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March exceeds February’s residential listings: Could now be the time to sell?

By Mike Henderson / May 3, 2017 10:06:00 AM

For only the second time in a decade nationally, the number of new residential listings in the month of March exceeded the number of new listings for February.

Topics: Property News

Law abiding landlords: Know your responsibilities under new tenancy regulations

By Mike Henderson / Apr 26, 2017 9:00:13 AM

If you’re a landlord who’s managing a rental property (or several of them) yourself, you know how time consuming it can be. Even when tenants are a dream, landlords who self-manage their properties still have ...

Topics: investor landlord

11 key things to look for in an ideal tenant

By Mike Henderson / Apr 19, 2017 10:12:24 AM

Not all tenants are created equal, and as a landlord, taking the time to choose the right one can help to protect your investment. Avoid the pain of costly evictions, non-payment, and damage to your ...

Topics: investor landlord

Selling your home: Three ways to prevent common pitfalls

By Mike Henderson / Apr 12, 2017 10:36:52 AM

As a seller, you and your agent are doing everything you can to get a great result when selling your home. There’s a lot going through your mind right now – from whether it’s the best time to sell, to ...

Topics: how to get ready to sell

Greener pastures. Is your region a property value winner?

By Mike Henderson / Apr 5, 2017 4:36:22 PM

Many New Zealand home buyers are being tempted by the open spaces and brilliant value of the regions. As a little of the lustre wears off in the Auckland and Wellington property markets, regional ...

Topics: Property News, investment property

The ins and outs of selling a home in New Zealand

By Mike Henderson / Mar 30, 2017 9:48:40 AM

With New Zealand’s strong population growth being driven by record migration numbers, and low interest rates encouraging borrowing,

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home

Selling up: How New Zealand property tax laws affect you.

By Mike Henderson / Mar 16, 2017 10:51:16 AM

Thinking about selling? Find out whether New Zealand property tax laws may affect you (by taking a chunk out of your capital gain). Whether this is your first home, or you’ve been out of the market ...

Topics: Property News

Property market heats up across the regions – but Auckland isn’t one of them.

By Mike Henderson / Mar 9, 2017 4:01:16 PM

All fingers are pointing to seasonality being in full swing – particularly in the regions. In a turn-up for the books, asking prices in Auckland remained at a standstill during January, while nine out of 19 regions ...

Topics: New Zealand housing market, Auckland housing market

6 reasons to include property management in your business

By Mike Henderson / Mar 1, 2017 11:14:35 AM

When you’re starting your real estate business it’s a wise idea to ensure you have measures in place that will generate recurring revenue. Having a strong property management portfolio can be the answer - the ...

Topics: Pathway to Business Ownership

Sell, renovate or become a landlord?

By Mike Henderson / Feb 27, 2017 10:44:12 AM

Looking at selling your home but would like to consider your options? Selling your home is often the first option that springs to mind when thinking of making a property ...

Topics: Working out the right time to sell, To sell or not to sell