Real Estate News

Falling Prices? Don't believe the hype

What's happening to the national average house price has never been more irrelevant.

Fixed on Change. Why Tenancy Reform will Benefit New Zealand

I have to agree with David Faulkner in his article below. The majority of the upcoming changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, the Healthy Homes Legislation and the requirements for heating and ventilation are all well overdue in our rental market.

New rules proposed to bring rental homes up to adequate health standards

It is good to see the new government continuing on with the gradual but long-overdue upgrade of NZ's rental stock.

Chlorine suspected in Christchurch hot water cylinder failures

A retired scientist took the time to email us and explain that the hard water extracted from the ground in Christchurch has not been kind to particular kinds of copper, especially some sourced from Australia.

Hot Water Cylinders Causing Chaos

If anyone has a property that has a cylinder around the age of 25 years or more, it is possible or even likely that the new chlorination regime will assist it to leak earlier than its natural life.

A tiny home solves two very different housing problems

Here's a wonderful solution to the housing affordability problem. Our team member, Karen, has been buzzing at the prospect of her new home and has had us all very enthusiastically following her progress in this build.

Banning Letting Fees

Either he has been mis-reported or Housing Minister, Phil Twyford, does not understand the workings of the Residential Tenancies Act, (RTA,) under his jurisdiction.