Mayor welcomes new infrastructure fund

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore have welcomed the Government’s announcement at the weekend of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. “Funding provided...

Caution urged over Cup expectations

Property Institute of New Zealand chief executive Ashley Church has urged caution around expectations of an ‘economic bonanza’ fuelled by the hosting of the...

Values steady, sales volumes plummet

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values for June increased 8.1 per cent over the past year which is...

Cost of building up 3.5 per cent

The latest QVcostbuilder data shows the average cost of building a new home in New Zealand’s four largest cities has risen on average by...

Warm up for winter with efficent home ventilation

An efficient ventilation system is essential to keep the house dry and warm, especially in the colder months. Everyday activities like cooking, showering and drying...

Property sales, prices see lift

Auckland residential property prices returned to normal levels of activity in March with sales numbers increasing and the average and medium prices setting new monthly...

Property price softening bad news

Recent indications of price softening in the Auckland housing market are unlikely to bring much relief to first home buyers and will almost certainly...

Top tips for choosing your heaters

Choosing a heater can be confusing, with a multitude of choices and offers to consumers. Eeca Energywise says how you use a room will help...

Hiring a tradie? Weigh pros, cons

With housing activity showing little sign of slowing down, The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) is reminding homeowners who are embarking on home...

Are you ready for mortgage rate rise?

First National Real Estate chief executive, Bob Brereton, says homeowners need to start preparing themselves for mortgage interest rate rises and is warning that those...

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