WANNA ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME? DESIGN YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
WANNA ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME? DESIGN YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
by Super User
in Blog

Wanna Add Value To Your Home? Design Your Outdoor Space

Today, many New Zealanders enjoy spending time with their families and entertaining their guests outside. In fact, a lot of people out there are ready to spend some extra money on a home with a well-designed outdoor space. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking about selling your home but you first want to add some value to it, designing your outdoor space is a great idea. And in order to get the design right, you’ll have to follow some of the tips that have proven to be quite effective in the past. Here are 5 of them that might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Illuminate your outside space

If the potential buyers come to check out your home in the evening, they’re going to pay a lot of attention to how illuminated your outdoor space is. If they keep stumbling in the dark, chances are they want be ready to pay too much for your home. On the other hand, people will always be ready to pay more for homes with well-lit outdoor spaces. Moreover, if you use LED lights to illuminate your outside space, the new owners won’t have to worry about their electricity bills, which can be a huge plus for you.

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The outlook for Property investment in 2018
The outlook for Property investment in 2018
by Super User
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THE OUTLOOK FOR PROPERTY INVESTMENT IN 2018

January 2018 has arrived and Landlords maybe feeling nervous about their investment property.  Some may well be wondering if it will still be viable to invest in property?  Property investment is almost a national past time in New Zealand with a lot of people relying on this for their future financial security and retirement.  So what is causing this change of outlook?  There’s definite cause for their concern too.

Well there are a number of Changes being made by Government and with that comes a degree of nervousness about will property investment still be profitable?

So what are the changes?

  1. First there is the ‘Bright line test’ moving from two to five years where if you make a profit on selling a property you will be required to pay capital gains tax.
  2. Then there is the extra costs and compliance with insulation by July 2018 and maybe even a WOF for rental properties.
  3. There is the prospect of a loosening of tenancy conditions whereby with such things as a rent increase only once per year (vs., current 6 monthly) longer notice periods for vacating and the ability for tenants to have pets.
  4. There is also a perceived tenant bias with recent tenancy tribunal cases.
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Buying A House? Don’t Make Mistakes!
Buying A House? Don’t Make Mistakes!
by Super User
in Blog

Buying A House? Don’t Make Mistakes!

Buying a house is probably one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.  So it makes sense that you want to do it right and get good value from your purchase.  You also need to protect your investment by ensuring there is nothing unseen that might come along to downgrade your value.  In life, there are risks with buying anything, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave yourself open to risk when buying your dream property.  Most people stay a minimum of 5 years in a property so you do need to know what is happening in the area you have chosen to buy in.

Buyer’s remorse is very real when it comes to shopping for homes, especially if you don’t look around enough or do enough research.  We have listed here a few ways that will help you to ensure you stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to home buying, and how you can keep your eyes wide open to avoid risks.

Education Is Key!

Buying a house isn’t an easy job or simple process. It takes time, patience, and the reliance on other people to ensure you get the best value for your money. You will, of course, consult the right advisors at the bank, and at the real estate agency. However, there’s nothing wrong with a little self-education so do as much independent research on the home you want, the area you want to live in, and the mortgage rates you can afford to pay.

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