Blog - Property market

Market Report Real Estate Sales Spring 2016

It’s certainly been an interesting few weeks! First came the US election results and the Reserve Bank cutting the OCR to its lowest-ever rate. Then there were the unwelcomed earthquakes, which will have a long-lasting impact. There’s been a fair bit to keep economists (and everyone else) on their toes. While we wait to see how things shape up, the latest real estate sales figures were also released. We’ve cast our expert eye over the market to give you some valuable insights about how the real estate sector is faring. Our tips for sellers and buyers are a must-read.

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Auckland property: Where to from here?

Opinions are pretty divided on whether the Auckland property market is now at or nearing its peak. Some industry experts and economists that say there is some way to go, are pointing towards to the three fundamentals still being very much in play.

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WINTER PREP TALK: Top tips to protect your property this winter

With winter here and temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time to undertake maintenance on your home or rental property for the weather ahead.

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MARKET REPORT: Real Estate Sales - Autumn 2016

As we head into a usually quieter time over the winter months, it seems the market is doing the opposite, with a steady stream of buyers on the lookout for both family homes and investments. Here’s the latest on what we’re seeing happening in the Auckland (North Shore), Christchurch and Wellington real estate sales markets, at Iron Bridge.

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The Auckland Effect: A buyer's window of opportunity?

There are always windows of opportunity in the real estate market. Some small and others larger.

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Selling property at auction: Quote it low, watch it go?



Bidding at auction is a daunting and expensive prospect. It’s even been challenged on Fair Go as downright unfair, with buyers being 'enticed' to an auction and having to pay for all of their due diligence.

 Selling property at auction: Quote it low, watch it go?

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Keep it conservative: Why a long-term approach works in real estate

These days, conservative is not a word you hear often in regards to real estate. When you see people in places like Auckland raking in hundreds of thousands in profit after owning a home for only a couple of years, it’s very easy to start thinking ‘that’s easy – I should do it!’

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Christchurch property market outlook: Winter 2015

After several years of post-quake fluctuations in population and property availability, the Christchurch residential property market finally seems to be finding its new ‘normal’ level again.

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Auckland’s housing shortage: when will it end?

As the selling price of the average Auckland house hit an all-time record of over $800,000 for the first time, the red-hot Auckland property market is certainly one of the most common topics of conversation at the moment. Amazingly the prices are up nearly 50% from $546,488 at the peak of the last property boom in 2007. We’ve said our piece on this a few times in recent blogs - housing supply and demand is the biggest influencer on where the market will head.

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