Residential Property

Capital market keeps rising

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Fringe suburbs attract first-home buyers as Wellington boom strengthens

Big bucks for state homes

This state home in Mt Victoria, Wellington, sold for $961,000.

Some state homes are selling for more than $2m - while one unit was snapped up for $2000.

'Bad' tenants let off the hook

Tenants in this Hamilton flat damaged every room and left their rubbish behind.

Court decision "opens the door for tenants to do what the hell they like", landlords say.

This could take some work video

The sprawling property in Milton Rd, Napier, has three-bedrooms and a self-contained flat - but it needs a bit of work.

There's a reason a hillside Napier home sold for $240,000 - and the mower in the bathroom is a hint.

Leaky home gone in 60 minutes video

Dean Derwin's leaky Newlands home was demolished in less than an hour.

The legal wrangling has lasted for years. But in less than an hour, it was history.

More sales than listings in capital video

More houses were sold in Wellington in March than were listed.

Buyers' voracious appetites for property in Wellington have eaten into the housing stock.

Fight brewing for Shelly Bay Rd development

Prime Property Group owner, Eyal Aharoni, pictured in 2009, is understood to be in pole position to buy 1-19 Shelly Bay ...

A battle could be looming between a developer and the airport over land at Shelly Bay.

Jafas buy up capital homes video

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Auckland rental investors are swooping on Wellington, driving up residential prices.

Sea swallows coastal dream gallery

Tamar and Glenn Brinfield's bach on Cape Palliser Rd, south Wairarapa is slowly falling into the sea, and their insurer ...

Couple thought they had found the perfect bach, but now it's falling into the sea.

Wellington prices keep getting hotter

The average value of a house in the Wellington region is $491,236 - up 7.5 per cent year on year.

Is the capital's housing market following in Auckland's "red-hot" footsteps?

Leaky building costs revealed

An estimated 80,000 homes are thought to be affected by leaky building syndrome. When moisture penetrates a property and ...

As a leaky building expert says repairs are having to be repeatedly done, Wellington City Council reveals how much the saga is costing ratepayers.

Estate agents 'avoiding building reports'

The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand claims it hears of up to three cases a month where agents steer vendors ...

Some real estate agents are encouraging vendors to get "soft-touch" building reports.

Landlord's 'utterly foul' poo find video

Stuart Shaw was astounded to return to his Whitby home, to find it dirty, damaged, and with a pit of wrapped dog poo outside.

Man returns after two weeks to find a house full of grime and a garden reeking of dog poo.

Home buyers get desperate

Pressure to get on the property ladder means many prospective home buyers are not doing their due diligence homework.

Some are so keen to secure a house that they are taking potentially costly risks.

Wellington property market heats up

Wellington home buyers are being warned to beware of vendor-supplied building reports.

Up to 75 per cent of Wellington sales go through without independent builders' reports.

Airbnb popularity surges in NZ

Wellington Airbnb host Chrissy Hill.

There are over 12,000 places listed in NZ and competition is growing as commercial operators join.

'Agents as buyers' get commission

The Court of Appeal is considering who protects the seller when the real estate agent is also the buyer.

Agents buying houses effectively get a discount through a share of the commission.

Mystery man's apartment sells

A one-bedroom apartment sold in Berhampore, Wellington after a mystery man left it to Mary Potter Hospice in his will.

A mystery gentleman's bequest has left a charity almost $175,000 richer.

Court fight over housing plan

The view up Houghton Bay Rd, from the sea.

Locals spent $40,000 opposing a development overlooking Wellington's rugged south coast.

Where are the priciest state houses?

Queenstown is the only city outside of Christchurch and Wellington to have a state house in the top 10.

Outside of Auckland, Christchurch has five in top 10, but an $800k house in Wellington's Island Bay tops the pile.

Agent shoots high on van Dyk home

Famous netballer Irene van Dyk's Wellington home has gone on the market, and agents expect it to sell well over the ...

Netballer's home in Wadestown for sale as she shifts closer to the beach.

Building firm faces liquidation

An energy efficient home built by Horvath Homes.

Large Hawke's Bay company behind major subdivisions in Napier owes more than $70,000

$1m home: Double RV in Island Bay

In one case, a house in Tiber St, Island Bay, with an RV of $560,000 sold recently for $1,000,001.

One Island Bay home with an RV of $560,000 sold recently for $1,000,001.

First-home buyers struggling

Wellington house prices continued to rise - up 3.5 per cent over the past three months.

Lack of properties on the market are causing problems first-home buyers, as multiple offers are being put on the table - offers, it seems, they cannot beat.

What's going on in Auckland?

Auckland's housing market is showing signs of cooling off.

Auckland house values have dropped while in most of New Zealand they continue to rise. But can this last?

Feud brewing over ex-PM's home

Vogel House built in the 1930s as a wedding present for Jocelyn and James Vogel.

SPCA caught up in dispute as Crown plans to hand over Lower Hutt stately home.

Scramble for squalid student flats

Greensmith's mould-blackened Wadestown flat was so bad that spores grew all over his bedding, he says.

Students will take almost any room - no matter how grim - in the race to secure a flat.

A most un-Australian migration

"Wellington has readjusted my sense of niceness in the world. It's a happy place to live."
Former Sydneysider Dan ...

It's cold, windy and small. What's so attractive about Wellington for Aussies?

January housing data 'weak'

Is Auckland's housing market pausing for breath or actually slowing?

House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Most of the inside of the flat was stripped due to water damage.

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

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