Archive for January, 2017

‘Can I Claim for This?’


It’s a very rare day when a property manager doesn’t receive at least one call about repairs and maintenance. As you call your owner for authorisation, it is handy to be familiar with the different types of deductions investment property owners can claim.

All property managers are familiar with managing the careful negotiation which can sometimes be required between … Continue Reading »

Creative ways to style indoor plants in your home

Tips & Tricks

There is no denying that indoor plants have become an extremely popular addition to the modern home.

However, which plants should you choose and how do you fit them into your home? To get you started, NZ House &Garden‘s art director (and plant aficionado), Richard Brunton, has shared some of his top tips for how to style indoor … Continue Reading »

6 property settlement tips for home buyers



After celebrating success at auction or negotiating a private sale, the next milestone in your property-buying journey is settlement. Here’s what you need to know.


1. Understand settlement

Property settlement is an official process usually conducted between your legal and financial representatives and those of the seller. It’s when ownership passes from the seller to you, and you pay the balance of … Continue Reading »

Saving strategies for first home buyers in 2017


Tired of renting? There are sensible ways to save up for that first home without giving up everything.

To help you get into your first home quicker, we grilled some of Australia’s foremost property experts for their top tips.

Get into budgeting

Budgeting is not sexy, but it does give you control over your finances and it is one of the surest ways to … Continue Reading »