Entries by Connect Realty

New Standards For Insulating Your Rental Property

  Winter sees temperatures dropping all over the country, and many of us will turn on the heatpump, light the fire, or look for alternative heat sources to heat our home.  New Zealand homes have a history of being cold with poor insulation, single-glazing, and inefficient heat sources. Unfortunately cold homes create all sorts of […]

Customer Service Key To Successful Property Managers

A recent article in ‘news.com.au’ highlighted the importance of consumer relationships and customer service in the real estate industry. While Australia is weathering a property downturn, their Real Estate Institute revealed that hard work and maintaining a high reputation is helping property managers through a difficult period. A survey sent out to institute members showed […]

Why Use Property Managers

It has been an interesting year for landlords with new legislation and differing housing markets across the country.  Given the uncertainties that exist for property investors, there is even more reason to utilise experienced local property managers when buying an investment property. Here are some key reasons why you should choose Connect Realty as your […]

Boom Time In Tauranga

  Tauranga is continuing with its housing and economic boom.  As an example, in the last month Tauranga’s newest mega-mall opened its doors to 1000 employees.  The mega-mall has 45 new stores, 17 restaurants, and a stunning 800-seat cinema. This is stage two of the $150 million development. Tauranga Crossing opened its doors with an […]

Capital Gains Tax Update

  Capital Gains Tax Update The New Zealand Government created the Tax Working Group to consider the future of tax.  Chaired by former Finance Minister Hon Sir Michael Cullen, it will provide recommendations to Government that would improve the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system over the next 10 years. It sought input […]

Visiting Tauranga This Summer?

  Hopefully this summer you will be able to visit the beautiful city of Tauranga, and our stunning coastal communities at Mount Maunganui and Papamoa. While you are here, make sure you check out the local papers for some of the amazing job opportunities. Besides having a similar salary base to larger cities, Tauranga has […]

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 […]