Has your renovation has ever gone over time or over budget? All mine have!
Brian Gaynor has been thinking about why our construction industry is stuck in a time warp.
A long read, but an interesting insight into one of factors behind the high price of Auckland houses. Read more
Last week Wellington launched its voluntary WOF scheme for rental properties. Each property needs to meet 29 criteria including heating, insulation, ventilation, structural stability and sanitation. A property must pass every category to get its WOF, which will last for three years; the process costs $250.
Will Auckland follow suit?Read more
A massive 1,216 new apartments will be finished this year in the Auckland CBD, worth over $600 million.
The UK’s government is planning to ban the sale of new leasehold properties. Why are they taking this step and could it happen here? Aaron Tunstall writes.
First-home buyers are being told now is the time to strike with cheeky offers on houses, to see if they can get a good deal from an over-stretched investor.
The next 12 months will bring pain for some investors who bought late in the property cycle, Tony Alexander says.Read more