I would love to be able to say “Yes, definitely, you are sitting on a gold mine – get ready to cash in!” Sadly, it’s not as simple as that. There are two parts to this question: Will the council allow subdivision on this site? Is it worth subdividing my site? The first question … Continue reading Can I subdivide my property?
Auckland house prices continue to move up in the latest monthly statistics. We still have strong demand, and strong under-supply. Interest rates are likely to head downwards. As a result house prices in Auckland are heading upwards in the short-term, and also long-term too.
For many years now, savvy investors have been realising the beauty of the small but well-designed home. New Zealanders are increasingly enthusiastic about bijou townhouses and two-bedroom units – Baby Boomers may be horrified by the idea, but younger generations love the advantages of a more compact living space, especially those who have moved to … Continue reading The rise of the small house
There have never been more cranes on the skyline, with a record 47 at work across Auckland and an additional 51 throughout the rest of New Zealand. Is this going to rebalance the supply-and-demand equation that has been tilted so sharply towards demand? Well, it’ll certainly help, but around one in four of the cranes … Continue reading Record number of cranes on the skyline
British councils are using drones to fly over houses applying for planning permission and we wouldn’t be surprised to see this happening soon in New Zealand. Drones are officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. Their origins can be traced to the military in the 1960s but today smaller versions are used for all … Continue reading Drones hunt out unconsented builds