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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Luxury apartment's $195k reserve
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00
Million-dollar views on a slim budget have sparked a flood of interest in a luxury apartment on Auckland's waterfront.The two-bedroom leasehold flat at the Viaduct Harbour has bucked the trend for soaring city property prices. It...


Block duo's secret paradise
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00
The Block NZ favourites Alex and Corban Walls have a secret beachfront holiday home at a Northland paradise and rent it out for up to $1000 a night.In interviews this week the two described themselves as homeless - they're living...


Jack Tame: A yo-pro praises apartment living
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00
In the three years I've lived in New York, I've never owned a lawnmower. Of course I haven't. You don't need a lawnmower when you don't have a backyard and you don't need a backyard when there's a park around the corner.Sure, my...


Transformed Northland 'do-up' now attracting international interest
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:52
A coastal Northland property purchased for just $9000 in 1974 is commanding a price tag around $1.6 million.The century-old three-level waterfront villa in the popular tourist spot of Russell was featured by the Wall Street Journal...


Beachfront block in strategic position
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:22
A tenanted beachfront block of shops and offices in Orewa directly across the road from the seaside town's main beach is featured for sale in Barfoot & Thompson Commercial's latest 60-page Insite portfolio publication."The property...


CBD tower adaptable
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:16
JLL has been appointed by AQM to sell 15 office levels in the distinctive 19-level reflective blue glazed tower building at 396 Queen St, Auckland.The building is ideal for renovation into an upmarket hotel, apartments or an educational...


Foreign buyers push sales to record level
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:38
The volume of commercial property sales has reached its highest level on record for this time of year driven by greater levels of foreign investment according to commercial real estate agency JLL."In the year to date, investors...


Editorial: Kiwi dream needs Govt on board
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
The Kiwi dream dies reluctantly. The Prime Minister is no doubt right when he suggests that young people dismayed by the latest rise in house values should look at an apartment for their first step on the ladder. But an apartment...


Block houses open doors to the fans
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
Thousands have flocked to the set of The Block as the doors to the four homes are opened to the public for the first time.Queues stretched down the length of otherwise quiet Newell St, in Pt Chevalier, and into the next street,...


The Diary: 'Thinking women's crumpet' pushes NZ show
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
British TV star Kevin McCloud was in Auckland this week to celebrate a Kiwi version of Grand Designs , the hit UK property show he hosts.McCloud flew in to be part of the announcement that TV3 and ANZ Bank have formed a production...


Historic charmer has cachet
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
Period architecture is a passion of James Fleming. So when this corner apartment in the heritage Courtville Building came on the market, James -- who invests in character apartments -- was keen to buy."The Courtville is the holy...


The lure of the land
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
This rural address, home to Richard and Dawn Prangley, is so peaceful Dawn's mother-in-law calls it her country retreat when she comes to stay.The couple bought the 1ha lifestyle property with its three-bedroom contemporary home...


Sunrises across the water
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
There's no denying Neil and Janice McMaster are finding the thought of leaving the home they built 52 years ago pretty tough."52 years, amazing isn't it," says Neil, who is nearly 80.When they found the section high on East Coast...


Block pads up for grabs
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
Jo and Damo HOUSE FOUR: JO AND DAMO, 28A NEWELL ST AGENTS: Karen Spires 027 273 8220, Ben Meiring 021 708 083. ON THE WEB: bayley


Garden of delights at the seaside
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
When Jon and Bobbie Ibbotson bought their home in Dingle Rd in 1990, Bobbie said she would commit to staying there for 10 years."That was before we had discovered all of the delights of living in St Heliers," says Bobbie.The Ibbotsons...


Country peace in heart of city
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
Privacy and space instantly appealed to the owners of this elegant Epsom home when they were lucky enough to view it before it came on the market nearly 40 years ago.Owners Heather and Mick had been living in a smaller house in...


Upstairs, Downstairs
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00
Sometimes houses and owners are so beautifully matched that it seems impossible to imagine one without the other. That is the case in the grand 1920s home in Remuera owned by Martin and Catherine Spencer. The couple bought the house...


Double-digit rate increases loom
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00
Rate rises will hit double digits in Auckland's hottest suburbs unless the council takes action on other fronts, says the council's finance boss.Soaring property values in suburbs like Hobsonville and Mangere Bridge will lead to...


Granny flats the new hot sellers
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00
Single-level Auckland brick-and-tile units are fetching record sums, often double the capital values assessed three years ago.Auckland could have at least 100,000 such properties, a somewhat unloved segment of the market often labelled...


Auckland rates: Valuation up 29pc
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:14
The average valuation increase for all Auckland properties is 29 per cent, but the new values won't be used to help set rates until July next year.Councillor attended a finance committee this morning to discuss the impact on rates...


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