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The 5 things every NZ landlord should know

By Mike Henderson / Mar 21, 2016 4:30:57 PM

You own the dark blue neighbourhoods on the Monopoly board, packed to the brim with hotels. That’s a bit how you feel as you sit back and wait for the rent to roll in. After some researching and a lot of ...

Topics: Property Management

A dummy’s guide to understanding the New Zealand Residential Tenancy Act (RTA)

By Mike Henderson / Mar 11, 2016 12:27:49 PM

Practicing property lawyer? No? Unless you happen to specialise in property law as a profession, it’s unlikely you will have perused all the numerous clauses of the RTA at your leisure. Unless you are studying ...

Topics: Property Management

My House. Your Castle. What's really involved in being a New Zealand landlord?

By Mike Henderson / Mar 11, 2016 11:37:13 AM

A guide for anyone new to running an investment property. Oh the elusive passive income; does it really exist or is it a fable? Perhaps that tidy little brick and tile could be your ...

Topics: Property Management

Understanding your motivations for buying a rental property to maximise your profit.

By Mike Henderson / Mar 11, 2016 12:21:00 AM

What’s your type? Money in the bank is nice, but money that’s making money can’t be beaten! If you’re considering an investment property, understanding your motivations is pivotal – both to ...

Topics: Property Management

6 reasons why 2016 is the year to buy your first home

By Mike Henderson / Feb 15, 2016 10:00:02 AM

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to become a first home owner this year, then you could be in luck! With a series of favourable movements around world markets, ...

Topics: Home Straight Videos

Sell your home like the pros: 5 insider tips from a professional estate agent

By Mike Henderson / Jan 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Selling your home can sometimes feel like going to the dentist. You imagine it might be painful and try to avoid it for as long as you can ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home

4 more New Years resolutions to get your dream home in 2016

By Mike Henderson / Jan 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Last week we gave you four great New Years resolutions to guide you towards your 2016 dream home. This week, here’s another four ...

Topics: Home Straight Videos, How to engage an agent

4 top New Years resolutions to get your dream home in 2016

By Mike Henderson / Jan 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The Christmas tree’s come down. The kids new toys are now part of the furniture.  And you've just recovered from all the festivities and visitors. Finally you have some time ...

Topics: Getting your financial ducks in a row, Working out the right time to sell

The ultimate guide to a holiday declutter session!

By Mike Henderson / Dec 21, 2015 3:11:19 PM

Ahh the holidays at last. With long hot days ahead, it’s the perfect time to tackle some serious decluttering – especially if you’re considering putting your home on the market in the New Year. ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home

What our real estate agents would never do when selling their own home

By Mike Henderson / Dec 15, 2015 10:52:11 AM

Insider knowledge from the people who have been selling homes for over 20 years. It goes without saying that real estate agents have a lot of experience selling other people’s houses. But what happens ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home