Residential Property

Landlords concerned over new loan rules

Palmerston North landlord Shane Storey says new regulations that limit landlords ability to borrow at the same time as ...

Palmerston North landlords have raised concerns over the impact of incoming property investor lending regulations, that have been adopted by banks.

Block in Special Housing Area

An artist's impression of Newtown's Mary Potter Hospice's proposed residential apartment block looking north-west.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown confirms hospice's controversial building plans sit within Newtown's Special Housing Area (SHA), despite political questions.

Neighbours fight hospice apartment plans

An artist's impression of Mary Potter Hospice's proposed apartment complex at Mein St in Newtown, Wellington.

Complex aimed at securing Mary Potter Hospice's financial future worries Newtown locals.

Erskine College upgrade backed in the bay

Architectural drawings of the renovated chapel in a proposed $30m housing redevelopment of Island Bay's heritage-listed ...

Island Bay meeting backs $30m Erskine College redevelopment.

Four months in a leaky house

Joanna Swinton said she has begged Housing New Zealand for months to fix her roof that leaks whenever it rains.

Housing NZ tenant wins apology after long wait to get her roof fixed.

Landlords blame tenants for mould

Palmerston North landlord Shane Storey believes further regulation on rental properties isn't needed.

Insulation isn't usually the problem, tenants drying clothes inside is, say landlords.

Shabby ute in 'posh street' protest

Martin Robinson thought he would park his battered ute in Flotilla Place, Whitby, "for a bit of a laugh". "It's a ...

A mystery note-dropper's worst nightmare has just pulled up to the kerb in a Whitby street.

Riverside city of the future?

An impression of what a promenade could look like alongside the Hutt River once flood protection works are completed.

A promenade and terraces along the Lower Hutt riverbank could arise after flood protection

$30m overhaul for Erskine College

Erskine College in Island Bay was red-stickered as earthquake-prone in 2012.

Plans unveiled for 94 houses on Island Bay heritage site.

Capital full for Bledisloe

All Black captain Kieran Read is tackled by Matt Giteau of the Wallabies during The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup ...

With hotels set to be packed, home owners are looking to profit from rugby fever by renting out their homes.

Wellington property market 'may be peaking'

This house in Porirua's Titahi Bay sold at auction last month for $516,000, well above its $350,000 RV.

Rapidly rising Wellington house prices may have already peaked, one agency says.

Jaw-dropping coastal property for sale video

Situated next to Boomrock, the architecturally-designed house is a modern take on a traditional farmhouse.

Boomrock owner's luxury home, Parakiora, has been put on the market for the first time.

He owns a house at 21 video

Llewelyn Griffiths, 21, has just bought a house in the Wellington suburb of Northland.

Lifetime of saving, and a diet of lettuce and mayo sandwiches, pays off for Llewelyn Griffiths.

Eyesore, or heritage building?

An appeal has been lodged against the decision to delist the former Housing NZ complex, built in the 1950s.

The people who stopped the Basin Flyover have halted this crumbling edifice's demise - at no small cost.

Cubicles apartment called 'unliveable' gallery

The apartment features two 'loft bedrooms' and two bedrooms on the lower floor.

Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles as bedrooms labelled "unlivable" by students and health experts.

'We'll be the perfect neighbours'

Jenni Mason and Millie Watson.
Jenni Mason is the manager for First Five Childcare Centre, she is appealing to the ...

Jenni Mason has an interesting problem in the current housing crisis - she needs land, not a house.

Levin housing market 'on fire'

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in Levin.

Real estate agents are 'desperate' for houses as sales jump by 44 per cent.

City home ownership rates slip

Aokautere has the highest home ownership rate in Palmerston North at 86.6 per cent. Three times the suburb with the ...

Palmerston North's home ownership rates are lower than the national average.

Can investors take a hit?

A hike in lending limits may be shrugged off by experienced property investors.

Property investors not expected to change their ways if lending limits get tighter.

Petone joins $1m club gallery

This 1910, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Manchester St, Petone, sold at auction for $1 million on Thursday.

Homes have started tipping the scales at $1m or more as the property bubble expands.

Modular house takes shape

The first module is lifted into place.

The three modules that make up a house in Levin have been dropped into place by crane. 

Shady houses selling well

Houses that sit in the shade are becoming more and more attractive, as home buyers looks for alternatives in ...

With few houses on the Wellington market and prices surging, buyers are forced to look at lower quality options.

Houses are making $3000 a week

House prices are rising at the fastest rate since 2004.

Investors snapping up homes ahead of new lending restrictions blamed for speed of house price rises.

Harcourts defends safety stance

Harcourts is advising agents to get open home visitors to sign a hazard register.

Harcourts is upset the real estate industry has been mocked for its cautious approach to health and safety.

Arlington houses on the move

Two old houses on on the site of the $33 million demolition and rebuild of Wellington City Council's Arlington ...

"It’s a good result because otherwise they would have been demolished."

We're making damp homes worse

Many Wellington homes are insulated without ventilating, a top landlord says

Modern insulation work on old houses actually designed to "breathe" is making them damper.

Family lose bid for Vogel House

Vogel House, in Lower Hutt, will not be returned to the Vogel family.

Vogels say High Court may be their next step, after Crown commissioner turns them down.

'It's X factor-plus'

Springrock has views of Wairarapa's eastern hills over a 15-metre, heated swimming pool.

Eye-catching home, with pool and fabulous views of Wairarapa hills, could fetch $1.5m.

Ian Athfield gem on market gallery

This Sir Ian Athfield-designed house on Amritsar Street, Khandallah is on the market for the first time in 42 years

"It's a great family home and we want it to go to a new family."

Durantes' $925k Lyall Bay sale

The three-bedroom landscaped house is on the flat, near the beach and gets all-day sun.

Phoenix star's three-year-old house in Lyall Bay sells for well over rateable value.

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