New Government Valuations
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by Ali Frederickson
2y ago
‘1st time in 4 years’! New Government Valuations released in December. Government Valuations (G.V.’s) are released on a normal 3 yearly cycle, with the last computer-based mass appraisal completed having an effective date of 1st July 2017. Over 4 years ago. Last year the Valuer General would have normally completed and posted the new 3 yearly G.V.’s for all rateable properties in New Zealand, effective 1st July 2020. With the onset of Covid-19 and the lockdown periods last year, it was decided to delay the new valuations to have an effective date of 1st June this year, thereby extending the cy ..read more
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Action at the Coal-Face
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Who would have thought that I would be writing this market insights blog two weeks into a COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown ! Looking around the world, no matter what your political leaning is, thank goodness we are not experiencing the extent of Delta outbreak that many other countries are fighting. Leading into the lockdown, the North Shore real estate market insights was continuing along a similar pattern to previous months, with a severely depleted volume of property listed on the market for this traditionally slower selling period of the year. This trend started to occur in late summer, where we ..read more
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How to Know When You’re Ready to Buy a Home
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by Avi Nair
3y ago
Here at Lochore’s Real Estate, we’ve been operating as real estate agents in the lower North Shore for decades, so we’ve seen a lot of people take their first step into home ownership over the years. We understand; it’s a big decision, involving a complicated marketplace, and what’s likely to be the biggest transaction of your life so far. It’s completely normal to consider it for several years before making any tangible progress. But the longer you think about a big decision, the harder it can become over time to see an opportunity when one arises. When we spend years thinking about taking th ..read more
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Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020: A Guide
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
The New Zealand government recently passed the biggest changes in Tenancy legislation in 35 years, outlined in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020. Here at Lochore’s Real Estate, we keep up to date with all things residential property and care about our clients’ investments, which is why our Auckland property management professionals and real estate salespeople have created this handy guide for everything you need to know about the changes, what you can expect, and what action you should take where necessary.   Why were these changes passed? The recent changes were made in respon ..read more
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The Best Ways to Add Value to Your Property
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Any improvements to your house that cost less than the value they add are worth the money, but which improvements yield the best returns? As one of North Shore’s leading real estate companies, we here at Lochore’s understand the factors that are likely to optimise the value of your home. If you want to ensure you get the best possible sale price for your home, read our list below of the six best ways to add value to your property.   1. Split the property into separate flats Splitting your property into separate flats is a win-win. Many Aucklanders are hungry for affordable housing and are ..read more
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Time to Look Again at Beach Haven & Birkenhead Properties
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Contrary to popular belief, Auckland’s North Shore real estate properties aren’t all expensive bay-side villas and costly waterfront homes. In reality, it’s home to some of the best value properties in Auckland, particularly for for first-home buyers—you only need to know where to look! We are, of course, talking about Beach Haven and Birkenhead, two cosy neighbourhoods tucked away on the North Shore’s southwest corner. Many first-time buyers overlook these hidden gems, but they have plenty to offer homebuyers and investors alike. If you’re seeking great homes at a great value and at a great l ..read more
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Are You Ready for an Exciting Career in Real Estate Sales?
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
  Are you ready for a career change? Why not consider the exciting and lucrative world of real estate sales? As a real estate sales agent with Lochore’s, you can chart your own course for success with a level of independence that few other career opportunities can provide! Learn why real estate could be the perfect opportunity for your next big career change.   The benefits of a real estate sales career  Residential property is always in demand, so a career as a real estate salesperson will provide desirable job security. When it comes to real estate sales, however, the appeal i ..read more
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Make Sure You Have These Documents on Hand to Sell Your Property
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Selling a property is no simple task. As a seller, whether you’re dealing with first-time buyers or experienced investors keen to find great investment properties, you’ll be required to produce precise, legally-binding paperwork. Not only that, proper documentation also boosts buyer confidence and protects you as a seller during possible disputes. If you’re ready to start your selling journey, listed below are just some of the most important documents you’ll need as you prepare to sell your property. Full disclosure When you’re selling your home, transparency is your best friend. The more upfr ..read more
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Top Five Benefits of Living on Auckland’s North Shore
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Auckland’s North Shore is more than a place; it’s a lifestyle! Those who choose life on “The Shore” seldom regret it, and as one of North Shore’s leading real estate sales and property management companies, we know better than most what life across the harbour has to offer. Below are the top five benefits of living on Auckland’s North Shore.   1. Great beaches & plenty of outdoor activities North Shore runs ahead of the pack when it comes to sandy, sunny beaches. The white sand strips at Takapuna, Milford, and Cheltenham in Devonport are just a few minutes away from most of the North ..read more
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How Real Estate Salespeople Help You Sell Your Home
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by Ali Frederickson
3y ago
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when your Lochore’s real estate sales agent comes on board? If you’re selling a home or property in the North Shore, you deserve a real estate salesperson with a deep understanding of the area and strives to learn about you and your needs. Continue reading below to learn how the real estate salespeople at Lochore’s help you sell your home. We work hard to understand you At Lochore’s, we’re not just selling your property to collect a commission. We believe in the North Shore neighbourhoods we serve and want to find buyers and tenants who will be happy ..read more
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