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Is now a good time to buy an investment property?

By Mike Henderson / Feb 9, 2017 5:01:38 PM

If you’re thinking of buying an investment property you may be wondering what’s involved and when’s a good time to make the move.

Topics: investment,, investment property, Property Management

Changes to tenancy laws to make homes warmer, drier and safer for New Zealanders.

By Mike Henderson / Jul 1, 2016 2:54:15 PM

What do landlords and tenants need to know about new laws to ensure rental homes are kept warmer, drier and safer to live in?  Sign up to our

Topics: Property News, Property Management, New Zealand housing market, investor landlord

Perfect property manager – wherefore art thou? How to find your ideal property manager and engage them.

By Mike Henderson / Apr 25, 2016 11:39:00 PM

  Whether you simply don’t have the time, patience or skills to manage your own property, leaving your investment property nest egg in the hands of a ...

Topics: Property Management

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

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