Real Estate News

At Aframe we pride ourselves on providing up to date information on real estate, property and news on our product. We cover a range of topics including real estate commissions, property valuations and many more. If there is a topic you would like us to cover please let us know and we will endeavor to do so.

Aframe Product Update

View the latest Aframe product updates, features and information on everything Aframe product related.

Finance and Mortgages

Information on mortgages, lending, banking and finance of real estate buying and selling

General Real Estate News

General news up to date information on the real estate market in New Zealand.

Property and Real Estate Calculators

Real Estate Calculators to help you work out capital gains, fees, profit, and much more

Property News and FAQ’s

Helpful property news, advice and frequently answered questions to help you along the process when buying or selling your property.

Property Technology and PropTech

Real Estate news and articles about property technology and PropTech

Real Estate Agents and Commissions

Articles and tips on real estate agents, agents commission and fees and what you need to know

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What do low mortgage rates mean?

June 1, 2020

Recently, banks in New Zealand have cut mortgage rates in response to the reserve bank and NZ governments drive to increase spending

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What is an NBS Rating and an Earthquake Prone Building?

May 15, 2020

When searching for a new apartment or looking to sell one you already own, knowing the NBS rating is an important piece of information to consider when assessing a property. The NBS rating reflects if a building is earthquake prone. The NBS is designed to give building occupants the ability to perform their own risk…

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How to calculate real estate commission – Commission Calculator

May 3, 2020

Calculating the commission of a real estate agent is an important step in the process of finding someone to sell your house The nature of the housing market is such that house prices, commissions, commission structures and types are constantly changing. While we do see agents and agencies offering a fixed price commission, more often…

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The role of PropTech in the New Zealand Property industry

April 26, 2020

In early 2019 Aframe Agent Finder launched in Wellington, New Zealand to join the rapidly growing ranks of PropTech (or property technology) companies. The idea that both real estate agents and property owners spend considerable time and money to secure the best match for a property presented a problem that could be solved with technology….

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What should I look for when buying a house?

April 18, 2020

Buying a home, whether it is your first property, or your 5th, is no easy feat – there are a number of questions you should ask, and things to look out for. At Aframe we have compiled a guide for how to start you home buying process  What are the first steps I should take…

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What happens to the property and real estate market in a recession?

April 14, 2020

Recently, with Covid 19 there has been a lot of talk and uncertainty about New Zealand’s economy going into a recession and so what does that mean for the property and real estate market…. Well it means a few things.  What happens to the real estate market during a recession?  During a recession there is…

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New Zealand Capital Gains Tax. The Bright Line Rule?

April 10, 2020

Capital Gains tax has been a hot topic in New Zealand for many years. The Labour party was a big fan of capital gains tax while they were in opposition, however, following the tax working group recommendations for a capital gains tax, the Labour government chose to not implement a capital gains tax in New…

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Is it better to buy or build a home?

April 6, 2020

With the recent rush of building activity in New Zealand, many people are now asking, is it best to build or to buy? Building consent numbers are back levels not seen since the 1970’s, with much of that development centering around the main cities of Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Both building and…

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What is a property valuation and why should I get my property valued?

April 1, 2020

So, what is a property valuation? A property valuation is an estimated value given by a trained and registered professional on residential or commercial property. A valuation could also be carried out on rural property, land or lifestyle blocks. In short getting a property valuation from a professional lets you know what your property is…

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What is the average fee for selling a house?

March 25, 2020

IThere are multiple questions people ask when selling a house, but one of the most common is around real estate agents and fees. It’s completely understandable as most Kiwis only go through this process once or twice in their lives, so having to learn the process from scratch is not uncommon. What is the average…

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Real Estate Commission; your complete guide

February 27, 2020

There are three main types of real estate commission. Compare with this reference table.

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What is a Buyers Agent in Real Estate and do I need one?

January 20, 2020

What is a buyer’s agent in real estate? For a prospective property buyer in New Zealand to employ a buyer’s agent, typically they will require their services to find and help close on the right property. A buyer will expect the agent to use their experience, contacts and local knowledge to; Find properties both on…

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