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Stay Calm, It’s a Great Time to Buy or Sell

After several frantic years of rapid growth and strong prices, Auckland’s real estate market has taken a breather. Over the past couple of months, the regions have played catch-up and marched on furiously,  buoyed by strong tourism and more affordable options, while in Auckland, we’ve seen a slight cooling.

It’s “an extremely flat market and properties are taking longer to sell,” says REINZ’s Bindi Norwell.

The home of Dame Trelise Cooper

Dame Trelise Cooper offers a glimpse inside her colourful Auckland home

The table is set. Ultraviolet anemones, ruby red anthuriums and winter white orchids spill down a hanging candelabra and out of the gold vases below. Beside them are stacks of pink Versace plates, ornate glass bowls full of dragon fruit and an eclectic mix of candlesticks.

At her Auckland home, reclining on a vintage, leopard print [...]

Housing Market UPDATE

The housing market has been cooling and one expert says the stability in the sector has given buyers, sellers, investors and owner-occupiers the ability to make financial plans. However, with an easing in home-loan restrictions and the new Government settling in, some are seeing activity start to pick up, raising the question of where the market is heading to from here.

Mike Bayley Managin [...]