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Why is the price such a secret?

This was the profound question asked by a visiting, overseas, real estate expert who was looking at property for sale advertising in Auckland recently. Everywhere she goes she checks out the local market but she could not understand why we … Continue reading

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How to avoid making a stupid buying decision

When you own property, whether you live in it or rent it out to others, you love to see the value of it rising. That’s because your equity (or share of the value) rises by the same amount. There are … Continue reading

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Could the housing crisis create another building disaster?

Due to having some time out for surgery it has been a while since I posted an article. During this time an enormous amount of hot air has been exhaled about the Auckland Property market – so much in fact … Continue reading

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Why do small houses cost so much in Auckland?

One of the hardest types of property to buy in Auckland is a 2 bedroom unit or house. You need deep pockets and a strong will because the prices they are attracting are unbelievable. What is it that makes them … Continue reading

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5 essential actions house buyers need to take

Whether it has been a few years since you last bought a property or you are buying for the first time most property buyers think the process is about looking at properties until you find the right one then buying … Continue reading

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Land, Money and Time – the 3 critical issues in Auckland

It has been a very noisy time for anyone following the Auckland property market with commentators, journalists, Government officials, Councillors and opinion piece writers voicing their ideas on how to fix the market once and for all. What is absolutely … Continue reading

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The Zen of house buying: How to stay in control

There has been quite a lot of information about the Auckland property market out there this past week and not much of it all that helpful for all you property buyers considering your future in the market. Hopefully this week’s … Continue reading

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