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Auckland view from Mt Eden

Auckland house sales fall 30%

Auckland sales volumes are down 30% year-on-year and Barfoot & Thompson is saying that hou...

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Looking down at Auckland central

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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State Highway 1, mountain landscape, JB video

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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Wallet being tightened by clamp

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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Young couple, first home buyers

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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Auckland Harbour bridge

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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Rolling wave in the ocean

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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Looking at the Auckland city scape over the harbour

Why Auckland house prices aren’t 3 times income

Whilst I fully agree that house prices are over-inflated, I don’t think it’s to the extent...

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Aerial shot of Bay of Plenty

Adviser insight: What's happening outside the Auckland market?

With all the headline space Auckland takes up in the property pages, you'd be forgiven for...

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Auckland housing market and market correction

Typical of our tabloid media we get the usual fear driven headlines designed to sell paper...

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Cars in traffic letting off emission

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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Property listings wake up from holiday slumber

The New Zealand real estate market can be a bit sluggish to take off after the summer holi...

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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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Eggs in basket

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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Looking over the harbour towards Auckland city

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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Confused fruit talking to each other

Don’t get confused by rateable valuations

The newspapers are full of commentary regarding the mass rating reassessment being carried...

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Dog bodysurfing wave

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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Clock sitting on desk

Is now a good time to buy?

The short answer is yes. However as ever something as significant and life-changing should...

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It's just a big goldfish

The goldfish economy

We had a Monty Python moment this week with the first OCR change in almost four years....

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Auckland city waterfront

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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Auckland city scape

Is Auckland getting speculative?

Maybe. I just had clients miss out on a small 2-bedroom house in Sandringham on a half sit...

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