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Getting your property ready for winter

In last month’s blog, we gave you some tips for keeping your property warm and dry during the colder months. Here are some other easy ways to tackle a few pesky issues that can emerge over winter.

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What’s happening with the rental market?

The property market certainly keeps us on our toes. As residential sales market starts to ease, the rental market has started to pick up – particularly in Auckland. While it’s great news for property investors, the increase in demand is leaving some prospective tenants feeling left in the lurch. If that sounds like you, make sure to check out our tips for securing a rental property below.

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How a lack of FOMO could impact your selling price

‘FOMO’ – or fear of missing out – is an uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling. It has been especially poignant in the property market recently. FOMO tends to kick-in late in the property cycle. The classic example is when buyers feel like everyone else has got on the property ladder, but they are missing out.

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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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