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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Taxes best way to fix housing problem
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:15
Housing could be the big issue in the coming election. It has been a "sleeper" for some years as young couples seeking their first home have struggled at auctions against investors who look like new or recently arrived residents of...


Apartment seller says 'shoebox' ban needs relaxing
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:08
A real estate agency boss has backed a call this week by finance minister Bill English to relax rules designed to stamp out so-called "shoebox apartments", saying these could help first-home owners get into the market if they were...


Accused in know: Crown
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00
A now-disbarred lawyer accused of helping a property developer borrow millions of dollars from a finance company in "forbidden related-party loans" cannot argue he was acting on instructions or was an innocent agent, says the Crown...


Auckland rental prices steady
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05
Rents for three-bedroom homes in Auckland have increased only slightly over the last 12 months, according to figures released by real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson today.The average rent for a three bedroom property in Auckland...

Team NZ site flagged for hotel
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:15
A Beijing developer has won the right to build a $200 million five-star hotel on the Auckland waterfront site currently occupied by the Team New Zealand headquarters.Mayor Len Brown yesterday announced the Wynyard Quarter project...


'Cave' people first in for govt housing
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:15
'Cave' dwellers will officially get top priority for social housing under new rules that kicked in this week.The Ministry of Social Development, which took over social housing allocation from Housing New Zealand on Monday, has posted...


Leasehold legal battle: Freezing order thawed
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:55
A freezing order over assets of a woman who abandoned her Auckland house has been thawed after the Cornwall Park Trust board failed to convince a High Court judge to extend it.The board, which owns 110 Greenlane and One Tree Hill...


Rethink on foreign home-buying
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
Prime Minister John Key yesterday accepted there may be merit in gathering more data on foreign ownership of New Zealand housing as Opposition parties continued to criticise his Government for failing to prevent overseas buyers bidding...


Developer seeks home detention over jail
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
A now-bankrupt property developer who was jailed for duping a family into buying properties from his company should instead serve home detention, his lawyer has told the High Court.Glenn Cooper bought properties at mortgagee sales...


Lloyd's underwrites NZ warranty
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
One of the world's biggest and oldest insurers is underwriting a new building warranty insurance scheme being launched in New Zealand.Duncan Colebrook, of Auckland's Stamford Insurance, said the 325-year-old Lloyd's of London was...


Leaseholders ready to fight
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
The Cornwall Park Trust Board has proposed a new "modern lease" to resolve long-running dissatisfaction from Greenlane and One Tree Hill residents hit by big rises in leasehold fees.Leaseholders, charged up to $73,750 a year for...


Board seeks to extend asset freeze
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15
The Cornwall Park Trust board is applying once again to extend freezing orders over assets of a woman it is suing after she abandoned her house.The board, which owns 110 Greenlane and One Tree Hill properties, is chasing Auckland...


Ministry takes over state house allocation
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:34
A leader of Auckland's disabled community believes she may be in the first batch of 800 state house tenants being targeted for possible eviction after the Social Development Ministry takes over state house allocation from today.Dr...


Consumer Watch: Renting smarter than buying
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:15
Renting rather than buying may be the smartest financial decision you can make at present.In 2012, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) economist Shamubeel Eaqub told the Herald on Sunday that he urged his friends...


'Block' foes gear up for court fight
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:15
Producers of The Block NZ may have chosen the wrong street for the next series as residents continue fighting the hit DIY show.Their latest move is to consider forming an incorporated society in case they need to plead their case...


Home-and-income option in big Mt Eden property
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:08
A large mixed-use Mt Eden property with a preschool tenant occupying part of the site and a residential dwelling on the balance will go under the auctioneer's hammer this month.The property, at 22 Ellerton Rd, is a full section...


Go shopping for top-spot stores
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:08
Two medium-sized retail premises with prime positions in upmarket Remuera and Newmarket shopping precincts are among a wide range of commercial and industrial properties which will go under the hammer next month as part of Bayleys...


Chance to sign in on double zone lure
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:58
The Mt Eden office and warehouse property of BiC (NZ) Ltd is on the market, giving investors an opportunity to redevelop one of the last big sites on the fringe of the central city.The 1.1ha property at 25 Normanby Rd is being sold...


Just the spot for a start-up business
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:58
An industrial unit at 13 Saleyards Rd, Otahuhu, described as ideal for the first premises of a new business operator, is being offered for sale with vacant possession."Unit J is the rear unit in an industrial complex that was built...


Share offer in Bunnings Silverdale
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:20
Augusta Funds Management has launched its latest syndication scheme based on a new Bunnings Warehouse in Silverdale north of Auckland in which 254 proportionate shares are being offered at $50,000 each with a projected annual return...


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