Genius Homes Blog

Writings on all things prefab

Nov 8 2021

How to save money when building a brand new house

With more people looking for a home than ever before and a limited number of houses on the market, more New Zealanders are turning their attention to the...

Sep 19 2021

5 things you need to know when building a prefab home

With so many different options available in the construction industry, the decision to build a new home is not a small one and there are lots of different...

Aug 30 2021

Most common house plan upgrades

When building a new home, balancing your specific indulgent wants and practical needs within your budget can often be a juggling act. While all of our...

Aug 13 2021

South Island housing in numbers

When the Covid-19 pandemic originally hit New Zealand in early 2020, it upended elements of the housing market with changes to realestate buying and selling...

Aug 4 2021

5 differences between kitset and prefab homes

Looking to build a new home but confused by all the industry jargon? Prefabricated homes, which can also be known as transportable, prebuilt or modular...

Mar 17 2021

Build or buy a new home?

Whether you're looking for a first home or an investment property, there are many tough decisions to make when exploring the property market. One choice in...

Feb 17 2021

South Island house and land packages: Things to know

With demand continuing to outweigh supply in the New Zealand property market, we see house prices at an all time high. As a result, many potential buyers...

Jan 27 2021

How much does a new home cost in 2021?

Houses have shot up in price dramatically over the past 5 years. In fact, according to Canstar in 2016 the national average price to build a new home was...

Aug 12 2020

How much does it cost to build a house?

When deciding if building a new home is the right choice for you, the most crucial question and often the deciding factor is how much it is going to cost....

Jun 19 2019

Top tips on how to create the right floorplan for your new home

Deciding on the best home layout can be a daunting task. There are people that want to maximise their design to benefit from a second income and there are...

Oct 25 2018

How prefab homes are helping change New Zealand's housing crisis

There has been a lot of news and comments in the media around prefab homes and Kiwi build, which is a part of the Government's affordable housing programme....

Mar 13 2018

What is a modular home

Modular buildings and modular houses in particular are buildings that are constructed off-site, generally in factory or secure indoors location. They are...

Mar 13 2018

Thinking of building a home? What are your options?

Building a home is a massive decision. One that is both exciting, and nerve-wracking at the same time! Once you have chatted to a mortgage broker, or bank...

Nov 12 2017

The hidden costs of building kitset homes

Not only is it becoming more expensive to build a home in New Zealand, but building on a budget can be a massive test, not only through cost restrictions,...

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