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Welcome to Auckland’s growth party

Here’s the thing - Auckland’s GDP rose 31% in the past five years (or 5.6% per year.) Auck...

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What to make of a softening Auckland housing market

January housing statistics were bleak, and Barfoot & Thompson’s results from February are ...

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Should young home buyers be looking to the regions?

For many of us, living in Auckland can be challenging. Sure, there's plenty to enjoy about...

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Tighter credit policy will drive the housing market in 2017

I am always frustrated by our media and how they report house prices. Tabloid rubbish boun...

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Keeping up with Auckland: Will prices continue to soften?

In the ever changing Auckland housing market, the latest evidence is showing that the mark...

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Is your first home in your stocking this Christmas?

First-home buyers could be scouring Auckland for an affordable place to call their own - a...

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First home buyers shouldn't be put off by Auckland market

Are you a first-home buyer in Auckland looking for property, but don't know where to start...

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Is the tide turning for first home buyers in Auckland?

According to's report for September, first home buyers in Auckland are star...

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Is Auckland entering a construction boom?

With the new Auckland Unitary Plan now officially passed, people predict that the City of ...

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New Auckland Unitary Plan released to the public

After four years in the making, the new-and-hopefully-improved Auckland Unitary Plan has b...

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How much would the cleanest air in Auckland cost you?

Thankfully, here in New Zealand, we have some of the cleanest air in the world - the WHO r...

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Auckland city

Is it time to get out of Auckland?

Auckland has been the go-to place for everyone from first home buyers to investors....

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How does population growth affect housing?

Everyone loves a bit of healthy competition - unless it's in the housing market....

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How much is a 20% deposit in your favourite Auckland suburb?

How much are you prepared to drop on a home? We all know it's an arm and a leg and then so...

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Property values rising faster than they have in nearly a decade

Struggling to keep up with property prices? At the rate they've been rising, we can hardly...

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Adviser insight: Is Auckland going to go down?

After nearly five years here at Squirrel, mortgage adviser Lindsay Hill has a lot of exper...

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Will house prices increase in 2015?

In the Auckland region we have a shortage of properties for sale, high immigration, and mo...

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What's up with Auckland land prices?

I witnessed a transaction recently that sums up the Auckland property market....

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Riding the waves of the property market

The property market is well recognised as having distinct cycles. However, I think there i...

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Thinking ahead in the Auckland property market

Auckland is a vast and fast growing city; it is fair to say it is a city with sufficient s...

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Are Auckland property prices in for a shock?

From what I see, the market is softening quickly. Listings are up, auction clearance rates...

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