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Christchurch – Part 2

Posted on 09/09/10 in General, 1 Comment
Christchurch – Part 2

After a day in and round Christchurch I must say that the media are “Not” over stating the level of damage. Much the opposite I think we all assumed that Christchurch got away really lightly, were as in fact from what I saw today the damage from the main quake and the 355 aftershocks in […]

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Christchurch – Rocked to the core Part 1

Posted on 09/08/10 in General, 1 Comment
Christchurch – Rocked to the core Part 1

Christchurch city has for the last few years seemed like a second home to me. For the last 3 years I’ve spent at least one day per month in the capital of the south, and today I’m heading back there. At the moment I’m sitting in Wellington airport waiting for my flight and wondering how […]

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Can you pay too little for a piece of Real Estate?

Posted on 09/02/10 in General, No Comments
Can you pay too little for a piece of Real Estate?

Forever on the hunt for great deals I yesterday found myself in a local commercial real estate agents office looking at a few very interesting property deals. After speaking to the principal agent for a few minutes we disclosed that we are after a killer deal and would be interested in any property were the […]

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Tenancy Hearings: A How Not to do It Guide.

Posted on 08/31/10 in General, 7 Comments
Tenancy Hearings: A How Not to do It Guide.

I have over the last few years never had the opportunity to go to the tenancy tribunal until yesterday, but based on the reports of the property managers I’ve spoken to I haven’t missed much. It seems that they call it the “Tenancy” Tribunal for a reason, it seems that whenever one of the managers […]

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Why do we need to bash the competition?

Posted on 08/30/10 in General, 12 Comments
Why do we need to bash the competition?

Seriously whats wrong with us? Lately I’ve had time to ponder the interesting industry that I find myself in and it puzzles me. Depending on what I’m doing on any given day I usually fall into the “Property Educator” or “Seminar Promoter” industries, which in the last 12 months has been sliced open wide. With […]

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Top 50 Branded Facebook Pages

Posted on 08/24/10 in General, 1 Comment
Top 50 Branded Facebook Pages

If like me you have an interest in social media this will be of interest to you. It came from a blog post on the website below, check them out they have some very interesting ideas. http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/top-50-branded-facebook-pages-june-2010-clear-winners-emerge/ Rank Jun 10 Rank Dec 09 Fans as of 12/29/2009 Fans as of 6/28/2010 % increase Change in […]

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Is it any wonder….

Posted on 08/19/10 in General, No Comments
Is it any wonder….

Is it really any wonder the property market has continued to take a a nasty dive? Check out the stuff the media is sending out at the moment. Auckland trumps Queenstown for least affordable property And Falling prices paralyse investment in property And Property investment takes big hit in new survey And it goes on […]

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Ouch! That’s gunna leave a mark.

Posted on 08/18/10 in General, 2 Comments
Ouch! That’s gunna leave a mark.

From the file marked “You know when your in a recession when”….. I saw a valuation today for a property that had dropped just over $200,000 in value over the last 2 years! OUCH…. It had valued at $580,000 as a home and income in late 2007, then last week when it was revalued for […]

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Crime and Punishment

Posted on 08/17/10 in General, 1 Comment
Crime and Punishment

Reading today’s paper I really did have to wonder what sort of country we live in. Firstly this article, about a young lady who ran from the police in her car while she was drunk and killed a 51 year old in another car. Then this article about a couple of blokes in Hastings who […]

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A Compelling argument for Insurance

Posted on 07/30/10 in General, 1 Comment
A Compelling argument for Insurance

There’s really not too much to say about this post, the picture says it all. Tenants moved in on the 7th of July, and drove their car into the front room on the 10th of July. This was only a few days after the property had settled.  Always remember to get your insurance cover sorted […]

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