Residential Property

Million-dollar manor on market gallery

Beechdale, in Pinehaven, Upper Hutt, is on the market for the first time in 15 years.

Elegant Upper Hutt home was built for a pair of pioneering plastic surgeons.

The most popular bach rentals of 2016

The most booked baches offer beacside living, lakefront views, and easy access to the top spots in New Zealand.

You may have to get in line to stay at Bookabach's most booked baches of 2016, but they could be worth the wait.

Commonsense needed on pipes

Hastings Mayor and Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says his council pays for lateral pipe failures ...

Other councils don't charge homeowners for pipe repairs beyond property lines, so why does Wellington?

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Legal queries over sewer bill

Warwick Eves has confirmed he is seeking legal advice after being slammed with a more-than-$9000 lateral pipe repair bill.

Lawyer casts doubt on council policy, as officials investigate resident's $9000 bill.

Winter pushes surge in house prices

After steep growth in winter of 2016 the Wellington region's property market is set to cool - but remain buoyant - in 2017.

Wellington's house prices soared over winter, driven up by desperate buyers.

Tenant wins rat spat video

MacIntosh said uninvited rodent flatmates died under the kitchen floorboards and in his roof, making the house ...

Tenant knows his nose, tribunal finds, after dead rat dispute leads to smell test.

Property's uncertain year ahead video

Wellington played catch-up last year, with prices rising more than 20 per cent.

On one side: Brexit, Trump, and a new election. On the other, good economic fundamentals.

Don't mention the P word

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Anger as Porirua townhouses are marketed as being in Wellington.

From scarfie town to hot town

House, money.

Property investors have a new haven and its further south than you would have thought.

Sea view to a killing

The owners of this Remuera property, on the market for $8.5m, are hoping to cash in on its seaviews.

Sea vistas can add untold value to a property's value, but not all views are created equal.

More affordable housing for city

The council plans to partner with private developers to build houses in the city. The concept is being trialled with the ...

Taskforce seeks solution for capital before Auckland-style housing crisis.

A 'low-key' multimillionaire

Serial entrepreneur Linda Jenkinson was in Palmerston North for Christmas. She has run multimillion-dollar companies, ...

"I built a $250m company and no-one cared back in New Zealand," says Linda Jenkinson.

Vandals smash Jesus, Mary and altar

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Erskine college chapel. religious icons destroyed in chapel vandalism.

Vandals smash through wall and into historic Erskine Chapel.

Wellington is hot property

The Capital is 16th in the world for house price gains, almost overtaking the red-hot housing market of Victoria, ...

Wellington has taken Auckland's crown as NZ's fastest growing housing market.

Legal hitch in Erskine College plan

The state of red-stickered Erskine College, in Island Bay, at the end of May 2014.

Heritage group granted interim power to veto $30m redevelopment in Island Bay.

Renters' capital punishment

Rents are up more than 9 per cent annually in the Capital.

Renters in Wellington are facing a tough market in the new year, with prices soaring.

New Wellington apartment block gallery

Artist's impression of the Frame apartment building going up in Molesworth St, Wellington, next year.

All but one apartment snapped up before construction even begins on 17-storey Wellington apartment block.

Carrot-and-stick approach to insulation

Big fines for landlords are coming if they don't insulation by July 1 2019.

Landlords could face spot checks and fines of up to $4000 if they don't make sure their rental properties are insulated by mid-2019.

Hall of possibilities, and expense

The fire damaged Seatoun Scout Hall.

No-one offered the asking price for this ruined Wellington scout hall, so it could still be yours.

Homes break half-million mark

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Wellington's average house price reaches $500,000 for first time.

Hospice defends apartments plan video

A 3D view of Mary Potter Hospice Foundation's proposed apartment complex in the Wellington suburb of Newtown.

Mary Potter boss says it has "gone out of its way" to gain Newtown residents' support.

Half-billion revamp for Wellington

The development would be a joint venture between the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and The Wellington Company.

Hotel, brewery and hundreds of new homes hinted at in new plans.

Poll shows public don't expect crash

More than half the survey picked house prices to continue rising for the next few months.

Housing bubble? What housing bubble? Public concern low, says poll.

Apple still keen on car race

Apple is urging regulators not to impose too many restrictions on testing of self-driving cars.

Apple wades into self-driving car debate as it declares it is excited about the potential for automated transportation.

After the boom, an opening video

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Generic. Wellington city living building Mt Victoria houses villa homes.

Wellington's property market was once in the stratosphere, but is it still in orbit?

Historic cottage fetches $1m video

Built in 1865, the cottage was once owned by Thorndon jail's turnkey.

Couple buys historic cottage for nearly double the RV without ever setting foot on the property.

House prices rocket up in Porirua

Plimmerton's real estate is among the priciest in Porirua.

Once a cheaper alternative to Wellington, average house prices in Porirua are steadily increasing.

Quake claim pitfalls

EQC covers damage to your house, your land and your personal property in the event of an earthquake. But it does not ...

Opinion: When making an earthquake claim, expect EQC and insurers to assert that some damage is 'pre-existing' or 'historic'. Claimant don't have to simply accept this.

Longer tenancies not a surprise: campaigner

More tenants are opting for security and fixing their tenancies rather than going open-ended, a property manager says.

People locking in longer tenancies to minimise disruption in their lives, campaigner says.

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