Tenancy Law Changes: Are you updated?

Tenancy law in New Zealand has been changing, and it’s important that landlords are aware of the new laws and obligations they need to fulfil. While many of the laws are already familiar, there is still a Phase 3 underway for introducing new tenancy law. Making sure your housing, including boarding houses meet all theRead more

5 Tips For Buying Property With Friends Or Relatives

After a couple of tough years, many people are finding themselves alone and financially unable to invest in property to secure a home for their future. Finding yourself worse off than you could have anticipated is a tough blow, especially when coupled with unexpected hardships such as job loss, separation or divorce, or suddenly beingRead more

What you need to know about property investment in New Zealand

With rolling green hills, glaciers, and glow worms, Aotearoa (or the land of the long white cloud) is home to more than just the All Blacks and The Lord of the Rings. It’s home to a real estate market where (in general) property prices double every 10-12 years, making it a hot spot for investorsRead more

How to fast track paying off your mortgage

Knowing you are chained to a mortgage for three decades or more can be daunting. There are ways you can mix up your strategy, however, with the reward of reducing the balance of your mortgage, as well as the time you’ll take paying it off. Adjust your psychology – Nobody likes the idea of short-termRead more

KonMari your whare

You don’t need to spend a fortune to increase the value of your property. In this multi-part lockdown series, we’ll show you how. Part two – How to KonMari your whare. Decluttering the KonMari way Marie Kondo is a pro organiser. She loves organising so much that she has trademarked her approach to decluttering. TheRead more

Tenancy law changes – what you need to know.

Last year saw our Government introduce the biggest overhaul of tenancy laws in thirty-five years. Those laws are now in place. Here’s what you need to know. By Kirsten Magnusson The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 is now in place and affects both landlords and tenants. We’ve provided an overview here, for further reference visitRead more

Eight property predictions for 2020

It’s a brave man or woman who claims to have enough insight into the New Zealand property market to make predictions on what’s going to happen in the year ahead. Market conditions and circumstances can change quickly — and what appeared to be a reasonable assumption at one time can be turned on its headRead more

Could buying with a friend be the right retirement financing solution for you?

There is an increasing number of women who find themselves alone and financially unprepared as they approach retirement. Women who may have sacrificed years of earning superannuation, by being at home raising the family, are finding themselves worse off than they could have anticipated. Similarly, those who have experienced unexpected hardships such as separation orRead more

Safety issues for those who live alone

The single lifestyle is one envied by many – especially your married friends with houses full of kids. But for those of you who do live alone, you know that there are as many pitfalls as there are pleasures. The loneliness of course is the big one, plus the fact it’s always your turn toRead more

4 Apps to help navigate life after divorce

Divorce is one of the hardest challenges life can present you with, and nobody anticipates just how ugly things can get – especially when it comes to real estate. Not only do basic things get really difficult for both of you, it’s also a living nightmare for children. You may think they’re not affected byRead more