Residential Property

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

pattrick smellie

OPINION: OK, that's a provocative headline, but how else to interpret the Greens' social housing policy?

Upswing in Wairarapa property

Sale sign

A spike in residential property sales and long-term growth in mortgage uptake indicates a lift in the Wairarapa market.

Loft apartment needs finishing

Cuba St loft apartment

An artistic New York loft-style space in Cuba St has gone to mortgagee sale.

Wellington house sales surge

house for sale

Wellington house sales surged in March and national prices hit a new record.

On the tsunami line

What is the line's impact on house prices?

tsunami line

Hazard zone markings appear to have no negative effect on house prices - a relief to residents of south coast suburbs.

Curbs on first home may ease

House prices

First-home buyers might get some relief in applying for mortgage loans, economists say.

Too few capital houses - report

Wellington houses, generic, homes

Wellington is building too few houses, with a shortage of more than 1200 homes built up over the past few years, according to a Westpac Bank report.

Happy returns for home investors

rental

It's Struggle Street to some, but property investors have struck gold on cheap rental properties.

Lawyer stung $18k over house sale

Gavel

A lawyer has been ordered to pay nearly $18,000 for his part in trying to obstruct a mortgagee sale.

Tawa's sale of the century

Tawa

One of Tawa's oldest buildings - built more than 150 years ago - is for sale.

Kiwis pay extra high mortgages

House prices

Kiwi home buyers pay more for their mortgages than most of the rest of the world.

Historic convent taking shape

The former Brigidine Sisters convent at Pahiatua

CALEB HARRIS - © Fairfax NZ News

A century-old convent's transformation into a gracious family home got a tick from perhaps the hardest people to please - the nuns who used to live there.

More choosing to rent

Clyde Quay

Home ownership has dropped to under 65 per cent, following a trend running back to the 1990s.

Capital busy on the home front

Wellington recorded one of the country's largest increases in the volume of house sales last month.

Flyover could undermine values

Basin Bridge flyover concept

Property values near the proposed Basin Reserve flyover could drop by tens of thousands of dollars, critics say.

House prices up, apartments lag

RICHARD PLIMMER

Apartments in central Wellington continue to grow in popularity, but their prices are lagging well behind houses.

Homeowners urged to fix mortgages

Percent

The message to homeowners has gone out loud and clear: fix your mortgage rate now.

Bust sparks fears values may drop

drugs

Even the ritziest address can have their value slashed by association with methamphetamine.

'Gentle' rise in values

Wellington houses, generic, homes

Wellington house prices are on a much slower track upwards than the national trend.

Low rents deter home buyers

house for sale

Low rents are discouraging people from buying their own homes, according to a property investors' group.

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