Auckland’s grammar zone house prices are through the roof

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/89675313/aucklands-grammar-zone-house-prices-are-through-the-roof SUPPLIED Houses aren't much cheaper on the North Shore, with prices in the Westlake Girls zone selling for well over $1 million. Auckland parents desperate to get their kids into exclusive school zones are paying more than $2 million to buy a house in some areas, new data suggests. Figures from a new website Relab.co.nz … Continue reading Auckland’s grammar zone house prices are through the roof

Auckland residential asking price drop 1.5pc

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11805239 Asking prices have dipped in Auckland, according to the Trade Me index. Photo / Doug Sherring Auckland's average residential property asking price dropped 1.5 per cent between December and January, from $908,850 to $895,000, according to the Trade Me Property Price Index. Nigel Jeffries, head of Trade Me Property, described Auckland as "cooling" during … Continue reading Auckland residential asking price drop 1.5pc

Up to $140k damage to Auckland P house: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11804526 A landlord says up to $140,000 worth of damage was done to his Auckland property after tenants contaminated it so seriously that most fittings, architraves and even paint had to be removed due to methamphetamine. Ron Goodwin, an Auckland-based full-time landlord, had what he calls "the tenants from hell" and has released photographs to … Continue reading Up to $140k damage to Auckland P house: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

Online tool helps Kiwi house hunters on budget get real

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11803012 House hunters on a budget will now be able to narrow their search thanks to an online tool which helps establish if their dream suburb is within reach. House hunters on a budget will now be able to narrow their search thanks to an online tool which helps establish if their dream suburb is … Continue reading Online tool helps Kiwi house hunters on budget get real

Signs of a leaky home

https://www.building.govt.nz/resolving-problems/resolution-options/weathertight-services/signs-of-a-leaky-home/ If you’re a homeowner and you have a leaky home, you need to know what to do.                   From the mid-1990s, some houses were built in a way that did not withstand weather conditions and did not comply with the New Zealand Building Code. Some houses leak because of design issues and problems around … Continue reading Signs of a leaky home

Desperate house buyers scratching about for properties outside Auckland

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/89381035/house-buyers-starved-for-options-outside-Auckland SUPPLIED Phil Rumble has had trouble finding the right property. Phil Rumble has been looking for properties around Auckland and Northland over the past few months and has not been impressed by the selection. Prices are rising fast, and he says he is now looking at land in Northland going for twice the price … Continue reading Desperate house buyers scratching about for properties outside Auckland

‘March moving madness’ looms as survey tips thousands of Kiwis are preparing to shift house

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11799650 More than 1000 households are picked to shift daily next month March is the busiest month for New Zealanders to move house. Picture / Chris Loufte More New Zealanders are forecast to move house next month than at any other time this year, according to a survey which predicts more than 1000 residential shifts … Continue reading ‘March moving madness’ looms as survey tips thousands of Kiwis are preparing to shift house