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News Pick: Rich Door, Poor Door

News Pick: Rich Door, Poor Door

A new luxury apartment building in Manhattan has caused uproar by seeking (and getting) approval from the city to have separate access doors for it's wealthy and low income residents.

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News Pick: Do agents need to tell prospective purchasers that there was a previous adverse building report?

What are an agent's obligations if a home has failed one building inspection, but then passed the next one?

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News Pick: Property price searching online needs to be more accurate

"I also make the point that only a small sample of buyers indeed search for property using price search criteria." Whaaat....?!!! 

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News Pick: A Tale of Two Cities

News Pick: A Tale of Two Cities

Auckland property values led the way and rose by 12.3% year on year (to June 2014), while Wellington values increased the least of the major centres at just 1.8%. 

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News Pick: 10 houses over $10m in Auckland

News Pick: 10 houses over $10m in Auckland
In New Zealand's biggest city 10 big ones will buy you everything from a house to a mansion to a luxury estate. It's no secret that Auckland's housing market is over-inflated, so we've scoured the real estate offerings of the moment to discover what $10 million will buy you. Read More »
News Pick: Just how competitive is real estate in NZ?

The differentiation between one real estate agent and another, or one real estate company and another in NZ is paper thin - they all have a list of glowing referrals as long as your arm and offer "Free Appraisals" as if this was a compelling point of difference. Should there be more pragmatic measures for comparison?

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News Pick: Video has its place in real estate marketing
I stood up at a real estate conference a couple of years ago and challenged the presenter when he expounded the view that the “Next Big Thing” in real estate marketing was videos for individual listings.  Read More »
News Pick: House-price rises leave pay increases for dead

Kiwi wages have risen $34.53 on average in the past year while house prices have skyrocketed $38,000.

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Revealed: The Hidden Costs of Due Diligence

There's nothing romantic or magical these days about buying your first home. In fact, it's difficult not to come away from the process feeling bloodie...

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Beach Life

Beach Life
For most of us the summer holidays are over, but those memories of cloudless days, sandy beaches and sea breezes still linger. Maybe it’s time to ditch the house in the clogged city suburbs and relocate to a neighbourhood by the sea. What are some of the options for Aucklanders? Read More »
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