Stop! Hammer Time

Stop! Hammer Time

Everything you need to know about auctions A property auction is an exciting, fast-paced, public sale. Put simply, the property will be sold to the highest bidder after the seller’s reserve price has been reached. There are a few things for you to consider before, during and after the auction so lets go through the […]

7 Steps to buying a home

7 Steps to buying a home

Buying a home is the great kiwi dream, and for most of us, it’s the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. When it comes to such a big investment, doing your research is essential. We’ve put together the 7 most important steps to help you begin your journey to achieving your dream. 1. Write a checklist […]

Is your home priceless?

Is your home priceless?

Do you know the value of your home? PROPERTY APPRAISALS Most Real Estate companies offer a Comparative Market Appraisal (CMA) to their clients.  The standard and calibre of these CMA’s vary wildly.  I have seen one page “guestimates” on one hand and professionally presented bound documents running up to 20 pages plus, on the other! […]

Lifestyle Block Assessment Guide

Lifestyle Block Assessment Guide

We’ve put together a handy guide on the top 8 things you need to look into if you’re looking at buying a lifestyle block. We can provide a detailed assessment on any of our properties, digging further into all the important aspects covered here. 1. Aspect assessment The aspect (how the land lies) of your [...]
Overseas Investment Act 2018

Overseas Investment Act 2018

  Unless you have been living under a rock, you would probably have heard that the current Labour government has introduced changes to the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) that restrict certain overseas buyers of property in New Zealand. This has been done by classifying all residential land as “sensitive land” in the OIA and these […]

First Home Buyers Guide in Whangarei District

First Home Buyers Guide to Recent Property Sales   Here at goodGround we wanted to present first home buyers with some current statistical data regarding the median residential prices that properties in Whangarei suburbs have been selling for and the monetary amount of a deposit that you would require to purchase a property in those […]

Why Buy Now?

The Winter Market has not slowed for us In fact we have experienced 30% more sales than this exact time in 2012 This begs the question, why buy now? Competition drives prices up; three properties sold by goodGround salespeople in the last two months sold at higher prices than the vendors paid six months prior.  One […]

Tips for Smart Investors

Tips for Smart Investors Smart Investors – Don’t be tempted to buy a property just because it looks good or is new or large or any other desirable single feature – unless the location is also suitable for investment. Keep an eye on any formerly unloved areas where first home buyers have started to move […]