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Te Kauwhata KiwiBuild development a ‘white elephant'

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 2:25 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive Bob Brereton is predicting that homes currently being built as part of a KiwiBuild development, in Te Kauwhata, will not sell and that the Government will be left with 175 homes and few, if any, buyers. More >>

First National: drug rules a ‘dogs breakfast’ for Landlords

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:29 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive Bob Brereton has hit out at Government moves to weaken drug laws saying that the proposals are a ‘dogs breakfast’ and a further attack on Landlords in the wake of the controversial ‘Gluckman Report’ ... More >>

New Tenancy rules will make things worse for tenants

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 8:36 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive Bob Brereton is warning that a proposal to scrap ‘no cause’ tenancy terminations will force landlords to utilise other provisions of the Act to evict tenants – making it more difficult for some tenants ... More >>

First National: Initial Response to Gluckman report on Meth

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:44 pm | First National

A bombshell report shows there is no risk to humans from third hand exposure to houses where methamphetamine has been consumed. The study by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Peter Gluckman found that New Zealand had made a "leap in logic" ... More >>

First National questions 5 hectare clamp on land sales

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:43 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive Bob Brereton has questioned the directive to apply ‘economic benefit’ rules to foreign land sales of sections as small as 5 hectares and says that the change will significantly affect kiwi landowners ... More >>

First National Says Labour's Tenant Pledges Will Hurt Market

Monday, 4 September 2017, 8:35 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says Labours proposal to change tenants rights will severely, and negatively, impact on a Landlords ability to protect their investment and will result in increased rents for tenants. More >>

First National applauds New Meth Standards as a great step

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:37 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says the new Methamphetamine contamination standards for housing released yesterday were a significant step forward in clarifying what has become a significant issue in the housing arena. More >>

First National sees waterfront development boom if ETNZ wins

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:29 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says an Americas Cup win would lead to a massive and sustained period of development on the Auckland waterfront and believes that the city would move quickly to gear up accommodation and infrastructure. ... More >>

First National blames bureaucracy for GDP fall

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:54 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says it is ‘insane’ that national GDP has fallen at a time when activity in the building sector should be at record highs and asserts that bureaucracy and short-sighted policy planning ... More >>

Proposed rules favour large investors says First National

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:51 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says further Reserve Bank controls on mortgage lending risk skewing the market in favour of large property investors. More >>

First National sees house prices, listings, up in regions

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 4:38 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says a steady increase in both listings and sales prices, around New Zealand, supports the view that the property market may be about to take off again after several subdued months. More >>

First National warns of meth risk to property investors

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:45 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says first time property investors who choose to manage their own rentals are taking unnecessary risks – exposing themselves to loss of rental income, insurance issues, and often significant ... More >>

First National warns homeowners to prepare for rate hikes

Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:00 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says homeowners need to start preparing themselves for mortgage interest rate rises and is warning that those who fail to plan ahead may face hardship over the next 18 months. More >>

First National sees land, housing shortage in coastal areas

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 1:14 pm | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says strong sales of holiday homes around New Zealand may mark the beginning of renewed interest in coastal investment property as investors continue to look outside Auckland for opportunities. More >>

First National Appoints New Zealand Manager

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:05 pm | First National

Real estate company First National has appointed Maryanne Sheehy as the company's New Zealand Manager. More >>

Drop in first home buyers’ attendance at open homes

Friday, 8 November 2013, 12:27 pm | First National

Survey findings released today has found First National real estate offices report on average a 27% drop in first home buyers’ attendance at open homes. More >>

‘Pimp Your Property’ New Zealand

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 6:51 pm | First National

Two lucky Kiwi families can win a Dulux paint package and in-person consultation with TV and radio interior designer Hamish Dodd More >>

National awards testament to dedication and hard-work

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 12:49 pm | First National

First National Group has honoured its brightest real estate stars in its annual national awards. The dedication shown by the offices is highlighted by Stratford-based Owen Mills who took out six prized awards, after providing great service to his clients ... More >>

Median prices only show where the market is performing

Friday, 19 April 2013, 5:49 pm | First National

Reported record median price rises do not always indicate what is happening in the market. “Median prices only show where the market is performing” states Colin Wilson from First National Guardian Real Estate Wellington. More >>

Rental property shortage heading to crisis

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 1:46 pm | First National

A large proportion of tenants in New Zealand are facing rent rises and many people are having a hard time finding a place to lease due to property shortages, First National’s quarterly property management survey shows. More >>

 

 

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