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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald

More banking on mum and dad to fund first home
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:00
More than three-quarters of people struggling to get on the property ladder say they won't be able to buy a house in the next few years.As house prices continue to soar, particularly in Auckland, eight in 10 New Zealanders who do...


Foreign house buyers: voters want to see the evidence
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Only one in five voters do not support a ban on foreigners buying houses - but most of the others want to see evidence of a problem first.The question of how much offshore buyers are fueling Auckland's property market has been one...


Real homes, make-believe furniture
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Virtual furniture is being superimposed into empty rooms for real estate adverts to attract potential buyers.It's a cheaper alternative - and much quicker - than moving real furniture into homes which can cost the seller thousands...


Million-dollar views for beachfront links
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
New Zealand's newest beachside golf course is to open on October 1 with membership by invitation only and fees in the tens of thousands.Tara Iti Golf Club, north of Auckland between Pakiri and Mangawhai, will be surrounded by 46...


Kingfish lodge is a big catch
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
A well-known Northland luxury lodge that has served as the private escape for a number of movie stars over the years, including Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman has been put on the market for sale."Kingfish...


Avondale Motor Inn in right place at right time
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
A modern motor inn and conference centre in Avondale is for sale with a secure tenant on a long-term lease in an area likely to benefit from the completion of the nearby Waterview Connection linking the State Highway 20 southwestern...


Tasty redevelopment site near Vinegar Lane
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
A Ponsonby property occupied by a print factory and offices is being marketed for sale as a potential Auckland city fringe development site less than 100 metres from the $220 million Vinegar Lane and Cider Building construction sites....


Planning needed to deliver on 'most liveable city hype'
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Council and developers "need to be on the same wavelength and work together in a planned and coordinated manner if Auckland is to have any hope of delivering on the hype of becoming the world's most liveable city", says John Church,...


Prime waterfront site launched on the market
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Salthouse Boatbuilders has put its big Greenhithe waterfront property on the Waitemata Harbour up for sale for the first time since it occupied the site in the 1950s."This sale opens up a unique waterfront development opportunity...


Bathed in light year round
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Well before Owen Burn spotted a real estate agent hammering in a For Sale sign outside this Westmere townhouse, he had been impressed by the property's thoughtful urban design.The townhouse is one of two designed by architect Felicity...


Super size with superb views
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
When Bruce and Lynn Tonkin got an offer too good to refuse on their Glendowie house they discussed giving apartment living a go.At first they weren't sure they would find an apartment big enough for themselves and their two girls...


Classic loggia is a link to life at the top
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Being avid collectors of New Zealand art, Julie and Bruce Trethewey have a big moving job on their hands when they leave their penthouse.Especially as they have such a large apartment -- occupying the entire top floor -- that they...


Bedroom bonanza in elegant old villa
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
Twelve years ago, when they were expecting their first child, Vinita Gordon and Ronald Mudaliar made the move into the city from Albany.Ronald wanted to cut down on commuting time and they were looking for a home that could also...


Price change tempo keeps on changing
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
The fire burning under the property market seems to be as bright as ever. Sales activity has picked up dramatically in recent months, particularly in the top half of the North Island.So it was something of a surprise when news emerged...


Fibre, farm and fixed rates
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
There was disappointment in the Hart household this week when it became apparent we would never enjoy the benefits of ultra fast broadband in our semi-rural house just outside Albany. The powers that be tell me there are no plans...


New Zealand's most exclusive golf course to open Oct 1
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00
New Zealand's newest and most upmarket golf course opening on October 1 is being picked to be one of the world's best.Jim Rohrstaff and Michael Pleciak of Auckland-based Legacy Partners, which is in charge of Tara Iti, north of...


Bunnings to start $42.5m Arch Hill store
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:00
Over barbecued bacon and eggs in buns, Bunnings staff, suppliers, contractors and consultants this morning celebrated the imminent start of construction of a new $42.5-million Arch Hill store.They were joined by David Batten of...


Grafton office building sells for $42 million
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00
A modern commercial building, in a new master-planned, Mixed Use zoned precinct in Auckland's city fringe suburb of Grafton, has been sold to New Zealand listed Argosy Property for $42 million, at an initial purchase yield of 7.08...


KiwiRail defends Onehunga rent shock
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00
KiwiRail has defended an almost threefold Onehunga ground rent hike, saying it must take a commercial approach to its massive land holdings.Gordon Munro, the state-owned enterprise's property revenue manager, said the rent rise...


Spin claim on housing accord push
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00
The Government is trumpeting the creation of 11 new special housing areas to help tackle soaring Auckland house prices.But it is being accused of "spin" and failing to build enough houses to address a worsening shortfall as migrants...


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