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Full circle moment for motivated vendors of spectacular Balinese inspired Golden Bay home

An extraordinary haven nestled on the picturesque upper South Island coast, 141 Rocklands Road is guaranteed to inspire and delight.

Record multi-million dollar sale of award-winning Hamilton home bucks slow market trends

After a lengthy negotiation a local family has snapped up an architectural marvel overlooking the Waikato River and St Andrews Golf Course in Hamilton.

What’s behind the boost? NZ’s fastest growing areas revealed

According to our latest census data, and when you look at population growth across the various districts and regions, it appears that Waikato, Queenstown and Selwyn are the places to be, and the places many are choosing to make the move to.

Lending rules and new housing policies; what they mean for you at the bank?

A new government has brought a raft of new housing policies with it. That coupled with the Reserve Bank’s changes to lending rules has meant a bit of a shake up around the process of securing a loan. So what does that mean for you?

First time buyer? Here are your top tips for purchasing a home

With intimidating interest rates, high property prices and changes to lending policy, trying to buy a home for the first time can be both an exhilarating and equally nerve-wracking experience.

The ones to watch; Waikato’s up and coming outer suburbs

The results are in, and according to the latest data from the 2023 Census, Waikato is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing regions. Between 2018 and 2023 its population grew 8.9%, and Hamilton City alone saw an 8.6% boost to 174,741 people.

How to make moving house with your kids as easy as child’s play?

Moving house with children can be an exhilarating yet challenging experience for any family. The process involves not only the logistics and settling into a new home, but also managing the emotional and psychological impact on your kids.

On the move; what migration patterns mean for housing stock?

It turns out more Kiwis are leaving New Zealand than ever before, with more than 81,000 departing long term over the year to April. On the other side of the coin, migrant arrivals to our shores have also hit record levels.

Bayleys Canterbury identify residential investment opportunities with incoming legislation

Pending changes to the ownership of residential rental properties – combined with the reintroduction of investor-friendly taxation guidelines – are invigorating a niche within Canterbury’s residential real estate sector.

Local agents add depth with new real estate office

The new branch in Paremata is Bayleys’ latest in a national network, which spans 103 offices employing more than 2,000 sales and support staff.

Are things about to get brighter? How bright-line test changes will impact you

Things look set to get a little brighter for some Kiwis looking to sell their investment property, with the government’s changes to the bright-line test due to come into effect next month.

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New neighbourhood offers coastal lifestyle with a nod to the past

Steeped in culture and heritage on the shores of Waitemata Harbour, Auckland’s most exciting new residential community is taking shape.

Renovating to sell? What to splurge and what to save

With an oversupply of listings and a cost of living crisis, it’s important to strike a healthy balance between making your property listing stand out and saving yourself a bit of cash.

Your guide to re-fixing in a market of high interest rates and uncertainty

For many homeowners across the country the time has come to refix your mortgage, and with inflation causing havoc for interest rates, many are now staring down the barrel of a sizeable increase to their repayments.

The ones to watch; Auckland’s up and coming outer suburbs

With an emphasis usually placed on Auckland’s inner city suburbs, keen buyers are being encouraged to look further afield and explore areas on the city’s edge.

The rise of home and income properties, and how to get it right

As Kiwis continue to tighten their belts and shorten their purse strings, many of us are looking for new ways to make some extra cash.

Chilly reception? How to make selling your home in winter a success

With colder temperatures and wet weather, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the winter months may not be the best time to put your house on the market

Auction room jitters? How to make a bid on your first property

Buying your first home can be full of twists and turns. Like the home itself, the process is full of firsts and one of them is bidding on the property at auction.

Residential investment report Q2 2024

New Zealand’s residential investment market in 60 seconds.

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Waipuna Rise unveils exclusive residences in thriving property market

Nestled amidst dramatic mountain ranges, meandering rivers, and the northeastern shores of Lake Wakatipu, a new residential development is taking shape in New Zealand’s foremost adventure capital, defying the prevailing development downturn.

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