Confidence returns as property prices increase

The property market is showing continual signs of revival, with month-on-month price increases recorded across every region, according to Trade Me's Property... Read More

Relief may be in sight for interest rates

Home loan borrowers worrying about higher interest rates may finally be getting the news they have been waiting for - financial markets now expect interest rates... Read More

Principals' warning over new housing

Rotorua school principals are concerned their schools will not be able to support burgeoning student numbers from new housing developments in the city. Hundreds... Read More

House prices begin to rise - CoreLogic

After remaining flat in September, CoreLogic's national House Price Index posted the first rise in property values since March 2022, up 0.4 per cent in October... Read More

First home buyers climb property ladder

While the General Election results are set to draw a ‘line in the sand' for investors, first home buyers continue to lead the market with nearly 28 per... Read More

Signs of life in NZ residential property market

The residential property market appears to have largely flattened out in Tauranga although green shoots of recovery appear to be spreading elsewhere, says... Read More

Trade Me: Expensive districts to rent revealed

The most expensive places to rent in New Zealand has been revealed by Trade Me. North Shore city, Porirua and Manukau city are the most expensive districts... Read More

Property downturn may be in final stages

With mortgage rates close to their peak, a property research firm is confident it is only a matter of time before house prices start to rise again. CoreLogic's... Read More

Higher and drier - the cost of raising homes

New research shows that in some cases, lifting houses may be a cost-effective way to reduce intermittent flooding risk. Construction cost experts WT Partnership... Read More

Keeping you and your home safe from fire

You're at greatest danger when you lay asleep in your bed as smoke seeps into the room and flames rage. With winter upon us, and everyone spending more time rugged... Read More

Record Rotorua rainfall fills lakes, refuels fears

Flooded homes, threatened highways, and months of anxiety are what Rotorua's lakeside communities are battling as the ground is saturated and the lakes are... Read More

Full lakes: Mayor considers options for homes

Managed retreat needs to be seriously considered for homes around the rising Lake Rotomā, Rotorua's mayor says. The lake is just a few millimetres away from... Read More