2019

 
Joint first home owners eligible for grants

Joint first home owners eligible for grants

Scott Bentley   17/10/2019 10:10am

It’s good news if you want to buy your first home with a friend or family member. From 1 October, you and your prospective co-owner can apply for a HomeStart grant of up to $10,000.

Why you should consider hiring a property manager

Why you should consider hiring a property manager

Scott Bentley   17/10/2019 10:10am

When you have one or more investment properties, it could be worthwhile enlisting the help of a property manager. A property manager can take over the day-to-day management of your properties.

Why invest in property now

Why invest in property now

Scott Bentley   10/10/2019 1:13pm

The beginning of August saw the Reserve Bank of New Zealand drop the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 1 percent. On 25 September, it held at that rate but the commentators are saying another cut could be in the offing. If ...


invest, investment property, rental
Is winter a good time to sell

Is winter a good time to sell

Scott Bentley   5/08/2019 7:07am

Some prospective sellers might think buyers are put off by winter's chill and think selling in summer could be a better option. But think again. Winter and early spring can be just the right time to sell, because ...

Declutter your home, and set your mind free!

Declutter your home, and set your mind free!

Scott Bentley   31/07/2019 10:10am

In an increasingly busy world, our home is supposed to be a hideaway—a place of peace and relaxation, but with more ‘stuff’ on the market than ever before, at prices which are often ridiculously ...

Preparing your property for sale

Preparing your property for sale

Scott Bentley   23/07/2019 9:09am

15 tips to enhance presentation
Great presentation is crucial to the selling process. In our experience, a well-presented home is far more likely to sell in a shorter timeframe and for a better...

Improving the value of your property

Improving the value of your property

Scott Bentley   24/06/2019 9:09am

Improving the value of your property doesn’t require elaborate renovations, second story extensions or the addition of a swimming pool.

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