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Quarterly Auckland rental update

09 August 2017

Returns for Auckland landlords look to be on the up, with average gross rental yields in over half the city's suburbs rising in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

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Auckland's top 20 hot spots

21 February 2017

In Auckland's top 20 suburbs, the median sales price was up $215,000 in 2016 from the year before, according to our list of real estate 'hot spots'.

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2016 Young Authors Challenge winners

11 July 2016

Our 2016 Young Authors Challenge saw a record 1,615 students enter their terrific tales, exciting adventures and quirky characters. Find out which ten authors make up our winning entries this year.

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It can pay to go pet-friendly

25 February 2016

New data shows that landlords who make their rental properties pet-friendly are able to maximise profits, keep their properties rented for longer and widen the selection pool of potential tenants.

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Buying before it's built

07 December 2015

With continued pressure on housing stock, Aucklanders are increasingly turning to purchasing apartments 'off the plans.' Find out why people are buying properties ahead of their completion.

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Spike in rental activity

17 September 2015

Barfoot & Thompson is reporting a rapid increase in online rental property activity, signalling an early start to the traditionally busy spring and summer periods.

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The Kiwi dream - then and now

09 April 2015

Aucklanders' version of the long sought-after Kiwi dream is evolving as the latest generation of buyers adapt to changes in lifestyle, finances and housing stock.

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TV homes hit the market

20 March 2015

We're proud to present to the Auckland market, the three stunning properties from TV ONE's Our First Home. Available to view now.

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Fundraising effort brings Christmas joy to Starship

16 December 2014

This year Barfoot & Thompson raised an incredible $160,000 for the Starship Foundation, helping them to buy vital breathing and resuscitation equipment for the hospital. Find out how we did it, and how such donations are transforming the lives of those in Starship.

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2014 Starship fundraising challenge

Every year Barfoot & Thompson challenges its staff to raise money for the Starship Foundation. Last year we raised $200,000 and this year our target is $150,000. See how you can get involved.

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Kiri Barfoot interview: Young people in real estate

The Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE) organisation interview Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot about young people in real estate. Kiri provides advice for newbies, talks about how the industry is changing and how the Barfoot & Thompson Accelerator programme helps young people into the real estate industry.

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Top 10 property managers for 2014

Meet our top 10 property managers for the year ending 31st March 2014. Denise Smyth, from the Pukekohe branch, has taken top place, achieving Property Manager of the Year 2014, followed by Sundeep Makkar, Papatoetoe, and Shelley Erceg, Epsom.

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Top salespeople for 2014

Meet Barfoot & Thompson's top salespeople for the year ending 31st March 2014. Yvonne Wang, Mairangi Bay has taken top place winning Salesperson of the Year 2014.

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Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Auckland

This year’s Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Auckland, is bringing some of the world’s top athletes to the city of sails. Held in Auckland on April 5 and 6, the event is part of the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series which is seen as the pinnacle of the sport.

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2014 Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge

The Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge is back for another year of great stories, and this year the theme is heroes. Now in its seventh year, the short story competition gives Auckland and Northland primary and intermediate students the chance to become real-life published authors

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