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Rental research strategies

31 July 2019

It is no secret that Auckland has a competitive rental market. For those on the hunt for their ideal rental property, having a strategy in place is a great starting point and as we know a good strategy is based on great research. 

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Winter is a wonderful time to sell

05 July 2019

Instinct may tell you that summer, when the weather is warm, is the ideal time to place your property on the market. While it may seem counter intuitive, winter is actually a good time to list your home for many reasons. Let’s look into why the colder months are a hot time to sell.


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Renting vs. Buying

17 June 2019

Our dedicated in-house statistics team have crunched the numbers. Find out how the cost of weekly interest payments compare to average weekly rental rates in Auckland.

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Tips to keep your property warm this winter

14 June 2019

After a glorious autumn filled with sunshine and warm days, winter has arrived. As we know, the increase in electrical bills when you plug in heaters and turn on those heat pumps are painful for your wallet. Here you will find a mix of easy tips for property owners and renters.

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Barfoot & Thompson - Partners in Belmont Village Project

13 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that Barfoot & Thompson is launching the first Kiwibuild development in Pukekohe called Belmont Village, which is delivered as part of the government’s Kiwibuild scheme and developed by Ngai Tai Whenua Ltd and constructed by Latham Construction.

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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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