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  1. Yeah I don't know if they still need to do that -...

    Yeah I don't know if they still need to do that - however properties vary less over there - e.g. lots of the same style homes in the same street and lots of sales so lots of data so it's probably not...
  2. Not sure what you're getting at Viking....makes...

    Not sure what you're getting at Viking....makes sense to me.



    Yep - nice one!

    cheers,

    donna :)
  3. In Australia RE Agents have to get within $10K of...

    In Australia RE Agents have to get within $10K of what the property eventually sells for - and this knocks out any so called 'cheating' with presenting overinflated appraisals. So I guess in NZ RE...
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    Yeah and it's not like that's worked out for us...

    Yeah and it's not like that's worked out for us aye! In NZ one in ten have absolutely no savings. While NZ was doing well there for a while in 'science and innovation' we've dropped back so I agree...
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    Ha that was really good - had me going I can not...

    Ha that was really good - had me going I can not imagine the disappointment turning up to find that!

    Agents went through a 'night time' - lights on theme there for a while...seems to be easing off...
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    What a fab idea artemis! Umm there's lots of...

    What a fab idea artemis! Umm there's lots of libraries out there...potentially a lot of sales!

    cheers,

    donna :)
  7. I'd rather the RE Agents are incentivised to get...

    I'd rather the RE Agents are incentivised to get the best deal for vendor with their commission weighted more the top end so they will work harder for the extra $$.

    The interested buyers should...
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    I heard on the news that property investors now...

    I heard on the news that property investors now make up over 41 percent of all property sales - I thought it was less than that - but stands to reason too given it's the investors that buy a lot of...
  9. ...umm I think it needs to come out from under...

    ...umm I think it needs to come out from under the table Gary - we're not a banana republic.

    cheers,

    donna :)
  10. Hard not to think NZrs are being ripped off by RE Agency commission rates

    Do we feel hard done by? Or do we just not care enough to push for change?

    NZ RE Agents are still charging commission rates that are twice as much as their peers in other countries. So why are...
  11. Yes if I was you I'd engage a PM promptly - and...

    Yes if I was you I'd engage a PM promptly - and for all properties too. Being lenient with your tenants should remain your past and not your future.

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Wayne they have a subscription service for the...

    Wayne they have a subscription service for the physical NZH paper and these subscribers would automatically get the online access - so it's a good way to keep their current subscribers I...
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    Looking at it another way if they secure a...

    Looking at it another way if they secure a fraction of their readers on subscription e.g. 5000 x $15 per week (rounded up current subscription fee) = $75K per week - that's just short of $4m revenue...
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    Found this on the paywall structure..... ...

    Found this on the paywall structure.....



    source

    Not the only change either as APN considers reducing its stake in NZ to just 40 percent.

    cheers,
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    NZHerald to get paywall in 2015

    I read somewhere that the paywall is coming to NZHerald next year and they expect Stuff to follow suit.

    A search gave me an earlier article on NZH about the paywall... and in it



    So what do...
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    You will see the book advertised online on...

    You will see the book advertised online on PropertyTalk very soon - and it will be live for a couple of weeks - if you want to jump in now and get the book go to GRA website.

    cheers,

    Donna :)
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    Glenn - she'll come home and swear she found 'the...

    Glenn - she'll come home and swear she found 'the special seal' on the floor proving her flat was entered by someone else. If she has an unused smart phone she could use it as a security camera -...
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    The NZPIF calculator is too broad reaching - one...

    The NZPIF calculator is too broad reaching - one calculation for the whole of Kapiti. Like any region there are really good areas - and some 'avoid at all costs' areas. The weekly rent would vary by...
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    It's not uncommon for tenants to pay a weeks rent...

    It's not uncommon for tenants to pay a weeks rent for the introduction etc - though I thought the landlords normally pay this? Or are PM co.s getting it from both the tenant and landlord. 8O I know...
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    A look at the future of NZ property market

    Hi All,

    I wrote a blog post on PropertyBlogs today called 'A future sneak peak at the NZ property market' as a result of receiving Michael Yardney's newsletter.

    In short, Michael Yardney's...
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    If you're using an ESP (email service provider)...

    If you're using an ESP (email service provider) for your emails you'll be able to track receipt. You load up the letter as a document and insert the 'view document link' in your email so your tenant...
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    He must be thinking about 'where to next' a...

    He must be thinking about 'where to next' a career away from politics. What sort of jobs would be on offer for someone of his skills?

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Hi 'What to do' and welcome to PropertyTalk. ...

    Hi 'What to do' and welcome to PropertyTalk.

    You can gain valuable experience as a property investor by starting with the property you have a 3rd share in. The numbers clearly are not great aye -...
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    Geez the image they used of an apartment block in...

    Geez the image they used of an apartment block in that article looked like a state housing block! I wonder if that's what most of their apartments look like.....and if so then the inner city will...
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    I'm anti changing the flag.....a waste of $$. ...

    I'm anti changing the flag.....a waste of $$. Not sure why John Key is so fixated on it.

    cheers,

    donna
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