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Real Estate News, Market Insights & Advice

The latest property news, market insight, views and advice from Tall Poppy

Strengthening housing activity through 2024

18 02 2024
Data released recently by REINZ tell us that since average house prices around the country bottomed…
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Golden ticket to a slower life: Timber Trail retreat looking for next owners

09 01 2024
The church, the old school house, and the charming cottage - a unique property steeped in…
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Freedom on the water: Wellington charity teaching disabled to sail receives $5000

18 12 2023
A Wellington charity that helps people with disabilities find freedom on the water and learn how to…
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Monetary policy not yet easing

15 12 2023
In last months article I gave the opinion that coming changes in favour of landlords including the…
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Tall Poppy raises thousands to support animals at crisis point

21 11 2023
The Kapiti community has come together to raise over $10,000 to support the SPCA, as shelters across…
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100 Year Picton villa helping protect seaside town’s flora & fauna

14 11 2023
A villa built in 1905 is playing an important role in protecting Picton’s green spaces as it gets…
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When supply fails to meet demand

08 11 2023
Here’s an economics lesson. What happens in a free flowing market when demand rises and supply…
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Ultimate recruitment search: Do you have what it takes to make it in real estate?

30 10 2023
The search is on for one real estate rookie and one real estate pro to join one of Tall Poppy’s top…
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Market strength increases

27 10 2023
There now seems to be general acceptance that the residential real estate market is turning upward…
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Housing recovery strengthening

04 09 2023
Early this year I noted the coming recovery in New Zealand’s housing market and from February have…
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Hidden Oamaru house offers ‘one of a kind’ country escape

25 08 2023
A home hidden in an Oamaru countryside, featuring a Bond-esque lounge and a two-story mezzanine…
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Boost for Queenstown’s women in business with new support network

25 08 2023
Tall Poppy Queenstown Business Partner, Keeley Anderson first started the group PINC Ladies…
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How A Ready-Made Neighbourhood Was Built In Dunedin

25 08 2023
Mitchell Developments has been part of the Dunedin homebuilding landscape for a decade, and Craig…
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Housing upturn now underway

21 08 2023
Last month I wrote about how the buyer’s market in NZ residential real estate which has been in…
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Tall Poppy wins again! Canstar Blue’s Best-Rated Real Estate Agents in NZ for 2023

07 08 2023
For the second time in three years, we’ve been voted Canstar Blue’s Best-Rated Real Estate Agents…
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Buyer’s market is almost gone

28 07 2023
At the end of my column last month I posed the question of how long it would take for the large…
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Housing cycle turning

13 06 2023
It seems reasonably safe to say now that we are at the bottom of the housing cycle in terms of…
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Closer to the bottom

15 05 2023
With any luck we will soon be able to say that the worst for the residential real estate market is…
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Taupō Retirement Dreams Rocky As Rising Rates Force Mum and Dad Investors To Sell

03 05 2023
Retirement plans are being impacted by declining property prices and increasing interest rates as…
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US influence continues on NZ interest rates

04 04 2023
Last month I noted my belief that a bottoming out of the downward leg in the housing cycle in terms…
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Kiwi’s place Tall Poppy with the highest number of winners in the top 10 at the 2023 RMA Awards.

27 02 2023
Once again, the results from the recent 2023 RateMyAgent Awards prove that we’re paving the way for…
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Rates a little bit higher

02 12 2022
Last month I wrote about how the surprisingly high September year inflation number of 7.2% meant…
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Market bottoming out delayed

17 11 2022
Last month I wrote about my reduced optimism regarding interest rates in light of some increases in…
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Less interest rate optimism

12 10 2022
A month ago I wrote that the residential real estate market in New Zealand had entered the endgame.…
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The endgame starts

15 09 2022
Not many things move in straight lines in the world of economics, and not many things stay forever…
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Historic Dunstan House Brought Back To Life As The Heart Of Clyde

19 08 2022
The small town of Clyde has had its historic heart brought back to life, as iconic Dunstan House…
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Maybe six more months of real estate weakness.

15 08 2022
During 2019 average house prices around New Zealand rose by 7% assisted by interest rates being cut…
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Karitāne, birthplace of Plunket, Honours Organisation with New Street Name

25 07 2022
A small southern town with a big heart is embracing an important part of its history with a brand…
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Property market changes accelerated this cycle

18 07 2022
Just over a year ago if you were looking to lock in a mortgage interest rate, you’d have paid about…
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Stories from the skies: Kapiti couple’s move from travel to real estate

27 06 2022
Not many Tall Poppy agents can lay claim to having looked after a future monarch, made rock stars…
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Tony Alexander - 17/06/2022

17 06 2022
It was a joy to speak recently at the annual Tall Poppy conference in Wellington – though the…
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Lower Hutt Golf For A Cause tournament raises nearly $20,000 for Cancer Society

22 04 2022
Almost $20,000 was raised recently for the Wellington Cancer Society thanks to charity fundraiser…
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Be careful of media hype

19 04 2022
Recently in the media, much attention was paid to reports that house prices in Auckland have fallen…
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Price retreat from unsustainable levels is underway

18 03 2022
NZ house prices rose 46% between May 2020 and December last year. The increase occurred at a time…
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Growth machines: The Future of Brokerage.

17 03 2022
Globally, the major, publicly-listed brokerages all posted impressive revenue, transaction, and…
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Record-breaking year for iBuyers: Why it matters.

16 02 2022
2021 was a transformative and record-breaking year for iBuyers. More houses were bought and sold by…
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The boom has ended

16 02 2022
In the almost two-year period since we first went into nationwide lockdown in March 2020, average…
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Determined Tauranga agent’s dangerous journey from Zimbabwe to NZ

20 01 2022
Not many people have had to leave a volatile situation with an AK-47 machine gun pointed at them,…
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Kevin Shuker - Bringing business acumen to real estate career

20 01 2022
Kevin Shuker is a man who knows how to grow businesses - last year he took the reins of a motorhome…
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An economy growing beyond its limits

26 11 2021
Last month I wrote about the implications for mortgage rates of the country’s rate of inflation…
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iBuying: Learning from overseas mistakes

26 11 2021
Overseas, iBuying is disrupting traditional real estate models, through “house-flipping” enabled by…
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Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust working to protect native landscapes.

25 11 2021
The Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust has spent more than a decade working to control wilding…
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Tall Poppy Wins 2021 Electra Business Award

25 11 2021
We’re thrilled to announce that Tall Poppy has won the Professional or Business Services/Technology…
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Which parts of the country are most at risk in a property downturn?

29 10 2021
Of all the country’s main centres, Christchurch’s housing market would be the least vulnerable in a…
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Soaring inflation will eventually aggressively boost mortgage rates

29 10 2021
I’ve spent the past year delivering some fairly upbeat forecasts for the housing market, yet at the…
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Reggae to Real Estate - Barnaby Weir Collaborates with Tall Poppy

26 10 2021
The voice behind some of New Zealand’s iconic anthems is creating a uniquely Kiwi soundtrack for…
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Tall Poppy is an Electra Business Awards finalist!

20 10 2021
Tall Poppy has been named as a finalist in the 2021 Electra Business and Innovation Awards, and we…
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Positivity and honesty underpin impressive success for rookie agent Keeley Anderson.

08 10 2021
When clients become friends, you know you’re doing something right, and for Cromwell Tall Poppy…
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Tall Poppy Nelson & Tasman to host Q&A evening

01 10 2021
It takes many experts to complete the sale of a home; many boxes to tick and many dotted lines to…
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Wellington Chocolate Factory and Tall Poppy Release New Bespoke Bar 

30 09 2021
Strawberries and cream feature in our brand-new collaboration bar created with Wellington Chocolate…
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House price boom not quite over just yet

30 09 2021
Since we emerged from the first nationwide lockdown in the middle of May last year, average house…
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'Buy Before You Sell' Gaining Traction in Global Markets

23 09 2021
In real estate, cash is king - especially in competitive markets. Overseas there’s a new trend…
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The good & bad of rising interest rates

06 09 2021
Maybe because winter is the time of year when turnover in the housing market is seasonally weakest,…
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Tall Poppy’s King Country & Ruapehu franchise launches.

01 09 2021
The King Country and Ruapehu region is known as a place of outstanding natural beauty, where the…
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New Tall Poppy business partner is a man who likes to move fast.

10 08 2021
Tall Poppy’s newest business partner is a man who likes to move fast - in fact, his background in…
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What Role Will Real Estate Agents Play in the Changing Property Market?

09 08 2021
Globally, innovation and disruption is changing the way homes are bought and sold. In the US there…
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Average house price inflation to halve.

29 07 2021
New Zealand’s average house prices have increased strongly in recent years. Between 2011 and the…
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Centre Stage Theatre’s Mamma Mia! A Sellout With Backing From Tall Poppy Taupō

28 07 2021
Taupō had a real dose of ABBA fever recently, with the highly anticipated production of the Tall…
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Tall Poppy launches new franchise in Dunedin

02 07 2021
The ‘Edinburgh of the South’ is set to get the Tall Poppy treatment, with the launch of the new…
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Mild easing in activity underway.

28 06 2021
We are now over three months along from the Minister of Finance announcing a change in tax rules for…
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Tall Poppy Raises $10,000 for Kāpiti Youth Support

17 06 2021
$10,000 raised for Kāpiti Youth Support by Tall Poppy Real Estate will help the in-demand youth…
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Picton's economic future looking bright thanks to new development.

09 06 2021
The economic future of Picton is looking bright, thanks to the new ferry terminal development, which…
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New Zealand's #1 Free marketing package just got better!

06 05 2021
We’re excited to announce that New Zealand’s #1 FREE marketing package has just got better! We’ve…
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Pace of house price rises to slow

29 04 2021
Thank goodness in my last column I noted that we could see a temporary reversal of the slowing house…
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The growing importance of tech in Real Estate

29 04 2021
Technology is playing a growing role in real estate globally and locally, as people increasingly use…
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Easing in price gains underway

31 03 2021
Towards the end of last year, average house prices around New Zealand were rising at an annualised…
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Tall Poppy Takes Top Honours in Canstar and RateMyAgent 2021 Awards

26 03 2021
Tall Poppy is the first-equal winner of the 2021 5-Star Canstar Award for Customer Satisfaction, and…
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Regulatory Changes to Waste Water Systems in the Marlborough Sounds

22 03 2021
Beaches, barbecues, bellbirds, snapper, sunscreen and sandy sheets - there’s something undeniably…
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Tall Poppy Bay of Plenty Rated Best Real Estate Agency in New Zealand

15 03 2021
Tall Poppy’s Bay of Plenty teams – stretching from Papamoa to Katikati - have taken top honours in…
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Is 2021 the year for Innovation in Real Estate?

24 02 2021
2021 is shaping up to be the year innovation plays a bigger role in the traditional (but evolving)…
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Policies to slow house price growth

24 02 2021
Banks are now required to accept deposits of at least 40% of the purchase price from investors…
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Market Insight - What's in store for 2021?

22 01 2021
2020 was a transformative year. Amidst the turbulence and uncertainty in the real estate sector,…
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House price inflation to gradually ease

22 01 2021
In my last column for 2020, written a couple of months ago, I retained a positive outlook for house…
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New Poppy Seed Gin - Labour of Love Between Kāpiti Brands

16 12 2020
Poppy seeds feature in the latest limited-edition gin from Imagination Gin, created in collaboration…
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NZ Housing Market’s Strong Covid Recovery Continues

26 11 2020
House sales and listings continue their rapid rebound after the 2020 Lockdowns, with listings and…
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