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Shirley Johnston pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining 13 commissions from the council for work she did not do.

Real estate agent admits $150k property fraud

She claimed commission from the council 13 times for houses she never sold.

New research by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand looked at the median price of properties for six months ending in March.

Auckland's fastest rising suburbs revealed

Number one may surprise you.

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Does Auckland really need all those real estate agents?

And would we really miss them if the profession disappeared?

Debbie Roberts of Property Apprentice says while long-term capital growth is always going to be better in the main centres, the regions offer their own benefits.

How investing outside of Auckland can turn into a 'nightmare'

A property expert reveals the towns to avoid.

A source has confirmed the Government will introduce income caps.

Exclusive: KiwiBuild income caps to be introduced

A source has confirmed the Government will introduce income caps, despite the Labour Party originally promising there would be none.

But Real Estate Institute's Bindi Norwell says the cost of agency letting fees will be dispersed elsewhere.

Majority of renting Kiwis want to ditch agency letting fees

But Real Estate Institute warns the costs could be dispersed elsewhere.

Two property ads boasting a high population of European neighbours have been called out for racism.

'Racist' property ads boast European neighbours

One ad noted "71 percent of the people in KeriKeri are European."

Shamubeel Eaqub says we need "far more ambition and scale".

Winston Peters' cheap housing plan dismissed as unsatisfactory

Shamubeel Eaqub says we need "far more ambition and scale".

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Your property questions answered

Debbie Roberts from Property Apprentice is here to help.

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Man learns to swim for charity

The real estate agent hadn't been to a swimming pool until he was 24.

The Island Bay property up for sale.

Former disgraced Nosh owner selling house - from the roadside

Potential buyers can view the Wellington house but may not enter.

Investing in tech start-ups can be extremely lucrative if you hit the jackpot.

Get Rich or Die Tryin': Personal finance expert's top tips

Invest in unicorns - but watch out for AIDS goats.

Judith Collins and Phil Twyford on The AM Show.

Govt's foreign buyer ban will 'destroy' the housing market - Collins

Phil Twyford has admitted much-needed housing builds in Auckland are stalling.

A house gets tested for methamphetamine.

Real estate agents to no longer disclose low meth levels

If you don't ask, you might never find out.

Degen Prodger and his family have been in and out of hotels since being forced out of their Bella Vista home.

Bella Vista homeowner's advice to future buyers

If you're considering buying a home off the plans, Degen Prodger has some advice.

 Blueprints to introduce the rates to short-term operators have been drawn up.

Auckland Council's 'bed tax' will hurt bach owners - Bookabach

Blueprints to introduce the rates to short-term operators have been drawn up.

Video footage that has since been removed from Facebook showed a group of eight people in blackface and afro or beaded wigs, wearing matching Cameroon sports outfits.

Harcourts staff wear blackface to national conference

Eight staff members dressed as the missing Cameroon Commonwealth Games team.

Escape the rat-race with this windswept Wellington gem.

Buy your own stunning New Zealand beach

Escape the rat-race with this windswept Wellington gem.

"I have a right to have my house and have my moat and protect that."

New state houses should be in 'appropriate areas', not my hood - Mark Richardson

"I have a right to have my house and have my moat and protect that."

We're desperate for workers - but they're leaving fast.

Migrant exodus bad news for NZ's housing - building industry

We're desperate for workers - but they're leaving fast.