Preview Editorial and Insights

A view of 2019

How property lessons from the last year may hold clues for the new decade.

Spring rush

Does selling your home in spring really offer the best results?

Is buying becoming harder?

How the Reserve Bank’s Capital Review could impact the residential property market

Eyes on the prize

Global friction and domestic headwinds make for subdued economic progress into 2020, but news is pretty good for borrowers, says economist Cameron Bagrie.

Lending support

How easier access to finance for new buyers is boosting demand for residential property.

Rooms for improvement

In a quieter housing market capital gains can seem hard to come by. How do the experts find property with the most potential for future profits?

Doors open for investors

Why things are looking up for those seeking to buy a rental property.

House price hotspots

In a market where overall values have been steady for months, there are still pockets to be found where property prices are on the rise.

Winter wonders

How savvy vendors take advantage of the colder months for a great sale.

Parents lend a hand

The growing attraction of the Bank of Mum and Dad for first-home buyers.

The space race

How to make your home more liveable, ease your move and boost your finances by ditching clutter.

The new world of flatting

Once the preserve of the young and newly-independent, people of all life-stages are turning to house sharing to navigate the challenges of home ownership.


Careful planning is the key to a smooth and successful relocation to your new home.

Keep calm and carry on

Expert advice on how to minimise the stress of buying or selling your home.

What’s it worth?

When it comes to selling your property, there’s power in having a clear idea of its market value.

The Art of Downsizing

How to release equity from your property and secure the home and lifestyle of your future.

Fixing to sell

A well-maintained home will always sell more quickly and for a better price than one with problems. That is why, before you put up a For Sale sign, you must get on top of your home maintenance.

How your spare rooms could earn you extra cash

Sitting on a piece of unused real estate in your home? You could put it to work, but make sure you understand what’s expected.

Savvy buyers opt for more rooms

Recent research figures show not all property is created equal... A recent review of buying behavior in Auckland and Northland shows a clear home buying strategy with three and four bedroom homes in hot demand.

House Price Predictions

Plenty of contrasting forces in today’s residential market has led to diverging views on the current state of play in Auckland and the north.

Where are the best spots to buy for retirement?

Selling up and buying the perfect home for retirement? Seven key things to consider when the decision to sell your home has been made and you’re looking for that perfect retirement spot.

Time to move them on?

Feedback from many baby-boomers across the country highlights an emerging trend – a number of their children faced with high rents and house prices are returning to the comfort of the family home, hampering them from selling up and downsizing into their new home.

Auckland's residential property market

The residential property market in and around Greater Auckland is delicately yet comfortably poised in a state of equilibrium at present.

Creating good fortune in 2018

Closing a year that was transitional, uncertain and full of surprises, in 2018, we expect relative stability and a swathe of opportunities for the discerning, informed and a number of previously hesitant property watchers.

Where to from here?

As another year comes to a close, Auckland and Northland’s residential housing sector has entered into a consolidation phase after its massive growth spurt. So, what opportunities does this unlock for property owners in the year 2018?

To LVR or not to LVR?

What the details are, no one knows yet, but calls to relax RBNZ’s lending restrictions have gained momentum and in light of current sales volumes, we ask whether it’s time that loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions were reviewed.

Home improvements

As Winston holds the nation’s hopes in his hands, the end of election-induced uncertainty is near and savvy sellers are maximising the daylight hours in preparation for the traditional spring peak in sales activity.

What's your number?

If properties across the country are as individual as the people who live in them, then why do so many use council valuations as a guide to sale and without them just how do we determine value as the market shifts?

Election 2017 and you

Tired from 24-months of over achievement and weary of the regulations which have threatened to hamper growth, New Zealand’s residential property market is bracing for the latest challenge

The next big thing

Although market activity has slowed in some locations and price brackets, savvy purchasers are active and finding good buys, the data shows.

The science of bidding

There's a very good reason sale by auction is Bayleys' most successful strategy for residential property, because it works, and like all good things it comes with hard work and science-like precision.

The bigger picture

Global economies hold hidden potential when it comes time for the hammer to fall. Amidst growing feelings of nationalism abroad – think Brexit, ‘buy American, hire American’ and ‘Australia first’, New Zealand is fortunate to be in a position where we can appreciate the positive outcomes of our diversity.

What buyers want

‘Sustainability’, ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ – we’ve certainly come a long way since the days that these words conjured visions of protest placards. Now, not only is your street credibility directly related to your environmental awareness – but so too is the value of your home.

Converting your home to a B & B

New Zealand’s tourism sector has grown substantially over the past two decades – with a greater number of ‘free independent travellers’ now spending time touring around the country.

Gazing into the future

Welcome to the year of the rooster, 365 days which promise to be just like it's namesake - brash, bold and above all things interesting, says Bayleys Real Estate General Manager Johnny Sinclair.

Back to the Future

Emerging from six months of global unrest following Brexit, the Unites States Presidential election and a little closer to home - the delayed appearance of warmer spring weather - this year the New Zealand Property sector has impressed showing strength and resilience.

Is the spring rush coming to Auckland?

The spring residential property buying rush has been delayed this year... And so has spring. For weeks on end Auckland has been subdued, and it’s only now that the city is starting to feel itself again.

Global Expo unlocks golden opportunities

Making waves on the global stage is now a regular occurrence for our little slice of paradise in the southern hemisphere - New Zealand. From our first ranked (per capita) Paralympic medal haul, to our premium meat, dairy, produce and honey - the world is taking notice of New Zealand for all the right reasons.

Big Call bidding debunked

The roar of the auction room, palpable excitement and nervous anticipation have long made a sale by auction, the New Zealand seller’s preferred method of choice. Yet, the interactive process can still intimidate even the most seasoned investor.

Timing is everything

With decades of success behind us, it’s fair to say Bayleys tried-and-true marketing techniques are the secret to staying ahead.

When is the right time to buy?

New statistics show the residential property market in Auckland is holding steady from a value perspective. Preview examines the latest figures to assess if it’s a ‘buyer’s’ or ‘sellers’ market…

Auckland showcased as world’s top luxury spot

A surge in property sales has led to Auckland becoming the top spot for luxury real estate according to a new report. However, as house prices soar, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand looks at new ways to stabilise the market.

International ranking brings top price tag

New Zealand home owners wanting to live in an ‘international’ city should brace themselves to pay ‘international’ prices for property, according to new real estate data.

Clash of the investments

Property assets have come out tops for delivering the best investment returns for New Zealanders over the past decade, according to new research.

Hot spot hit list

Infrastructure and social amenities are the keys to picking Auckland’s next round of ‘up and coming’ suburbs, according to the latest research from Bayleys.

New year, new property perspectives

New Zealanders are back behind desks – with one eye on the next long weekend, and the other on what 2016 will bring for them over the course of the year.