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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Couples fight for $2.9 million Remuera home
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00
A luxury Remuera home described as totally rebuilt and in the sought-after Grammar Zone has sold for $2.9 million - nearly twice its new Auckland Council rating valuation.The "elevated and sheltered" northwest-facing property was...


Financier claims empty prime CBD sites bad for the city
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00
A prominent commercial real estate financier says land-bankers are ruining Auckland's central business district by leaving many sites vacant for decades.James Kellow, director of NZ Mortgages & Securities which is backed by multimillionaire...


Mayoral mansion up for sale
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:00
Embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown is selling his family home. The exclusive Tiffany Close property on the outskirts of Manukau City has been listed for sale with Pakuranga & Howick Realty. The popular residential auction process...


Pensioner refuses to budge
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:00
Developers of a controversial multi-million waterfront village have been told "build around me" by a pensioner who owns the lease to land in the middle of the site.Luxury apartments at the Orakei Bay Village, near Auckland's popular...


36th floor penthouse leads home sales
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00
The sale of a luxury Auckland penthouse for almost $8 million in May was the year's most expensive residential property purchase nationwide.The top 10 highest-value sales, totalling $69.6 million, all occurred in Auckland. The properties'...


Heavy lifting at Helena Bay transforms farm into sleek resort
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00
Commercial-style earthworks have been carried out at New Zealand's most expensive new residential development. Helena Bay Holdings' managing director Christopher Seel said 11,500cu m of earth had to be shifted at the Northland site.That...


Rewarding lifestyle by the lakes
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00
Finding themselves "between homes" while they built a large home on the riverfront at Karaka, Fiona and Steve Wallace began searching for a house nearby to see them through the project.This award-winning solid masony home, with...


Live, love and play: Yep, it's easy here
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00
A home that belongs to Mel and Kris Marshall is never ever going to be a dull one. These home-makers are naturally -- and stylishly -- creative and they've given their smart 1940s bungalow a fabulous makeover.Kris Marshall is a...


Inside billionaire Alexander Abramov's $50 million New Zealand retreat
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00
It's the size and scale, as much as the detail, which is breathtaking at Helena Bay - estimated to have cost more than $50 million to build.The volume of intricate Italian marble is awesome, the number and size of gas-ignited marble-faced...


Housing crisis: Pasifika hit hard by shortage
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00
Pacific Island people, the poor and the young are bearing the brunt of Auckland's housing crisis through falling home ownership rates and crowding, a new report based on Census data shows.Housing Minister Nick Smith says the Government...


Luxury Waiheke holiday home sells for $14 million
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00
A Waiheke holiday home with private beach access owned by a trust linked to businessman Mark Hotchin has sold for more than $14 million.The 4.5ha property is set in a gully flowing down to Boatshed Bay, which boasts a 100m-long...


Peter Lyons: Bet the house on city's weatherboard economics
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00
Now that the annual growth in the price of houses in Auckland exceeds most of our annual incomes, it's time we kicked back.There is little point in continuing to work when the weatherboard three-bedroom bungalow is generating such...


Auckland Council draws up plan for meth properties
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00
Auckland Council has undertaken a review of guidelines for methamphetamine-contaminated properties and developed tough new proposals to be implemented next month.Mervyn Chetty, the council's environmental health manager, said the...


NZ weekly rents rise 5.3pc in November
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:34
Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing from a month earlier as rental prices continue to plateau, according to online auction site Trade Me.The national median rent was $400 a week...


Manhattan apartment for $500K a month
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00
An apartment is now renting for half a million dollars a month in Manhattan, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lease is the most expensive ever in New York City.The 4,786-square-foot apartment, a full floor in the Pierre Hotel...


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