Measure And Draw: News

A Specially Designed Westmere Home

In the suburb of Westmere stands a specially designed home where the layout portrays a ‘modern meets classic’ concept.

Renovating for sale

In renovating a residential property, one constantly aims for three important factors; visual, viability and value.

Construction Products

Following the leaky home saga New Zealand has fallen in love with wood again. But there are alternatives.

Banking Ombudsman Reminder

Selling a house or switching mortgages to another bank early could get unwary home-owners into significant financial peril.

New-build reality

Why the difference between the number of building consents and the actual increase in the housing stock? There are three reasons.

Auckland Building Cost Rise

Auckland building costs rose 17 per cent in the past year compared only 7 per cent nationally, a trend Labour’s Andrew Little says illustrates a dire situation.

Property Investment Plan

“The main advice I would give to people wanting to buy an Auckland house is that instead of thinking how to save money, concentrate on how to earn more money. Banking economists are saying young people need to harden up and save more in their personal life and forgo luxuries.

Kiwi Household Debt

New Zealand households are now borrowing more relative to their disposable incomes than they did before the global financial crisis when a red-hot housing market was encouraging consumers to tack a little onto the mortgage to pay for big ticket purchases.

Rise in Residential Building Consents

New Zealand residential building consents posted their biggest monthly gain in eight months in February, snapping out of a lull that persisted through spring and summer.

Cautious Tale to Landlords

It is crucial for landlords to ensure the space they rent out is habitable and safe. A Manurewa landlord has been ordered to pay damages after illegally renting out a converted garage as a separate household unit.

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