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  • HOW ACCURATE ARE ONLINE PROPERTY VALUATIONS?

    There are countless websites in New Zealand that offer online property value estimates. These can be incredibly useful at the start of the process but the question remains: how accurate are these tools, and can you rely on them to inform your sale price, or offer amount? Emotion, impulse and other … Read more

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  • THE WHITE PAPER – APRIL 2018

    I’m here on the Parramatta River – the epicentre of Greater Sydney – which has undergone a massive construction investment over the last few years. There’s been a lot of talk about the market easing and our headline sales are down two per cent year on year across Australia and … Read more

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  • RAY WHITE NEW ZEALAND REPORTS 16% INCREASE IN SALES FOR APRIL

    Ray White New Zealand recorded sales that were 16% up on April 2017. However, the results were slightly down from March 2018, which was a personal best for Ray White New Zealand. The month of April had several holidays which slowed sales marginally. The results saw the company sell 1,384 properties … Read more

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  • PROPERTY INSTITUTE RELEASES ITS 2018 NZ PREDICTIONS

    In early 2017 the Property Institute of New Zealand made predictions about what would occur in the property market over the coming year. The company said long-term mortgage rates would rise along with house prices, that investors would be constrained by LVR measures and that property would be the number one … Read more

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  • A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACTS AROUND LABOUR’S KIWIBUILD PROGRAMME

    Auckland needs 13,000 new homes a year to keep up with growing demand, according to the Labour Government’s own statistics. KiwiBuild is the proposed solution, a policy that aims to build 100,000 affordable homes over the next ten years. This programme certainly holds promise, but is it enough to solve … Read more

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  • A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RENTAL SHORTAGES IN AUCKLAND AND WELLINGTON

    A nationwide rental shortage has been worrying prospective tenants all over New Zealand for years. To make matters worse, the number of rental properties available in New Zealand halved in 2017, according to a press release from TradeMe. All the while demand for housing has grown, prices have increased and … Read more

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  • THE WHITE PAPER – MARCH 2018

    Here in Brisbane, the inner city apartment market has attracted so much commentary – all very negative – for some time. All driven predominantly by fears of a significant over-supply of new product. What is often not mentioned is that new supply peaked six to nine months ago and completions for … Read more

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