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  • Luxury market sees rapid rise throughout pandemic

    Luxury properties in New Zealand have been in high demand throughout the pandemic due to low interest rates, high savings rates, a desire for more space, and people spending more time at home. Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee said....

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  • REINZ announces new Ray White Directors to its Board

    REINZ announces the election of two new Regional Directors to the REINZ Board. Treena Drinnan (AREINZ) joins the Board as the Regional Director for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel (Region 1), and Malcolm Morris (AREINZ) joins as the Regional Director for Hawke’s....

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  • First home buyer demand drives auction success

    An imbalance between supply and demand is still driving huge success at auctions with Ray White Kingsland selling three out of four properties under the hammer on Tuesday night for a total of $3.995 million. Ray White New Zealand auctioneer Ben....

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  • Ray White holds Hokitika’s first ever auction

    Ray White Hokitika held what it believed to be the town’s first ever auction on Thursday, with 10 Little Paddock Road, selling under the hammer for $645,000. Ray White Hokitika principal and auctioneer Mark Rumsey said it was a privilege to....

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  • Ray White New Zealand October sales remain strong

    Ray White New Zealand completed 1,853 released sales for October 2021, which was a period that had Alert Level 3 restrictive trading in Auckland and the Waikato and Alert level 2 safe trading across the country. Compared to October 2020,....

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  • New Government Valuations

    New Government Valuations ‘1st time in 4 years’! New Government Valuations released in December. Government Valuations (G.V.’s) are released on a normal 3 yearly cycle, with the last computer-based mass appraisal completed having an effective date of 1st July 2017. Over 4 years ago. Last … Read more

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  • Action at the Coal-Face

    Who would have thought that I would be writing this market insights blog two weeks into a COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown ! Looking around the world, no matter what your political leaning is, thank goodness we are not experiencing the extent of Delta outbreak that many other countries are fighting. … Read more

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  • How to Know When You’re Ready to Buy a Home

    Here at Lochore’s Real Estate, we’ve been operating as real estate agents in the lower North Shore for decades, so we’ve seen a lot of people take their first step into home ownership over the years. We understand; it’s a big decision, involving a complicated marketplace, and what’s likely to … Read more

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  • Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020: A Guide

    The New Zealand government recently passed the biggest changes in Tenancy legislation in 35 years, outlined in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020. Here at Lochore’s Real Estate, we keep up to date with all things residential property and care about our clients’ investments, which is why our Auckland property … Read more

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  • The Best Ways to Add Value to Your Property

    Any improvements to your house that cost less than the value they add are worth the money, but which improvements yield the best returns? As one of North Shore’s leading real estate companies, we here at Lochore’s understand the factors that are likely to optimise the value of your home. … Read more

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  • Time to Look Again at Beach Haven & Birkenhead Properties

    Contrary to popular belief, Auckland’s North Shore real estate properties aren’t all expensive bay-side villas and costly waterfront homes. In reality, it’s home to some of the best value properties in Auckland, particularly for for first-home buyers—you only need to know where to look! We are, of course, talking about … Read more

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  • Are You Ready for an Exciting Career in Real Estate Sales?

    Are you ready for a career change? Why not consider the exciting and lucrative world of real estate sales? As a real estate sales agent with Lochore’s, you can chart your own course for success with a level of independence that few other career opportunities can provide! Learn why real … Read more

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  • Make Sure You Have These Documents on Hand to Sell Your Property

    Selling a property is no simple task. As a seller, whether you’re dealing with first-time buyers or experienced investors keen to find great investment properties, you’ll be required to produce precise, legally-binding paperwork. Not only that, proper documentation also boosts buyer confidence and protects you as a seller during possible … Read more

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  • Top Five Benefits of Living on Auckland’s North Shore

    Auckland’s North Shore is more than a place; it’s a lifestyle! Those who choose life on “The Shore” seldom regret it, and as one of North Shore’s leading real estate sales and property management companies, we know better than most what life across the harbour has to offer. Below are … Read more

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  • How Real Estate Salespeople Help You Sell Your Home

    Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when your Lochore’s real estate sales agent comes on board? If you’re selling a home or property in the North Shore, you deserve a real estate salesperson with a deep understanding of the area and strives to learn about you and your … Read more

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