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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

New hope in pipeline for buyers
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
First-home buyers shut out of the Auckland housing market could soon be spoiled for affordable choices if proposed changes to the Unitary Plan go ahead, property experts say.Town houses and small apartments with a $350,000-$400,000...


Building in Eden by 'oasis' has redevelopment potential
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
An elevated site housing a large warehouse and office building overlooking Basque Park in the popular central Auckland suburb of Eden Terrace is for sale with potential for residential redevelopment.The 1322 sq m site and its 2125...


North Shore coastal properties for auction
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Two prime North Shore coastal properties occupied by retail tenants in Browns Bay and Murrays Bay will go under the hammer later this month as part of Bayleys' Total Property portfolio auction.The first offering is a retail and...

Strategic Northcote property with upside potential
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
A standalone road frontage office and warehouse building in Northcote on Auckland's North Shore with significant rental upside and flexible lease options is for sale as part of Barfoot & Thompson newly released Insite portfolio."This...


Spotlight on landmark Hollywood cinema
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Avondale's neoclassical structure and century-old Hollywood Cinema has been put on the market for the first time since it was built during World War I. "This beautiful character-filled building occupies a prime spot on a busy Auckland...


Asian interest prompts offshore marketing trip
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Chinese buyers continue to show keen interest in New Zealand commercial properties, with investors from Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai purchasing buildings to a total value of over $20 million through Bayleys' Auckland based International...


St James Theatre tower shops feature in new portfolio
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Prime retail units in the ground and basement levels of a proposed tower block on the St James Theatre site in Auckland's Queen St are among the 33 properties featured for sale and lease in Barfoot & Thompson Commercial's latest Insite...


Snatch yourself a city base
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Jo Haddon thinks apartments are a great way to get that crucial first step on the property ladder.It was with that intention that she bought this fifth-level freehold apartment in the Whitaker building in Grafton eight years ago."Originally...


Live in style at trendy Raglan
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Whether you want great surf, beach walks, art galleries or funky cafes, there's nowhere quite like Raglan, and Sheree Smail is sad to part with the family's trendy bach there.In the seven years since she and husband david bought...


Solid peace and privacy
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Tucked away down a long driveway in suburban Mt Albert a brick house and a ridge of volcanic rock have for decades anchored a pocket of development potential. They have been the distinctive features rising from a 1760sq m site that...


Entertain without all the hard work
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
When Barbara and Murray Lilley decided to move back to New Zealand from Australia, they had a definite idea of the home they wanted but not much time to find it.So in 1999 Barbara left Canberra to come to Auckland with "only a few...


Bucolic bliss down a country road
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Do you like blue, Mary?" was the first question the real estate agent asked Mary Milham when he took her and her husband, Rod, to look at a property in Plummer Rd in the Bay of Plenty 15 years ago.She said she loved blue, and her...


Perfect blend of new and old
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
Andrea and Tony Hannay belong to the "if you're going to do a job, do it properly" school of thought.That was the thinking behind the way they approached the renovation of their 1914 Mt Eden bungalow.And it is the reason why the...


Loving life by the water
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
In 1956, a visiting seaman from Yorkshire went into the chief post office in Auckland city and asked the man behind the counter for assistance with tracking down a friend in Tauranga."Go away and have some lunch," he was told. "In...


Geography sways buying habits
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
There has been a great deal of attention paid lately to who or what is driving up property prices, especially in Auckland.While few people know whether purchasers are new to New Zealand or not, our buyer classification analysis...


Mortgage war heats up
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00
RESERVE BANK Governor Graeme Wheeler made four miss-steps last year when he increased the official cash rate to 3.5 per cent in increments of 0.25 per cent.I was among a handful of people to call Wheeler out on it, believing there...


The Big Read: Auckland property - The big squeeze is on
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:29
It's known in property circles as "the San Diego effect" - where housing becomes so unaffordable most workers can no longer afford to live in a city. So they leave, or don't come in the first place. Businesses and institutions are...


Political roundup: Celebrating or condemning the 'selfish' super rich?
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:10
Every year the National Business Review seeks to help New Zealand understand and appreciate this country's super wealthy. The Rich List is a catalogue of extreme wealth concentration and provides insights into power, inequality,...


Party pill godfather's house sold to local man
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:24
Former party pills mogul Matt Bowden today watched the last of his properties go under the hammer.Mr Bowden's family home, where he has been living for two years, sold to an Auckland man at a mortgagee sale for $1,829,000. The...


Kirkcaldie owners OK David Jones takeover
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:46
Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders have voted in favour of Australian department store chain David Jones taking over the upscale Wellington store, ending a run of 152 years, and will receive $19.4 million in a distribution. At a...


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