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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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Think your home won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again

As most of the country grinds to a halt over the Christmas and New Year period and heads to the beach, many people think that the summer break is a terrible time to sell your property. The reality is, it’s actually a time when sellers can achieve very strong results.

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Market Report Real Estate Sales Spring 2016

It’s certainly been an interesting few weeks! First came the US election results and the Reserve Bank cutting the OCR to its lowest-ever rate. Then there were the unwelcomed earthquakes, which will have a long-lasting impact. There’s been a fair bit to keep economists (and everyone else) on their toes. While we wait to see how things shape up, the latest real estate sales figures were also released. We’ve cast our expert eye over the market to give you some valuable insights about how the real estate sector is faring. Our tips for sellers and buyers are a must-read.

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Property Management: The industry should be regulated!

This typically comes as a great surprise to most people, and especially Landlords, but unlike the real estate industry, which is highly regulated, the property management industry is overall unregulated. This essentially means that anyone with no prior industry experience or qualifications can spend a few hundred dollars for a nice website, set up an excel spreadsheet, and they’re good to go managing someone’s very substantial asset!

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Auckland property: Where to from here?

Opinions are pretty divided on whether the Auckland property market is now at or nearing its peak. Some industry experts and economists that say there is some way to go, are pointing towards to the three fundamentals still being very much in play.

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The Iron Bridge Foundation helps get Estiphanos in the game

We’re very pleased to be helping another young Kiwi follow their dreams, through the Iron Bridge Foundation.

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Iron Bridge Auckland is on the move

After 12 years in Takapuna, Iron Bridge Auckland is on the move – but we’re not going far… just around the corner in fact!

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