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Zoning Affects Christchurch Land Values

March 17, 2014
The recent revaluations have left some property owners a little confused and the issue appears to be around zoning. It appears the zoning of your property has influenced the land value, not just house sales in the area. This becomes interesting when your property has been 'tarred with a TC3 brush' because you are in the proximity to a river (even though you are 80m away from it and elevated 50m and sit on bedrock and the geotech engineer says this...

Christchurch Revaluation Rates Available Online Tomorrow

March 11, 2014
QV's revalutations will be revealed to ratepayers by mail over the next few days, and available online tomorrow. There is the opportunity to log an objection, but you have 6 weeks to do so

WOF for Rental Properties Kicks Off in New Zealand

February 21, 2014
Following up on our reports on WOF's for rental properties, the scheme will start with 500 Housing New Zealand Homes between now and July.

Christchurch Residential Property Market Update, February 2014

February 17, 2014
Market lift due to more than just property shortage There are a variety of reasons why the Christchurch Residential Property market has enjoyed such healthy growth since the earthquakes. Demand for residential properties continues to out strip supply, as more people arrive in Christchurch to work in the rebuild, plus people from the Red Zone looking to purchase replacement homes. Buyers are now much more motivated to make the deal happen. Another reason that hasn’t received much press coverage during the...

Meth Testing Proposed as Part of WOF for Houses

January 13, 2014
When buying a property, some of the things that will be forefront of mind will be to check land use in the area, research leaky building issues and, if you live in Christchurch, land zoning and EQC categories will be hot on the list. One of the things that may be furtherest from your mind is to get the home tested for meth use. The growing problems around meth use in homes has made the news again today with the Real...

Factors Influencing the Uptake of Rental Properties Previously Written Off by Insurance Companies

November 29, 2013
Some landlords are putting rental properties on the market that insurance companies had previously written off - what is influencing this?

Houses Earmarked for Demolition are being Rented to Desperate Tenants

November 28, 2013
Colin Young reported on the National programme yesterday that the issue of homes that were written off by Insurance companies being rented out was raised in a council meeting yesterday.

Quick Fix Tips for a Fast Sale

November 13, 2013
You need to make your property appeal to the maximum number of people within your target market, enabling buyers to imagine living there.

Diane Horner - Get Your Foot In the Door

November 8, 2013
How can you be the successful applicant when it comes to flat-hunting? Specialist Property Manager Diane Horner tells 'how to get your foot in the door'.
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Rental Housing Warrant of Fitness

September 10, 2013
The New Zealand Government is in the process of developing a new initiative to carry our Warrant of Fitness checks on rental properties.
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