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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...

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...

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...

Update your home with Shelley Ferguson

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

Create a Tropicana-inspired Christmas table

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

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...

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...

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 - ...

#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...

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...

Fiona & Josh: A master bedroom makeover

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

Family swap their rural lifestyle for beachside living

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Our big little budget

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

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 ...

My property story: Annika's bathroom renovation

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

Looks good in paper

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

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...

My property story: Kylie’s commercial studio renovation

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

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...

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 ...

My property story: designing our dream home

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

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...

My favourite room: Lucy Slight

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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 ...

How to create street appeal

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Your 10 best children’s bedrooms

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

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...

Kids’ rooms that actually benefit kids

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

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...

Upcycle your leftover renovation materials

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

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...

The entertainer's dining room

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

2017 living room inspiration

The lounge is one of the most-used rooms in your home, which is why successful living spaces “combin...

11 ways to love your living room

It’s called the living room because it’s one of the most-used rooms in your home. Make it a room you...

5 reasons to paint your front door

As the new year blossoms many of us are thinking about ways to refresh our home in 2017. Add a pop o...

12 ways to makeover your entrance way

I’m starting this story with full disclosure – my entrance way is a currently a disaster zone. We’re...

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...

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...

Update your home with Shelley Ferguson

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

Create a Tropicana-inspired Christmas table

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

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...

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...

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 - ...

#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...

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...

Fiona & Josh: A master bedroom makeover

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

Family swap their rural lifestyle for beachside living

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Our big little budget

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

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 ...

My property story: Annika's bathroom renovation

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

Looks good in paper

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

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...

My property story: Kylie’s commercial studio renovation

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

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...

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 ...

My property story: designing our dream home

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

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...

My favourite room: Lucy Slight

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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 ...

How to create street appeal

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Your 10 best children’s bedrooms

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

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...

Kids’ rooms that actually benefit kids

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

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...

Upcycle your leftover renovation materials

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

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...

The entertainer's dining room

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

2017 living room inspiration

The lounge is one of the most-used rooms in your home, which is why successful living spaces “combin...

11 ways to love your living room

It’s called the living room because it’s one of the most-used rooms in your home. Make it a room you...

5 reasons to paint your front door

As the new year blossoms many of us are thinking about ways to refresh our home in 2017. Add a pop o...

12 ways to makeover your entrance way

I’m starting this story with full disclosure – my entrance way is a currently a disaster zone. We’re...

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