Higher costs and slower house prices growth ahead

Slowing house prices, rising inflation pressures, and sooner-than-expected rises in interest rates will be prominent in the near term economic outlook,... Read More

First-home prices rising even faster this quarter

First-home prices have risen even further on average this quarter than last, despite growing evidence of investors leaving the market. That’s... Read More

Papamoa mums to shine on The Block NZ

Two super competitive Papamoa mums will be competing on the ninth season of The Block NZ. Team Purple is made up of “domestic engineer” Janah... Read More

Rental market cooling, BOP stays level

New Zealand’s rental market is beginning to show signs of cooling off after a red hot summer, according to Trade Me’s latest Rental Price... Read More

Western Bay wins Local Government supreme award

­ A commitment to returning ownership of a piece of Matakana Island to its ancestral owners has seen Western Bay of Plenty District Council take out... Read More

The Home Show is back

The Tauranga Home Show is proud to return to Trustpower Arena Baypark on May 7-9 for its huge 22nd show.  With more than 325 exhibitors spread... Read More

First-home values up, but price pressure shifting

The latest QV Quartile Index shows precisely how difficult it has become since lockdown for Kiwis to take their first step on the property ladder. "It’s... Read More

Rent prices jump from strong demand

New Zealand rents in March grew by their largest percentage in two and a half years, according to online auction website Trade Me. But the website says... Read More

Help on the way for NZ‘s timber shortage

The opening of a new wood processing plant in Rotorua in a few weeks will help alleviate New Zealand’s timber shortage, says Red Stag group CEO,... Read More

Regional rents rise, city rents remain stagnant

Strong rent growth in the regions drove the national median weekly rent up 2 per cent year-on-year in February, according to the latest Trade Me Rental... Read More

Government housing package backs first home buyers

The government has announced a housing package that will increase the supply of houses, remove incentives for speculators and hopefully deliver a more... Read More

Govt changes current family home exemption

The government has taken aim at property speculators with investment houses bought from this Saturday, subject to tough new tax rules. However, the... Read More

Watch live: Govt announces first-home buyers plan

The government is unveiling its long-awaited plan to help first-home buyers get into the superheated market and up the housing stock. Watch the announcement... Read More

Govt plan to unveil first-home buyers plan

First-home buyers and industry professionals are asking the government to throw every tool they have in the box at fixing the housing crisis. The government... Read More

Average residential property values rise

Investors will remain a significant player in the housing market as the LVR speed limits imposed by the Reserve Bank kick in this month. This is according... Read More