How to ensure your rental meets the new Healthy Home Standards

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 29, 2019 12:30:00 PM

On July 1, 2019, the Healthy Homes Standards came into law. This new regulation aims to lift the standard of rental properties throughout New Zealand by imposing minimum requirements around heating, ventilation, insulation, draught stopping and moisture ingress. 

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Topics: Managing Property

Busting 6 common property investment myths

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A lot of the ‘common knowledge’ about property investment is actually just plain wrong. And, if you buy into these myths, it could make reaching your property goals difficult, leading you up the garden path, away from what really matters. 

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

July property update: Four provinces hit all-time price highs

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM

You can’t make the right property decisions if you don’t know the market. To help you get up to speed fast, we’ve covered the major movements in NZ property during July.

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Topics: Market Trends

June property report: Otago, Wellington continue to grow

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jul 31, 2019 10:41:20 AM

New Zealand's property market is a tale of two islands right now. The South Island, buoyed by the strength of the Central Otago, Otago and Southland regions is seeing considerable price growth, while the North Island markets are holding still, led by a stagnating Auckland market. 

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Topics: Market Trends

What's the difference? Online valuations v. market appraisals

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jul 31, 2019 10:41:08 AM

If you're getting ready to sell your home, the question of how much your property will fetch is likely to be top of mind. And of course, you'll be hoping for an 'above market' sale price to set yourself up for your next move.

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Topics: Selling, Market Trends

Everything landlords need to know about new insulation laws

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jul 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM

As a landlord, you want to give your tenants the best living space possible - so it's important that you stay on top of all the latest housing rules and regulations. The Healthy Homes Standard (HHS) is one such regulation that landlords need to be on top of, particularly because some of these sta..

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Topics: Managing Property

May property update: Queenstown peaks, Auckland dives

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 27, 2019 10:30:00 AM

It takes a lot of background research to make the right property decisions, whether you're selling or buying. However, it can be challenging to stay on top of the property market as it's always moving, month to month.

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Topics: Market Trends

What you need to know to move on from your lifestyle block

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Living on a lifestyle block is an excellent way of life - for those who have the time to dedicate to the expansive property. Many, however, find that they are a lot of hard work to keep up with, especially approaching retirement. The maintenance involved with owning a large block of land can be e..

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Topics: Selling

Five top ways to increase your home's value before a sale

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 12, 2019 10:30:00 AM

If you're thinking about selling your home you've probably asked yourself dozens of questions. Is this the right time? What's my place worth? What's the market doing right now? Do I need help or should I sell myself? Is it worth renovating to increase my property's value?

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Topics: Selling

April property report: Auckland falls and the regions rise

Published by: Mike Henderson, May 30, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Do you own a home or an investment property? Or are you waiting to enter the market, keen to take that first step up the property ladder? 

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Topics: Market Trends

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