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Tips on Increasing Rent with Little Expense
Tips on Increasing Rent with Little Expense
03-Jul-2018 Mark Honeybone
Tips on Increasing Rent with Little Expense These days, things like regulations and rates which cost more than a few years ago, bring down the yield on a property. That is unless you increase rent. Recently rent has been increasing due to a lot of new regulations coming in. If ‘ring fencing’ comes in, rent ..

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Factors That Make a Great Investment Property
Factors That Make a Great Investment Property Last month I received some great questions in my 'Ask Mark' series on Property Ventures Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/propertyventuresnz). On the page, Carrie asked a very important "back to basics" question: "What factors do you take into account to ..

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Renovate To Rent or Sell?
Renovate To Rent or Sell?
01-Jun-2018 Mark Honeybone
Renovate To Rent or Sell? So you are a new investor and deciding to renovate your first investment property? First, you have to decide whether you are renovating to sell the property or to rent it. It is very important as the renovations should be totally different. Renovate to Rent This will in..

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Investing in the unique Christchurch
Investing in the unique Christchurch
27-Apr-2018 Mark Honeybone
Investing in the unique Christchurch I am a strategist who writes monthly articles discussing different topics around property investment for new and seasoned investors. I often have investors asking my assistance with Christchurch. We have many properties in this city and depending on what investors are lo..

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Don’t Forget the Basics
Don’t Forget the Basics
13-Apr-2018 Mark Honeybone
Recently I interviewed Andrew King, Executive Officer of the Property Investor Federation, for the NZ Property Podcast/Video series and it occurred to me that some of us forget about the fundamentals of property investing of buying well, buying to hold, adding value and other good things many talk about. It..

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Time to Reflect
Time to Reflect
22-Dec-2017 Mark Honeybone
Time to Reflect Something we should all regularly do is to have a quiet time to reflect, set goals and track how they are doing. However, many of us are (or think they are) too busy to do this or just don't get around to it. This is where I love the Christmas break, in fact early in the new year when you are e..

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Using Your Real Estate Agent: Don’t Get Bullied!
Choosing experienced real estate agent. Using a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent for selling your property is very important and can make you a lot of money. On the other hand, if you don’t have a good agent, you can lose a lot of money. I am frustrated to have heard stories about sellers who have gone to ..

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SHOULD I BUY NOW?
SHOULD I BUY NOW?
28-Jul-2017 Mark Honeybone
SHOULD I BUY NOW? Mark addresses the question on every investor’s lips. The media is all over the place at the moment. The day I am writing this article, Barfoot figures in Auckland show drops in ‘sale prices’ and increases in ‘days to sell’ in many areas around Auckland and state that the medium price is th..

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New Builds - Advantages and What to look out for?
New Builds – Advantages and What to look out for? Property Ventures are about to put some serious attention into selling new builds. We aren’t going to just put any old new build on our sites; we want something that hasn't been hammered to death over a long period by other selling companies. We want to present..

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Positive Feedback From Property Ventures Clients
As a business owner, it’s nice to get positive comments. It’s also okay to get negative comments because, if you take it the right way, your business and future customers can benefit. So it was nice for the team last week to receive the below from a client Property Ventures had persevered with, as it was not an eas..

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Energy Efficient Homes
Energy Efficient Homes
21-Sep-2016 Property Ventures
Energy-Efficiency homes offer a host of benefits to the savvy homeowner. Cost is an important factor but there are many other important issues to take into account. Here are some the reason why Property Ventures thinks you could seriously consider investing in energy efficient homes. Click here to download ..

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Like Minded People
Like Minded People
06-Dec-2015 Property Ventures
Now I for one have read many books (Think and Grow Rich my favourite) and attended many Self Development seminars and courses (Kurek Ashley my biggest influence), and one of the things they say is look around the people you associate with, and most of them will be within 20% above/below your financial position in l..

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Marks View of the Auckland Market
Marks View of the Auckland Market
01-Oct-2015 Mark Honeybone
Everyone has different views of the market right now, but one thing in common is that everyone agrees that the last few weeks have been a little quieter. Many agents complaining that there are less numbers at open homes and Auctions have gone quiet. Well in my opinion this had to happen, at times the market..

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Success Stories
Success Stories
08-Aug-2015 Property Ventures
Property investment can be an excellent vehicle for creating wealth, but often it can be difficult to find the time needed to source properties that will fit in with an investor’s goals. It can be equally difficult to sell properties in a timely fashion for a good price. However, with the right team behind you, wh..

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