Five inexpensive tips for increasing your home’s value

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/90409733/five-inexpensive-tips-for-increasing-your-homes-value ISTOCK Planning to sell in the not-too-distant future? An objective professional opinion on your interior will help you prioritise any changes you need to make, and give you some great ideas, too. You might not be selling your home right away, but if it's something you see happening in the next year or so, … Continue reading Five inexpensive tips for increasing your home’s value

Shore apartment owners’ meeting delayed: huge repair undecided

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11826855 Owners of Browns Bay's largest apartment block, facing weathertightness and fire safety issues, will not meet until May to vote on how much to spend fixing the building. An estimate last year indicated it would cost $14.5 million to repair. Minutes from the latest body corporate committee meeting held on March 14 reported how … Continue reading Shore apartment owners’ meeting delayed: huge repair undecided

Buyers bite in flat market

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11824852 The 40 per cent deposit requirement prevents many investors from buying. Photo / 123RF The Auckland cycle has peaked and will probably sit flattish with small rises for a few years, says BNZ's chief economist Tony Alexander. Writing in his weekly overview he says the two forces causing the flattening are the 40 per … Continue reading Buyers bite in flat market

Declutter to get that sale

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11824857 Don't be fooled that you can hide the clutter. Photo / Getty Images The faster you declutter, the quicker you sell your home. Less stuff gives the impression of more space and allows buyers to imagine their own belongings in your home. It's relatively easy to get rid of excess sofas, chairs, bicycles and … Continue reading Declutter to get that sale

Insurance Giant Take Firm Stance on Meth

https://www.realiq.nz/news/2017/3/13/insurance-companies-take-stance-on-meth IAG, one of New Zealand's leading insurance providers has drawn a line in the sand with regards to claims around Meth-contaminated properties. In our opinion, their stance leads us a step closer to compulsory Meth Testing for all residential rental properties in New Zealand. The stance IAG has taken is understandable considering a number … Continue reading Insurance Giant Take Firm Stance on Meth

The half-million dollar hovel: derelict Wellington home hits the market

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/90510854/the-halfmillion-dollar-hovel-derelict-wellington-home-hits-the-market The roof is no longer attached to the walls, and the backyard is overrun with weeds, but this central Wellington bungalow is attracting plenty of would-be buyers, despite a current rateable value of $540,000. Interested buyers cannot even look inside the 1930s three-bedroom house in inner-city Mt Cook, after Wellington City Council deemed it was dangerous … Continue reading The half-million dollar hovel: derelict Wellington home hits the market

Airbnb owners get insurance warning

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/90652007/airbnb-owners-get-insurance-warning CHRIS MCKEEN/FAIRFAX NZ David 'DJ' Olivier owns an airline-themed apartment in Auckland which is popular on Airbnb. Homeowners are often told that Airbnb is a good way to make some money from the roof over their heads. David Jack Olivier, a flight attendant, has talked about renting his central Auckland apartment on the online accommodation … Continue reading Airbnb owners get insurance warning