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Going Green

14-Dec-2020 12:56:58 Share this:

 

Whether you’re staging your home or not, house plants are a wonderful way to transform the rooms of your home. Adding greenery not only injects colour and structure into a space, it also creates a sense of relaxation and boosts mood. Plants can even reduce noise levels and improve air quality, so with all that going for them, what’s holding you back?


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, Decoration, property focus, Home Decor & Furnishing

Want to keep the “staged look” until the house is sold?

14-Dec-2020 12:52:22 Share this:

 

Home staging is all about selling the feeling of a home to prospective buyers, but living in a staged home can be a little inconvenient. Here are some steps you can take to make your life easier during the selling process.


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, property focus, Home Decor & Furnishing, Lifestyle Finance

Property Management Code of Conduct and licensing regime welcomed

26-Nov-2020 12:45:42 Share this:

Property managers play a powerful role in the housing of over 600,000 New Zealanders, including 43% of all children and those vulnerable to housing insecurity.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, New Zealand, Housing Market, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Privacy Act 2020

26-Nov-2020 12:36:46 Share this:

 

On 1 December 2020, the new Privacy Act 2020 will come into effect. The Act introduces a number of new privacy protections for individuals and obligations for businesses and organisations.


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Topics: Property Management, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Strategies for heating open plan areas

28-Oct-2020 11:00:00 Share this:

 

In New Zealand, we love open plan living which eliminates barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separated distinct functional areas. The flow that open plan living provides is well espoused by real estate agents as a highly sought-after feature of a property, unless you are trying to comply with the healthy homes heating standard.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Low-value asset threshold for depreciation

28-Oct-2020 07:05:14 Share this:

 

The Government passed legislation in March 2020 that temporarily increased the low-value asset threshold for depreciation from $500 to $5,000.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, legislation, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Auctions are go!

29-Sep-2020 11:32:31 Share this:

 

It’s rare to hear of thriving areas of industry during these unprecedented times we are in, yet Harcourts auctions across most of the country are smashing records.


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Topics: Auctions, New Zealand, Auction Results, property focus, Buying at auction