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”

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, just as much as it is for anyone else. Continue reading “5 reasons why property is the best investment you can make”

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 in checking your rental agreement, you can get the best of both worlds — we think it’s essential, for your own happiness, to add personal touches and create a space that relaxes, comforts and inspires you every time you come home. Continue reading “5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home”

4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter

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Winter will see an influx of temporary occupants to Queenstown and Wanaka as seasonal workers take up residence for the ski season.

So, landlords — now’s the time to carry out essential maintenance on your rental property to get it ready for leasing over the winter months. Continue reading “4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter”

GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation

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The popularity of Airbnb and other similar providers has significantly increased of late. This is largely because it is a relatively simple online platform to market and rent your property to a wide audience. However, while easy to use, there are some potential pitfalls that people need to be aware of. Continue reading “GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation”

The complete guide to selling your home

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Selling your home can be a time-consuming and stressful process. There’s lots to consider:

  • When’s the best time to sell?
  • How do you choose a sales consultant?
  • What’s the best method of sale?
  • Should you buy or sell first?
  • What happens when you want to accept an offer?

And those are only a few of the major considerations! Continue reading “The complete guide to selling your home”

What 2016 taught us about the Central Otago property market

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By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group.

2016 has been a brilliant year for New Zealand and Central Otago in particular is benefiting from that. Our economy, tourism sector and property market continue to prosper and I expect continued growth and stability in 2017. Continue reading “What 2016 taught us about the Central Otago property market”

What to expect from the Dunedin property market in 2017

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By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group.

2016 has been a great year for New Zealand and Dunedin has benefited from that.

Although we’re not moving as quickly as other regions, Dunedin property investment has never been more attractive and our market this year was extremely fast-moving. Continue reading “What to expect from the Dunedin property market in 2017”

Guest blog: How depreciation can maximise your cashflow

By Simon Darby, Property Depreciation Specialist, Valuit.

Here in New Zealand, investment properties are a hugely attractive prospect. It’s a fantastic way to supplement your income and increase your wealth.

However, many investors never fully realise the potential returns their property can offer.

For anyone looking to invest in or who already has investment property, depreciation is something you need to be thinking about to ensure you’re making the best return. Continue reading “Guest blog: How depreciation can maximise your cashflow”

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