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 may make your property manager and landlord view your tenancy application more favourably.

Continue reading “11 tenancy application tips to help you land a great rental property”

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”

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”

How 2016 shaped the Queenstown property market

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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 stability in 2017. Continue reading “How 2016 shaped the Queenstown 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”

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