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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aucklanders moving north

Aucklanders moving north in search of cheaper homes and better lifestyles Northern Advocate 10th July Issue Article reads: With Real Estate Institute figures showing median house prices were $555,000 last month in Auckland, where many suburbs have average prices of more than $1 million, Northland homes are comparative bargains with their June median of $293,000. […]

Professional Conduct and Client Care Rules 2012

In 2012 the Real Estate Agents Act (Professional Conduct and Client Care) Rules were updated and took effect on 8 April 2013. These rules are prepared by the Real Estate Agents Authority and constitute the Professional conduct and Client Care Rules required by section 14 of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. They set out the […]