Residential Property

House values dip

Wellington houses, generic, homes

A lack of pressure in the Wellington region's housing market saw average house values dip slightly in the last three months.

Pong puts off Petone shoppers

stormwater drain

Raw sewage is causing a stink for Petone business owners, the body corporate and the council.

Wages low, housing high

But apartment life's looking attractive

Wellington houses, generic, homes

House prices are ballooning out of kilter with low wage increases as house affordability dives.

Another 15,000 residents for city

Graham Scott

More than 15,000 extra people are expected to be living in central Wellington in 30 years.

Farewell Fareham

Pioneers' 118-year-old "castle" for sale

Fareham House in Featherston

A 118-year-old "castle" that was home to a pioneering family and then hundreds of girls is on the market.

Capital 'won't cope'

Generic housing

House building in Wellington is set to double in the next five years - but critics say the city's infrastructure will not cope.

7000 new homes for city

Generic housing

Construction of up to 7000 homes in Wellington will be fast-tracked.

Modular housing dream

City Blox

Large-scale prefabricated housing could be coming to Wellington in a new venture.

Realtors must tell all

house for sale

Home buyers have a right to know if there was a suicide at a property they plan to buy.

Most builders brought back

Construction worker/ Hard hat

Slow or bad service from builders to address defects affects recommendations by new homeowners, says economist.

Estate agent outbid own client

Margaret Lindsay

Couple felt "utterly betrayed" when their real estate agent outbid them on a property.

Housing solutions take time

pattrick smellie

OPINION: In the absence of easy answers, housing affordability remains one of the Opposition parties' more potent political weapons.

Slow start to take-up of state home sales

state housing

The Government has paid out $230,000 so far to estate agents under its scheme to sell off state houses to first-home buyers.

Homecoming has price

house prices

The reversal of the trans-Tasman brain drain will put pressure on house prices and schools.

Wellington property under pressure

Wellington's property market is being hit by mortgage-lending restrictions and rising interest rates.

Property prices rise

Generic housing

Wellington regional property prices are up 2.8 per cent for the year, according to figures from Quotable Value.

Building consents at 6-year high

Builder

Canterbury leads the number of building consents issued, followed by Auckland and Waikato.

Sales down, prices up

house for sale

Property prices in many areas around the country are up 20 per cent, although sales volumes are down.

Whitby apartment plan given OK

Whitby Village

Two to four-storey apartment blocks overlooking Whitby lakes will go ahead despite opposition from locals.

Critics unconvinced by house sales

State houses

A Government scheme for first-home buyers has sold 52 former state homes - but critics question whether it is anything more than a fig leaf.

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