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Unitary Plan rationalises the city’s 99 old residential zones down to just six

The incoming Unitary Plan rationalises the city’s 99 old residential zones down to just six: * Single House – allows a single house on a single lot * Mixed Housing Suburban – allows a mix of types of homes up to two storeys * Mixed Housing Urban – allows a mix of housing types up […]

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House prices surge

The average price for a three bedroom home in the old Auckland city boundaries now stands at over $1 million. Median house prices excluding Auckland were flat in March, but there was a 13pc jump in Auckland’s median house price. This mornings article in the NZ Herald reports Auckland house prices surged 13 per cent annually and are […]

Facade Changes to 203 Queen Street

Auckland is always changing sometimes at frenetic pace. You may have observed the facade around 203 Queen Street has been under an extensive renovation program. Most of that renovation is coming to completion and British retail giant Topshop has opened below us in Auckland’s city centre. Famed for the hysteria created when stores have opened in […]

Asian Auckland – A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released a very interesting new report which reveals the increasing diversity of Auckland’s Asian communities. “Asian Auckland: The multiple meanings of diversity” details the history and trends of Asian migration to Auckland, especially since 2006. It was commissioned by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of a series of reports […]

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Queen City Law – Property Developments.

Queen City Law are pleased to announce some changes in how we list our properties for sale and how we present our off market listings. We are currently migrating listings and property tools and information to a new website exclusively dedicated to the Queen City law property team. Follow our lawyers here as they present, […]

What’s really going on in Auckland’s CBD? – Chinese Investment

A new wave of Chinese investors hit town. If Winston knew what has been going on in downtown Auckland over the last 12 months or so who knows he may have won the election! Deals in the pipeline or in some cases already settled in Auckland City indicate that the Chinese appetite for property has […]

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The country's first large-scale Urban Development Agency – Auckland

Good story on Aucklands regional development by Todd Niall of RNZ. The country’s first large-scale Urban Development Agency to be set up in Auckland to lead a multi-billion dollar revamp of suburban centres. The council continues its drive to redevelop Aucklands suburban centers could be interesting to property developers and home buyers in the suburbs […]

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Home ownership dream fading

In New Zealand national house prices have jumped by $30,000 in the last year. A new Auckland Council report maps the rise in Auckland house prices over the last 15 years and relative deterioration in affordability for first-home buyers. To read the full story by Lane Nichols in the NZ Herald click here. “The share […]

Top selling price tipped for home with rotting floors and lacking power and water.

The Auckland property market moves from strength to strength, recent falls in the NZ dollar may see overseas investors rechecking their investment plans or taking advantage of their improving buying power. Even houses in the worst condition but are close to Aucklands more desirable suburbs are getting a bid.  The late-1800s two-bedroom settler’s cottage at 2 […]

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Warnings to be wary of get-rich-quick property investment schemes

Recent NZ Herald article By Susan Edmunds looked at  how the rate of the nation’s property market growth has also led to an increase in the number of companies offering to show newbie investors how to make their fortunes. Some claim investors will be able to substitute their incomes within a matter of years, retire young on […]

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