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 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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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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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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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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Real Estate Marketing in New Zealand

January 12, 2020

Once you have been through the process to find a real estate agent, one of the first items to discuss is marketing your property. In New Zealand it is typical for the home seller to take on some or all of the marketing costs.  Why Is Marketing Important? Why not just list your property on…

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January Product Update – Timeframe to Sell

January 11, 2020

As Part of the Aframe continuous improvement program, we are pleased to announce the release of the following enhancements. Aframe strives to be the best possible independent tool for finding Real Estate Agents in New Zealand. If you have any feature requests, please email or use the Aframe Chat feature to reach out. New…

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What Is The Best Time of Year To Sell Property?

January 1, 2020

You want to sell your house in the future, and you want to get the most money you possibly can for it. So can you plan for the perfect time to put it on the market? As with so many other aspects of selling a property… It depends. There are so many variables with some…

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Can E-Signatures be used in Real Estate?

November 9, 2019

In today’s busy real estate market, transactions are becoming faster and more efficient every day. A big part of this and what is ultimately making the home sale process more cost effective, is using electronic signatures. What is an Electronic Signature? In New Zealand, an e-signature must; adequately identify you as the signatory and adequately…

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Choosing the right real estate agent and why it matters

November 3, 2019

Choosing a real estate Agent Choosing an agent can be one of the most important steps in your home sale process. Taking the time to make the decision this process less confusing, more efficient and can lead to a better outcome.  Ultimately, the choice can boil down to just a few factors; Do you want…

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What is an Agency Agreement in real estate and why do you need one?

October 3, 2019

Once you decide on your real estate agent and you have made your selection via Aframe, what happens next? One of the most important aspects of your next steps your Real Estate Agent Contract or Agreement. The most important thing to do once you have selected your real estate agent is to sign an agency…

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