Should I Turn my Home into a Rental Property?

The market is definitely beginning to move again and I have been doing a number of rental appraisals for property owners moving on from their current homes. They are trying to decide whether to sell it or rent it out as an investment property?  Here are a few things to consider before turning your home into an investment property: Emotional…

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How to make your property stand out in a competitive market

Depending on your tenants and the construction of the home, rental properties can take a serious hammering, and often require an update every few years to keep them appealing. A freshly updated property can attract a higher quality tenant – even a higher rental price! Try this to-do list to update your property for minimal expense. Do a deep clean…

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Does Your Property Stand Out in a Competitive Market?

You can make all the right choices when buying an investment property, but when it comes to luring high quality tenants, if your property doesn’t have what they want, then you’re going to struggle in our competitive market. With some insight and a little extra effort, you can make it much easier to attract and keep those perfect tenants, so…

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What to Look for When Buying an Investment Property

When you’re buying an investment property, you’ll soon realise that you need to look for different features than if you were buying a property for yourself.  Here are some thing to consider when you’re looking for that investment property: Who are you attracting? Decide on who you’re trying to attract (as a tenant).  If you’re looking at free-standing houses, you’re…

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Tips on Assessing Apartments

With 100+ apartments being in various stages of planning to building, opportunities are available for investors. Most of the designs we have seen to date are high spec providing aesthetic features such as quality chattels, lots of glass allowing natural light in and modern accommodations such as built-in audio systems and good storage planning. These apartments will cater to a…

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7 Tips for Tenanting your Property

Preparing to rent out your property? Here are 7 invaluable tips to help you make sure you select the right tenants; your property is well looked after; and you maximise your return on investment REFERENCE CHECK Always ask prospective tenants for references and always call the referees. Many private landlords rely on their assessment of prospective tenants rather than asking…

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Property owners…PLEASE live in the NOW!

Well, it’s been another hard week of conversations with our owners and potential owners. The Christchurch market has definitely changed and it is certainly a tenants market. OWNERS – it is time to rethink This doesn’t automatically mean that you need to lower the rent – but in many cases there is a need to be realistic and this may…

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