New moves to tighten mortgage lending

The government and Reserve Bank have agreed on new moves to tighten mortgage lending, including tougher loan to value ratios and debt to income ratios,... Read More

Rent affordability declines in Bay of Plenty

New research has named the Bay of Plenty as one of six regions where rental affordability has declined. The Massey University Real Estate Analysis Unit... Read More

House auction rates have hit new highs

Auction rates have hit new highs over the course of the current housing market boom, but there are questions over whether the sales method will remain... Read More

Housing market slows, but prices unlikely to drop

The housing market is at a turning point with sales activity and price growth expected to peak in the coming months, if they haven't already. CoreLogic's... Read More

Work continues today to restore power to thousands

Update: 3.45pm Power has now been restored to the remaining properties in Maketu that had a power outage on Saturday due to strong winds. There were... Read More

“Breathtaking” BOP house wins regional awards

A Tauranga beachside home described by judges as “unbelievably breathtaking” has taken out the Supreme New House of the Year Award in the... Read More

Iwi paving the way for home ownership

Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands are addressing the current housing shortage in the Bay of Plenty by launching an affordable new-build scheme for whānau... Read More

BOP designer wins at national design awards

Bay of Plenty designer, Michelle McAnulty of Beaver Kitchens has won a national award at one of the biggest and most recognised kitchen and bathrooms... Read More

Feedback sought on future of housing

New Zealanders are encouraged to have their say on a long-term vision for housing and urban development to guide future work, the Housing Minister Megan... Read More

Higher costs and slower house prices growth ahead

Slowing house prices, rising inflation pressures, and sooner-than-expected rises in interest rates will be prominent in the near term economic outlook,... Read More

First-home prices rising even faster this quarter

First-home prices have risen even further on average this quarter than last, despite growing evidence of investors leaving the market. That’s... Read More

Papamoa mums to shine on The Block NZ

Two super competitive Papamoa mums will be competing on the ninth season of The Block NZ. Team Purple is made up of “domestic engineer” Janah... Read More

Rental market cooling, BOP stays level

New Zealand’s rental market is beginning to show signs of cooling off after a red hot summer, according to Trade Me’s latest Rental Price... Read More

Western Bay wins Local Government supreme award

­ A commitment to returning ownership of a piece of Matakana Island to its ancestral owners has seen Western Bay of Plenty District Council take out... Read More

The Home Show is back

The Tauranga Home Show is proud to return to Trustpower Arena Baypark on May 7-9 for its huge 22nd show.  With more than 325 exhibitors spread... Read More