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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Capital gains tax is here - why no fanfare?
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Economic historians must often be disappointed when they look back at contemporary reaction to a seminal event. If they dig up this week's news they will see little sense of the significance of last Sunday's announcement of a capital...


Immigration peak to fuel house prices
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
The net flow of people coming to live in New Zealand will peak next month at nearly five times the long-term average - adding more fuel to the Auckland housing market.Migration levels are not expected to return to normal until 2017.Net...


'Horror and pity' greet Generation Rent
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
"Horror and pity" have greeted one renting Auckland couple but they want to change attitudes to tenants, regarded as taking a "second-class" option, being social lepers or failures.In the book Generation Rent, Rethinking New Zealand's...


Bay of Islands lifestyle is a shoe in
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Two Northland shoe retailing outlets, comprising a business that has been successfully operating for 35 years, are for sale within leased premises in the heart of the Bay of Islands.The Shoestyles stores at 49 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri...


Big Pakuranga site ideal for developers
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
The one level, fully leased property with 100 car parks has a total building area of 1557 sq m occupying a freehold 5775 sq m site."It has excellent redevelopment potential in a strong growth area fronting the Pakuranga Mall and...


Hard to find big heavy industrial site
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
A heavy industrial site of over two hectares in Avondale's popular Patiki Rd is up for tender offering a number of redevelopment options for the next owner.The 20,207 sq m landholding, which has various industrial buildings on it,...


Trio of Epsom shops ideal for family trust
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Charlotte Buildings, an Epsom retail property comprising a block of three standalone shops on freehold titles, is being marketed as a good commercial investment in a popular location and an ideal buy for family trusts."Opportunities...


Office rent rises and less space for workers
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
JLL researchers are forecasting a further 9 per cent increase in average net office rents for Grade A space in Auckland CBD by this end of this year with reduced vacancy also driving workplace changes throughout New Zealand.Mark...


Education precinct's Golf House worth studying
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
The sale of the Golf House in Newmarket is being promoted as representing a significant redevelopment or investment opportunity within a city fringe area where big education sector projects are proving the catalyst for extensive private...


Call for retailers to pitch for Devonport Wharf
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Development of Devonport Wharf's new boardwalk and wharf entrance is nearing completion prompting calls for tenancy proposals for the wharf's hospitality spaces."Auckland Transport is committed to launching Devonport Wharf into...

Freehold gem in Bohemian hood
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Hong Kong work opportunities too good to refuse mean Tom Glasgow and Emma Winterbourn will miss out on the thrill of moving into this new apartment on the top level of The Saint on St Benedicts St.Before the couple left New Zealand,...


Neverending space and vistas
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
If it weren't for the fact they have a section just down the road with similar views, Graeme and Judy Maker wouldn't even consider selling their home at Sandspit.The 360-degree views over Kawau Bay and the new Sandspit Marina to...


Top floor treat awaits at Turing
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Paying homage to plant biology, a British genius and to the joys of luxurious penthouse-level shared residents' facilities, The Turing Building is not your typical apartment complex.Perhaps that is why there is only one apartment...


Little piece of Tuscan heaven
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
When Keith Jackson drove past the signboard advertising this property five years ago he hit the brakes, reversed and said to wife Lyn, "What does that remind you of?"He was recalling the impressive homes they'd admired during several...


Bush beauty practically perfect
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
What do you get when you put a cabinetmaker who is passionate about his craft, and a skilled architectural draughtswoman together?"A winning combination," is how Kim Battersby describes her partnership with husband Steve.Over...


Chance to own one of the Tudors
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
A fire in the council's records office decades ago means Douglas Page isn't sure of the history of his Tudor-style terrace house in Parnell, but it may have been used as a brothel."I've been told it was a house of ill repute but...


Grand vision in green setting
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
Having renovated a home in Pt Chevalier, Jess Rishworth and husband Paul wanted a new challenge. They found it when they bought this 1930s character home in a bush setting in 2012."We wanted a lifestyle space and we wanted room...


Cashed up immigrants have buying power
Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00
I wrote in my column last month about the double digit rise in values of some of Auckland's outer suburbs over the past six months and how the QV Residential Price Movement Index now shows the average home value for the Auckland region...


Property tax benefits unclear
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00
The shock announcement by Prime Minister John Key on Sunday sent the property pundits into overdrive this week. Yes, capital gains tax will be applied to people who buy residential properties -- other than the family home -- and sell...


Ryman posts 24pc gain in annual profit as property values, sales increase
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:18
Ryman Healthcare, New Zealand's largest listed retirement village builder and operator, posted a 24 per cent gain in annual profit as the value of its properties increased and revenue rose.Net profit increased to $241.9 million,...


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