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Are your interest payments going up? 4 tips on how to manage this

We recently caught up with Ben Pauley and the team at Lateral Partners to get their guidance on how ...

Can you afford property in your area under new debt-to-income ratios (DTIs)?

For property buyers, the recent introduction debt-to-income (DTI) ratios means lenders will compare ...

10 easy steps to help you master your property search

Kiwis love property, but the journey of finding a property to rent or buy is not always easy. At rea...

Are your interest payments going up? 4 tips on how to manage this

We recently caught up with Ben Pauley and the team at Lateral Partners to get their guidance on how ...

Are your interest payments going up? 4 tips on how to manage this

We recently caught up with Ben Pauley and the team at Lateral Partners to get their guidance on how ...

Can you afford property in your area under new debt-to-income ratios (DTIs)?

For property buyers, the recent introduction debt-to-income (DTI) ratios means lenders will compare ...

10 easy steps to help you master your property search

Kiwis love property, but the journey of finding a property to rent or buy is not always easy. At rea...

Are your interest payments going up? 4 tips on how to manage this

We recently caught up with Ben Pauley and the team at Lateral Partners to get their guidance on how ...

Can you afford property in your area under new debt-to-income ratios (DTIs)?

For property buyers, the recent introduction debt-to-income (DTI) ratios means lenders will compare ...

10 easy steps to help you master your property search

Kiwis love property, but the journey of finding a property to rent or buy is not always easy. At rea...

Economic Headwinds fail to shake NZ property prices: What's the secret?

Despite strong economic headwinds, New Zealand's property prices have remained stable.

Landlord insurance - Getting the right cover for your investment

As a landlord, securing the right insurance coverage is fundamental to protecting your investment an...

Property inspections - Tips from initio on why they are a vital part of property management

If you own an investment property,you’ll know that property management is an adventure, sometimes ch...

Recession forces wallets shut and drives down property demand

Increasing costs of living, highinterest rates, and recessionary pressures all impacted the New Zeal...

Introducing our Leaders of Excellence 2024

Congratulations to our Leaders of Excellence for the financial year ending 31 March 2024.

Introducing our Agents of Excellence 2024

Congratulations to our Agents of Excellence for the financial year ending 31 March 2024. Agents of E...

Kiwi landlords can list more affordably on realestate.co.nz

realestate.co.nz is shaking up the market by opening its platform to private landlords so they can f...

Property market remains resilient amid economic headwinds

New listings are back to normal March levels, stock levels return to where they were in 2015, and pr...

Making the property journey easier with first-of-its-kind tech

When searching for property, are you tired of seeing homes that aren't quite what you’re looking for...

How to personalise your search with listing minimise

Are you tired of seeing properties that aren't quite what you’re looking for? We’ve got a solution f...

Real-time feedback to share with vendors

realestate.co.nz has a brand new feature that shares previously unavailable feedback from property s...

5 searching features you need to try

Search right down to the street you want to live on, school zone, or properties with a price with re...

Sun-soaked property market offers opportunities aplenty

Stock levels hit an 8-year high as new listing levels bounce back to welcome buyers. Prices remained...

Property prices double in a decade in most New Zealand regions

Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty was top of the table for five consecutive years, and Auckland’s Hauraki...

Did you get golf clubs for Christmas?

Blessed with miles of golden coastline, summer in Aotearoa is synonymous with days spent at the beac...

Property hot spots and growth opportunities

An analysis of all residential properties listed on realestate.co.nz during 2023 reveals the Top Fiv...

Remarkable: Central Otago Lakes average asking price tops record $1.62 million

A bright start to 2024: new listings significantly lift, and demand rebounds in New Zealand's proper...

Four reasons why you should use a mortgage adviser

We know the process of securing finance for a home purchase can be daunting, especially if you’re a ...

Was 2023 the year of property market correction?

Total value of residential property listed down by $28.6 billion compared to 2022 as prices dropped ...

Post-election sugar rush wears off the property market

Lowest month on record for new listings*. Central Otago/Lakes District hits highest average asking p...

Guide to a successful rental application

We understand that finding the right rental property can be a competitive process, so we've pulled t...

Christmas came early for the winner of our $100,000 giveaway

A young Bay of Plenty family received an early Christmas present this year with $100,000 to put towa...

Certainty brings stability and confidence to the property market

November brought brighter weather and a confidence-boosting trifecta of government, economic and OCR...

New data shows rising demand for property

Data from realestate.co.nz signals that the property market is heating up, with demand for property ...

Post-election confidence hits the property market

The latest data from realestate.co.nz shows post-election confidence has hit the New Zealand propert...

Be in to win $100,000 for your home deposit

realestate.co.nz is giving away $100,000 for one lucky Kiwi to put towards a home purchase.

How to download listing reports

You can now download your listing reports at the click of a button on Agent Pro. Find the Download b...

Pre-election jitters for the property market?

A pre-election snapshot of the New Zealand property market reveals a softer-than-expected “spring sw...

New robot for realestate.co.nz

Introducing Tāhū, the little robot that makes the property process easier for sellers.

How to save a search and never miss a match

Save your search on realestate.co.nz, and you'll never miss a new property that matches your criteri...

Green shoots appear in the property market ahead of spring

The latest data from realestate.co.nz signals that green shoots are beginning to appear in the marke...

Homes for the dads in your life

In honour of Father's Day, we've pulled out some of the best homes currently on the market to suit t...

Should you fix your mortgage rate?

We've partnered with NZ Mortgages to provide property seekers with insights to make informed decisio...

Stable prices bring ‘cautious confidence’ to the market

More Kiwis slipping off their shoes and stepping into open homes signals a lift in confidence in the...

What's happening with mortgage rates?

That's the question on everyone's lips. And, the most common question asked by our social media comm...

realestate.co.nz uses AI to make the property journey easier

Research shows that floor plans are the most sought-after information on property listings, and than...

More buyers but less choice - opportunity knocks for sellers

New data from realestate.co.nz shows that while new listings were down, more Kiwis searched for prop...

Glossary of terms

Average asking price (AAP) is neither a valuation nor the sale price. It is an indication of current...

Is the forever home no more?

New data shows across New Zealand, people are holding onto their properties for around five and a ha...

New & improved listing reports

We’re making changes to listing reports to provide a clear and accurate picture of what’s happening ...

Advertising Price changes: Effective 1 July 2023

We've reviewed our advertising prices and will be making some adjustments, while still offering the ...

Introducing our Leaders of Excellence

Congratulations to our Leaders of Excellence for the financial year ending 31 March 2023.

Snail's pace for property market: new listings down but stock stable

Patience is essential for both buyers and sellers, with the latest data from realestate.co.nz showin...

Introducing our Agents of Excellence

Congratulations to our Agents of Excellence for the financial year ending 31 March 2023. Agents of E...

How to avoid Wi-Fi woes around your home

Don't let your ability to browse online at home be determined by where you’ve placed the modem.

Home is where the heart is

Did you know that our nation’s single biggest killer is heart disease? It’s responsible for a third ...

Five tips for choosing the perfect new house plan

Building a new home starts with choosing the right floor plan that aligns with your lifestyle and fu...

Tips for moving home with great broadband - Sponsored by 2degrees

Are you on the market for a new home? Now is a great time to think about what you want from services...

National average asking price is down -7.2% since its peak in January

However, the data suggests a cooling in the market, not a crash. Inflation, interest rate hikes and ...

Why this Tauranga couple chose Signature Homes

Jenni, Phil, and their children Miller, Eddison and Tabitha (and Maggie the dog!) are now living in ...

Asking prices back to 2021 levels in eight of 19 regions

The latest data from realestate.co.nz suggests the cooling housing market is offering plenty of choi...

National buyers’ market for the first time in over a decade

The latest data from realestate.co.nz suggests the New Zealand property market has settled into a ne...

New Zealand property market begins to stabilise  

Vanessa Williams, spokesperson for realestate.co.nz, says that the data doesn't support the "bubble ...

Introducing our Top 200 Agents of Excellence FY2022

We are excited to officially announce our Agents of Excellence for FY2022!

Signature Style Magazine Out Now

Be inspired by real stories from Kiwi homeowners Signature Style magazine is full of real stories fr...

How to find the right long-term rental

Owning a home. It’s the Kiwi dream - right? Well, not for everyone! For many, homeownership isn’t al...

Total housing stock is up nationally 77.6% year-on-year, but will this impact prices?

Market continues to cool with buyers’ markets remaining in Auckland and Wellington. Property seekers...

Tide turning on the property market

Tide turning on New Zealand property market Main centres leading the trend Real-time data from reale...

Buyers’ market hits the capital. Will Auckland follow?

Following hints of a cooling market in February 2022, real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows tha...

It’s true—the value of your home can double in ten years.

Average asking prices have more than doubled nationally and in 10 of 19 regions in the last decade, ...

How to make your rented space feel like home

More than 30% of Kiwis are renters, and many more say that they don’t anticipate living in their cur...

Housing stock above 23,000 for the first time since 2019

The impact of the pandemic has been far-reaching, and New Zealand’s housing market has not been spar...

National average asking price breaches $1 million

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows the New Zealand property market hit a major milestone in ...

More choice for buyers in 2022, with nearly 30% more homes on the market

The latest data from realestate.co.nz suggests that national housing stock (the total number of home...

Possible “turning point” for housing market as new listings and housing stock rise

The latest data from realestate.co.nz suggests that November has marked a turning point for what man...

National average asking price hits a record $933,135

Ten of New Zealand’s 19 regions hit 14-year record-high asking prices in October, according to the l...

Expert tips on moving house like a pro

Although the destination is always more exciting than the journey, moving house doesn’t need to be a...

NZ Property Report: September 2021

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz show that the national average asking price gently cooled month...

NZ Property Report: August 2021

Smouldering demand as New Zealand eagerly awaits spring listing surge and alert level change Another...

COVID-19 update for the real estate industry

Following the Prime Minister’s 6.00pm announcement on Tuesday 17 August, New Zealand will be going i...

NZ Property Report: July 2021

National housing stock hits a 14-year record low Record high asking prices nationally, driven by 11 ...

NZ Property Report: June 2021

Winter’s chill isn’t cooling the market – record high asking prices nationally. The national average...

NZ Property Report: May 2021

Not enough houses: supply low nationwide. Stock shortage unlikely to ease in short term; prices rema...

REINZ automated estimate | frequently asked questions

The REINZ AVM is a computer-generated valuation of a property’s estimated current market value. REIN...

NZ Property Report: April 2021

Lockdown anniversary: The property market a year on 12-month data shows rising asking prices; not en...

Ray Mitchell | Agent of Excellence Interview

Ray Mitchell | Harcourts Rototuna, Hamilton Agent of Excellence FY2020 With many years of experience...

Scott McElhinney | Agent of Excellence Interview

Scott McElhinney | Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one ...

NZ Property Report: March 2021

Asking prices up 16.9% nationally; 14-year record highs in 14 regions Lift in new listings welcome n...

Mike Ledger | Agent of Excellence Interview

Mike Ledger | Harcourts Upper Hutt Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one of our Agents of...

REINZ launches next generation automated valuation model (AVM)

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has today launched its most technologically advance...

Diana Cussen | Agent of Excellence Interview

Diana Cussen | Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe Agent of Excellence FY2020 Starting in the workforce ...

Why are Kiwis so under-insured?

Why are Kiwis so under-insured? Life insurance is designed to help protect the people you love if th...

Marty Ritchie | Agent of Excellence Interview

Marty Ritchie | Harcourts Paremata, Wellington Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one of o...

Alison Kemp | Agent of Excellence Interview

Alison Kemp | Barfoot & Thompson Papakura Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one of ou...

NZ Property Report: February 2021

A year on: how has the property market fared since covid-19 first landed on our shores? Resilient ho...

Cameron Bailey | Agent of Excellence Interview

Cameron Bailey | Harcourts Papanui Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one of our Agents of...

Tips for choosing the best broadband plan

Are you on the market for a new home? Moving house is a great time to think about what you want from...

Brent Bastin | Agent of Excellence Interview

Brent Bastin | Tremains Tauranga Number 1 Agent of Excellence FY2020 We caught up with one of our Ag...

Does your property really double in value every 10 years?

Could your property have doubled in value since you purchased it 10 years ago? New figures from real...

Seriously sizzling property market in 2020

Covid-19 did little to dampen the New Zealand property market last year. New annual data from reales...

NZ Property Report: December 2020

Asking prices remain buoyant with property in short supply across the country 13-year record stock l...

Looking to improve your listing reach?

In a crowded environment, ensuring you stand out from your competitors has never been more important...

Is life insurance on your list?

Should life insurance be on your ‘must-haves’ list? When it comes to buying a home, we all have diff...

NZ Property Report: November 2020

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows that low stock is continuing to drive increased prices ac...

NZ Property Report: October 2020

13-year record average asking price highs in six north island regions with Auckland prices remaining...

REINZ Capital Gains and Rental Yield Report

Are you interested in the current capital gains and rental yield performance within New Zealand? Rea...

NZ Property Report: Sept 2020

Auckland average asking price hits a $1 million record while national stock remains at a record low....

REINZ & Tony Alexander - Real estate survey

Wondering what's happening in the property market? Here's the latest on the sentiment in the market ...

NZ Property Report: Aug 2020

August saw the lowest stock nationally since records began 13-years ago while asking prices continue...

What do you need in a first home?

So you’ve made the decision to purchase your first home - well done! You might be thinking to yourse...

We’ve made some changes to our website

We’ve made some changes to the way you search for property on realestate.co.nz, to help simplify you...

COVID-19 update for the real estate industry

No doubt many of you will have listened to the Prime Minister’s update this evening which has announ...

5 ways to become the go-to agent in your area

Becoming the go-to agent or salesperson for your area means building trust and credibility within yo...

NZ Property Report: July 2020

HOUSING STOCK SHORTAGE DRIVES HEALTHY AVERAGE ASKING PRICES Despite a lift in new listings coming on...

realestate.co.nz bolsters leadership team

New Zealand’s longest-standing property website, realestate.co.nz, has appointed Charlie Nicholls as...

Million dollar plus property sales increase 11.7% nationally, says REINZ

The number of properties sold around the country for one million dollars or more during the first ha...

Sick of renting? How to know when you’re ready to buy a home

Buying a house is often considered the Kiwi dream. It offers security, stability and (for most peopl...

NZ Property Report: June 2020

We’ve seen stable prices nationally, with new ‘buyers’ markets’ in four regions across the country. ...

Tips for getting your first home deposit together

So you’ve decided to buy your first home - congratulations! Now that you’ve made the decision to pur...

Should you add that extra bedroom?

As we all come out of lockdown and reassess our living situations, a common question Kiwi’s are aski...

NZ Property Report: May 2020

Demand for property remains strong in New Zealand with record asking price highs. New listings are d...

REINZ real estate agent guidelines for Level 2

The Health Act Order was signed off at 11.47pm last night and then final confirmation was provided f...

Build your brand on realestate.co.nz

In a digitally-driven world, online research has become a crucial step in the property journey - and...

Top viewed properties on realestate.co.nz during level 4 lockdown

The nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 left Kiwi’s spending more time indoors and browsing property...

REINZ: Level 2 guidance for the real estate industry

REINZ welcomes L2 guidance; a step towards getting NZ businesses moving The Real Estate Institute of...

NZ Property Report: Apr 2020

After temporary disruption due to COVID-19 pandemic, will the industry see a new normal? New listing...

Create art-inspired interiors for your home

When it comes to art, it’s not all about following trends – it’s about following your heart. You wil...

5 instant kitchen styling ideas with Shelley Ferguson

Being inside during lockdown is the perfect time for a little DIY. But without being able to buy too...

Designing your home with neutral colours

Neutral colours are very on-trend for interiors at the moment, but how do you design cool, calm spac...

REINZ real estate agent guidelines for Level 3

REINZ are pleased to let you know that they have now received Ministerial sign-off on our Alert Leve...

Viewing a home in lockdown

Due to these unprecedented times, there are some restrictions on viewing a property while we're in l...

Website updates to support your business at Alert Level 3

You can now include a button to ‘Request a private viewing’ under inspection times, prompting users ...

REINZ: Private viewings allowed under Level 3

REINZ welcomes news that private viewings are allowed under Level 3 The Real Estate Institute of New...

Update your home with Shelley Ferguson

Update the look and feel of your home with simple DIY tips and tricks from interior designer Shelley...

How to prepare your home for sale with Shelley Ferguson

Are you looking to get your property on the market? Interior designer Shelley Ferguson shares her in...

5 top tips when pitching remotely

As sales processes are rapidly evolving due to COVID-19 and working from home becomes the new ‘norma...

REINZ: An update on real estate activity

REINZ welcomes Level 3 guidance for real estate activity The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (R...

Add multiple videos to your listings

On realestate.co.nz, you can add unlimited videos to your listings on realestate.co.nz, including vi...

We’ve improved our user experience

To enhance the virtual buying and searching experience, realestate.co.nz now highlights videos and 3...

5 tips on how to adapt your marketing plan

The real estate industry is fast adapting to the new ways of buying and selling property, since the ...

How you can bid in online auctions

Real estate professionals are searching for ways to counteract the impact of the nationwide lockdown...

Counteract social distancing with these handy tools

The real estate industry is fast adapting to social distancing regulations, due to the COVID-19 pand...

NZ Property Report: Mar 2020

Download the full report as a PDF now. Fewer listings in the month of March due to nationwide lockdo...

We've updated our website

To support you and your vendors during lockdown we have introduced new website features. Our site no...

Create video walkthrough tours

Looking for alternatives to open homes during the lockdown? Creating video walkthrough to take buyer...

Add listing messages for your vendors

We know that sale processes are rapidly evolving due to COVID-19 and that you might need to let vend...

DIY ideas: Create your own storage boxes

There’s nothing more satisfying than organising and decluttering your home – but after you’ve put th...

We’re supporting virtual open homes

We’ve made changes on realestate.co.nz to help support virtual open homes, during COVID-19. The new ...

NZ Property Report: Feb 2020

Download the full report as a PDF now. We've seen healthy asking prices, but not enough houses durin...

DIY tips to make your rental feel like your own

Just because your house is a rental home and not your forever home, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t ...

NZ Property Report: Jan 2020

Download the full report as a PDF now. National average asking price hits a record high for the seco...

Two new directors for realestate.co.nz

New Zealand’s longest-standing property site, realestate.co.nz, has appointed two new directors. Joi...

How much has your property’s asking price increased over the last 10 years?

Kiwis who purchased property in 2010 had extra reason to celebrate at the turn of the decade… especi...

NZ Property Report: Dec 2019

Download the full report as a PDF now. The total number of homes available for sale reached never be...

Top 10 tips for moving with pets

Thinking of moving home with your furry friend? Moving homes can be stressful for everyone involved ...

4 steps to a healthy rental property

If you own a rental property, it’s likely you already know about the new healthy homes standards tha...

Create a Tropicana-inspired Christmas table

One of our favourite things about living in New Zealand, is the beautiful summer Christmas’s we get ...

How to find your perfect broadband and power plan

With over 100 different broadband providers and 35 power providers in New Zealand, choosing the righ...

Create a luxe Christmas table with Shelley Ferguson

Christmas is just around the corner – and if your to-do list is anything like ours, you'll be lookin...

NZ Property Report: Nov 2019

Download the full report as a PDF now. November saw all-time asking price highs in eight regions sin...

My property story: Creating Kelly & Mark’s dream home

What do you do after purchasing a renovation project only to find your plans are not achievable? You...

What to look out for at a rental viewing

It’s easy to get excited about a property from the pictures you see online. Then, when you arrive to...

Refresh your master bedroom with Shelley Ferguson

Your bedroom is one of the most used rooms in the house - it’s your personal space where you can res...

My property story: Sisters find home together in Wellington

When sisters Kate and Lucy Morris found their would-be homes, they had no intention of buying yet - ...

NZ Property Report: Oct 2019

Limited choice for New Zealand property seekers this spring. Five regions hit record asking price hi...

#tryDIY: Create your own rope coasters

Want to get crafty and create your own rope coasters to use at home? Watch our video below to find o...

Introducing our new app

We’re excited to announce that today realestate.co.nz launches our brand new mobile app and marketin...

How to create buyer appeal when selling your home

Preparing a home for sale can be a big task. After so many years living in the place, it can be hard...

Haere mai! A guide to Kiwi rentals

Whether you’re working or travelling, you’ll find that there’s so much to explore here. But at the e...

NZ Property Report: Sep 2019

Regional New Zealand dominates the spring property market. Record asking price highs in five lifesty...

How to move up in the (rental) world

Perhaps your flatmates are useless at keeping the flat clean and you’re over the revolving door of p...

Top 5 most loved homes: Winter

Spring has definitely sprung, and as the weather warms up we take a look back on some of the incredi...

Your ultimate spring cleaning checklist

Spring has sprung, and as the weather warms it’s that time of the year where we often clean parts of...

How to craft an effective sponsored content piece

Sponsored posts are a highly valuable strategy to improve your business's visibility, build your bra...

Fiona & Josh: A master bedroom makeover

Homeowners Fiona (make-up artist) and Josh Goddard (builder and owner of PRSA), along with their you...

Remote renters: How to rent when you already own a home

So you’ve landed a new job - congratulations! There’s just one catch; the new position has come with...

NZ Property Report: Aug 2019

Property seekers get active as home lending interest rates lower. The national average asking price ...

Finding the right rental for your family

Today, many families are renting for longer periods of time while that first-home deposit gradually ...

Building an agent profile that will support your business

As a salesperson, you understand that investing in marketing brings your listing greater exposure, m...

How to encourage your vendor to invest in marketing

As a salesperson, you understand that investing in marketing brings your listing greater exposure, m...

How to navigate data privacy as a marketer in 2019

Personalisation is the bread and butter of marketing today. When you can show genuine relevance and ...

Should I get insurance when renting a home?

When you’re renting a house, it can be easy to think of insurance as your landlord’s problem. You’re...

Moving out? How to get your first flat

Your first flat. It means freedom, independence… and a break from mum and dad’s weeknight curfews. Y...

How augmented reality technology is changing the way we buy

Every builder, designer or property developer knows that designing and building a dream home can be ...

5 design principles to perfect your display ad campaign

Approximately 24% of internet users in New Zealand use an ad blocker, according to PageFair[1], with...

The benefits of insulating your home in New Zealand

As we head into winter each year, many Kiwi homeowners start thinking about how to keep their home w...

NZ Property Report: July 2019

Provincial regions’ strong performance contributes to a lift in national average asking prices, whil...

5 benefits of using a mortgage broker

If you’re looking to take out a home loan, it’s likely you’ve heard about mortgage brokers. But what...

Family swap their rural lifestyle for beachside living

Swapping the rural lifestyle in Waipipi for beachside living in Papamoa provided a lifestyle for one...

Changes to reporting on realestate.co.nz

On the 5th of August we’re making some key changes to the way we report data on your listings. We’re...

NZ Property Report: June 2019

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF Real-time statistics from realestate.co.nz sh...

How to master your display ad landing pages

Over half of web users are at least somewhat likely to click on a relevant, effective display ad whe...

My property story: Renting in small-town New Zealand

Marriage, home and community. These were the three key aspects that Luke Fanayan and his now-wife Sa...

NZ Property Report: May 2019

Central Otago/Lakes region flies high as winter approaches. We've seen all-time high average asking ...

Moving house with your pet?

If you’ve just secured a new home – congratulations! Wherever you are, it’s important to know your l...

Inside a tiny home on Waiheke

The tiny house trend has taken off in recent years, and there are now little homes popping up all ov...

#tryDIY: Create a string pendant lamp

Add some style to your outdoor entertainment area with this string pendant lamp. Using materials fro...

My property story: One hop over to Ōhope

"We used to think we'd retire and go to live by the beach, but then realised if we can live by the b...

How the best agents are using technology to sell homes

Every real estate agent knows that house hunting can be a gruelling and time-consuming process for b...

What tenants need to know about insulation laws

If you’re renting a home in New Zealand the home must be insulated by 1 July 2019, or your landlord ...

NZ Property Report: Apr 2019

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. The Auckland region’s average asking price d...

A labour of love pays off for one family of five

A chance encounter with a dilapidated 1900s villa in one of Palmerston North’s sought-after streets ...

#tryDIY: Create your own personalised doormat

Want to create a personalised doormat to welcome people into your home? Follow our step-by-step guid...

How to save a property

Create your own personal shortlist by saving properties on the search result or property details pag...

Auckland is on the cusp of a buyers’ market

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. Auckland is on the cusp of a buyers’ market ...

My property story: A simpler life in South Taranaki

"This house represents what we came down here for - which is time for family - and I have family com...

What landlords need to know about insulation laws

If you’re a landlord in New Zealand wanting to avoid a $4,000 fine, it’s time to make sure your rent...

We're supporting Shave for a Cure

Each month, we’re giving one New Zealand charity free advertising on our site to promote their cause...

Our big little budget

Meet + Greet Kenny Hau, 29 (medical student), Nikita Hau, 28 (kitchen designer and registered nurse)...

Product update: Redecorate a home using Diakrit on realestate.co.nz

We're excited to announce a new improvement to listings on our site. To enhance your experience on r...

Five things every new real estate agent needs to know

If you're just starting out in the real estate game - welcome to the industry. Being a successful re...

How to send an enquiry

Found the perfect property? Send an enquiry directly to the agent or property manager to arrange a v...

The top 5 most liked homes on Instagram this summer

Summer has come and gone in a flash. As we wave goodbye to the hot and layer up for the cold, take a...

My property story: Chasing the self-sustainable dream

"It's little things like sitting outside and looking at the property and our garden, or letting the ...

More certainty in the New Zealand property market compared to Australia

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. More certainty in the New Zealand property m...

Renting a home in New Zealand - your rights as a tenant

Both tenants and landlords have rights and responsibilities when it comes to renting a home. Knowing...

My property story: Annika's bathroom renovation

In the coastal region of Taranaki, Annika and Brad Rowson purchased their 240 square metre home with...

Product update: Our smart search just got smarter

Searching for your dream home on realestate.co.nz is now smarter and easier than ever. We're excited...

What does Google and Facebook's ad success mean for NZ?

Data, social media, advertising... Google and Facebook have come to dominate a broad range of market...

National average asking price for a Kiwi home at an all-time high

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. The national average asking price for a Kiwi...

Product update: Save open homes to your phone's calendar

Make your search to find the perfect home easy by using our calendar tool. You are now able to save ...

Looks good in paper

The power of wallpaper is truly realised in this home on Auckland’s North Shore, where colour and pa...

5 ways to make your mortgage work for you

Not all home loans are created equal. Different loan features can offer different benefits and limit...

Calm your farm: stress-free farm buying tips

The pathway to owning a farm isn't as simple as it once was. Farms aren't only to be inherited by ch...

The rise of influencer marketing: authentic or not?

Attending the Marketing Association influencer event in October sparked memories in my mind. As I sa...

The national average asking price steadies over 2018

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. One year ago (December 2017) the national av...

Do you believe in life after lifestyle?

Settling into a new way of life after selling your lifestyle block in New Zealand is something many ...

Is it possible to get a home loan with no deposit?

Since the global financial crisis, no-deposit home loans have become a ghost story in New Zealand - ...

My property story: Marlborough Sounds bach

A holiday house just 40 minutes from home makes it possible to live like you’re on holiday even when...

Should you use KiwiSaver to buy your first home?

Just like popping the question or changing career, deciding if and how you'll purchase property is a...

My property story: Kylie’s commercial studio renovation

A boutique event agency based in the Manawatu, Mustard Folk offers event management and styling serv...

What real estate agents need to know about AML

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) amendment bill introdu...

Does blockchain belong in digital marketing?

Blockchain is the buzzword of 2018. Whether you've been following this innovation with excitement or...

The top 5 most liked homes on Instagram this spring

Spring has sprung, and as the weather warms we’re dreaming of where we’ll be spending our summer day...

3 ways Kiwis are thinking outside the box to buy

While an increasing number of Kiwis believe they will never own a home, others are thinking outside ...

What are hobby farms and how can you start one?

Eggs whenever you need them; fresh strawberries in the summer; the ultimate farm to table experience...

Kiwi’s passion for property continues to soar in November

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. Kiwi’s passion for property continues to soa...

Understanding the NZ Property Report

Successful real estate agents and salespeople have one thing in common – they’ve got their finger on...

My property story: First time’s a charm

A run-down 1950’s cottage nestled beside a quiet West Auckland golf course, was the perfect project ...

5 questions to ask before renting a home 

Looking for a new rental property can be stressful, but it isn’t something you should rush into. Whe...

How digital marketing will change in 2019

In today's fast-paced digital environment, it's adapt or get left behind. Businesses around the worl...

Improving the quality of Kiwi homes

A significant new initiative to improve the nation’s homes will be launched today (Monday 19 Novembe...

Nine common insurance myths for new home owners

You’ve calculated how much you can afford to spend, chosen a lender, been to countless inspections, ...

Creative decluttering and storage ideas

Whether you’re looking to make a dent in your spring cleaning or getting your house ready for sale, ...

Simple renovation ideas to refresh your lifestyle property

As the summer sun starts to shine, it may just be time to start thinking about doing up your lifesty...

Vanessa Taylor appointed Head of Sales at realestate.co.nz

Vanessa Taylor appointed Head of Sales at realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s industry owned property li...

Product update: sticky advertising banners on realestate.co.nz

We're excited to announce a new improvement to the advertising on our site, to increase viewability ...

Where to from here for the brand and marketing world?

Back when I studied Marketing, online adverts, data, personalisation and social media weren’t what w...

The pros and cons of rural lifestyle

Rural lifestyle is all about taking life a little slower and spending more time enjoying the things ...

The Auckland region favours buyers for the first time since 2011

Download the full New Zealand Property Report as a PDF. The Auckland region favours buyers for the f...

My property story: designing our dream home

Covenants on new subdivisions can be limiting, but the owners of this Christchurch new-build managed...

New CEO for realestate.co.nz

The Chairman of realestate.co.nz Fairfax Moresby, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah ...

Top 5 relationships every real estate agent should have

As a real estate agent or salesperson, you play a key role in helping buyers and sellers achieve the...

A guide to building your perfect pool

A pool is a wonderful addition to a home and a perfect spot to spend your summer days. One of the mo...

7 ways to celebrate your first home purchase

Buying your first home in New Zealand is an incredible achievement. House hunting can feel like a lo...

Top 10 moving tips

Moving house can be a big job, but with the right tips you can make it easy. We asked our Facebook c...

Accelerating growth in technology

In a time where technology is rapidly advancing, what it looks like one day can be vastly different ...

How to prepare for a fixer-upper first home

The pathway to your dream home begins by getting your foot on the property ladder. Buying low can ma...

Why lifestyle blocks are becoming more popular in NZ

During the year to July 7,251 lifestyle blocks were sold throughout the country, according to number...

Confidence shows in housing market as New Zealanders get active

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Confidence shows in housing market as...

Proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

On the 27th August 2018 the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released its discu...

My favourite room: Lucy Slight

In a butter-yellow art deco house built in the 1940s, Your Home and Garden Magazine features directo...

How display advertising should reflect a property listing

Built on knowledge and experience of New Zealand's strong real estate market, realestate.co.nz has s...

Top tips for tackling your home renovation

Owning your own home is a feeling like no other and part of the Kiwi dream. But sometimes in order t...

Are you ready for country living?

Real estate figures show that Kiwis are searching for rural property, and who could blame them? Esca...

What property investors need to know about asbestos

As a landlord or property manager, you will have heard that the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos)...

Beth Coulson promoted to new Digital Sales Manager at realestate.co.nz

Beth Coulson has been appointed Digital Sales Manager at realestate.co.nz, New Zealand's number one ...

What sellers need to know about marketing your property

Selling your home is a big decision, both financially and emotionally. Between preparing a house for...

Our top 5 most liked homes on Instagram this winter

As the weather starts to warm, we take a look back on some of the incredible homes we’ve seen over t...

A guide to selling your lifestyle block

Unclouded starlight by night, plenty of land and incomparable tranquillity - who doesn't love the id...

Record highs and lows across the country, and plenty of Kiwis looking for property

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Record high asking prices in 11 regio...

Secrets to buying bare rural or lifestyle land in New Zealand

Buying a bare rural or lifestyle block in New Zealand is a dream for many, and with these blocks con...

5 steps to take before implementing new technology 

Before you introduce new initiatives into your business, what do you need to consider? Our Head of P...

6 metrics to measure digital marketing ROI

Data - it's all the rage in every walk of business today and it's at the core of successful digital ...

My property story: Hannah and Connors’ Frankton cottage

A 1920’s Frankton cottage is lovingly renovated, transforming it from its rail worker origins into t...

NZ's biggest upcoming commercial developments

Commercial development in New Zealand is experiencing a period of sustained growth. A 2017 Ministry ...

Staying ahead in an age of disruption

In a time where industries can be disrupted with the introduction of a single product or service, ho...

What you need to know about meth

The topic of methamphetamine contamination has become even more interesting with the release of the ...

Your home design process

A good design process is the key to a successful project. Design evolves over a period of time durin...

What city-dwellers need to know about buying rural property

You get less land for your money in New Zealand's cities than you do in its rural regions. In fact, ...

Growing a property management business

Property management companies throughout New Zealand are facing the same challenges of growing. Havi...

Searches for properties climbing back to summertime levels on realestate.co.nz

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Interest in homes for sale warms in J...

Crafting an agent profile that will bring you business

Profiling yourself and your brand in this competitive marketplace is a must do. So how do you stand ...

Update on the overseas investment bill

The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill is currently before Parliament and seeks to amend the Oversea...

Top 10 eco-friendly home tips

Whether it’s plastic bags, coffee cups or straws in your morning smoothie, we use many types of plas...

7 ways blog content boosts your brand

Sponsored content is all around us. Take a look at your social media feeds - how many articles or po...

My property story: Jess and Warren’s historical hall

How one young couple thought outside the box in their property search and found the home of their dr...

The average national rental price increases, but new listings are down

Nationally, the average rental price increases, but falls in the Auckland region. Rental market rese...

Not my circus, not my monkeys

It can be easy in life to try and take on things that are not yours to control - so how do you stop ...

Spot the hallmarks of an excellent tenant

There's over 7,000 square metres of commercial property for lease in New Zealand, according to reale...

5 key stages of building your home

You’re about to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new home, whether it’s a new build or a ...

New property listings fell in 15 of the 19 regions in June 2018

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. New property listings drop significan...

10 top cleaning tips for your home

Keeping your home clean can seem like a big task, but with the right tips you can make it easy. We a...

Dynamic creative: the power of personalised messaging

It’s likely you have viewed online banner adverts that use dynamic creative, but not known what it’s...

Is leasing or buying commercial property better for SMEs?

According to Statistics New Zealand, there are over half a million business across the country. When...

An announcement from realestate.co.nz

The Board of realestate.co.nz announce today that after 4 years leading the organisation the CEO, Br...

My property story: Unna's dream kitchen renovation

Making a rental property truly feel like your own home can be tricky. One couple, having rented thei...

Data and privacy: what it means for you and your business

Data is a powerful tool for companies, but it’s important to be aware of the privacy issues surround...

The top 5 most liked homes on Instagram this autumn

As we head into winter it’s time to round up the most loved houses of the autumn season. Whether it’...

A look into the future of office space in NZ and worldwide

The plates are moving underneath the world's most advanced economies and a seismic shift in the way ...

Preparing to move house

After you’ve cleaned the inside and outside of your whole home in preparation for the big move, it’s...

Pressure likely to increase on housing stock over the next 12 months

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Pressure builds on housing stock over...

Implementing effective project management

At some point in your career, it’s likely that you’ll experience the frustration of dealing with a b...

7 top styling ideas for your home

Whether you’re looking to put your home on the market or it’s time for a refresh, it’s a great idea ...

What do you need in your new home?

Every house has its own character, a character that reflects its occupants’ tastes, needs, and desir...

Getting your house interior open home ready

The moment a buyer steps inside your open home, they’ll have a gut feeling on whether this home is f...

New Zealand commercial interest rates: where are they headed in 2018?

The commercial property market is influenced by countless factors including the rate of economic act...

My property story: Rachel’s dream home renovation

The need to relocate from rural Manawatu to the beachside town of Papamoa provided an opportunity fo...

Join the tiny house movement

The first Ecotiny home goes mainstream as Kiwis look for alternative homes. A ‘tiny house’ is the fi...

What’s the difference between marketing and advertising anyway?

This is a question I hear quite often working in the marketing discipline. Advertising is one of the...

New property listings have risen year on year across New Zealand

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. A rise in new property listings natio...

5 benefits of ventilating your home

For many New Zealander’s, our homes face cold and damp conditions when winter sets in. Whether you’r...

Getting your house exterior open home ready

Appearances play a huge part in first impressions, especially when it comes to viewing open homes. W...

Dress to impress - styling your home

When selling your home, taking into consideration who is likely to be your buyer is important. Famil...

The Amazon effect

On March 20 2018 Amazon's market value increased by 2.7%, making it the world's second most valuable...

Choosing an architect for your home

Looking to build or renovate your dream home? Choosing the right architect may be the most important...

Investing in your customers

When investing in your customers it’s important to have an engagement strategy that is specific to a...

Ad blocking - what does it mean?

AdBlocking is a hot topic at the moment, but what does it really mean? With the imminent launch of G...

Transform your backyard

Turning your backyard into your dream outdoor space may seem challenging but no matter the size, wit...

Regions flourished while the main centres stalled this March

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Regional New Zealand flourishes in cu...

How to create an eco-friendly home

Building is, by its very nature, not overly environmentally friendly. Lots of energy and materials g...

Top 5 tips to cut your power bills

We know that receiving your power bill stinks, so we’ve pulled together our five top tips for slashi...

Demystifying methods of sale

Scroll through any property website when searching for your dream home and you’ll spot a variety of ...

How to style your bedroom for an open home

Bedroom styles are very personal and so is choosing a new home. If you’re putting your home on the m...

6 top tips for social media success

Social media is a valuable tool to communicate with your customers and there are many things to cons...

4 facts to help with your first commercial property investment

At the end of 2017 there was over 1.35 million square metres of commercial space for sale in cities ...

Everything you need to know about our Property profile tool

Welcome to our Property profile tool. Property profile gives you additional information about a prop...

What is a LIM report?

Buying a home can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. It’s important to equip yourself with a...

The top 5 most liked homes on Instagram this summer

As we head into autumn it’s time to round up the most loved houses of the summer. From charming and ...

5 ways great leaders motivate their team

Happy workers are productive workers. A motivated, passionate group of employees are going to work h...

Everything you need to know about our Property profile tool

You may have noticed that a number of major real estate portals now have price estimates for propert...

Looking forward - New Zealand's commercial property markets in 2018

New Zealand's economy had an excellent 2017, according to the Treasury's most recent economic update...

Lifestyle property is a potential option in a relatively static housing market

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Lifestyle property a potential option...

What to ask the real estate agent

Buying a property is an exciting but sometimes daunting process. However, it can be made easier by m...

7 top tips to find your perfect property, under one roof

As the #1 property portal in New Zealand, realestate.co.nz has all the tools you need for property, ...

State of the Wellington Rental Market

There’s has been some recent media traffic about Wellington rents. The talk is about how listings ar...

Is commercial property a good investment when compared to residential?

The commercial property sector is enjoying a period of prosperity on the back of a strong New Zealan...

Perception agents ask too much for houses is wrong

Read the full report here. Exciting new research using the combined data from the Real Estate Instit...

Major centres stay cool over hot summer, while the regions are still pumping

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. New Zealand property market in major ...

Is Wellington the best place to invest in commercial property?

At the end of 2016, the Kaikoura and Wellington regions were struck by a 7.8 magnitude quake. As a r...

The tax implications of selling a farm

By Cameron McGill. There comes a time when every farmer has to finally hang up the gumboots and reti...

Industrial investment hotspots in NZ

Industrial property is a favourite among many investors, thanks to its relatively low levels of vaca...

Record low for new listings across the country

All-time low for new house listings across New Zealand while asking prices continue to climb despite...

How to create street appeal

When tackling a home renovation project the interior alterations can quickly become the main focus. ...

Retail property investment outside NZ's major centres

Auckland is growing at a rate of knots. The Commercial Bay project is redeveloping an entire central...

Urgent maintenance issues in rental properties

Ever experienced an issue in a rental home and wondered whether you should or shouldn’t call your pr...

Reading between the rail lines

New Zealand boasts 4,000 kilometres of freight and passenger rail corridors, according to government...

What to look for in a real estate agency contract

In the past disputes over cancellation of real estate agency contracts and payment of commission hav...

Why a diverse team is crucial to business success

With almost 20 years’ experience working in real estate and technology, Jai Ivarsson is realestate.c...

How to style your home for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to spread some seasonal cheer and think about decora...

Summer maintenance for investment properties

The days are getting warmer, the pohutakawas are blooming and the song of the tuis have reminded us ...

How Labour's policies could affect commercial property

New Zealand's oldest operating political party has begun its sixth term in government and much has a...

How to save a property search

Want to stay competitive in your market place? Saved Search email alerts allow you to see what new p...

Search Tenancy Tribunal cases online

The Tenancy Tribunal hears approximately 20,000 cases each year across New Zealand, resulting in num...

Flatting 101: Keeping your stuff safer

There are a lot of great things about living in a flat, but your flatties ‘borrowing’ things from yo...

How to keep everything safer on moving day

Moving day can be stressful – there are boxes everywhere, your furniture is travelling across town o...

7 things to consider before becoming a property investor

Sunniva Holt is a property developer, mind-set strategist, speaker and author from Auckland. She fel...

Three year high for new home listings across the country

Kiwis now have more choice when it comes to buying a home. An increase in new listings, coupled with...

Generate your agent report with our new website

Generating your agent reports has changed a wee bit as these are still served through our classic si...

A new year, a new you? It's time to invest in yourself

Are you considering taking a leap into a new job in 2018? Then now is the time to "invest in yoursel...

Keeping your home safer this Christmas

Keeping your home safer this Christmas The sun is finally shining, the car is packed, and the road t...

Transform your old bedroom into an inviting space

When renovating a home, it makes sense to prioritise the things your family needs to function - like...

What you need to know about buying a business

New Zealand is the easiest country in the world to run a business in, according to the World Bank's ...

We’re changing the way we do things around here

Our goal here at realestate.co.nz is to get you to your perfect property quicker. We’ve been working...

What you need to know about buying a motel in NZ

In the past year, New Zealand had at least 300,000 more international visitors than last, with over ...

Make the final weeks of the year your most productive

From flexible routines to encouraging your team to take regular breaks, finding a healthy work-life ...

How to choose the right estate agent to sell your home

Selling your home is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll make in your life. Worki...

Slice of Paradise: A property match for first home buyers, Lucy and Adrian from Christchurch.

Back in Christchurch after spending some time away post-quakes, Lucy and Adrian were looking for a t...

Dampness and condensation issues in rental properties

Condensation The winter months can cause condensation issues - especially in the cooler parts of our...

The number of homes for sale had halved over the past 10 years

Number of homes for sale slumps by nearly 50 per cent over past decade Kiwis are redefining what mak...

Slice of Paradise: Jane and Bakhrom continue search for dream property

Jane, from England, and Bakhrom, from Uzbekistan had been together in New Zealand for more than eigh...

Slice of Paradise: Olive and Josh settle in to their first home in Palmerston North

Parents of two, Josh and Olive, were looking for their first home in the Palmerston North area, when...

How to build a classic Kiwi outdoor swing

Add a bit of summer fun to your outdoor area with this stylish DIY rope swing. Resident builder Pete...

Slice of Paradise: Dan and Louise's first time home buyer story

As parents of newly born twins, along with three other children, Dan and Louise were looking to get ...

Slice of Paradise: Terry and Lesley are set to demolish and rebuild

Hamilton couple Terry and Lesley took part in Three's Slice of Paradise, hosted by Shelley Ferguson ...

The New Zealand property market is in a 'wait and see' mode

Property market on hold as Kiwis wait for election outcome The New Zealand property market is in a ‘...

Market and seasonal variations for property investors

Having a portfolio of warm, safe and dry investment properties should be the aim for all investors. ...

Slice of Paradise: Bridgette still on the hunt for a new home

Auckland’s own Bridgette took part in Three's Slice of Paradise to find a family home for her and he...

Slice of Paradise: Sisters find home despite finance delays

Sisters Angela and Samantha signed on to Three's Slice of Paradise, after returning from several yea...

What should Auckland retail property buyers look for?

Buying retail property in Auckland often means going up against serious demand, these tips can help ...

We’re changing the way we do things around here

Welcome to our new site - https://openhome.realestate.co.nz Our goal at realesate.co.nz is to provid...

Slice of Paradise: Kevin's dream Kaiwaka section

Kevin, a schoolteacher on Auckland's North Shore, signed on to Three's Slice of Paradise, an eight-e...

How to create a gallery wall

Creating a gallery wall in your home is a great way to make an impact in any room. It’s easy to inst...

What commercial property in Auckland is in hot demand?

There is plenty of commercial property available in Auckland if investors and businesses know where ...

My data epiphany

The term ‘data’ and related buzzwords are thrown around a lot, often with little understanding. Thro...

New property listings fall 17.5% nationally

Real time data shows dramatic variances in demand across country New property listings fall 17.5 per...

Rental property Warrant of Fitness launched in Wellington

Wellington City Council has announced the launch of the voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for mini...

Build rapport with your landlord

We understand that the market is a competitive one. So, once you've secured a rental property it's i...

Where is NZ's best commercial property outside of Auckland?

Commercial real estate isn't just a vehicle for capital growth and strong yields - it's the infrastr...

Find ways to love your old home

Lucky you, you live in an old house. That may not be your first thought... old houses come with a lo...

Creating a functional home office

Working from home can be a challenge so ensuring you have a functional work space goes a long way to...

Record fall in number of new property listings across New Zealand

Record fall in number of new property listings across New Zealand for month of July Auckland sits be...

Social media for real estate professionals

Social media is a simple, engaging and cost-effective marketing tool for property professionals. Ove...

Renovating your kitchen on a budget

Looking to renovate your kitchen on a budget? With a touch of style and some DIY know-how, Kelly did...

Farms provide non-farm income opportunities

Landowners are now able to diversify their farm’s income, thanks to new opportunities like wind farm...

Why your company shouldn’t be data-led

With almost 20 years’ experience working in real estate and technology, Jai Ivarsson is realestate.c...

Apartments are on the rise in Auckland

Click here to download this report as a print-ready PDF. Apartments on the rise in Auckland - New ap...

Choose the right heating for your home

When looking to heat a home, it's important to consider the wide variety of heating methods on offer...

Residential tenancies amendment bill (No 2)

The Bill aims to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and address issues of liability for damage...

5 DIY projects for children’s rooms

Decorating children’s bedrooms is a favourite of mine. Maybe it’s the sense of fun that can be had w...

FAQs: A guide to renting in New Zealand

Have a query about renting? Here are some of the most common questions asked by tenants. Before you ...

We’re changing the way we do things around here

Welcome to our new site Our goal at realestate.co.nz is to get our users to your listings quicker. B...

Increased housing stock breathes new life into Auckland property market

Download the New Zealand Property Report as a print-ready PDF. Increased housing stock breathes new ...

17 tips for house hunters

Buying a home for the first time (or even the second or third time) can be a big learning curve. Get...

The importance of company values

At realestate.co.nz, Emma Davies is responsibe for driving the development and implementation of cus...

Fastest growing industries in NZ

Labour market data from Statistics NZ shows that in 2017's March quarter, our unemployment rate drop...

Renovating your home with children

Owning your own home is a feeling like no other, and part of the Kiwi dream. But sometimes in order ...

Your property inspection checklist

Are inspections before you purchase a property really needed? Well, imagine moving into your new hom...

7 things to know about bidding at auctions

At an auction, the purchase price of a property is determined through competitive bidding. By doing ...

How you can purchase your own farm

By Coral Phillips. Is it your goal to own your own financially viable farm one day? Or are you curre...

How to evolve from a logo to a brand

Vanessa Taylor is realestate.co.nz’s Head of Marketing. Having lived and breathed marketing for almo...

Housing market continues to stabilise

Click here to download this report as a print-ready PDF file. Housing market continues to stabilise ...

My property story: Tessa’s new build

With two bustling boys in tow, it became clear to Tessa and Matt Benzie that their current home wasn...

What kind of cladding is right for your home?

Christchurch architect Cymon Allfrey discusses claddings and how they enhance the space and forms of...

Five ways to add value to your home

If you're planning to sell your home any time soon (or simply want to make it the best it can be), h...

6 tips for buying your next home

The property market is always a hot topic of discussion. And while there’s plenty of advice out ther...

The difference between lifestyle and rural properties

By Tom Rutherford The rise in lifestyle properties and how to protect your land What is the differen...

The power of a useable styleguide

With almost 20 years’ experience working in real estate and technology, Jai Ivarsson is realestate.c...

New property show to hit Kiwi screens

I'm excited to announce that realestate.co.nz is the principal sponsor of a new Three property show,...

Your 10 best children’s bedrooms

Decorating a child’s bedroom is about finding that delicate balance between fun and practical. The r...

Creating real value from data

Peter Mangin is realestate.co.nz’s Chief Operating Officer. Peter is a seasoned leader with over 22 ...

Sellers come to meet the market as March breaks February’s stronghold on new listings

Click here to download the NZ Property Report as a print-ready PDF file. For only the second time* i...

How much is rural land really worth?

By Greg Petersen When purchasing rural property, you don’t want to offer too much and pay more for a...

What bathroom style suits your home?

In the market for a new bathroom? Explore these four bathroom designs to find a look you love that a...

Population growth for investors

Statistics New Zealand has released revised population growth projections for our regions and local ...

Landlord and tenant responsibilities

Before you enter into a Tenancy Agreement, irrespective of whether you’re the one renting out a prop...

Subdividing your investment property

When weighing up the potential of an investment property, it is important to look at the opportunity...

Questions you didn’t know to ask

When building a house it’s important to end up with a home that you love with no regrets - and to ha...

What to consider before renovating

Planning and designing an addition or renovation to a home can be challenging. Because there is alre...

Kids’ rooms that actually benefit kids

There are so many children’s bedrooms coordinated to perfection by adults these days! Yes, kids’ roo...

Home: Hannah’s city apartment

As the Auckland property market remains hot, apartments are proving to be a more affordable alternat...

Regional NZ is tempting house hunters, while interest in cities declining

Download the New Zealand property report as a PDF here. Focus for Kiwi home buyers turns to Hawkes B...

How to decorate your rental property

Shelley Ferguson, editor-in-chief of Your Home & Garden magazine and co-host of The Block NZ, sa...

Your new home construction checklist

To help you maintain control over your house construction – and be another set of eyes for mistakes ...

Calculating return on investment

An important aspect for an investor to consider is the rate of return a rental property will provide...

5 most beautiful holiday homes

Did you know that you can book your next holiday home at realestate.co.nz? Whether it’s a cabin in O...

Master bedroom looks to love

The bedroom is our most personal space, so it makes sense that it tells a real story about you. Crea...

How to create a company DNA

Vanessa Taylor is realestate.co.nz’s Head of Marketing. Having lived and breathed marketing for almo...

How to choose a builder for your new home

As with choosing an architect/designer, it’s essential to select a builder you can trust and feel co...

Your moving home essentials checklist

Moving home can seem like a mammoth undertaking, but being organised will help things go more smooth...

Boring, the new cool tech choice

With almost 20 years’ experience working in real estate and technology, Jai Ivarsson is realestate.c...

Upcycle your leftover renovation materials

After a home renovation, you may find yourself with a stack of leftover materials. Whether it’s exce...

The property market is heating up across the regions - but not in Auckland

Property market heats up across the regions - but Auckland isn’t one of them Nine out of 19 regions ...

6 ways to craft a quality listing

A carefully crafted listing allows a property to make the right kind of first impression with potent...

Kitchen refresh: Under $1,000

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to cost the earth. A few clever tweaks can go a long way in makin...

Cheat’s kitchen makeover $15,000

A beautiful kitchen is not only the heart of the home – it can make or break it come sale time. A fe...

Over $30,000: Dream kitchen makeover

Kitchens sell houses, but also clear bank accounts. For some, that investment is totally worth it, a...

13 tips for your new build home

The New Zealand Building Guide magazine has been helping Kiwis design and construct their dream home...

10 questions to ask a potential flatmate

Flat sharing is popular among both young and older homeowners who are after some extra money to help...

2017 property management

Vesna Wells, realestate.co.nz's property management specialist, looks ahead to the rental market in ...

Should you add a pool to your home?

A pool is a wonderful addition to a home. In December, “pool” was the most popular search term on th...

Financing your building project

Financing the building of a new home is very different to arranging finance to buy an existing one, ...

The entertainer's dining room

Is your dining space feeling tired, neglected or non-existent? Give this integral space some time an...

Auckland property market carries on while other regions holiday

Auckland property market carries on while other regions holiday Auckland* continued to provide poten...

The cost of building in New Zealand

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