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Is your property ready for winter?

As much as we hate to admit it, the cold weather is just around the corner. Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or tenant, now’s the time to make sure your property is ready for winter. This month, we’re giving you some tips for keeping your home warm and dry during the chilly months.

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Congratulations to Keagan Girdlestone!

It sounds like a tale from a Hollywood blockbuster movie. A talented young cyclist is nearly killed after a horrific race accident, and just 10 months later he crosses the finish line to complete a top cycling race.

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Should I Sell, or Should I Wait?

One of the biggest worries people face when selling their home is trying to predict when the market will be at the perfect position for a successful sale. This isn’t easy. Most people hope they can pinpoint the perfect time when the market is at its peak, if it's the best time of year to present the property, and if it suits their personal circumstances.

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Market Report: Real Estate Sales – Summer 2017

Summer is normally a boom time for property sales. But, as Bob Dylan famously sung, “times, they are a-changin.” Instead of the usual rocketing prices, the market appears to be going through a period of consolidation – particularly in Auckland. Let’s take a look at where the changes are coming from.

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The rental squeeze is on in Wellington

Looking for a rental in Wellington? It’s not an easy task and it could be getting even trickier thanks to the growth of Airbnb. Let’s take a look at what’s causing the rental squeeze, and what it means for landlords and those looking to rent.

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The pitfalls of rear vision reporting in a shifting property market

Just like a loaf of bread, property sales data has a tendency to go stale. Yes, there’s plenty of information and data out there. But is it helpful? Not if it’s looking in the rear view mirror.

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The advantages of buying into a body corporate

Many buyers looking for an apartment or townhouse have a pre-conceived idea about what a body corporate is and how it works. It often means that they deliberately exclude these properties from their list of ones to view. Yet, it could well mean that they’re potentially missing out on their perfect home.

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How do you negotiate the best price in the current market?

Over the past few years the booming property market meant that many real estate agents became facilitators when selling houses, rather than negotiators. With willing buyers at the ready, and fierce competition, they simply facilitated the process of finding the highest paying buyer – or highest bidder at auction. Times have changed and we’re now seeing a period of consolidation. If you’re considering selling, it’s crucial that you choose the right type of agent for the current market.

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Making sure you’re the most attractive tenant

With the rental property market continuing to heat up for 2017, securing a tenancy agreement can feel like going into battle. Wondering what you can do to ensure you’re the most attractive tenant? We have some simple tips to help you stand out from the rest and find the perfect property. It all starts with the power of the first impression.

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Why you shouldn't foot the marketing bill

Who should pay when it comes to marketing your property? That’s become a question of ethics thanks to a recent High Court ruling. If you’re considering selling your property, there’s some important information you need to know. It could certainly save you a whole lot of money.

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