Residential Property

Investors' record housing share

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

Investors are responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales.

Land shortage in Hutt

When this picture of Mayor Ray Wallace appeared four years ago, promoting a massive subdivision in rural Wainuiomata, it ...

Hutt desperatetly needs more land for housing.

Wellington's housing crisis

Home-building couple Zoe Robinson and Aiden McGillicuddy on their section in Newlands.

Putting a roof over your head: Never has it been harder to buy, build or rent a home in Wellington.

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.

Century-old church for sale

St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, needs a new home.

Want to make a "prophet"? Then this former church could be for you.

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

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.

Our year of hell video

Beba McLean and Matthew Robinson with son Teo. They moved into their home in February last year and said that, within ...

First-home buyers locked in noise battle over KiwiRail depot across the fence.

Plan to relieve 'painful' consents

The Wellington City Council is commencing a review of its consenting, with a view to establishing a one stop shop and ...

Wellington's mayor aims to simplify "difficult and confusing" consent process.

The $540k hovel video

The dilapidated bungalow was declared too dangerous to enter by Wellington City Council  in late 2016, forcing its owner ...

It's condemned and no-one's allowed in, but that hasn't put off potential buyers.

Name changed... to same kind of name

The city council took down signs put up by developer Jarden Corporation, using its preferred names.

Council takes nine months to change street's name from an English one - to one that means exactly the same in Maori.

Council blamed for $40m holdup

Philip Brown says his plans for a $40m hotel in New Plymouth are stalled because of restrictive planning rules.

Developer blames council rules for holdup but mayor says he's negotiating through the media.

Where the streets have no name

The city council says it did not put up The Promontory or Salt Water Lane street signs that are currently in the subdivision.

City council and developer in deadlock over what roads should be called.

Airbnb threat to capital rentals

12112015 Supplements Photo:John Nicholson//Fairfax NZ. Houses Lyall Bay Wellington.

Wellington's rental squeeze could worsen as homeowners choose to make money through Airbnb.

Parapet deadline 'extremely tight'

David Weir from Miyamoto International NZ, and H. Kit Miyamoto from Miyamoto ...

Wellington building owners will struggle to hit one-year timeframe, experts warn.

Economists flag building slowdown

Wellington was one of the few regions where building consents did not fall.

Residential building consents are not on track in Auckland.

Renters caught in perfect storm

The annual renting nightmare is over for flat-hunter Ted Greensmith-West, who has found a room in Newtown.

Wellington's housing squeeze is now spreading to the suburbs, as supply trails behind demand.

'Half of Kiwis now renting'

Philippa Howden-Chapman said the decline in state housing had created a  "bidding war" among renters.

Academic says decline in state housing has led to "bidding war" among renters.

Quake blamed for rates hike

Greater Wellington Regional Council will not be getting a dividend from quake-damaged CentrePort this year, partly ...

Regional council wants to raise rates by 5.6 per cent for the coming year.

Vulnerable 'saved' from rent hikes video

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle announce the social and affordable housing scheme at the ...

Wellington City Council was all set to hike rents for its poorest tenants, then it came up with a new plan.

Forty queue to view a rental

About 40 people packed a scheduled viewing of a flat in the Wellington suburb of Mt Cook on Wednesday.

It's Wellington's rental squeeze summed up in a photo - hordes swarming on three-bed flat.

Auckland dip could be short video

080611News.Photo:Donna Walsh/Waikato Times.  Real Estate for sale signs.  Sold sign - Homesell.  Hamilton

National house price inches up to $631,349, but fall in the City of Sails where they remain above $1m.

Something smells in Whitby

The smell plaguing some Whiby residents comes from plants, not cows, council says.

Manure or rotting vegetation? Something's stinking up a Porirua suburb.

800 houses for Porirua

An aerial shot of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounding land in 2002.

Unlike the more expensive Aotea subdivision nearby, the new development's aimed at first home buyers.

Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Record new consents for Capital

Wellington City Council is progressing towards achieving its annual 1500 target for new building consents, with 1204 new ...

Wellington Mayor says rash of new residential building consents for the capital will ease affordability.

Bitter 10-year fight costs house

Harcourts' agent Lou Newman said there had been "quite a lot" of interest in the house which has harbour views.

Court orders sale of prestige Wellington house to cover $1m legal debt racked up in business fight.

First-home buyers seize the day

Ravi Ramaiah and Priya Mohankumar have recently bought their first home in Woburn, Lower Hutt.

Despite rising prices, they're a growing part of Wellington's property market.

Quake test extensions

Damage to Statistics House in Wellington following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in November 2016.

Eighteen building owners have been granted more time for invasive testing.

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