10 landlord tips to boost your rental yield

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There are many creative ways landlords can boost their rental yield. With small improvements you can make your property more suitable for the rental market and you’ll quickly find tenants are willing to pay more for a property that really meets their needs.

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11 tenancy application tips to help you land a great rental property

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Applying for a rental property can be a daunting process — there’s plenty of paperwork and some legal considerations and financial requirements, as well as the fact that you’re probably facing up in direct competition against a bunch of other potential tenants who want the same property. But there are things you can do that […]

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Long-term vs short-term leasing: which is right for you?

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If you’re thinking about investing in property, first you need to consider what you’ll use it for: long-term leasing or as a short-term holiday home? Here are the main differences to help you decide which is right for you.

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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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4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter


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.

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GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation


  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.

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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.

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How 2016 shaped the Queenstown property market


By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group. 2016 has been a great year for New Zealand and Queenstown is perhaps the town that’s benefited most in the whole country. Our economy and tourism sectors and the Queenstown property market continue to be among the strongest and I expect to see continued prosperity and […]

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