Moving to Whangarei

Moving to Whangarei

It’s the great Kiwi dream: Value for money in house prices, job opportunities and a lifestyle that just can’t be beat. If you think this dream is unattainable – think again! It may be time to consider moving to Whangarei. Whangarei is a city with a bright future, with lots of opportunities in housing, education, […]

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! […]

Vendor Finance

Vendor Finance

“The bank has turned us down!”  Disappointed wannabe home owner Art Acquirer said to partner Sheila Shopper. “Oh no, not again.  It means we will keep having to pay $450 a week rent and I’m getting sick of it.  Will we ever be able to own our own home?” Vendor Finance At times, bank finance can […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART TWO

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Australia is continuously generous to New Zealand, never more so than in 1928 when, over four days 206 gms m2 were deposited “throughout most of New Zealand” following a massive dust storm.* Taking the area affected to be 56% of our land mass (because it makes the maths easier), this equates […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART ONE

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Late afternoon in what has been quite a beautiful autumn. The setting sun streams through the lounge windows, bathing everything in a roseate glow and highlighting – every particle of dust that sits on every surface! My wife hates this time of day!! Where does it come from? Well, […]

Billion Tree Blessing

Author: Susan Harris – GreenXperts (Founder and Principal) I’ve been a bit bemused to read media coverage lately about some parties complaining that the Billion Tree Funding Programme (1BT) and the NZ Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) are leading to an exodus from hill country farming.  Apparently, large numbers of farms are […]

Property Management PART TWO

Property Management PART TWO

What does goodGround Property management have to offer? goodGround Real Estate Ltd is a Northland based company that can help you ensure the best return on your investment property by offering you a custom service specific to your needs. This may include: An initial market rental appraisal in writing for your approval Marketing of your […]

What is Property Management? PART ONE

What is Property Management? PART ONE

Property Management is the overseeing of Residential, Industrial or Commercial Real Estate. This can include apartments, houses or shop fronts etc. Property Management is a way to allow property owners to share the burden of maintaining their investment. This is in order to get and maintain the best return possible. Property managers are responsible for […]

A day in the life of a rural salesperson

A day in the life of a rural salesperson

Coping with the unexpected The alarm goes off at 5:00am.  My eyes are open but I can’t see anything.  I realize that this is due to daylight saving.  How stupid is that?  Only last week when I awoke it was light enough to see.  Mentally consigning the rule makers to the ranks of “worse than […]