Will the latest amendment to LVR restrictions for home building impact house prices?

December 19, 2013

Only two months since the reserve bank brought in new LVR lending legislation, they have amended their stance. New home builds will now be exempt from the lending restriction, which according to the Registered Master Builders Federation, will ensure the development of up to 5000 homes in the next year. This figure is only an…

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NZ Based Buyers Agents

December 17, 2010

Are you an ex-pat Kiwi? Many dream of owning their own little slice of unspoilt New Zealand.  We know what it’s like to attempt a purchase while living on the other side of the world.  There are some real challenges: Access to available property is limited – you can usually only see what’s on the net.…

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Renovating rental properties can be quite a dilemma.

October 18, 2010

We all have a tendency to want to renovate the way we like things to be.    The Floorboards A good example of this is bare floorboards.  You and I may think that timber floors look amazing and are a great design feature.  Tenants look at them as being cold and drafty in winter, and…

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How to Attract and Keep Good Tenants

October 18, 2010

It’s natural to be concerned about the tenancy of your property – after all – if it sits vacant then that’s lost revenue – and then naturally you worry about meeting mortgage payments. But rest assured – buying a good property in an ‘in demand’ area goes most of the way towards making sure you…

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How to find a great Buyers’ Agent

October 18, 2010

What do Buyers Agents do? A buyer’s agent, or buyer’s advocate, is an agent who you engage to assist you to acquire property. They usually identify suitable properties and negotiate on your behalf. Buyers’ agents are engaged by and act for the buyer. They do not generally (and in our opinion should never) act for…

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