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Covid-19 update

Covid-19 update

With New Zealand moving into COVID-19 Alert Level 4, NH Valuers are currently working from home and are happy to attend to your valuation requirements where possible. Request a valuation Helpful links Information on Alert Level 4Information on the New Zealand COVID-19 Construction ProtocolsDoing business at Alert Level 4COVID-19 locations of interest | Ministry of Health
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Covid-19 update

Covid-19 update

COVID-19 Update With New Zealand moving into COVID-19 Alert Level 3, NH Valuers are able to carry out property inspections as of Tuesday 28 April 2020.  As a company we take the health and safety of our community seriously and have put in place stringent controls in line with Ministry of Health guidelines. Occupant Declaration - PDF Download Valuer Checklist - PDF Download
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John Darroch, NHV Director, recognised for excellence and innovation

John Darroch, NHV Director, recognised for excellence and innovation

Congratulations John Darroch, Director of North Harbour Valuers, seen here (on right) at the Property Council's Annual Auckland Property People Awards held on 27 October. We are proud to say that John won the JLL Property Professional Award. Well done John and thank you to Property Council NZ's Auckland Branch for recognising John's excellence in leadership and innovation in the Auckland property industry.
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NZ Herald editorial: Valuations create new anxiety for ratepayers

NZ Herald editorial: Valuations create new anxiety for ratepayers

Many Aucklanders face a nervous wait in the next few weeks to find what the council thinks their houses are worth. Some will want the highest valuation they can get, particularly if they plan to sell up. Although many properties go for sums far exceeding their rating valuation or RV (also known as a council valuation or CV), a higher valuation will help sellers get the best price possible. It's a different story for people who have no plans to put their home on the market, whose concerns shift to how much their rates may go up under the system. Read more... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11933685
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How to solve Auckland’s housing crisis: New report out

How to solve Auckland’s housing crisis: New report out

A target of 14,000 new Auckland houses built a year, banning foreign buyers from buying existing places and tackling the construction sector duopoly are ideas put forward to solve the city's housing crisis. Auckland Housing Summit organising committee chairwoman Leonie Freeman, said 130 people came up with solutions when the committee met last month. It has now issued its report. In a recommendation that follows Australia's foreign investment regime, the report mooted "investigating changes to foreign ownership rules so foreign investors can only buy new homes". In a section on housing delivery barriers, it cited "monopoly/duopoly on supply chain of materials", along with skilled labour, difficulties retaining skilled tradespeople, insufficient building scale and lack of private/public partnerships.  Read more... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11917155
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Housing market has slowed dramatically

Housing market has slowed dramatically

The last two months have seen a significant slowdown in the property market, across the country. Yes, we are now experiencing the chill of winter, but this is more than just that. The first evidence comes from our measure of buyer demand. There was a surge in activity during late February and early March, which is normal for that time of year, and usually carries through until Easter. However, this year, the demand started to dive three weeks before Easter. With Easter and Anzac falling on consecutive weekends we expected activity to drop over those two weeks. And, indeed it did. But since then, demand hasn't rebounded as much as normal. Year-on-year demand is much lower in Auckland and across the rest of the country is more or less flat.…
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The housing crisis is still not getting better and here’s why

When you crunch the numbers on Auckland’s housing crisis, the result is clear: we’re still going backwards. So why aren’t we changing our approach? Leonie Freeman thinks she has a solution. Even before we dial up the numbers, it’s clear we are in an uncomfortable space. Changing policies, high level cluelessness, a demand-supply failure and a radical disconnect between the public and private sectors have all contributed to what is now widely acknowledged as a crisis for Auckland housing. The extent of the media coverage alone reinforces the fact that this is Auckland’s Public Enemy Number One – and it looks like being the Number One Election issue come September 23. Going beyond impressions and scraps of information, what do the hard numbers tell us? How many houses are we…
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Revealed: Where Govt’s houses will be built in Auckland

Revealed: Where Govt’s houses will be built in Auckland

Mt Roskill, Papakura, New Lynn and Glen Innes will be the biggest beneficiaries of a major Government-run building programme announced this week. These suburbs are set to get hundreds of new houses, many sold at affordable rates, by 2020. And in an apparent first, non-resident buyers will be blocked from buying properties in some of the affordably-priced developments. Meanwhile, South Auckland suburbs will see a lift in state houses, with plans to build more than 200 more Housing New Zealand properties in Mangere and Manurewa. Figures provided to the Herald show the Government plans to complete construction of 9000 houses in the first three years of its 10-year programme. Of that total, 4600 will be sold on the open market. It was initially thought that 20 per cent of them…
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COVID-19 Update
With Auckland currently in COVID-19 Alert Level 3, NH Valuers are fully operational and able to assist with any valuation needs. We have put in place stringent controls in line with Ministry of Health guidelines

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