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Brian Gaynor: Building, the industry that got left behind

Posted by Impression on 07, Sep 2017

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. 

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Will Auckland get a rental WOF scheme?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Sep 2017

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?

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Record number of CBD apartments for 2017

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Sep 2017

A massive 1,216 new apartments will be finished this year in the Auckland CBD, worth over $600 million.

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Could leasehold become illegal?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 31, Aug 2017

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.

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First-time buyers told to make the most of stressed investors

Posted by Impression on 24, Aug 2017

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.

The next 12 months will bring pain for some investors who bought late in the property cycle, Tony Alexander says.

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