Feeling rich? Must be the house

New Zealanders tend to hold much of their wealth in housing assets and when house prices rise, households spend more.

An increase in home values has led to spending on luxurious items.

Coastal hazard talks 'not a negotiation'

The Christchurch City Council says coastal properties and homes at the lower reaches of the city's rivers are at risk ...

Council boss tells residents' group property records don't need to be fully accurate.

Triple-flipped house 'ok'

The house at 168 Hepburn Rd sold three times in one day - netting an $80,000 profit.

Ex-owner is angry $80,000 was made on her house in one day but the agent says she got the best price.

New homes tops in Chch

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Subdivisions and new homes beat traditional Christchurch suburbs in the popularity stakes.

Canterbury's new home boom

The Christchurch rebuild is contributing to the large number of new housing consents in Canterbury.

Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.

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