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The effect of Covid-19 on Southland Property Market

The effect of Covid-19 on Southland Property Market

While all non-essential workers are at home, trying to keep busy around the house, many of us are left wondering what effects Covid-19 is going to have on the local housing market. Whether your livelihood is directly involved with the property market, like ours. Or indirectly like many; you may have one home, two or be an investor or someone who was saving to enter the market, it’s...

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Present your home to get the most value

Present your home to get the most value

Preparing your home for sale is more than just boxing your belongings. Making your home attractive to buyers is crucial in delivering you the top price for your home. You want the buyer to be able to envision their own items in your home and imagine living there themselves. Removing small distractions like clutter or unclean areas can greatly help with this. Here a few tips on how to get your...

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Types of property ownership

Types of property ownership

In search of your next home-sweet-home you may come across some unfamiliar terms, a common group is the types of property ownership. You’ve got all the tools under your belt such as a deposit, a willing lender and a budget but there is something else to think about when it comes to making your decision. The type of land agreement your desired property has will have an impact on what...

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Tips to prepare for an Open home or Viewing

Tips to prepare for an Open home or Viewing

We all know the importance of a good first impression. How your home looks, feels and even smells is crucial when it comes to open homes, particularly on a grey Southland day. Here are some simple and quick tasks you can do around the house before potential buyers arrive that can help your home shine.   De-clutter by putting away kids’ toys, bathroom toiletries, garden tools...

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How to move house sustainably

How to move house sustainably

Climate change and sustainable practices are a hot topic in the world, and rightly so! We often hear the idea that making a difference is not about one person doing everything – it’s about us all doing a few things. Moving house can be a stressful experience without having the added pressure of creating more waste weighing on us too. We’ve collated some tips on how to have a...

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Healthy home standards for Landlords

Healthy home standards for Landlords

Recent years have bought many significant changes in the requirements for rental properties. There are many opinions on the legislation and the time frames laid out. While it is true some landlords have found the investment a struggle to meet, ultimately, we must see the value in providing warm and safe homes for New Zealanders. The healthy homes standards introduce specific and minimum...

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