Mayor's swipe at landbankers

In February Wellington mayor Justin Lester and deputy Paul Eagle announced 750 units of social and affordable homes ...

8:01 AM  They're sitting on land which could be used for thousands of new Wellington homes. Now, they could face a financial sting.

Investors' record share of Auckland housing

Wellington may be one of the few places where first-home buyers are toe-to toe with investors.

Investors responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales, as prices in the capital rise at record rates.

Meth fears over blown?

A meth test can cost between $3000 and $10,000.

Some property managers claim methamphetamine is too big a risk for first time landlords to manage on their own.

Six steps to home ownership

Nadine Chalmers-Ross: When my partner and I bought our house a colleague was astonished we'd done it without any cash ...

OPINION: An account with the Bank of Mum and Dad could be key to buying your slice of paradise.

Chinese dollars sought for Brighton

Christchurch's New Brighton has been described as "one of the best coast development opportunities in a built up city ...

Christchurch's New Brighton is being touted to potential Chinese buyers as one of the best coastal city development opportunities in the world.

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New student hall on market

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 Kirkwood Avenue Hall - Christchurch opened last month  and is now for sale.

University of Canterbury student accommodation up for auction a month after opening.

Builder goes too far

Overstepping his limits and not getting consents has seen a builder lose his building licence.

Northland builder's licence is cancelled for working without building consents and going beyond his abilities.

Rates increase "proactive"

Queenstown Lakes District residents are facing an average 4.25 per cent rate increase.

Key issues include public transport, keeping lakes and waterways pristine and affordable housing options.

US owners' silence disappoints

Hunter Valley Station is on the market.

Hunter Valley Station's new American owners want to be "good stewards", but public access groups want more.

Divine intervention for housing crisis

The development planned for the site of St George's Presbyterian Church in Takapuna will remove the manse and the oak ...

Church develops part of its land into seven units on Auckland's North Shore.

Luxury apartments hit market

Three new apartment buildings consisting of 79 homes are ready for sale in Kensington Park.

A 1-bedroom, 69sqm apartment will set you back $740,000.

Tenant caught up in dispute

An ongoing dispute over a power bill has ended up in a Tenancy Tribunal hearing at the Wellington District Court.

Woman stuck in the middle of a fight between owners of two units had her power and water cut off.

Four Points hotel for Auckland

Merriot plans to build a Four Point by Sheraton hotel in central Auckland.

Marriott International plans to open a 255-room Four Points hotel in central Auckland later this year.

House flippers bank thousands

House flipping "isn't illegal, nonetheless, it naturally raises some moral questions", says CoreLogic researcher Nick ...

Auckland property speculators get $70K on average for each sale from the 'morally questionable' practice.

Buying apartments off the plan

Properties available at The Ramada on Victoria St, Auckland range in price from $199,855 to $1,017,500.

Trinity Network Real Estate founder Ben Dellabarca sheds light on buying apartments from plans.

'Young and Nestless' no longer

Getting together with other savers may benefit people who want to buy, Young and Nestless says.

New online community of savers hopes to be a "buyers club" for would-be homeowners.

Houses for indoor-tainment

Cozying up by the fireplace at 10 Rata Road is the least of the indoor entertainment options available

Houses with massive man caves, private cinemas, and art galleries are some of the best indoor entertainment offerings we've picked out from properties currently on the market.

Thanks, I'll have a tea with that

Kevin Bold, owner of the 1865 Stonestead property.

Stonestead one of the oldest houses in the Upper Hutt area is for sale

Puhoi paddling paradise for sale

Puhoi River Canoe for sale

Puhoi River Canoe Hire has been run from a beautiful homestead for the last 26 years. Now, the property and business is for sale.

Portion of prime land bought

Six of the eight land titles that made up the Jury family farm in Omata have been sold.

Its former owner said it could become the next Palm Springs and now it has been sold.

Industrial land could house 60,000 homes

Justin Kean says Auckland's older industrial areas could house 60,000 houses.

OPINION: Should older industrial areas be turned at least partially into housing?

Airbnb owners: Are you covered?

David 'DJ' Olivier owns an airline-themed apartment in Auckland which is popular on Airbnb.

It seems like a great way to make easy money, but watch out for some insurance fishhooks.

Historic building falls to progress

A 1905 home on Alfred St, Palmerston North, is being shifted to make way for new development.

Making way for a six-property subdivision, a 112-year-old building is cut up and put in storage.

Developers lack 'fire-power' for big projects

Steve Bielby says restoration of the St James theatre in Auckland will go ahead despite the apartment project being halted.

A $300 million luxury apartment project has international developers for a reason.

Petone moves up another gear

An early architects' impression of the Fireman's Arms apartments, soon to be completed in Petone.

More people, more shoppers are destined for Petone.

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