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5 renovations to increase rent and attract good tenants

Not all renovations are equal in the eyes of your tenants. Some offer more value than others, all of which influences how much they’re willing to pay to rent your property.

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Lodge City Rentals May Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-05-20

New Zealanders are rightly being encouraged to invest – so what should it be? Sharemarket or property?

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Work hard, reap the rewards

With 30 years in the real estate game, Richard Lindsay reckons there’s one thing all successful real estate agents have in common: they don’t mind a bit of hard work.

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Loan-to-value ratio: why is it important when buying an investment property?

Loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is a critical part of a property investor’s toolkit. If you’re new to property investing, here’s a quick run down on the role it plays in an investment portfolio, and why you should keep an eye on it.

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Lodge City Rentals April Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-04-18

The rental market is tight – but don’t let that put you off investing

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Handing over the keys: your property settlement day checklist

A home sale success doesn’t end on the auctioneer’s hammer or when your buyers sign the dotted line of a sale and purchase agreement. A lot happens in the period after you sell your house, particularly when preparing a property for settlement. To help, here’s a checklist to keep your home sale on track.

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There’s positive things to gain from rental changes: Owning a rental property is still a great investment!

By David Kneebone: 2019-03-20

Remember 2018? It was quite a year for the rental industry; seemingly coming to a head in August when the Government asked the public for feedback on new proposals aimed at making life better for renters.

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Lodge City Rentals February update

By David Kneebone: 2019-02-22

In some ways, February for students isn’t too different to June for dairy farmers; bags are packed and cars loaded up as belongings are shifted from one house to another.                      

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9 living space renovation tips you might not have considered

You’ve heard it all before: new paint, new carpet, new open-plan, but what kind of options do you have beyond these basics in your living space renovations?

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Is it time for a house recladding?

A well-maintained, quality exterior cladding system is the key to making a good impression on both guests and potential home buyers, but all too often New Zealanders are putting house recladding and other exterior house renovations on the backburner.

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