Hoamz

A Queenstown commercial property franchise is merging with a local residential real estate agency. Colliers International Queenstown, which specialises in commercial sales, leasing, valuation and advisory services, is joining forces with Hoamz from November 1. It's the first time Colliers International...
A Queenstown real estate agent and his firm have been pinged for unsatisfactory conduct over a property deal. A committee of the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) ruled against both Ged Hay and his agency, Hoamz, after a complaint. Hay's been...

NZ trumps as a global lifeboat

An American convinced that New Zealand land is an attractive "apocalyptic hedge" for his rich countryfolk is putting his money where his mouth is. Retired lawyer and former sports mag publisher Miles Jaffe has lifted the asking price for his...

Grandeur at every turn

A luxury property for sale in Queenstown's Kelvin Heights is the quintessential mansion. The huge house, at 11 Balmoral Drive, was built in 1992 for Joan McLaren and her late husband Gordon McLaren, who were CBD retailers for 34 years. It...

Hammer down for school

Talk about supporting your kid's school. Queenstown accountant Peter Wilson, whose son Calder goes to Shotover Primary, bought a four-bedroom house at auction last Saturday, putting the final seal on a school fundraiser. Wilson bid $810,000 for the brand-new Shotover Country...
Queenstown's hot house market continues to break records. A Lake Hayes Estate house sold for a record $1.22 million at auction last Friday. It was snapped up by an Auckland buyer, bidding by phone – but there were three people still bidding...

Vacant gem set to shine

Major interest is expected in a vacant visitor accommodation-zoned site near downtown Queenstown that went on the market last Thursday. The 885 square metre site – a popular pedestrian short-cut on the corner of Suburb Street and the main Frankton Road...
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