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Property Market Update | August

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The market is continuing to be a “steady as she goes” situation with a minimal price increase of 1% for June 2017 compared to June 2016.

The days to sell has eased out a bit reflecting the decreased pressure in more...

Property Management Update | August

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

It’s been a busy winter so far with our Canterbury weather – snow, rain, below zero temperatures, more rain and some flooding!!! One thing is for sure – the weather is never boring in Christchurch!

Interesting article that we read more...

Property Market Update | July

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

The cold winter is not helping the real estate market with realestate.co.nz noting in their June report a decline in listings of 13% for Canterbury.

It was also noted that the average asking price had declined by 5.4% to $469,994 more...

Property Management Update | July

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Winter time in Canterbury – as beautiful as the mountains are, covered in snow, the harsh elements can be quite a challenge for some people in keeping their property warm and dry. We continue our pitch about how best to more...

Property Market Update | June

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Stability is the word.

The market settled into a steady pattern with regular sales but without the hype and frenzy of a hot market. The numbers coming through the open homes is less than it was at the peak but more...

Property Management Update | June

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Welcome to winter everyone – so cool and invigorating – no more long weekends till late October – yes it definitely winters in Canterbury.

This is the time of year that we need to make sure gutters and spoutings have more...

Home Improvements – Is your property due for an upgrade?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Does your investment property need attention? When was the last time you upgraded your property? Improvements and renovations to a rental property are important to protect the short- term return (rental income) and long-term capital growth of the investment. A more...

What is your Star Rating as a Landlord?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Investing in property, creating financial wealth, securing, retaining and managing the tenant and property are often hassle free processes for many. However, we do appreciate that there are some landlords who experience challenges along the way.

This month, our team more...

To Repair or not to Repair is the Big Question

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

There is no disputing that if repairs are required at the property then action must be taken. However, we are finding that some landlords are making the decision of undertaking repairs (to save money) that are ‘almost’ as costly as more...

Negative Gearing in Simple Terms

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Negative gearing is a part of life for some investors, and a property buzzword.

So what is it?

Gearing simply means borrowing money to buy an asset such as property.

Negative gearing means the annual interest payable on the loan more...