The latest residential news, market insight, and advice.
With eight offices located around the mountain in all the main Taranaki towns, our team of experts share our knowledge and expertise within the industry as we aim to help better educate those looking to buy or sell property in Taranaki. Find all the latest residential insights and updates here.
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March 13, 2023
How to choose a real estate agent
When it comes to selling your home, selecting the right real estate agent is a critical...
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February 9, 2023
What is my property worth?
One of the most common questions we are asked as real estate salespeople is how the price...
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January 16, 2023
What does a real estate agent do?
In our years working in real estate, we’re often asked what the role of an agent is....
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December 6, 2022
Te Ara Tīmata | Ōakura sections selling now
Your Ōakura beach lifestyle awaits. If you’ve been looking for somewhere to build your...
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November 24, 2022
What is a deadline sale?
When selling property, it’s crucial to be aware of all the possible sale methods as each approach can offer unique...
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October 30, 2022
Houses for sale in Waitara
Located on the coast, where the Waitara river meets the Tasman sea, and boasting a sunny...
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October 27, 2022
Houses for sale in Ōpunakē
On the coast of Taranaki, just 64km Southwest of New Plymouth and 30km from Hāwera, the...
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October 26, 2022
Mistakes to avoid when selling a house
Selling your home is a major decision, often involving a lengthy, stressful experience...
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October 11, 2022
Houses for sale in Stratford - Live in the heart of Taranaki
It’s time to put the spotlight on Stratford — the heart of...
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October 6, 2022
How much does a real estate agent make?
We’re often asked about what a real estate agent’s role is, how much money they make, and...
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October 5, 2022
Houses for sale in Eltham - A rural dream
In the heart of Taranaki, just 45km from New Plymouth and 20km from Hāwera, Eltham’s...
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September 29, 2022
Houses for sale in Ōakura
The iconic seaside village, Ōakura, known amongst locals as a quiet surfer’s community, is a short 15-minute drive from...
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September 28, 2022
Houses for sale in Inglewood | A Town Snapshot
Only a short 10-minute drive from New Plymouth, Inglewood is nestled at the foot of the...
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September 27, 2022
Houses for sale in Hāwera
Located in South Taranaki, Hāwera is the second largest township in Taranaki. Featuring the stunning snow-capped...
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August 21, 2022
How much tax do I pay when selling a house?
When buying and selling a house, it’s important to understand what tax obligations you...
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July 18, 2022
Is now a bad time to sell my house?
It’s a question that many homeowners are asking themselves right now but unfortunately,...
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June 28, 2022
How much does a real estate agent cost?
Choosing a real estate agent is a daunting task because it plays a big role in how...
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April 19, 2022
Multi-offers explained
When a property is in high demand, there is a good probability that multiple buyers may make an offer. When more than...
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March 20, 2022
How to host a successful open home
An open home is one of the best ways to attract the attention of potential buyers. By...
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February 21, 2022
The pros and cons of selling your house privately
When there's a high demand for houses and the market is booming, it comes as no surprise...
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January 23, 2022
Selling a house in 2022 - What to expect!
During 2021, the housing market was dominated by consistent house price increases which...
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December 11, 2021
Selling or subdividing sections: a brief guide
If you’re looking to subdivide your land for sale then you will be aware that there is a...
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December 1, 2021
What you need to know about buying a section in a subdivision
There’s something exciting about building a brand new home...
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November 7, 2021
How sale and purchase agreements are adapting to the current market
The term seller’s market has been thrown around a lot in...
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October 12, 2021
Houses for sale in Taranaki - our top picks for the month
Houses are not only selling for record prices at the moment...
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March 17, 2021
New Plymouth and its suburbs explained
Known to locals as New Zealand’s hidden gem, New Plymouth is located on the West Coast of...
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December 9, 2020
Why should you choose McDonald Real Estate to sell your home?
Anyone can sell a house, there are many people selling...
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November 17, 2020
Should you love your house or list it?
All over New Zealand, especially with house prices where they are right now, there are...
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October 28, 2020
What you need to know when buying or selling a house in South Taranaki
South Taranaki, like the rest of the region’s property...
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October 13, 2020
Selling your home privately vs using a real estate agent
Let’s face it, the reason the majority of people choose to...
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September 7, 2020
5 signs it’s time to upgrade from a starter home to your dream home
There’s a good chance that the home you’re currently living...
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August 18, 2020
The unexpected benefits of downsizing your home
Our lives can change in unexpected ways. Some changes are natural, expected and sometimes...
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July 13, 2020
5 signs it's time to sell your home
Selling your home is a major life decision that involves a lot of thought and can come...
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June 25, 2020
Selling a house in Taranaki: what you need to know!
Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will...
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