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North's best new buildings: Architecture awards show diverse range of work

North's best new buildings: Architecture awards show diverse range of work

Kerikeri's new airport building, a converted seaplane hangar at Hobsonville, a chapel, library, cricket club pavilion, fāle and a Raoul Island weather station hut were judged today as some of our best new buildings in New Zealand's…

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Hot housing: Onehunga auction draws record number of bidders

Hot housing: Onehunga auction draws record number of bidders

A renovated Auckland home has attracted a record number of bidders, proving the housing market is showing no signs of slowing down, a real estate agency says.

The three-bedroom home at 15 Cardwell St in Onehunga eventually sold at…

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Parnell owners want $355 per week for shoebox rental

Parnell owners want $355 per week for shoebox rental

A Parnell homeowner who converted a small room into a shoebox "studio" has attempted to rent it out for $355 per week.

The advertisement for the room has now been taken down from the website of property manager Crockers, which promised…

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Tenancy law to strengthen renters' rights expected to pass this week

Tenancy law to strengthen renters' rights expected to pass this week

By Eva Corlett of RNZ New tenancy law to strengthen renters' rights is expected to be pushed through Parliament under urgency this week.

Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi has promised to overhaul the Residential Tenancies…

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Ryman Healthcare's Melbourne villages in lockdown, construction reduced

Ryman Healthcare's Melbourne villages in lockdown, construction reduced

Ryman Healthcare's two Melbourne retirement villages have been in lockdown for the past month and its construction sites are now quiet after Victoria ushered in tough anti-pandemic measures.

New Zealand's largest listed retirement…

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What Barfoot & Thompson revealed on July sales: median prices down, volumes up

What Barfoot & Thompson revealed on July sales: median prices down, volumes up

Median sales prices recorded by Auckland's largest real estate agency fell in the last month but sale volumes rose.

Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson managing director, released July sales figures this morning which showed the median…

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Northland property values: Kaipara bucking the trend on property front

Northland property values: Kaipara bucking the trend on property front

Kaipara is bucking the trend in a somewhat stagnant housing market in Northland as first-home buyers and investors adopt a cautious approach post-Covid lockdown.

Properties in areas in and around Dargaville are being snapped up faster…

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Slowdown at the top: House prices cool in Auckland's most exclusive suburbs

Slowdown at the top: House prices cool in Auckland's most exclusive suburbs

Auckland's most exclusive suburbs made a booming start to the new year, but have since endured falling prices as the sale of luxury mansions slows, new data shows.

The latest OneRoof Property Report released today found 17 top-end…

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Hot spots: Auckland's best suburbs to buy and sell homes

Hot spots: Auckland's best suburbs to buy and sell homes

South Auckland has emerged as the city's hot spot for home sellers post Covid-19, while buyers would do better to look for bargains in the city centre, Henderson and Remuera.

That's according to an exclusive new house price index…

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'The brakes are on': House-price growth halts after early Covid-19 recovery

'The brakes are on': House-price growth halts after early Covid-19 recovery

House prices may have surprised most pundits by climbing back to near-record highs post the Covid-19 lockdown but new data suggests the rebound is running out of steam.

Auckland prices have now remained flat in the past month, an…

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Queenstown rents take biggest tumble in seven years

Queenstown rents take biggest tumble in seven years

By RNZ A rental website shows prices in Queenstown plummeted by more than a quarter in June compared with the same month last year.

Queenstown-Lakes District had its biggest annual drop in seven years, to an average weekly rent…

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Economists surprised by 20% jump in residential consents

Economists surprised by 20% jump in residential consents

The 20 per cent bounce across all new residential consents to 3,477 in June surprised economists, but builds on trends towards smaller homes, which account for almost a third of all consents.

Kelvin Davidson, property economist at…

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