Micro-Flats 

Have you heard of “micro-flats”? Of course.... we've been building them in Auckland for the last 4 years.   If you’re living in London, you’ll be used to seeing it mentioned in newspapers and online. Some are saying this new style of housing development may be the...

Buying New

I love when the media helps us out, after all we have been saying for years that building new is the way to go and as property investors are now starting to find out, old homes cost a lot to maintain. Buying a new property that is under construction is a...

Prices Hiked for Affordable Homes

The Government's much-flaunted affordable home build in Auckland has just become a little less affordable after developers were granted a series of price hikes. The cheapest home now costs $50,000 more after the developers, Hobsonville Land Company, successfully...

Auckland housing affordability solutions

The recent residential development summit suggested: • Reform the Resource Management Act to speed up new supply (Nick Smith) I'd agree with this one, go Nick. • Open up more land for development faster (Shamubeel Eaqub) Another good idea, more supply to match the...

5 tips to beat blues

This is the other article that was referred to in the previous news post. The fading dream of a first home in city - Property - NZ Herald News. In this post I found a few ...you will see two that are similar to what I have already said, gems of information....

Young Aucklander fails to get onto property ladder

Once again I'm left SMH (shaking my head) as I read the following "A two bedroom unit in Onehunga has sold for $453,000 at auction this afternoon. The 111A Church St unit with modern kitchen, polished floors, deck and freestanding garage was featured in the Herald...

Property Orphans

Sometimes I just shake my head and sigh. The following statement in a recent article suggests that either things have dramatically changed since I was in my mid 20's or that the media is really enjoying trying to find some sob stories out there. Before I go on, this...

Ten Thousand New Homes

Great News if they can accomplish it but some fundamental aspects of property developing are being missed. Labour's housing spokesman Phil Twyford said KiwiBuild would deliver the equivalent of a Hobsonville $485,000 two-bedroom terrace home for $360,000 by forgoing...

House prices soar as rents stall

Interesting article...  House prices soar as rents stall  It is the great conundrum of New Zealand's investment scene and the great mystery of the Auckland economy. Why has the median house price risen 25 per cent in Auckland in the past two years to more than...

House Sales Show Big Drop

It seems things are finally starting to slow down in the Auckland property market according to some commentators. The article House sales show big drop in 'perfect storm' suggests a perfect storm of interest rate hikes, lending restrictions and inclement weather is...