The Bay Of Plenty – A Great Place To Work And Live

Mount Maunganui and Ocean Beach

If you are visiting the Bay of Plenty Region this summer, and in particular Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, make sure you take the time to read the local paper and check out some of the amazing job opportunities in this Region. Besides having a similar salary base to Auckland, the Bay of Plenty has lots of job variety, including senior management positions and plenty of business opportunities.

Many people are surprised how easy it is to move away from Auckland and Hamilton, away from the traffic chaos and unaffordable house prices and rents. Not only is it more affordable, but the Region has much to offer its residents. A favourable climate which means you can grow nearly every fruit and vegetable available in New Zealand, larger sections for families, stunning beaches only a few minutes’ walk or drive away, shopping malls, a fantastic pool complex, a great arts and cultural scene and more.

So take the time to look, we can show you some of the fantastic houses we have available for rent, and if your are interested in buying an investment property we can give you plenty of local property management advice about best areas to buy and the types of rental return you can expect for you house.

We think you may decide to stay!

Contact Chris or Nicky today for more information – Connect Realty

Is Your Property Investment Safe Without Working Smoke Alarms?

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm


They answer is a definite No!

Investment properties can be a high fire risk because of tenant behaviour, and many tenants may not even consider smoke alarms as necessary because they are not thinking about the real cost of a fire, this includes putting lives at risk and the value of YOUR investment.

Often the tenant is placing faith in you to provide a safe tenancy for them. Whereas some properties already have a legal requirement to have smoke alarms installed – we believe ALL properties should have smoke alarms installed.

In addition to safety, after a fire the tenant is gone but your bills and expenses will continue all the same. So you should not leave the protection of your asset to your tenant because they do not have to pay the bills or the bank!

For a relatively small price, a working smoke alarm can save your tenants life and protect your property and investment.

At Connect Realty we deal with a company called NSAS (National Smoke Alarm Services). NSAS will provide an annual maintenance service, free battery replacements, testing of all alarms, unlimited inspections and more.

Call us for more information