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  • White Light Newsletter September 2016

    Rodney North Market Report Since our June newsletter the media have continued to report on the real estate market with an unabated fervor. It’s hard to envisage a newspaper without a sensational, attention-attracting headline about the market. One wonders how the writers can conjure up so many ways to say … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter June 2016

    Rodney North Market Report The media coverage about the state of our real estate market just seems to go on ad nauseam. Our Reserve Bank continues to search for mechanisms to subdue the market, major banks have taken to restricting loans to foreign buyers, the Government is threatening to come … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter May 2016

    Rodney North Market Report New Zealand’s infatuation with the property market has always been very strong but the current environment would have to be unprecedented. Every newspaper you read or news programme you watch or listen to has some sort of commentary on the real estate market in New Zealand. … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter March 2016

    Rodney North Market Report The Residential and Rural Sales Numbers graph on the bottom right side of the page shows a very interesting pattern over the period, November through to February for the last two years. Following September 2014, residential sales numbers rose sharply over October/November then dipped slightly in … Read more

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  • Who pays for Tank Water?

    Up until the Residential Tenancies Amendments Act 2010 it was the responsibility of the owner/landlord of a property to provide, and pay, for any water required to keep a leasehold going. During the summer periods, especially very dry summers, this meant that owners had to pay for all water deliveries … Read more

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  • Property Managers A Risk, say some

    Dame Rosanne Meo is the Chairperson of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and she is worried: while real estate agents are under the law’s thumb, most property managers are not, and she – and many others – believes that needs to change, to deal with some serious issues. … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter February 2016

    Rodney North Market Report The latest report out of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand shows that the market is still relatively buoyant although it has either leveled or dropped back slightly in some areas. Nationally, residential sales numbers for January 2016 were up 4.3 percent on January 2015 … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter November 2015

    Auctions have continued to be a very popular method of selling residential properties, with over 43 percent of sales completed during October in North Rodney being sold by auction. Last month we reported that auctions accounted for 26.75% of residential sales during the July-September quarter, so Octobers’ result is quite … Read more

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  • Investorgate – Property Management Newsletter October 2015

    Market Report It continues to be a busy time for our team, particularly being down in numbers since Andy decided property management was not for him. It certainly isn’t a vocation which suits everyone however, this month we have Brittany Garner joining us. Brittany’s family are long-time residents of the … Read more

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  • White Light Newsletter September 2015

    Last month was spent away from the office which is why there was no White Light in August. Our vacation was spread between the United States and Mexico where we caught up with a mixture of old friends, family and spoke to a couple of real estate agents. After over … Read more

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