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If you’re an investor or first home buyer, you might start looking further afield when buying a real estate property

By Mike Henderson / Nov 28, 2016 1:00:00 PM

In this month's edition of Professionally Speaking, we’ll take an in-depth look at the fascinating things that are happening in real estate around New Zealand right now. 

Topics: Property News

Thinking of selling your house? Time to get a plan!

By Mike Henderson / Nov 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

So, you’ve been thinking about selling your home, but aren’t sure about making that life-changing leap, yet. It can be overwhelming, but that’s to be expected when you’re selling your biggest asset. Don’t despair, ...

Topics: Marketing your home, The process of selling & marketing your home, how to get ready to sell

Are you an Auckland home owner thinking about selling? What the Auckland unitary plan means for you.

By Mike Henderson / Nov 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With the introduction of the unitary plan in Auckland, as a homeowner you are probably wondering what this change means for you. You may be asking how it will impact the NZ property market, and if you were to sell ...

Topics: how to get ready to sell, unitary plan Auckland

Buying, selling or investing. Our market predictions for 2017

By Steve Lovegrove / Oct 26, 2016 11:10:00 AM

In this edition of Professionally Speaking, we'll be talking about a few current hot topics in real estate. We’re now in that final run to ...

Topics: Property News, New Zealand housing market

2016 proves to be a very unpredictable year when it comes to real estate.

By Mike Henderson / Oct 19, 2016 9:02:00 AM

Spring may have sprung, but the property market is not in bloom. The traditional lift in the housing market activity during September failed to eventuate, highlighting the unpredictable nature of the property ...

Topics: Property News

Spring has sprung but the property market is not in bloom.

By Mike Henderson / Oct 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Average asking prices across the country fell by $7.556 (1.3 per cent) in July 2016 — the first decline the NZ housing market has seen in the 3 months since April.

Topics: Property News

New Zealand boasts a healthy lifestyle property market as sales boom nationwide

By Mike Henderson / Oct 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The sale of lifestyle blocks is booming and property owners can confidently say it is a seller's market across the country. Between April and June this year there were 2480 lifestyle property sold. That’s ...

Topics: lifestyle property

3 pitfalls of selling lifestyle property and what you can do about it

By Mike Henderson / Sep 27, 2016 10:55:00 AM

At present, the lifestyle block market is experiencing an overall lift nationwide. However, lifestyle properties come with their own set of nuances, and when it comes to selling, they are the most at-risk type ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home, lifestyle property

What should you look for in a lifestyle property agent?

By Mike Henderson / Sep 20, 2016 11:54:28 AM

  Selling a lifestyle property is much more complex than selling a residential property. There are financial, legal and tax implications, not to mention the cost of losing out on getting the best ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home, lifestyle property

What’s going on in the NZ market and how to sell your home before Christmas!

By Steve Lovegrove / Sep 16, 2016 12:17:26 PM

  In this edition of Professionally Speaking, we’ll be talking about planning your sale before Christmas. Yes, spring is here and we ...

Topics: Property News, New Zealand housing market