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Can you really manage your property on your own? Take our quiz!

By Mike Henderson / Apr 22, 2016 6:16:50 PM

It’s been a stressful week at the office which has left you longing for the rapidly approaching weekend.

Topics: Property Management

What to do when things go wrong. SOS for Kiwi landlords.

By Mike Henderson / Apr 4, 2016 12:59:57 PM

It’s not always plain sailing when it comes to property management, but there are some solutions.  It’s all going swimmingly: you’ve found the perfect property, your bank is happy with the numbers ...

Topics: Property Management

Property prices on the rise in New Zealand

By Mike Henderson / Apr 4, 2016 12:51:30 PM

Good news for potential property sellers The New Zealand property market is booming, with record national average asking prices in Auckland, Coromandel, ...

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home, Working out the right time to sell, How to engage an agent

Find the ideal tenant. What to look for and how to keep them.

By Mike Henderson / Mar 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Great expectations? Good luck! To paraphrase Forrest Gump, renters are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. There are many different types of ...

Topics: Property Management

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