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How to maintain your investment property and protect its value

Maintaining your investment property is in your best interests both in terms of attracting and keeping good tenants, and retaining the value of the property over time. 

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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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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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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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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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Don't forget the roof! Why roof maintenance matters

Whether you intend to sell your house or live in it for the next twenty years, knowing how to maintain a roof is vital to keeping your home safe, and its value growing.

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The best sources of home renovation ideas for 2019

Let’s forget budgeting, return on investment and property value research for a moment, and focus on the best part of renovating (apart from finishing)—finding inspiration. Once you’ve found your project muse, it’ll help keep you motivated until the last brush stroke.

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House extensions FAQ: what homeowners need to know

House extensions are the renovation of choice for homeowners who need more space, more function, or want to add more value to their home.

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