Property management

Property Resolutions for 2016

January 11, 2016
There are a number of simple things that can be done to improve your investment property to make it more attractive, safer and liveable for prospective or current tenants.

Lower interest rates - An argument to buy or break your current mortgage rates?

November 26, 2015
At the moment we are seeing unprecedented rates by the banks. Is the environment ripe for purchasing a new house or investment, or even breaking your current mortgage?

Regulation review and its potential impact on landowners

September 4, 2015
Recently we became aware of a regulation review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Mbie) that is due to take place between 2017-2019 that may have a relevant significance to many landowners and landlords.

Are the new changes to the Residential Tenancies Act achievable?

August 24, 2015
You’ve probably already heard of, or had the opportunity to read Melissa’s latest article, on the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, namely the requirements for: Insulation in all tenanted property by mid-2019 Installation of long-life smoke alarms by 2016 Fortunately members of the First Avenue Property team and I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 REINZ Residential Property Management Conference held recently in Auckland. It was a great industry-led conference with plenty of take away points to help increase...

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act - It aint no WOF

August 14, 2015
In a previous post we looked at the call for a warrant of fitness for housing – mainly aimed at landlord compliance and raising the standard of living for those in rental accommodation. While the advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a process could be debated till the cows come home, it seems that it wasn’t something that the National government was willing to back in its entirety. Subsequently in the last weeks, government has passed a watered down version of...

5 Reasons Why to Employ First Avenue Property as Your Property Manager

July 13, 2015
We know that you’re too busy to read length articles, so we’ve had to filter through the abundance of reasons why you need First Avenue Property as your Property Manager, and give you the top 5. #1: We know Property Management Of course your saying, “Well, doesn’t every property management firm out there?” Yes and no. Sure they know the tasks that need to be carried out by a property manager, but does that make them a good property manager? We...

Is there a need for a Rental Warrant of Fitness?

June 8, 2015
The concept behind a warrant of fitness for a vehicle has been around since the dawn of time, but is it something that should stretch to cover housing?

Part 4: Offer, Negotiation, Acceptance and Settlement

April 23, 2015
In this last instalment of the guide to buying a house, we’ll look at the process that you will follow around the negotiation period and in having your offer accepted.

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.

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.
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