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Part 3: Things to look for at the Open Home or your second viewing

March 25, 2015
When attending an open home, it is the seller’s opportunity to make the property inviting and a pleasurable experience where the visitor can see themselves living in the space.

Part 2: Making the Open Home work for you

February 20, 2015
In Part 1: Buying a House – the Financial Pinch, we looked at the financial implications and decisions we need to consider when purchasing a (new) home. In this second instalment...

Part 1: Buying a House - the Financial Pinch

January 14, 2015
If you haven’t purchased a house before it can seem extremely daunting! Likened to climbing Mt Everest for some, the difficulty in knowing what we don’t know can just make this decision just that much harder.
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Tenant Insurance: What You Need to Know

September 5, 2014
If you are currently renting or planning to rent in the near future, it’s important that you consider purchasing tenants insurance.

Should I Hire a Property Manager?

August 29, 2014
If you own a property and are considering renting it out, you might consider hiring a property manager to help you achieve your goals. Or perhaps you're wondering if it's time to stop self-managing your property, to give you more free time and flexibility. while increasing revenues. This article will help you understand the benefits of working with a property manager.

Rent heat cools as homes are replaced

August 20, 2014
From the Press today, Melissa Benge Director of First Avenue Property comments... Demand for $1000-plus rental homes in Christchurch is cooling fast and heat is starting to come off the rest of the market too. With homes getting fixed and rebuilt, stock across all rental brackets has more than doubled in 18 months. About 1200 homes are available in the city, up from a low point of 580 early last year, and letting agents report a drop in short-term tenancies. Property...

Air your views now about those frustrating pedantic building rules

July 22, 2014
You just may be heard as the government set up a Rules Reduction Taskforce to weed out those rediculous rules... http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10294525/Ridiculous-pedantic-rules-be-gone

A Liveable City - Have your say...

July 17, 2014
The Christchurch Central Development Unit and CERA have published a new chapter in the Chirstchurch Central Recovery Plan that asks for written comments on the ideas and objectives outlined. The chapter puts forward a vision and objectives for central city living, along with several initiatives to stimulate the development of housing and communities and in this way help central Christchurch to recover and thrive. The period for making written comments will be from 16 July 2014 to 13 August 2014. TAKE...

Influx of New Zealander's returning home may delay lifting of LVR's

May 19, 2014
A few years ago our neighbours back yard looked a lot greener and Kiwis crossed the ditch for higher wages and a better standard of living. The tide is turning and many are heading back, and for the first time in years, there is the real possibility that the numbers heading this way will out number the those moving to Australia, Tracey Watkins reports. " Bank of New Zealand economist Tony Alexander said yesterday he expected the crossover point to come...
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Revaluations Possible Reason for Drop in Property Values in March

April 24, 2014
The latest monthly property value information has been released and it indicates a sharp drop in values in Christchurch in March. Jonno Ingerson from CoreLogic suggests that the the change in mix of property values has most likely caused a short term impact in the index that will correct in the coming months.
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