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Uber enters the NZ Real Estate market

Uber enters the NZ Real Estate market

Sorry, the heading was click bait. But like Uber disrupted the transport industry, the traditional real estate model has endured its fair share of attacks. There’s no denying that real estate is a lucrative industry. And anytime large sums of money are at stake, there will be people looking for a slice of the pie. […]

What is the market value of a property?

What is the market value of a property?

It was chance, not aspiration, that saw me major in Valuation and Property Management at University. Faced with the prospect of picking a specialty, a group of friends and I decided that following in the path of ‘Greg’s dad’ the valuer, seemed like a reasonable option. Given the old adage of strength in numbers we […]

Deadline Sales in NZ – Deadline Private Treaty

Deadline Sales in NZ – Deadline Private Treaty

If you’re thinking of selling your New Zealand property, you will no doubt be considering what is the best method of sale. An experienced real estate agent will be able to recommend the method which is most suited to your property and likely to get you the best price for your sale. Your decision may […]

Death & The New Zealand Capital Gains Tax

Death & The New Zealand Capital Gains Tax

The great thing about a good holiday is the ability to escape reality, even for a little while. But having enjoyed our fair share of lazy beach days, we’re back on deck, refreshed and ready to tackle whatever 2019 throws at us. That includes educating ourselves about possible changes which have the ability to impact […]

What is an RV (Rating Valuation)?

What is an RV (Rating Valuation)?

Wellington Property Market – 2018 RVs If you own real estate in Wellington, you will have recently received your new rating valuation (RV).  Your reaction, like many others, is likely to be one of slight shock (and possible delight) as your rating value will have risen somewhere in the region of 40-50%. I struggle not […]

Below Expectations: Is the property market BOOM over?

Below Expectations: Is the property market BOOM over?

When the music stops it normally signals the end of the party. New Zealand has experienced a fantastic real estate party over the last three years with the Wellington market moving around 40 – 50% during that time. Now that’s a lot of growth in a short period, but if averaged out over the last […]

Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

What do you call a group of Real Estate Agents at the bottom of a cliff? A good start! Don’t worry, we are acutely aware that if the general population could avoid using agents they would. So, we ask, is there a viable alternative for a real estate agent? A recent article published on Stuff […]

House Insurance & the NZ Property Market

House Insurance & the NZ Property Market

There is an issue brewing in the Wellington property market and it appears it is completely out of our control. It is: Insurance. It all started with the Christchurch quakes. Up until then, insurance was full replacement based on the size of the property. Post the quakes the way that insurance premiums are calculated has […]