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  • Feilding overtakes Palmerston North! (is the secret out?)

    +43% Increase in Feilding median house price in 12 months! I was reading recently on stuff.co.nz that “Feilding house prices are sweeping past its city neighbours as a spike breaks another record”. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand reported Feilding's median house price hit an all-time high of $465,000 in September, a 43 per cent increase over the past 12 months and ...

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    Rents are up 9.1% in the Manawatu

    When we say rents have gone up in Manawatu/Wanganui by 9.1% it doesn’t sound like much, does it? Sometimes a figure itself can be hard to convert into something meaningful. So, let’s look at it this way: For every $100 of rent a landlord charged a year ago, they are now charging $109 on average – or $9 more income per week. If you own an investment property ...

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    Award-winning property management in Friendly Feilding

    Did you know in 2008 our property management industry became unregulated? Many of the consumer safeguards were removed, all business start-up entry levels were removed and there was no longer any industry (or external) watchdog requirements. Because the industry is unregulated it’s essential that you safeguard yourself. If you’re considering a property management company then this is my advice on how ...

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    Should I rent my home furnished or unfurnished

    I am often asked about renting homes furnished or unfurnished and I thought I would share some thoughts on this topic. What do people mean by 'fully furnished' anyway? Imagine going on holiday and housesitting a friends house or renting on Air B'n'B. That would be a great way to imagine what 'fully furnished' is generally like. As the owner, you don't need ...

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    Manawatu Market Update Video

    This video summarises Manawatu Real Estate statistics from the Real Estate Institue of New Zealand including Palmerston North and the wider area. “The Manawatu/Wanganui region is experiencing a similar pattern to a number of regions across the country whereby prices are increasing from the same time last year, but volumes have fallen as a result of low levels of new properties ...

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    VIDEO: 23rd August: The week in Real Estate

    Greg summarises some interesting news stories from the week in real estate: In this episode: OCR Rates and ANZ's viewpoint Buying a 1/4 acre in Auckland, plus how to do great landscaping on a smaller section Wellington trying to save heritage houses plus huge 'affordable' housing sales Outstanding Kiwi kitchens win international awards Calls for regulation on property management ANZ predicts OCR cut https://www.goodreturns.co.nz/article/976506957/anz-predicts-ocr-cut.htmlSource: goodreturns.co.nz Inside an industry's crisis ...

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    REINZ House price update for Manawatu and Rangitikei

    See below for a link to the full document. Regions are moving upwards while Auckland stays steady. Click here for the full document to see what is happening in your region. CLICK AND CONTACT US FOR A FREE UPDATED APPRAISAL ON YOUR HOME ...

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    The Week in Real Estate: Interesting News Stories

    The week in New Zealand Real Estate by Greg Watson of Watson Property Management. Greg covers an amazing house in Ireland, gets the scoop on New Zealand's expensive houses, finds affordable areas for you, comments on reports that house prices might fall and a happy outcome to a terrible house fire. Here are some links to the articles: The super cool house in ...

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    Greg Watson Inducted into IGT Hall of Fame

    From The 7th to the 9th of July 2018 I attended the Inspired Growth Conference in Brisbane Australia. The Inspired Growth Organisation helps to train people in a Business Development role; that is people whose job it is to grow a Property Management Business. A series of international awards have led to being inducted into the Hall of Fame As part of the ...

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    Beware of these two housing scams happening now!

    I was at a business meeting this morning and three people raised my awareness about scams that are currently taking place in our area.  Two out of three of them relate to housing. I thought I'd bring these to your attention just in case it will help protect you or raise awareness to protect your friends and family. The smoke alarm compliance scam The first ...

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