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Counting down the days until your holidays start? There's more to just packing your bags and hitting the road before the r 'n r commences.
One of the most common ways people buy a property in New Zealand is by Private Treaty, better known as a negotiation – this is when a property is listed for sale with an asking price and potential buyers make offers in writing to the real estate agent who will then presents it to the vendor for consideration.
A private treaty sale occurs when a property is listed for sale with an asking price, the buyer makes an offer to the agent, who then presents the offer to the seller, who can then decide whether or not to accept it. Typically negotiations go back and forth between the buyer and seller until an agreed price is reached.
Have you been like a cat looking at a fish bowl, looking into the New Zealand property markets only to find yourself unable to make that final commitment?  To help you we have spoken to some of our property management experts who lives and breathes property and asked them to share what they believe makes a good investment.
Rental inspections are inherently stressful. There is an abundance of cleaning followed by an overwhelming worry that the landlord might find something wrong. Rental inspections can even be stressful for the landlord too. However, renters and landlords alike need to think about rental inspections in a different light.
What makes one investor better than another?  Here are 10 tried and true steps successful investors use to help steer their decisions and to help them get the most out of their investment.
The popularity of videos is growing and buyers love them.
The bathroom is one of the most profitable rooms to renovate. However, it can be a huge undertaking, costing unprepared investors thousands of dollars.  With potential returns of $4 for every $1 spent, to make the most of this room it’s crucial not to overcapitalise.
Finding the right agent to sell your property is a big decision. As your home is probably your most valuable asset, choosing the right agent has a direct impact on how quickly you sell, how many potential buyers are interested in your property and how much you sell for.
Buying a home can seem like a difficult task, especially if you're a first time buyer. After all, how are you meant to learn the ins and outs, specifications and workings of a home if you've never owned one before?


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