Property

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Phil Twyford says the new legislation will not affect genuine migrants, and is designed to dampen housing speculation.

Foreign buyer ban government's first step in making housing affordable and giving young Kiwis 'a crack at their first home'

The Housing Minister says the changes are designed to address a forecast boost in the market.

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Legislation will be introduced into Parliament tomorrow, restricting who can buy Kiwi homes.

Government moves to ban foreigners buying houses

In the future, only New Zealand and Australian citizens will be able to buy residential housing without undergoing special screening tests.

House sales reach six year high during November, recovering after quiet NZ winter

Auckland's median price increased even more than nationally.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

House prices rise 3.6 per cent in three months as spring-summer upturn appears to kick in

Auckland prices ticked up over the past quarter but annual growth is down.

02:09
The seven year plan on how to use Christchurch’s red zone has had many proposals, one a global movement known as tiny homes.

Miniature houses may be the future for Christchurch's red zone rebuild

The seven year plan on how to use Christchurch's red zone has had many proposals, "tiny homes" being one.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Housing market 'back on track' with listings up, prices static

Realestate.co.nz says we are seeing a normalising of the market which will benefit buyers and sellers.

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Government tightens restrictions on the purchase of farmland by overseas buyers.

Government tightens rules around sale of farmland to foreigners

The government has issued a new Directive Letter to the Overseas Investment Office.

06:49
Fair Go has been investigating insurance claims for meth damage.

Is your rental property really insured if it's contaminated with P?

Fair Go reports landlords could be exposed to a huge loss on their rental property, even if they've taken out insurance.

02:18
Auckland Council has undertaken an eco-refit of its building, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy bills.

Worms and old tyres - Auckland Council building hailed as a world-leader in sustainability

The council's eco-refit of its building is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

How much is your place worth? Fresh 2017 valuations of each and every Auckland property out today

You can check the latest estimated 2017 price of all individual Auckland properties. Owners can expect a jump in their capital.

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Phil Twyford also says those who get the affordable houses will be decided through a ballot, not means testing.

New minister defends lofty house building targets

Phil Twyford also says those who get the affordable Kiwibuild houses will be decided through a ballot, not means testing.

04:15
Q+A's Jessica Mutch grills NZ's Housing Minister on the logistics of the ambitious home build.

'We inherited a mess' – Phil Twyford outlines how Labour-led govt will build 27 houses a day

The Housing Minister was grilled on the logistics of the ambitious home build.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Spike in Auckland property values sees 45 per cent rise in prices over last three years

Auckland Council today released it's three-yearly property valuations, and all property types have risen dramatically in price since 2014.

04:48
What are your rights when a protected tree threatens your property and poses a major safety risk.

When living under the shady canopy of a majestic oak is hazardous

What are your rights when a protected tree threatens your property and poses a major safety risk.

There are significantly more couples in de facto relationships and children born to unmarried parents than in the past.

October Auckland house sales were Barfoot & Thompson's fewest in seven years

But despite the shortage there's been no lift in prices post election, says boss Peter Thompson.

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'There's absolutely no detail' – Steven Joyce criticises ban on foreign speculators buying NZ homes

Mr Joyce has questioned the Labour-led Government's policy to ban foreign real estate speculators from early 2018.

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New homes are at the top of the agenda for the new Housing Minister Phil Twyford.

Kiwibuild housing plan should be led by private sector says Property Institute

The institute warns the private sector will be put off taking part and the building slowed if the Government leads Kiwibuild.

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Some experts, however, aren't so sure the new Housing Minister's plans will work.

'Very minimal impact' - some property experts not convinced banning foreign buyers will help Kiwi housing market

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says a crackdown on foreign investors will help first home buyers.

04:29
The construction of Trevor and Shelley's dream Kumeu home has been plagued by delays and cost increases.

Contaminated water, delays and increasing costs see Kumeu family's dream home become a nightmare

Trevor and Shelley's dream Kumeu home has been plagued by delays and cost increases.

03:09
Nathan Orr has created the website Landshare which connects owners of tiny houses with land owners.

Need some land for your tiny house? One Kiwi has the answer for you

Nathan Orr has created the website Landshare which connects owners of tiny houses with land owners.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Auckland house prices fall as regions still out-performing main centres

Auckland prices dropped 0.6% over the past three months but prices were up 1.1 per cent nationwide.

04:56
For some Marton residents, what is coming out of their taps is anything but clear.

'It's absolutely revolting' - Marton residents fed up with decades of brown tap water

The council blames old asbestos cement pipes that constantly break.

00:59
Mr Light says all the tax would do would be to "disincentivise" the sale of housing.

United Future's new gun Damian Light rips into Green's capital gains tax

Mr Light says all the tax would do would be to "disincentivise" the sale of housing.

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