Which type of property is best suited to you?

Published by: Shaun Taylor, Oct 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Traditionally Kiwi’s have aspired to the idea of a ‘quarter acre’ dream - a nice house, on a nice piece of land in a good street. But today there are many different property types and ways to get on (and up) the property ladder. In this blog, we provide a brief overview of the most common options..

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Topics: Buying

A guide to four different types of property ownership

Published by: Shaun Taylor, Oct 3, 2019 10:32:04 AM

If you’re anything like most young Kiwis you probably can’t wait to get into a home of your own. Of course, you’re also probably aware that buying your first property can be a massive challenge. Luckily, if you know what you’re doing and have a solid strategy in place, you could be walking in the..

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Topics: Buying

How to make moving house easier on little kids and teens

Published by: Shaun Taylor, Oct 1, 2019 3:07:52 PM

As an adult, moving house is usually an exciting time. A new home, a new neighbourhood, a fresh start. Kids and teens, on the other hand, can react differently - especially if the move is about to take them away from the only home they’ve ever known. 

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Topics: Selling

August Property Monthly Report

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

New Zealand’s property market may be kicking back into high gear. During August, a month that’s usually quiet, buyers have been busy nationwide, perhaps spurred by the current record low home loan interest rates on offer.

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Topics: Market Trends

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: Jono Bougen, 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

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