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$5m for unbuilt penthouse
$5m for unbuilt penthouse

A luxury penthouse in a central Auckland apartment complex has sold off the plans for more than $5 million less than a week…

Investment project to create landlords

A specialist apartment real estate agency boss is starting up a new business to encourage people to become landlords by…

Landlords complain about bank loan tactics

Landlords are complaining about banks calling in loans from one property when another is sold.

Labour's 100,000 low-cost home pledge

Labour would be able to offer first home buyers two-bedroom properties in Auckland for as little as $360,000 if elected…

Greens propose to fund WOF tests for all rental homes
Greens propose to fund WOF tests for all rental homes

The Greens have gone "one up" on their potential Labour coalition partner with a proposal to require and fund a full warrant…

Subdivision bucks size trend
Subdivision bucks size trend

Auckland's quarter-acre dream is far from over - huge sections of more than half an acre are being sold from $350,000 within…

HomeStart welcomed by builder
HomeStart welcomed by builder

The country's busiest house builder, which expects to put up a third more homes this year, has welcomed the Government's…

Cycle has passed its peak, says NZIER
Cycle has passed its peak, says NZIER

The Institute of Economic Research considers the economic cycle has passed its peak but that it will moderate to a still…

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Housing plan: Winners and losers
Housing plan: Winners and losers

National's proposed home loan subsidies could help many young people into their first homes - although…

Metlifecare tipped as value buying

Listed retirement giant Metlifecare is tipped to be trading cheaply, well below its peers even after a good financial result…

Editorial: Demand for investment property the problem

With the economy performing well on most other fronts the residential property market remains its major defect.

Tiny buy strikes bank snag

A buyer keen on Hobsonville Pt's smallest of three new prototype houses couldn't close the purchase, partly because of financial…

Peter Lyons: Lenders gobbling up hard-earned cash
Peter Lyons: Lenders gobbling up hard-earned cash

Peter Lyons writes: It is important that the team in charge of the economy is paddling in the right…

How to save for your first home

National has promised to double grants for first-home buyers on modest incomes. If you are thinking of buying your first…

Metlifecare profit up 18pc

Listed retirement giant Metlifecare pushed up annual net profit after tax 18 per cent to $68.8 million after removing non-recurring…

Josie Pagani: Housing plan weakens trust in Key

If Labour had announced a policy to hand out free money to house buyers, it would be accused of being fiscally stupid and…

Reverse mortgage popularity falls

A rise in the number of New Zealand babyboomers retiring is not being matched by a similar growth in the reverse mortgage…

Nats in push to woo first-home buyers
Nats in push to woo first-home buyers

National is promising grants for first-home buyers on modest incomes will be doubled - to up to $20k…

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Herald Homes

Surprises around every corner
Surprises around every corner

Architect Ian Athfield's distinctive and playful style provides the ultimate in flexible living, writes Graham Hepburn.

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Home affordability vs income Home affordability vs income

Up to seven annual Auckland incomes would now be needed…

Infographic: Auckland property revaluations Infographic: Auckland property revaluations

Has the capital value of your property gone up or…

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