Paige’s Poem for Ukraine

A solitary tear Barely escaping the eye of my mother Flesh clung to the bones On the body of my brother Flee we must But flee to where I can’t let myself believe there’s a place Without war in the air My heart was shattered And the pieces were burned Along with my father Left in an urn I listen…

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Current Christchurch Market- April 2022

We trust everyone has had a great Easter break. Always nice to get a couple of days off from the grind of day-to-day business. Bit hectic this year though with another long weekend coming up for ANZAC day. Firstly, our big thank you to all of our new clients. Thank you for choosing Quinovic Merivale to manage your rental property.…

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“Tweaks” to Lending – March 2022

Certainly, there are also things happening that may negatively impact on the rental sector, but it is not all smooth sailing. The Government has made ‘tweaks’ to recent Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act saying that the legislation had inadvertently impacted on the ability of people to raise a mortgage. These relaxations of the terms and conditions to qualify for…

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Comments from the Ground- February 2022

Whilst we have witnessed owners selling off rental property, we have also witnessed owners increasing their rent roll. There remains a high demand for ‘off plan ‘properties especially in Rolleston, Lincoln, Woodend and Rangiora. A lot of this interest is from investors who do not live in Christchurch. Mainly from Auckland, Hamilton and now Wellington. Christchurch is seen as having…

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Should I get out of Residential Property?

We are often asked ‘should I go into / remain in the rental residential property sector’. Maybe we are not the best people to ask as we would have a bias towards your staying in the market – after all you are our business. BUT the reality is that there remains a strong demand for rental properties and we see…

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Tightening Christchurch Market

We were going to focus this month on the tightening rental market here in Christchurch but those of you who live here will not that we have been beaten by an article in Saturday’s The Press. In an article headed “Less Homes, Higher Rents” the Press talks about increasing competition for rental properties. The number of homes available has dropped…

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What’s happening in the Christchurch Market?

Sharon’s thoughts as we hit the festive season and 2022 To be honest, a couple of years ago I was not a fan of Rolleston. I see myself as a typical Cantabrian and the thought of driving 30-40 mins each way to work was simply unfathomable- Why would anyone want to do that? We don’t need to do that in…

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Please stop asking about our fees!

Start asking us about our VALUE The question needs to change to- What do I get for the money that you charge? Property Management is not an easy career and a lot of our job goes on behind the scenes and we carry out the tasks because that is what we do. However we often forget to tell our clients…

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