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Shared equity scheme helps Kiwis struggling to save a deposit buy their first home

A new shared equity scheme has been unveiled by Kāinga Ora.

The Covid clauses you need to know when buying and selling property

Property offers and sale and purchase agreements must cater to the new normal we live in.

Opinion: How will real estate fare in the lockdown?

Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson, Peter Thompson, looks at the housing market in 2021.

How to rent out your house as a film shoot location

An average-sized villa in Auckland can rent as a film shoot location for $1,500 per day and $2,500 per day for a larger property.

Get more from your garage

Could it be redesigned as a storage space, office, or even an entirely new standalone granny flat?

Opinion: Past generations also found home buying a hard task

The rapid rise in house prices over the past 10 to 15 years is not a modern phenomenon.

Auction, tender or deadline sale: How to get the best price for your house

In 2020, only 17% of new listings in New Zealand were listed as auctions.

Airbnb vs long-term rental: What’s the best rental yield for your investment property?

There are 29,000 homes in the Airbnb market in New Zealand.

How to stop condensation – treat the cause, not the symptoms

Dry homes needs high insulation levels, high-performance window frame and ventilation.

Apartments vs Units: How 20 years of capital gains stack up

Not all apartments and units are equal in terms of capital gains and rental yields.

More than 50% of building consents are now for apartment-style housing

The new figures are indicative of the changing residential landscape across New Zealand.

Extensions: Add a level or extend underneath?

The cheapest way to get more space is horizontally, if you have enough room on your section and local restrictions allow it.