Why building new isn’t always the cheaper option For many people, building a house from scratch is the ultimate dream. For Belinda Jorgensen, a Wellington professional building a house in the Wairarapa, it’s about minimal maintenance and practicalities. “I mean, I love old houses and it’s been a challenge to me to think do I […]
Monthly Archives: January 2019
Tread carefully buying land Buying bare land can be a complex process and buyers need to look beyond the superlatives of the sales pitch. Making the right choice starts with the basics: how close the section is to the amenities such as shops, schools, public transport, libraries or whatever is important to you.
Relocatable houses ‘give instant equity’ Ashlea Lynch and her partner, Staun Popham, were renting a former state house in Waterview, Auckland, when they decided it was time to buy their own place. Then aged 25, they looked at a procession of uninspiring houses, all selling for more than $700,000 each, before deciding they needed […]
An article that states a new survey shows that New Zealand’s house prices are among the most unaffordable in the world. Read the full article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110049950/auckland-ranked-among-worlds-least-affordable-cities-in-housing-report