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Understanding the upcoming bright line test changes

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Revenue Minister Stuart Nash confirmed that the election “promise” to extend the bright line test from 2 years ownership to 5 years will be enacted, effective for properties acquired after the date of Royal Assent. The intended purpose of extending the bright line test is to ‘dampen property speculation’ and make homes more affordable. The […]

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Apple recognises Harcourts custom apps across global web network

New Zealand Real Estate group Harcourts, has been selected from a world-wide category to be the first real estate company to be featured across Apple’s global web network with a case study showing how they have used Apple’s iOS technology to transform their business. In recognition of their innovation and use of the iPad and […]

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How to impress with your outdoor space

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When you’re making last-minute tweaks before you get ready to sell your property, you’re usually thinking about one thing: how to add value quickly and inexpensively. The best way to do this is making some changes to your garden.

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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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15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of laws that aligns the arrangement of your home in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening in our lives, it’s thought you can affect what happens to you by encouraging good energy and repelling […]

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Top tips for applying for a rental property as a pet owner

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Some property owners associate pets with added mess, damage and disturbance which can make it more difficult for pet owners to find a rental home. However, many landlords are beginning to see the advantages of pet owners as tenants. They may be more responsible if they have a furry friend to look after and they […]

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