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The market reached it's peak level of activity for the year so far as median house prices firmed and sales volumes rose strongly across New Zealand.  March saw eight regions hit new record high media sale prices according to the latest market statistics released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). See below for the latest regional commentary from around the country.

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 There’s no question that us Kiwi’s love our decks. They provide a multitude of uses—with the main one being a place to entertain outdoors. So then there is also no question that a house with a deck will fetch a higher price than a similar home without one, especially if it is built and presented in the right way.

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Getting on with your tenants is great - but being too buddy-buddy can end up doing more harm than good. Using a property manager to keep a healthy distance between yourself and the people in your investment property is integral to making the most of your portfolio.

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Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest way of adding cosmetic value to your home (making it look more modern, clean and fresh), but for it to have a positive impact, it needs to be done right.

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Every landlord has made the choice between a fixed tenancy and a periodic one—but have you ever wondered what would have happened if you had gone with the other option?

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Whilst getting the best possible price for their home is the main priority for most sellers, there are often some very simple, yet missed opportunities to increase home value at a time you need it most—and they don’t have to break the bank either.

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