the report, New […]

Silverdale And Dairy Flat Areas Set To Grow With New Structure Plan

April 3, 2019

Dairy Flat North Shore

  The areas of Silverdale and West Dairy Flat on Auckland’s north shore are primed for growth in the coming years. The source of this growth? A new plan in development by the local council. The proposed Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan could provide up to 10,000 jobs for people who live […]

Eden Park Granted $63 Million

April 1, 2019

Auckland Eden Park

  Auckland councillors recently voted to grant the owners of Eden Park $63 million to cover the debt the venue owes. This decision comes following the venue’s desire to seek a better system for hosting concerts in order to gain more revenue. Mayor Phil Goff recently noted that the Eden Park Trust Board was looking […]

5 Tips To Help You Afford Your First Home

March 27, 2019

Auckland Housing Mortgages NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  Buying a house is one of life’s milestones. It is also one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. The process may seem daunting and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, however, there are some ways you can better set yourself up for success. We’ve compiled five tips to help you on […]

Auckland Transport To Introduce Dynamic Traffic Lanes To Improve Congestion

March 25, 2019

Auckland Transport West Harbour

  A new report, commissioned by none other than rideshare giant, Uber, has named Auckland Australasia’s most congested city. With many Auckland residents facing daily frustrations on the road, the new title does not come as a surprise. Auckland Transport has now announced that it will be introducing “dynamic traffic lanes” in an attempt to […]

10,000 jobs could be created in Dairy Flat

March 20, 2019

Dairy Flat North Shore

  Up to 10,000 jobs could be created by 2047 in the Dairy Flat area Within the Auckland city councils refreshed Future Urban Land Supply Strategy document, it is stated that “Auckland’s population is projected to reach 2.4 million” by 2047, with the anticipated capacity for up to “400,00 new dwellings” and “277,00 additional jobs”, of […]

Judge Fines Kiwi Woman For Using Shipping Containers As Airbnbs

March 18, 2019


  A judge has fined a woman from Arthur’s Point, Queenstown for listing shipping containers on Airbnb. According to Judge John Hassan, Lisa Karen Kalazich “took a risk with other peoples’ lives” by using shipping containers as accommodation. She was subsequently fined $12,000 in the Environment Court in Queenstown at a hearing on the 29th […]

Rodney Local Board Funds Essential New Bus Services

March 12, 2019


  Rodney Local Board has recently been praised by Auckland’s mayor, Phil Goff, for funding two new bus services in the area. The new bus routes, launched on Sunday, the 24th of February, aim to provide rural residents in Wellsford and Helensville with increased mobility and connectivity to the rest of Auckland. The two routes […]