AGENT ADVICE: buying investment property in Queenstown

Queenstown is a confident property market and investors are benefiting from extremely high rental occupancy levels and year-round tourism. Airport numbers have risen by more than 102 per cent in the last six years, the average median dwelling value in Queenstown jumped a third in a single year (2015-16), and the average house price has […]

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5 reasons why property is the best investment you can make

By Wendy Bowman, Residential Sales & Investment Consultant, Harcourts Dunedin. The idea of purchasing an investment property conjures a feeling of apprehension for many people. What if tenants don’t pay their rent on time? What if they trash my property? It’s too hard — it’s not for me. I disagree: it could be for you, […]

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AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home

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There are plenty of parcels of land available in the Wanaka area and people are extremely excited about the chance to build a home in what they call paradise. Subdivisions like The Heights, Hikuwai and Alpine Estate, as well as many individual sections in fantastic locations, are making the quintessential Kiwi dream available to a […]

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5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy. But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence […]

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