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She won’t be right

She won’t be right

Buying a property in 2020 is a very different kettle of fish to buying a home even ten short years ago.  Gone is that classic Kiwi ‘she’ll be right’ approach to real estate. Today’s buyers are knowledgeable and well researched. They can access a wide range of information and services quickly which means they know […]

Addiction & The Property Market

Addiction & The Property Market

For anyone who has battled addiction and won, you will know it is best tackled one day at a time. A time frame longer than that is often too hard to fathom or comprehend. So, what do the current property market and recovering from addiction have to do with each other? There is little point […]

Eye of the covid storm

Eye of the covid storm

I think we can all be forgiven for acting as if life has returned to a pre-Covid state. Wishful thinking. You only need to switch on the news to be reminded that the pandemic is, in fact, still raging across the world. So here we are in our beautiful country making the most of our […]

Five million reasons the economists are wrong

Five million reasons the economists are wrong

Given everything that’s going on at the moment, you could be forgiven for missing that New Zealand’s population just topped the five million mark.  The milestone snuck up on us so fast, in just seventeen years in fact. We almost forgot to pause and think just what will be the impacts of the rapidly increasing […]

Is now a good time to buy?

Is now a good time to buy?

Over the last month we’ve been busy catching up with buyers to see if they still intend to purchase a home. And the overwhelming answer? Yes! So, why is it that some buyers are confident in property and what are the upsides of buying in this market? Off the pace It’s nearly impossible to pick […]

Coronavirus and property

Coronavirus and property

WOW. What a whirlwind of change. Barely three months ago the world was ticking along nicely, the Auckland market was back and booming and stocks were hitting record prices. We had winter getaways booked and Trump was licking his lips with the prospect of re-election. Our new reality? Forget you ever had a plan. And […]

No Pain, All Gain

No Pain, All Gain

The big change this year has been the number of parents looking to buy property for their children. There are two motives driving this change: providing accommodation in a tight rental market and securing a foothold in the investment market. The difficulty for any buyer at the moment is stock levels with only 552 properties […]

Predicting the unpredictable

Predicting the unpredictable

The market is back in full swing and now is the time we all better start looking forward to our Easter break!  We had a great holiday spending time with family but we’re excited to be back for another year in the property market. As we attempt to try and predict the unpredictable, here is […]

The year in review

The year in review

That’s right, we’re hurtling towards party season where the day to day grind makes way for champagne and frivolity.  This month we look at the year in review and share our motto for buying property in 2020. The beginning The year kicked off the same way as 2018 ended but started running out of steam […]