Get Aggregated RSS

What Should You Do If Your ARM Is Almost Out Of Time? *** House of the Week: Hollywood Glamour Shapes Contemporary Beverly Hills Mansion *** 9 Tips for Preparing a Fabulous Flower Bed *** Pioneer's airfield comes with high flying dream launch *** The regions: 'not just about the milk' *** Augusta's Aussie buildings promise great returns *** Home truths: Housing turnover highest in Auckland *** Warning for tenants: contents insurance an absolute must *** Steve Braunias' Secret Diary of Auckland housing boom *** $500 property scheme defended *** Home truths: Our house hunters - in their own words *** Buyers head south *** A quality building in a premium East Tamaki location *** Buy one or two Wellington office towers *** A quality building in a prime East Tamaki location *** Motueka's organic 'salad bowl' orchard for sale *** Property with potential on busy Porana Rd *** Offices set in park-like surrounds *** Old time brewers left their marks *** Lofty ambitions in Mt Eden block *** Step into my arbour *** Room for a whole menagerie *** True blue labour of love *** All you need to know about smart meters *** Anna Ryder Richardson talks interior design *** ‘The most important skill in my job is being able to listen’ *** Bringing the inside outside *** Everest's new door range *** Thank you for entering *** Listen to the sound of science *** Front doors of perception *** Recreating the classic Tan Hill Inn TV ad *** Double glazing's innovative evolution since the 1980's *** Win an Everest front door: Terms and Conditions *** Win an Everest front door *** How to be energy efficient in the kitchen *** Find out why we installed smart meters in our homes *** Timeline: 20 years of stamp duty increases for home buyers *** The 10 most searched regional cities on Rightmove: where are you looking to buy a house? *** It's a Jungle in There: Tips for Better Under-Sink Storage *** It is now cheaper to live in a 4-star hotel in most of Europe than rent a flat in London *** What kind of housemate are you? *** House prices fall almost everywhere as property market takes on 'uncomfortable' feel *** Revealed: detailed plans of the world's 'tallest tower' development in Dubai to be sold in Harrods *** Here's the Wackiest Tiny Home You've Ever Seen *** Carmen Electra's New Hollywood Hills Home Has 'Got the Look' *** Gilmore Girl and Mad Man Sell Their Brooklyn Penthouse *** Before & After: Low Country Cottage Renovation *** Indianapolis Named Best Place for First-Time Home Buyers *** Nick Lachey Lists His Mansion Before Going on Tour *** Thomas Middleditch Nabs 1920s Home with Hollywood History *** The Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Leases *** Star Maps Maven: Her Family Has Tracked Celebrity Homes for 80 Years *** Is Your Home the One Buyers Want? *** Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh Lists Marin County Estate *** Mountain lairs and clifftop castles: properties to make you feel like you're in Game of Thrones *** First-time buyer homes for £149,995 just 23 minutes from London on sale this week  *** Marathon property markets: the 26 host cities where house prices are sprinting ahead *** What Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan mean for London's house prices and skyscrapers *** Shakespeare's 400th deathday: where would the buy-to-let Bard invest? *** A rare glimpse inside One Hyde Park as luxury pad goes up for rent - a snip at £1.17m a year *** House of the Week: A California Mansion as Abstract Art *** Dig Into Community Gardening *** Lord and Lady Weymouth: how the safari saved endangered Longleat  *** Jillian Michaels' Malibu Beach House Is in Great Listing Shape *** Green Trends in Home Building *** Junk Yard to Front Yard: Unique Homes by Dan Phillips *** Post Office unveils small deposit, best-buy mortgages at 2.24pc - without fees *** Fines or prison for conspiring estate agents deliberately cutting off business for Rightmove or Zoopla  *** 9 One-Bedroom Rentals With Eco-Friendly Features *** For sale: 12-bedroom 'haunted house', with views of the Atlantic, for the same price as a London flat  *** Yorkshire sales: buy a rural retreat at a 30pc discount  *** 'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham Buys LA Townhouse *** Why Insuring a Solar Home Isn't More Expensive *** Quiz: Can You Match the State With Its Top Listed Home Amenity? *** Listings Analysis Reveals Popular Amenities in Every State *** Philadelphia or Pittsburgh? Which City is Right for You? *** Stamp duty: what is the new rate on property and will I have to pay it? *** Green Features: Do They Sell a Home? *** The 10 cheapest seaside towns to buy property *** Vicars, teachers and soldiers: The latest victims of buy-to-let stamp duty *** Live out your wildest Jilly Cooper fantasies with a £30m polo estate *** Vote for Your Favorite Homes of the Year (So Far) *** 3 Common Moving Nightmares (and How to Prevent Them) *** Are You Ready for a Hot Seller Season? *** Self-build revolution: a room-by-room guide on how one woman built a New York-style loft in leafy Surrey *** Inside the house and gardens of the Queen's florist *** The first homes on Britain's largest new housing suburb go on sale - with another 6,000 to follow *** Mansion Madness 2016: The Midwest Wins Again, This Time With a Country Estate in Illinois *** House of the Week: An Aspen Retreat With Great Views Any Time of Year *** Tech Workers' Pricier Homes Mean They Pay More in Taxes *** Buy a piece of Paris at the auction of one of its most famous restaurants *** Moving house checklist and useful guides *** You have an offer on your house – what happens next? *** The advantages of selling your home online *** What do people look at when viewing a house? *** Five tips for presenting a home for sale *** Are online estate agents any good? *** 40 Great Plants to Grow in Hanging Baskets *** No end in sight for Generation Rent: this is how much you'll need to buy a home by 2020 *** Housing market 'to cool' as buy-to-let rush dies and Brexit worries mount *** Top Updates for Traditional Homes *** Why Is My Lender Asking About My Race on My Loan Application? *** Relief as 'ludicrous' granny annexe tax is repealed *** Homes with 'Subway Tiles' or 'Barn Doors' Sell Faster and For More Money *** Markets Where Buyers, Sellers Have Negotiating Power *** House prices: Is the South East the next unaffordable property hotspot? *** House prices: is it too early to get rich from Crossrail 2? *** What to Do When a Seller Rejects Your Offer *** Benji Madden Sells His Bachelor Cabin *** Houston, We Have a Listing From the Apollo 13 Commander *** Stamp duty deadline creates flood of properties and lower rents - for now *** New property calculator: Find out how much your house is worth on Airbnb *** Caught by the 'grannexe' tax: pressure mounts on Government to alter legislation  *** House prices: where London's property money is moving to *** Teenage dirtbags: why parents should give their young ones a room to grow (and be messy) *** Wes Craven's Former LA Home Will Make You 'Scream' *** Uma Thurman Lists Like She Twists, With Style *** Build a Modern, Space-Saving Cinder Block Planter Bench *** House of the Week: A Farmhouse Retreat With a Theater Pedigree *** London property market cooling as asking prices are slashed *** Hidden Fees and Add-ons to Watch for in Your Lease *** The country mansion and once family seat of Britain's greatest ever war hero up for sale, for £12m *** Britney Spears Lists a Mansion Fit for a Pop Star *** John Cusack Looks to Sell or Rent His Malibu Beach House *** How to Plan the Perfect Patio *** House prices soar, fuelled by sky-high rises in London flats - but uncertainty lies ahead *** 10 Easy Steps to a Total Rental Makeover *** Under 40? Five charts that show why you're a victim of the housing crisis  *** Where to buy a second home and pay less stamp duty *** The 'Hollywood' style, former marital mansion of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Ashley Cole is for sale - yours for £7.5m *** How to buy an entire village - on the cheap *** Why it's best to book the same holiday every year *** Cornish property tribes: from foodies to sailers, which part of Cornwall suits you and your budget?  *** Near-death, divorce and duty drove these Londoners to trade in the City for the ultimate countryside fantasies *** You’re no fool *** Superbasements: the Bond Baddie hideout the wealthy can’t resist *** Hedonistic fun and mind-bending frustration: flat-sharing teaches you life's most important lessons *** Inside millionaire lairs: The £12m pad with Harrods staff on speed-dial 24/7 *** MasterChef 2016: how to create your dream kitchen *** Land of Hope and Glory: behind the scenes of Country Life magazine *** Don't lose out in the postcode planning lottery: here's how to beat the system *** Cheltenham Races: where are the best horsey houses? *** Turn to the dark side with black interiors  *** How you will buy your house in 2025: drones, virtual reality and big data *** House prices near Crossrail shoot up more than half in seven years *** Inside the world of last Mitford sister: Debo Devonshire's last sale raises £1.8 million at auction *** How to easily get the dream lifestyle in France - adopt a flourishing business *** Inside the self-built houses constructed with blood, sweat and tears *** Want to live near the Royal family? This is how you can *** Buying a house at auction is a breeze - just don't scratch your ear *** Renovation Revolution: reverse knock through *** How to create a hi-tech home with no cables on show *** House prices make biggest leap in 14 years  *** Why you shouldn't be scared to hang art in your home *** On the hunt for the best self-built homes - and the heroes who make them *** Britain's boldest interior designer - her mantra? 'Go over-the-top' *** Dartford and Crawley named as fast-selling property hotspots  *** The new ways to make money from your home *** Grand designs eco mansion to be turned into flats *** Renovation Revolution: outbuildings *** UK housing crisis: Londoners need a 266pc pay rise to buy a house *** How to solve the housing crisis *** Mortgage calculator: Total cost of repayments *** Buy-to-let calculator: how will new tax reduce your profit?  *** Renovation Revolution: roof pods *** Renovation Revolution: hike your house price with a loft conversion *** Renovation Revolution: don't buy a bigger house, knock through *** Help to Buy calculator: what's the minimum deposit you need? *** Renovation Revolution: creating a master suite *** Chinese buyers holding back on 'high-end' property *** Open letter from John Lenihan and Jane Greensmith *** A Labour win for landlords to celebrate *** Very little crystal clear with Govt's state housing plans *** Landlords switch on to need for warm, dry properties *** Buyers getting creative: Harcourts *** LVR move likely to hit provinces hardest: QV *** Regional first-home buyers acting fast: REINZ *** Rent control policy questioned *** Council eyes Plan profits *** OLLY NEWLAND: Capital gains tax is not the answer ***

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS

There are all sorts of helpful resources all over the internet that can make home buying and selling much easier. But that's the problem. They're all over the internet. 

We've pulled together all of those resources and put them in one, easily accessible place. 

But Hometopia isn't just a portal full of links. 

We've added original content from our best-selling books, The Streetwise Home Buyer and Where to Live in Auckland to help you buy and sell better and provided expert commentary on suburbs and neighbourhoods from both a buyer's and a seller's perspective - all downloadable for free! 

Have a rummage around the site, you'll find all sorts of information for first time buyers, old-hands, investors and sellers about houses for sale and neighbourhood information. You can search for your ideal suburbs by lifestyle preference, compare real estate agency fees at a glance, get the low-down on who lives where, check how your suburb is doing in the price appreciation stakes and a whole lot more.

We hope you'll find Hometopia practically valuable, whether you're a home buyer, a seller or both. 

Sign Up

Become a Hometopian! 

Register online to receive news, property market updates, insights and opinions as well as exclusive offers from our buying and selling partners.

Subscribe
*Required

DON'T GET RIPPED OFF - BECOME A STREETWISE HOME BUYER

If you're a first time buyer, check out our Streetwise Home Buyer articles, providing a step-by-step guide to successful home buying. Everything is covered, from buying an apartment to building your own home; from where to buy to what to buy; from making an offer to making a killing.

Need a CV or a LIM report? Use our Council Links to go straight to the relevant web pages without getting lost in the labyrinth of local government websites.

Ever wondered what your rent could buy you, or how much that mortgage will eventually cost you? Have a play with these Buyers' Calculators and find out.     

WHICH SUBURBS BEST SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE?

Try our unique Suburb Sleuth lifestyle locator to discover which suburbs and neighbourhoods will suit you best.

Search by region, environment, style of homes, neighbours, quality of schools, commute time, budget and even hip factor to find the places that are right for you; then read about their pros and cons from the experts and view houses for sale in real time. 

WHAT WILL IT COST TO SELL YOUR HOME?

Get an immediate feel for the value of your home and see how your neighbourhood is performing in the price appreciation stakes.

Discover which agents are specialists in your area and find how they compare price-wise at a glance.

Or maybe you want to sell privately, let us show you your options and put you in touch with the resources you will need.

NEED A LENDER, MORTGAGE BROKER, BUILDING INSPECTOR,
LAWYER OR VALUER?

Due diligence is an important part of the buying and selling process, but who can help you in your area? We've got the relevant professionals listed so you can check them out for yourself before calling them, as well as mortgage brokers, valuers and new home builders.

Need a home loan? Check out the latest home loans and interest rates and what each of the banks are offering.

Text/HTML