October 15, 2015

We are consistently experiencing strong demand for rental properties within the Selwyn area, particularly through the smaller towns and rural areas throughout the district.

 

This is particularly evident through Leeston, Dunsandel and Southbridge where the...

September 15, 2015

 

It is a very simple process to change to a different property management company.

 

We have a simple one page form available to download from our website, that you can give to your current property manager giving us authorisation to take over the management of your prop...

June 30, 2015

How much does it all cost? This is a common question for people who have been managing their own rental properties or who have recently purchased their first investment property.

Of course there are other things than just the fees that you need to consider when cho...

May 13, 2015

Do you manage your own rental property? Here are 15 reasons why you should engage us to do it for you:

1 Our fees are competitive - Our 7.5% + GST flat rate fee is the only fee you will pay. We offer further discount for multiple properties.

2 Whilst most companies will...

April 16, 2015

30 years ago ago, an average house cost 2-3 times the average income.  When property prices were at their peak in 2007 an average home cost over 6 times the average income

 

It has taken six years for the economy to recover from the recession that hit after 2007. The lon...

March 10, 2015

 

This is an article that I wrote for the March 2015 edition of the Canterbury Property Investors Association (CPIA) magazine:

 

 

Are you thinking of engaging the services of a professional property manager? Here’s a quick guide.

 

There’s certainly a lot of choice in Chris...

March 5, 2015

 

An interesting article from a fellow colleague, Barry Bridgman from Bridgman Property Management Ltd in Auckland.

 

 

When you're renting a property, knowing what your rights and responsibilities are is essential. Both are protected by law, and they make your time as a t...

February 11, 2015

See here for a full comparison between Selwyn Property Management and one of our key competitors.

We differ from other companies in that we charge a single all inclusive 6.95% + GST flat rate fee (as of February 2015).

This compares with the industry standard of 8% + GST...

December 28, 2014

You have a lot of options when choosing a property manager.  There are the real estate office based managers and those that are independently owned.

A real estate company’s number one focus is in selling property.  Property management is always secondary to this - it is...

August 18, 2014

Some very good information and demographics from this years NZPIF survey:

 

Some interesting Insights:

 

The average investor had owned rental property for 17.8 years

 

The average value of properties held was $2.2m and debt $1m

 

The average maintenance spend was 8.7% of rent...

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