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How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:

 

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.


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Topics: Residential, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Add Value To Your Property, property focus, home improvements, Health and Wellbeing, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home

Harcourts Property Management COVID-19 Response

28-Aug-2020 13:21:37 Share this:

COVID-19 has returned to New Zealand, and whilst this is disappointing, your Harcourts property manager is prepared for any challenges that the various alert levels create.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Lockdown 2020

2020 – when change is our only constant

30-Jul-2020 16:18:55 Share this:

The period leading up to making a decision regarding buying or selling property is always a time flooded with competing and conflicting information and opinions being promoted by seemingly qualified individuals and outlets. Who is right and who is wrong and who do we believe, are questions we all ask.


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Topics: property focus, Buying selling real estate, COVID-19

How to make serious savings on foreign exchange when buying or selling property

30-Jul-2020 16:18:35 Share this:

COVID-19 has seen a record number of New Zealanders looking to return home and a big increase in overseas enquiries from those interested in owning a slice of Aotearoa. But moving countries can be stressful at the best of times, so how do you minimise the stress, complexity and cost?


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Topics: property focus, saving tips, foreign exchange, COVID-19, TorFX

Healthy homes compliance date – 1 July 2020

28-May-2020 10:55:22 Share this:



From 1 July 2020 landlords must include a statement of their current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards in any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreement.


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Topics: Renting, Rental Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Alert Level 2 – Business as usual (almost)

28-May-2020 10:42:06 Share this:



Alert Level 2 has meant the easing of restrictions and a return to business as usual for our property managers, with some changes:


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Topics: New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Is now a good time to invest in a property?

28-May-2020 09:07:09 Share this:



Everyone loves to talk, debate, and most often speculate on the current and future direction of the real estate market, nobody more so than an engaged property investor and never more so than right now!


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Topics: Investment Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, property sales, COVID-19

COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act

01-May-2020 13:43:02 Share this:



The Minister of Finance announced on 23rd March 2020 a freeze on rent increases and an extension of no-cause terminations. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act and applied from 26th March 2020.


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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

What does Level 3 mean for Property Management?

01-May-2020 13:37:13 Share this:


The response from New Zealanders to the level 4 restrictions has been tremendous, with most Kiwis doing as instructed and staying home. We have seen lots of people on the news and social media inside their bubbles learning new skills, spending time with their families and making the most of the extra time during lockdown. Our property managers, however, have been busier than ever responding to enquiries and concerns from landlords and tenants, and navigating the COVID-19 Response {Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act passed in March 2020.


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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Saying thank you: Mother's Day activity book

24-Apr-2020 11:25:52 Share this:

A collection of crafts, cooking and gestures, specially for Mum.


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Topics: Balance, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Kids, Kid friendly activities, Thank you, Celebrate