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Tips on Increasing Rent with Little Expense
Tips on Increasing Rent with Little Expense
29-Jun-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 ma..

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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 con..

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Renovate To Rent or Sell?
Renovate To Rent or Sell?
28-May-2018 Mark Honeybone
Renovate To Rent or Sell? So you are a new investor (/home) 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..

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Investing in the unique Christchurch
Investing in the unique Christchurch
23-Apr-2018 Mark Honeybone
Investing in the unique Christchurch I am a strategist who writes monthly articles discussing different topics around property investment (/investment-property-buyers) for new and seasoned investors. I often have investors asking my assistance with Christchurch. We have many properties in this city and depend..

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Don’t Forget the Basics
Don’t Forget the Basics
09-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 s..

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Time to Reflect
Time to Reflect
18-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 ei..

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Using Your Real Estate Agent: Don’t Get Bullied!
Choosing experienced real estate agent. Using a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent (/home) 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 go..

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SHOULD I BUY NOW?
SHOULD I BUY NOW?
24-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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The Advantages of New Builds & What to Look Out For
The Advantages of New Builds & What to Look Out For Property Ventures puts serious effort into selling new developments. We won’t just list any new build; we want developments that haven't been hammered to death by other Agencies. We want to present unique opportunities to our investors (/investment-proper..

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