Why first home buyers could come out on top

ANALYSIS: I run five surveys each month and recently all of have recorded firm declines in sentiment about the economy and intentions of doing things like hiring... Read More

Rotorua Airbnb landlords under pressure to sell

Property owners providing short-term accommodation in Rotorua are contemplating selling their houses or converting them back to long-term rentals should a new... Read More

BOP homeless: ‘We’ve got nowhere to go’

Kopeopeo business people and their customers have had enough of rough sleepers on the footpaths outside their shops - but the people sleeping there say they... Read More

Cost of insuring a home continues to rise

The cost of insuring a home has risen six times faster than incomes over the past year and the cost of insuring what's inside has risen even faster. Latest... Read More

Rates hike for holiday rentals ‘beggars belief'

A Rotorua bed and breakfast owner says a council plan targeting holiday rental homes 'beggars belief” as some hosts face rates increases of 180 per cent. Rotorua... Read More

Earthquakes: Homeowners urged to check houses

Homeowners are being encouraged to make some simple checks on their homes, and to take actions that will help keep their whānau and properties safe. 'There... Read More

Homeless motels: When will emergency housing end?

The Government says there will be no more emergency housing motels in Rotorua after the end of next year and it will scrap the Rotorua Housing Accord and re-write... Read More

Government improves access to home loans

The Government is reforming financial services to improve access to home loans and other lending, and strengthen customer protections, Commerce and Consumer... Read More

House fire destroys everything family owned

A Taupō family is coming to terms with losing just about everything they owned in a house fire last week. Zoanna and David Lamond bought their four-bedroom... Read More

Business as usual for cash rate and housing market

Reserve Bank of New Zealand decision to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 5.5 per cent was no surprise, given the incoming flow of economic data released... Read More

Residential recovery sluggish in first quarter

Residential property values have continued to gently rise and fall throughout the first quarter of 2024, amidst a glut of listings and an ongoing dearth of sales... Read More

March quarter: Soft start for NZ housing market

Latest housing figures show a soft start to the New Zealand housing market in the March quarter. CoreLogic's House Price Index rose 0.5 per cent in... Read More