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Fletcher confirms KPMG review of biggest projects *** Election 17: Foreign restrictions, more new housing planned post-election *** 'Unliveable': Five townhouses less than 1m away *** Mt Roskill residents mourn loss of 'hill': told to take private litigation *** House sitting the new trend to beat the Auckland housing crisis *** Stop the clock: 50 years after the first conservation area, are they holding on to heritage? *** The university towns where house prices have risen an average 22pc in three years *** Money arm wiped $40.1m from Warehouse bottom line *** Amazing city-pad with bespoke features up for grabs *** Rotorua rents still rising amid property shortage *** Two big Auckland development blocks *** Graham Hepburn: Industrial chic offers lots of style *** Graham Hepburn: Slowly does it *** Catherine Smith: Full of character and comfort *** Sandra Goodwin: Ambitious overhaul *** Catherine Smith: Beach life is calling *** Catherine Smith: Lifestyle proves irresistible *** Great outlook Viaduct investment *** Waterfront retail in picturesque Paihia *** Former show-home corner site for sale *** Chance to land big Wairau Valley site *** Former power station cafe sparks interest *** Great Estates: the real royal roots of PG Wodehouse's Blandings Castle *** 4 Homes With Jaw-Dropping Floor-to-Ceiling Windows *** White sands and craggy peaks: nine treasure islands that are ripe for an adventure *** Our New, Old Kitchen: How We Rose to the Remodeling Challenge *** Parents pay 45pc premium to live close to top-performing English state schools *** Vote for Your Favorite Homes of 2017 (So Far) *** Watchdog outs estate agents who collude to 'make sure we all keep our fees up' *** The Auckland housing crisis - not even half the numbers *** Asking prices in London fall by 2.9pc dragging down average UK property prices  *** The birthplace of the Bronte sisters is now a busy cafe (and it's for sale) *** Dulux's colour of the year, Heart Wood, soothes against the 'instability' of the world *** Urban oasis: lakeside sites are the latest must-have for city developers  *** The best new homes this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders *** 1800s Estate Proves History Is Anything But Drab – House of the Week *** Can Houseplants Really Clean the Air? *** Thanks to More Data and Great Minds, Zestimate Accuracy Is Improving *** Banking tycoon David Rockefeller's New York home is on the market for $22m *** The cost of moving house has risen to almost £12,000 *** Cornwall crackers: the best homes for sale near its epic beaches and sweeping estuaries *** Activity in the housing market continuing to flatline – but there are signs price growth could pick up *** Design Pros' Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Materials *** Revealed: The best and worst counties in England to raise children  *** One in four buyers in Bath comes from London as high prices cause capital exodus *** In charts: How homes have got less – and more – affordable since the financial crisis *** With This DIY Sporting Goods Catch-all, Game Day Is No Sweat *** House price growth revives but London has slowed to the lowest rate in the country *** A Dome Built By Hand – House of the Week *** Open House London: discover the secrets of the city's best buildings for free *** A waxwork of a pope and murals of dictators: rent this house with crazy interior design for £8k a week *** Buy a modern masterpiece that has housed politicians and prostitutes, grew the UK's first dahlia and has a secret master bedroom *** Where to buy in Greece, from Athens to Zante *** Van? 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