Entries by Connect Realty

New Tenancy Regulations Proposed By Government

  This month saw new Government regulations proposed for two key issues that will have significant effects on the residential property rental sector. Submissions were called for on proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act and the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act. The current Government says its proposed reform of tenancy laws aims to “make life […]

New Rules Proposed to Improve Health Standards of Rental Homes

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has issued a consultation paper on minimum standards proposed under the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act, which the Government says must be in place by July 1st next year. The proposed standards will set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in residential rental […]

Real Estate In The Bay – The Latest REINZ Figures For Tauranga

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has released their latest figures today and, according to the new data, Tauranga house prices have jumped 4.5 per cent. The latest data shows the median house price in Taurangas jumped to $635,000 in July 2018 from $607,500 in July 2017. Interestingly though, However, the median house […]

Four Things To Consider When Buying An Investment Property

With the Tauranga property market doing so well over the last few years, more people are interested in getting into property investment. Of course, property investment is not something to consider lightly and is not always smooth sailing for Landlords. There are some key things you should consider when buying an investment property and to […]

Finding Your Next Tauranga Investment Property Hotspot

Finding the next property hotspot is important for many property investors and especially for those entering the investment market for the first time and/or hoping to get a capital gain on their investment.  Of course, finding that hotspot is like finding the golden egg, it requires a keen eye and an expert team on your […]

More 5-Star Reviews For Connect Realty Ltd

  When it comes to small businesses, the success of the business depends heavily on word of mouth.  With Connect Realty Ltd being a local privately owned company we understand that positive reviews & testimonials from our clients help you make a decision about whether to use our services.   Here are some of the […]

First-home buyers borrowing deposit from parents

  According to figures out from Australia this week, in 2017 over 55 percent of first home buyers sought help from their parents to fund their mortgage.  This is a huge leap from 3.3. percent in 2010, and experts say that New Zealand is likely to be the same or even higher. One mortgage lender […]

Top 4 Questions Landlords Ask Property Managers

  We have been in the Property Management business for many years, and over these years there have been some key questions that we get asked regularly by landlords and property investors.  So to make it easy for any potential investor or new Landlord, here are the top four questions we get asked: 1. What […]

Predictions for Tauranga Rental Prices For 2018

  A question we often get asked, by both tenants and landlords, is will rents rise in the coming year?  The simple answer is yes, they will.  Here are some of the reasons why: As you would have read over summer, Tauranga, just like Auckland, has a serious rental shortage, especially quality rental homes. The […]