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Low Interest Rates Winners and Losers

Lower mortgage interest rates is a big deal for most homeowners and buyers. Existing homeowners can hunt around for a better deal with the same or another lender and in the process save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on interest payments. Even if a borrower is locked into a fixed rate deal on a […]

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Another date NZ property investors are dreading

How scary is the new ring-fencing legislation? Well, just ask any property investor, most of whom are ma and pa investors with less than three rental properties and they’ll tell you it’s outright frightening. They are the investors, most likely to be among the 116,000 already declaring a loss on their properties and times look […]

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Coworking Countdown – 4 Things to Prepare Before You Move In

The coworking scene has done anything but slowed down. Coworking spaces in Auckland alone vary between your upmarket, corporate office to the trendier, chic ones. Certainly, investing in this type of commercial real estate has never been more attractive.  There is a space for everyone in this landscape and for businesses looking for new workspaces […]

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Would You Be a Landlord in 2018?

Investing in residential property has well and truly lost it’s shine in 2018, especially in the state of Victoria and New Zealand. In the UK, Landlords are more philosophical about changes to tenancy laws. A recent survey suggested around half are actually positive about Land-lording even with the obvious challenges ahead namely Brexit and the […]

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Attracting More Business Travellers To Your Auckland Airbnb Property

Business travellers are often considered the ideal Airbnb guest.  Booking properties outside of busy weekends and holiday periods, reliability and the potential for repeat return visits, targeting business travellers with your Airbnb listing can prove a lucrative and low maintenance niche. But how do you go about attracting such clientele?  Well, there are several things […]

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Five easy steps to boost the appeal of your home

It is not an uncommon fact that a well styled and well maintained house is sold easier and quicker in comparison to the one which is dirty and not looked after. Supplementing the resale value of your property may sound like a difficult task, but in fact it is a very easy thing to do. […]

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Soil types: the key to structural problems for homeowners

Media Release On Behalf Of Mainmark 30 May 2018 Cracking walls and uneven floors are usually symptoms of a deeper problem. Many structural issues are the result of unstable ground or subsidence, so understanding what’s happening in the ground will help identify the cause of any structural effects that are happening to the building itself. […]

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Landlord Tip – Lost in Translation

Nowadays most rental properties are under 3rd party management i.e. landlords use property management firms and while this has allowed for greater objectivity i.e. landlords focus on the business of investing it also distances landlords from their clients; i.e. the tenants, and this can result in misunderstandings and important information getting lost in translation. Landlords […]

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Property Investors – Grass Is Always Greener

Ask any property investor what they’re focus is right now and you’ll probably get a reply along the lines of: “cashflow and profitability”. Many might say ‘no change there’ but there has been shift in investment strategy for many landlords. Once upon a time not that long ago, purchasing negative equity properties was a purposeful […]

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Landlords In or Out in 2018?

The question being asked in the discussion forums of PropertyTalk.com right now is – “In 2018 will Landlords flee the market in droves due to rules and regulations changes like the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill and Labour’s desire to end tax breaks for Landlords and Property Investors or will the y be resolute and hang […]

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