Agent or go it alone? 
A reality-check for (first) home sellers.

By Mike Henderson / Jun 14, 2017 9:32:51 AM

Like any true blue kiwi, you pride yourself on turning your hand to most things. Selling your wheels at the car fair – no problem. Turning ...

Topics: How to engage an agent

Could now be the perfect time to get on the property ladder?

By Mike Henderson / May 24, 2017 10:11:00 AM

If you’re considering buying your first home, recent changes in the real estate market mean it could be a great time to do so — especially in Auckland. With prices flattening out and an increase in stock available, ...

Topics: Property News, property asking prices

Buying an investment property- What you need to know

By Mike Henderson / May 17, 2017 11:01:08 AM

Buying an investment property can be a smart and lucrative decision. Choose the right property and you’ll be putting extra income into your pocket for your retirement, but choose the wrong one and it can be a ...

Topics: Buying, investment property

Selling Lifestyle vs. Selling Residential: What's the difference?

By Mike Henderson / May 10, 2017 2:12:49 PM

However you look at it, lifestyle property is hard work. You love your house and you’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it, but now you’re starting to think it’s time for a change. Perhaps your ...

Topics: selling lifestyle property

March exceeds February’s residential listings: Could now be the time to sell?

By Mike Henderson / May 3, 2017 10:06:00 AM

For only the second time in a decade nationally, the number of new residential listings in the month of March exceeded the number of new listings for February.

Topics: Property News

Law abiding landlords: Know your responsibilities under new tenancy regulations

By Mike Henderson / Apr 26, 2017 9:00:13 AM

If you’re a landlord who’s managing a rental property (or several of them) yourself, you know how time consuming it can be. Even when tenants are a dream, landlords who self-manage their properties still have ...

Topics: investor landlord

11 key things to look for in an ideal tenant

By Mike Henderson / Apr 19, 2017 10:12:24 AM

Not all tenants are created equal, and as a landlord, taking the time to choose the right one can help to protect your investment. Avoid the pain of costly evictions, non-payment, and damage to your ...

Topics: investor landlord

Selling your home: Three ways to prevent common pitfalls

By Mike Henderson / Apr 12, 2017 10:36:52 AM

As a seller, you and your agent are doing everything you can to get a great result when selling your home. There’s a lot going through your mind right now – from whether it’s the best time to sell, to ...

Topics: how to get ready to sell

Greener pastures. Is your region a property value winner?

By Mike Henderson / Apr 5, 2017 4:36:22 PM

Many New Zealand home buyers are being tempted by the open spaces and brilliant value of the regions. As a little of the lustre wears off in the Auckland and Wellington property markets, regional ...

Topics: Property News, investment property

The ins and outs of selling a home in New Zealand

By Mike Henderson / Mar 30, 2017 9:48:40 AM

With New Zealand’s strong population growth being driven by record migration numbers, and low interest rates encouraging borrowing,

Topics: The process of selling & marketing your home

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