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By PHILIP CHANDLER The boss of New Zealand’s biggest home-building company believes red tape’s one of the main reasons for ever-escalating housing costs. ‘‘I don’t think anybody has all the solutions,’’ G.J.Gardner Homes chief executive/co-owner Grant Porteous says. But he believes the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Strong interest from locals in entry-level Queenstown property is flying in the face of predictions made in the wake of Covid last year. Local Bayleys managing director David Gubb says it was assumed there’d be a lot more...

Awards come home to Roost

By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown-based Roost Mortgage Brokers has something to crow about. Despite, or even because of, the difficult year Queenstown’s experienced, the firm’s performed outstandingly at the NZ Mortgage Awards announced recently. Principal Mark Pullar jointly won‘independent mortgage adviser of the...

Property market resilient

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite continuing Covid-19-induced uncertainty, Queenstown’s residential property market’s proving to be remarkably resilient. That’s the key finding from Colliers International’s just-released ‘Otago Market Review and Outlook 2020/21’. The firm’s local registered valuer/property consultant Heather Beard says: '‘In the short...
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