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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

Experts back OCR increase
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:15
There is near-unanimous support on NZIER's shadow board for Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler to raise the official cash rate again tomorrow, to 3 per cent.Ahead of every review, the Institute of Economic Research asks a panel...


Offices take prime place
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:15
Leasing has started for a four-storey office building to be constructed in Albany by NZX-listed DNZ Property Fund, a commercial investor and property developer with $850 million of commercial property portfolio under management in...


Lease demand reflects confidence
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:15
Strong leasing demand for industrial premises is responsible for the overall vacancy level within Auckland's main precincts falling from 5.5 per cent to 3.8 per cent, says Bayleys Research.Their industrial occupancy survey covers...


'A-listers' eyed in historic house sale
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:30
It is hoped Corstorphine House's history of accommodating royals, heads of state and Hollywood actors will help attract international "A-listers" when the Dunedin property officially goes on the market next week for $3.8 million.In...


Out of the rough - golf's sell-off saves the clubs
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:15
A long-established Auckland golf club and eight-time host of the New Zealand Open championship needs to sell land to generate money.Papatoetoe's The Grange, established in 1924, needs a new clubhouse, to pay off debt and improve...


Community, iwi groups lobby to buy state houses cheap
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:15
Community and iwi groups have asked the Government to sell them up to a fifth of the country's 69,000 state houses at a discount of up to about half of market values.A policy paper issued last week by Community Housing Aotearoa...


Dangerous heights: Interest rate peak poses big risk
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:15
Interest rates could peak at a level which would see first-home buyers in Auckland spending two-thirds of household income paying the mortgage, or even more, ASB economists say.They forecast the peak for the official cash rate in...


Cartoon: Safe as houses
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:15


The new hot and cold spots for first homes
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:15
The proportion of house sales to first-home buyers has gone down in 90 Auckland suburbs since the Reserve Bank's mortgage lending limits came in, according to a Herald analysis of 168 suburbs.The detailed figures, provided by...


Bernard Hickey: Cash injection from China
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:15
The prevailing perception in Auckland's property market is that an influx of capital from China is a factor driving up prices.NZ First leader Winston Peters challenged Prime Minister John Key to debate the issue this week. All three...


Former power station site for sale
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:00
Seven parcels of land holdings totalling 166ha and formerly occupied by Marsden A and Marsden B power stations at Marsden Pt near Ruakaka, Northland, are being sold by Mighty River Power."We expect strong interest in this land,...


Strong demand pushes up East Tamaki values
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:49
Strong demand for industrial buildings in East Tamaki is pushing values and rentals up and yields down, with investors prepared to pay above asking prices in some instances to secure premises.John Bolton and Roy Rudolph, of Bayleys...


Stonedon site corners market
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:49
Two tenanted East Tamaki industrial properties, an underdeveloped site in Stonedon Drive and a food processing facility in Neilpark Drive, will go under the hammer next month as part of Bayleys' Greater Auckland portfolio.The larger...


Investment property to bank on in Otara
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:38
A retail property occupied by the ASB Bank in the Otara town centre and generating about $56,000 plus GST and outgoings in annual income will go under the hammer next month."This property at 15 Fair Mall is strategically located...


Demand still outstripping supply
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32
Well-located and tenanted retail properties continue to attract strong competition, with two selling at yields of below 6 per cent at Bayleys' first Total Property commercial and industrial auction for the year.A total of 11 out...


Lumley Centre tipped to fetch record
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19
One of Auckland's skyline premium-grade office towers, the Lumley Centre, is being offered for sale via a public expression of interest campaign jointly run by JLL and Knight Frank."This is an opportunity to acquire a landmark institutional...


Tales of ladies, maids and wedding gowns
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15
A century or so ago, the lady of this house used to sit in the bay window at the front, working her crochet hook and thread and occasionally glancing across the road towards the horse-drawn carts heading into Mercy Hospital.Her...


John Roughan: Traffic will jam if zippers brake
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15
This really doesn't matter, but since we're talking about banning trucks from fast lanes, I thought I'd bring it up: why is that so many car drivers haven't figured out how to use a merging lane?You see them every morning now that...


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...


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