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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 property market

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...

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...

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 property market

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 ...

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...

Should you fix your mortgage rate?

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

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...

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.

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...

Why this Tauranga couple chose Signature Homes

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

Signature Style Magazine Out Now

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Viewing a home in lockdown

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

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...

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...

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 - ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Are you ready for country living?

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

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...

NZ's biggest upcoming commercial developments

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

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Join the tiny house movement

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

The Amazon effect

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

Demystifying methods of sale

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Industrial investment hotspots in NZ

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

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...

Reading between the rail lines

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

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...

Market and seasonal variations for property investors

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

What commercial property in Auckland is in hot demand?

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

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...

Fastest growing industries in NZ

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

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...

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...

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...

Population growth for investors

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

Subdividing your investment property

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

Calculating return on investment

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

Top 6 reasons for apartment living

For decades, Kiwis have been hanging onto the house and quarter-acre dream. While people are bemoani...

5 finance tips for first time investors

Thinking of purchasing a rental property? If you’re a first-time investor, here are five commonly ov...

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 ...

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...

Should you fix your mortgage rate?

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

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...

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.

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...

Why this Tauranga couple chose Signature Homes

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

Signature Style Magazine Out Now

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Viewing a home in lockdown

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

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...

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...

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 - ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Are you ready for country living?

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

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...

NZ's biggest upcoming commercial developments

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

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Join the tiny house movement

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

The Amazon effect

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

Demystifying methods of sale

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Industrial investment hotspots in NZ

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

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...

Reading between the rail lines

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

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...

Market and seasonal variations for property investors

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

What commercial property in Auckland is in hot demand?

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

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...

Fastest growing industries in NZ

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

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...

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...

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...

Population growth for investors

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

Subdividing your investment property

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

Calculating return on investment

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

Top 6 reasons for apartment living

For decades, Kiwis have been hanging onto the house and quarter-acre dream. While people are bemoani...

5 finance tips for first time investors

Thinking of purchasing a rental property? If you’re a first-time investor, here are five commonly ov...

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Latest articles for buyers

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 ...

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...

Should you fix your mortgage rate?

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

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 ...

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...

Should you fix your mortgage rate?

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

Latest articles for sellers

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...