New Zealand Demolition Companies Salvaging Christchurch Earthquake Timber



Demolition companies in New Zealand are salvaging valuable timbers from earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch. The reclaimed timber is then shipped north to Auckland. According to the report in the New Zealand Herald, the substantial rise in available timber has led to some being temporarily stockpiled to avoid a glut on the market, but even […]

Scientists Issue Warning over Kiwi Coastal Property



Scientists at the New Zealand Coastal Society conference have drawn attention to the need for coastal homeowners to take greater responsibility for the risks faced by their property, as these areas are more vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards. Their warning comes as demand for coastal property grows, but as the society pointed out, […]

New Zealand New Build Figures Hit New Low



Figures just released by Statistics NZ show new builds in New Zealand have hit an all-time low, with permits for just 13,533 new homes being issued in the year to September 2011, compared to 16,292 permits issued to last the previous September, according to a report in the NZ Herald. Experts have pointed out the […]

Real Estate Values in New Zealand Show Improvement



QV Valuations have just released their residential property index for last month, which shows property values in New Zealand gradually increasing. “Nationwide property values have again increased slightly over the past months and are now 0.1% above the same time last year and 5% below the market peak of 2007” said Glenda Whitehead from QV […]

New Zealand Property Market Moving Towards a Sellers’ Market



Spring has arrived early in the New Zealand real estate market, as new listings came online in early August, but thanks to high levels of sales the inventory is still low, according to data just released in the NZ Property Report, a monthly report compiled by Real estate.co.nz. The report found the number of new […]

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