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 topped $1M. It’s easy to see why national and overseas investors continue to choose Queenstown, but there’s also a lot to consider. Continue reading “AGENT ADVICE: buying investment property in Queenstown”

KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers

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Home values have sky-rocketed over the past few years and it’s harder than ever for first home buyers to get a foot in the market. Government schemes such as KiwiSaver offer financial assistance but many people aren’t sure if they qualify and how much help they can get. Continue reading “KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers”

Expert panel lined up for Property Buyers’ Info Night in Dunedin

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Join us this Tuesday 4th April for an evening of expert insight into the world of buying property.

Did you know that Dunedin dwellings are at their most expensive ever, at a median value of $350,000?

The local property market is gathering speed and buyers need to arm themselves with as much information as possible. Continue reading “Expert panel lined up for Property Buyers’ Info Night in Dunedin”

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Buy first or sell first? How to decide on the right order for you

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By Chris Wright, The Wright Team, Harcourts Wanaka.

Moving house is a stressful time and the decision of whether to buy or sell first is often a huge contributor to this anxiety.

But it needn’t be a scary dilemma. There are pros and cons to both methods and hopefully this article will get clear in your mind what they are. Remember — there’s no right or wrong way and, with a little research, you’ll be able to decide on the process that’s right for you and your family. Continue reading “Buy first or sell first? How to decide on the right order for you”

The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?

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By Richard Stringer, Manager, Harcourts Dunedin.

Buyers often want to go with a DIY-approach to purchasing property. After all, real estate consultants work for the seller, don’t they? And they’re not there to help anyone buy property?

This is a common misconception and, in actual fact, most consultants are just as prepared and eager to get results for a buyer as they are a seller. Continue reading “The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?”

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