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Market Update – Is now a good time to buy?

Timing is everything when you’re looking to buy a house. It’s hard to know when to enter the market with different (and sometimes seemingly conflicting) statistics being reported in the media. We explain the best ways you can do some solid research of your own, along with a few handy tips to help you obtain that essential mortgage pre-approval.

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Is it worth getting your own LIM?

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your financial future. Just saving for a deposit is a tough challenge, particularly if you live in Auckland. When purchasing a property it is important you carry out your due diligence, and a key part of that is getting a LIM Report.

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How to successfully manage your own rental property

Congratulations, you’ve purchased a rental property! One of the first things you’ll need to consider is whether you need a property manager. Some people are great at managing their own property, so why not you? Find out if you’re up to the task with our quick checklist.

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Selling by auction? You may want to think again.

We’re all familiar with the TV real estate shows of packed auction houses and buyers clamouring to place bids. It can look all very glamorous. However, the reality in today’s market is quite different. If you’re considering selling a property by auction, great – but we’d recommend you seriously consider and compare other options too.

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Ensuring your home looks its best when selling

We all know the saying “first impressions count”. When it comes to selling a house, making a good first impression is crucial. It could mean the difference between a flurry of interest – or a few tentative enquiries. Most buyers look for homes that are bright and well cared for. Here are some tips on preparing your property to go on the market.

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Selling with (or without) tenants?

If you’re a landlord, the decision to sell a house comes with a few extra considerations. That starts with weighing up if you should sell your rental property with, or without, tenants.

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Buying a house? Beware of bait pricing.

When it comes to the property market, we could take some useful lessons from our neighbours across the Tasman. One policy adopted by the real estate industry in most Australian states is the outlawing of ‘bait pricing’ or underquoting. Despite the softening in the New Zealand real estate market, this despicable practice is rife.

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Safe, smart and secure: How to protect your home these summer holidays

Before the last of the Christmas wrapping paper is tidied up, we’re thinking of those long summer days relaxing by the beach. But, before you pack up and head out of town, make sure you’ve thought about how to keep your home safe and secure while you’re on holiday.

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Iron Bridge named finalist at prestigious property management awards

We are thrilled to share that Iron Bridge Property Management has been announced as a finalist at the 2017 LPMNZ Awards for Excellence. Not only that, our company is a finalist in a whopping four of the seven categories!

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Summer holidays are a hot time to sell – here’s why

Think your home won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again. You may be surprised to learn the summer period can be one of the best times to list your property.

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