Real Estate

Will Brexit have an impact on the New Zealand property market?

September 6, 2016
Great Britain’s exit from the EU sent shockwaves around the world as each country wondered how this change would affect their economy and culture. Given our close ties with the UK, many of us in New Zealand have been especially curious about the local impact that Brexit may have. In the real estate community, there has been a lot of discussion about how Brexit may affect property prices. While it’s all speculation at this point, a few early reports show...
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Monthly Christchurch Property Market Commentary - 26/08/2016

August 26, 2016
View Melissa's latest interview with Style TV for tips on getting your property ready to sell.

Monthly Christchurch Property Market Commentary - 01/08/2016

August 1, 2016
View our most recent Christchurch Property Market commentary with StyleTV

Monthly Christchurch Property Market Commentary - 30/06/2016

July 11, 2016
View Melissa's most recent Christchurch Property Market commentary with StyleTV
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Monthly Christchurch Property Market Commentary - 22/04/2016

May 4, 2016
View Melissa's most recent Christchurch Property Market commentary with StyleTV
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7 Top Tips on Selling Your Home

February 4, 2016
There are a number of things you can do to increase the appeal of your home, this article identifies 7 top tips to make sure that your house sells.
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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...

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.
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