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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.

Find the Key to Rental Success

May 22, 2013
In light of recent events in Christchurch we are seeing an unprecedented demand for rental properties. When considering whether to purchase an investment property or using the family home as a rental property, is a big decision and needs to be treated as a business.

Investment Property Areas in Christchurch

August 24, 2012
As Christchurch enters an exciting period of regrowth and regeneration following the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011, many investors and developers are turning their eyes towards the Garden City.

Positive Feeling in Christchurch Property Market

June 15, 2012
News reported over recent weeks has injected a positive feel to the Christchurch property market.
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