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Ones to watch

Shopping for your dream home has serious feel-good factor, but below the surface, buyers and sellers have a complex confluence of market dynamics to navigate. Economist Cameron Bagrie shares what to watch if you’re considering a move in 2024.

How transport infrastructure is shaping our rural areas

A focus on transport infrastructure across the Auckland region has broad implications for greenfield areas and housing development. Bayleys Auckland general manager lifestyle, Raymond Mountfort identifies key projects set to reshape lifestyle communities.

A 2023 real estate story

Throughout much of 2023, the housing market had to contend with the overshadowing influence of global developments and cost-of-living pressures. However, Kiwis have shown patience and resilience and are now primed to engage with enthusiasm.

Greenfield dreams

A critical policy battle is being played out across New Zealand’s urban fringes, with upcoming changes directed by the incoming National-led government likely to have implications for lifestyle property owners.

View - Brickonomics: New builds for investors

Policies designed to lure investors into the productive new build marketplace offer a world of opportunities.

View - Ready to rebound

Residential market sentiment is bouncing back from economic uncertainty, with a built-up queue of buyers and sellers encouraged by improving housing sector dynamics.

View - Is the tough still to come?

With sales data showing the residential market improving, commentators say 2024 is shaping up to be a story of realignment between housing supply and buyer demand.

View - Life on the fringe

aspirations on the back burner, but with the Official Cash Rate on hold and greater certainty ahead, budding land owners are coming back to the fore.

View - Youthful movement

An intergenerational shift is underway in the lifestyle sales sector, as ageing farmers invoke early retirement plans and youthful movement to rural areas gains pace. Bayleys asks, what’s driving younger Kiwis to our provinces and rural regions?

View - The migration equation

Following several years of net migration losses, New Zealand’s population is once again rising rapidly, owing to flexible immigration policy tasked with improving economic capacity constraints. We’ve been here before, but will a swelling citizenry send ..

View - The power of financing

Record-low mortgage lending rates helped residential values to hit new heights during the pandemic, but a new set of drivers is now in play, with consequences for residential decision-making.

View - Escape the ordinary

Not immune from the quirks of the economic climate, the lifestyle sales sector has seen buyers pull back amid uncertainty, but growing opportunities that contrast the rising cost of living are encouraging more Kiwis to escape urban confines.

Ones to watch

Shopping for your dream home has serious feel-good factor, but below the surface, buyers and sellers have a complex confluence of market dynamics to navigate. Economist Cameron Bagrie shares what to watch if you’re considering a move in 2024.

How transport infrastructure is shaping our rural areas

A focus on transport infrastructure across the Auckland region has broad implications for greenfield areas and housing development. Bayleys Auckland general manager lifestyle, Raymond Mountfort identifies key projects set to reshape lifestyle communities.

A 2023 real estate story

Throughout much of 2023, the housing market had to contend with the overshadowing influence of global developments and cost-of-living pressures. However, Kiwis have shown patience and resilience and are now primed to engage with enthusiasm.

Greenfield dreams

A critical policy battle is being played out across New Zealand’s urban fringes, with upcoming changes directed by the incoming National-led government likely to have implications for lifestyle property owners.

View - Brickonomics: New builds for investors

Policies designed to lure investors into the productive new build marketplace offer a world of opportunities.

View - Ready to rebound

Residential market sentiment is bouncing back from economic uncertainty, with a built-up queue of buyers and sellers encouraged by improving housing sector dynamics.

View - Is the tough still to come?

With sales data showing the residential market improving, commentators say 2024 is shaping up to be a story of realignment between housing supply and buyer demand.

View - Life on the fringe

aspirations on the back burner, but with the Official Cash Rate on hold and greater certainty ahead, budding land owners are coming back to the fore.

View - Youthful movement

An intergenerational shift is underway in the lifestyle sales sector, as ageing farmers invoke early retirement plans and youthful movement to rural areas gains pace. Bayleys asks, what’s driving younger Kiwis to our provinces and rural regions?

View - The migration equation

Following several years of net migration losses, New Zealand’s population is once again rising rapidly, owing to flexible immigration policy tasked with improving economic capacity constraints. We’ve been here before, but will a swelling citizenry send ..

View - The power of financing

Record-low mortgage lending rates helped residential values to hit new heights during the pandemic, but a new set of drivers is now in play, with consequences for residential decision-making.

View - Escape the ordinary

Not immune from the quirks of the economic climate, the lifestyle sales sector has seen buyers pull back amid uncertainty, but growing opportunities that contrast the rising cost of living are encouraging more Kiwis to escape urban confines.

Ones to watch

Shopping for your dream home has serious feel-good factor, but below the surface, buyers and sellers have a complex confluence of market dynamics to navigate. Economist Cameron Bagrie shares what to watch if you’re considering a move in 2024.

How transport infrastructure is shaping our rural areas

A focus on transport infrastructure across the Auckland region has broad implications for greenfield areas and housing development. Bayleys Auckland general manager lifestyle, Raymond Mountfort identifies key projects set to reshape lifestyle communities.

A 2023 real estate story

Throughout much of 2023, the housing market had to contend with the overshadowing influence of global developments and cost-of-living pressures. However, Kiwis have shown patience and resilience and are now primed to engage with enthusiasm.

Greenfield dreams

A critical policy battle is being played out across New Zealand’s urban fringes, with upcoming changes directed by the incoming National-led government likely to have implications for lifestyle property owners.

View - Brickonomics: New builds for investors

Policies designed to lure investors into the productive new build marketplace offer a world of opportunities.

View - Ready to rebound

Residential market sentiment is bouncing back from economic uncertainty, with a built-up queue of buyers and sellers encouraged by improving housing sector dynamics.

View - Is the tough still to come?

With sales data showing the residential market improving, commentators say 2024 is shaping up to be a story of realignment between housing supply and buyer demand.

View - Life on the fringe

aspirations on the back burner, but with the Official Cash Rate on hold and greater certainty ahead, budding land owners are coming back to the fore.

View - Youthful movement

An intergenerational shift is underway in the lifestyle sales sector, as ageing farmers invoke early retirement plans and youthful movement to rural areas gains pace. Bayleys asks, what’s driving younger Kiwis to our provinces and rural regions?

View - The migration equation

Following several years of net migration losses, New Zealand’s population is once again rising rapidly, owing to flexible immigration policy tasked with improving economic capacity constraints. We’ve been here before, but will a swelling citizenry send ..

View - The power of financing

Record-low mortgage lending rates helped residential values to hit new heights during the pandemic, but a new set of drivers is now in play, with consequences for residential decision-making.

View - Escape the ordinary

Not immune from the quirks of the economic climate, the lifestyle sales sector has seen buyers pull back amid uncertainty, but growing opportunities that contrast the rising cost of living are encouraging more Kiwis to escape urban confines.