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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

NZ housing among the most overvalued in world
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:52
New Zealand housing affordability is again under the spot light with new international research putting our nation's housing among the most overvalued in the developed world.The Economist magazine has looked at global house prices...


Hotchin, Watson finance company wins High Court freeze fight
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30
A finance company directed by Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson has convinced a High Court judge to keep freezing orders over two properties as it chases down a $300,000 loan taken out by a now-bankrupt and struck-off lawyer.FAI...


Swiss complete tax dodge payments to Britain
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:45
Switzerland said Monday that it had completed a programme to pay Britain and Austria hundreds of millions of euros in settlements for past tax-dodging by their citizens.In a statement, the Swiss tax administration said that London...


Fletcher among those vying for Grange land
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00
Fletcher Building is one of three businesses trying to buy 2.5ha of Papatoetoe's The Grange Golf Club for an intensive housing project.Rob Chemaly, Grange chairman, said eight to 10 parties responded to an expressions of interest...


Ponsonby hole build begins
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00
Construction work has started on what was Auckland's biggest construction hole - the controversial Soho in the heart of Ponsonby, renamed by locals Sohole when it was a gaping chasm.Adrian Walker, Progressive Enterprises' property...


Tired house pulls big price
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00
An original-condition two-bedroom Blockhouse Bay home has stunned its vendor and agent by selling at auction for well over twice its valuation.The dated 62-year-old Terry St house snatched $765,000 on Thursday but the purchaser...


Bernard Hickey: Subsidies fuel heated market
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:00
It's Economics 101. When demand rises and supply does not, prices will rise. If demand rises at the same rate as supply, prices will stay the same. If demand is flat and supply rises, prices will fall.So why is the Government planning...


Dream penthouse sells for a bargain price
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
A sprawling luxury penthouse on Auckland's waterfront once touted as the country's biggest and most expensive apartment with an asking price of $10 million has been sold for just $900,000.The 911sq m pad - nearly five times the...


Rise of the 30-year home loans
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
Thousands of Kiwis desperate to get on the property ladder are signing up to 30-year mortgages - but many are saddling themselves with a lifetime of debt.First-home buyers struggling to afford soaring property prices and older people...


Escape to peace and relaxation
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
COAST & COUNTRY4 1 2890 WHANGAPARAOA RD, MANLYSIZE: Land 3431sq m, house (approx) 270sq m.AUCTION: 2pm September 21.INSPECTION TIMES: Sun 1-2 or by appointment.CONTACT: Karen Franklin, Harcourts, ph 021 779838 or 09...


Light and life within a modern framework
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
The absolute ease of family life in this Fearon Hay-designed home is what strikes you most when talking to the friendly family who own it.Gavin Aleksich says, "If I tried to sum it up to someone who hadn't seen it, it's an apartment...


Perfect for big, happy family gatherings
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
When Patricia Monaghan's Irish father, Charles, and English mother, Enid, first moved to New Zealand 20 years ago, they immediately fell in love with Auckland. Charles went on to establish a successful plastics company, which still...


Bliss on the edge of the bay
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
When Charlotte and Christopher Swasbrook bought their Parnell home nearly 10 years ago, they were so sure they were going to demolish it and rebuild that Christopher didn't even look inside before they signed on the dotted line.The...


Symmetry reigns supreme
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00
Good design deserves a good home. What is more exciting is when a pair of architects find a good design and collaborate to make it even better.That was the case when architect Rod Marler and his wife, event manager Fiona, bought...


The Insider: Living on High Street
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00
If Auckland real estate seems overpriced, the latest UK figures from property website Zoopla put things into perspective. They reveal Britain has 12 streets where the average - yes, average - property value is more than -10 million...


Wine grower benefits from ferry terminal decision
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:42
A decision not to move the southern interisland ferry terminal from Picton to Clifford Bay has resulted in more than 400ha of KiwiRail land being sold to a local wine grower.KiwiRail today confirmed that the sale of the land at...


$5m for unbuilt penthouse
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:52
A luxury penthouse in a central Auckland apartment complex has sold off the plans for more than $5 million less than a week after agents began marketing the yet-to-be-built project.The deal makes the 400sq m penthouse among the...


Investment project to create landlords
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00
A specialist apartment real estate agency boss is starting up a new business to encourage people to become landlords by finding, buying and managing Auckland residential properties.City Sales managing director Martin Dunn has launched...


Landlords complain about bank loan tactics
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:45
Landlords are complaining about banks calling in loans from one property when another is sold.Andrew King, executive director of the NZ Property Investors Federation, and Auckland Investors Association immediate past president David...


Election 2014: Labour promises 100,000 more affordable homes
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:17
Labour would be able to offer first home buyers two-bedroom properties in Auckland for as little as $360,000 if elected, party leader David Cunliffe announced today.Labour's KiwiBuild policy would build 100,000 new, affordable homes...


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