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5 Fundamental Principles for Property Investment – July 2016

1 Jul 2016

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The opportunity to become a Property Investor has become more appealing with recent declining interest rates increasing the appetite to borrow funds to purchase an investment property. Whether you are looking to hold one, ten or fifty properties in your portfolio, your financial success can be guided by five fundamental principles.  Within this article we […]

Stable and Low Interest Rates here for Longer - June 2016

1 Jun 2016

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In our last Market Update of April this year, I mentioned a “Stable Rental Market”. Since then recent world events and conflicts including; The Syrian war, the Ukraine Rebels conflict, the mass migration to Europe, Islamic State, China’s Debt Mountain, Venezuela’s Oil and Power problems, and Australia’s slow down has meant that the world economy growth […]

Is Your Investment Property Ready for Winter? – May 2016

1 May 2016

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By simply taking care of a few things now, you’ll find that maintenance activities will save you time, money and stress in the long term whilst keeping your tenants warm, safe and happy. With the cooler weather fast approaching, now is the time that we recommend Property Owners undertake maintenance on their investment property in […]

Irelands' Team Conference 2016 – May 2016

1 May 2016

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The Irelands’ annual team conference was held recently in early April.  Each member of the Irelands’ team found themselves at their respective front gates waiting to be picked up, with no idea as to what the day would hold. Soon after, we arrived at the Canterbury Club in Cambridge Terrace to commence what was an […]

Making Smart Choices with Residential Property Investments – April 2016

1 Apr 2016

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Residential property investment has always been an attractive option for Kiwis who want to boost their annual income or supplement retirement plans. This type of investment involves purchasing a residential property so that it can be rented out to produce rental income. While the concept may sound simple, amateur residential property investors may find themselves […]

Message to our Owners & Tenants regarding the recent CHCH earthquakes – February 2016

15 Feb 2016

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Irelands Property Managers want to ensure we keep our Property Owners up-to-date on what is happening with their investment property and our Tenants informed on what they need to do if damage has been sustained as a result of yesterday’s earthquake and following aftershocks. If you were in Christchurch yesterday, we certainly hope that you and […]

Why being time-poor shouldn't mean settling for second best – November 2015

1 Nov 2015

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“We know that time is precious and many of our owners are time-poor,” explains Caroline Ireland.  “Often they don’t want to deal with property issues which can involve conflict.  A Property Manager allows them more time and removes the worry as they know the experts are looking after their investment.” Irelands Property Management is proudly […]

Irelands' Pink Ribbon Morning Tea – October 2015

1 Oct 2015

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The team at Irelands recently hosted a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea in support of Breast Cancer Awareness this month.  The event was a huge success! Kirsty Kenneally, one of the wonderful ladies at Irelands, was the mastermind behind organising the event and co-ordinating all the wonderful ways in which the ladies were able to make donations to the worthy cause […]

Changes coming soon for Insulation and Smoke Alarms – September 2015

1 Sep 2015

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As a Landlord, are you aware the Government is proposing to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to improve rental standards and tenancy services?  These amendments will mean that Landlords will have to meet new requirements in regards to: Insulation, Smoke alarms and; A new 10 day process of re-tenanting properties where a tenant has […]

What is a Fair Rental Price? – August 2015

1 Aug 2015

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It seems that the current rental market is one that is favouring the tenant and in some instances hurting landlords in their expected yield returns.  At Irelands, we have seen a shift of power from the landlord post-earthquake to now where the pendulum has swung back in the favour of the renter. Some quarters are […]

Best Practice Advice for Avoiding Vacant Properties – June 2015

1 Jun 2015

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The Christchurch rental market has enjoyed significant rental growth over the past two years however the market is now showing signs of changing. The demand for properties has plateaued and we are seeing higher numbers of rental properties available for tenants to consider. As a result, tenants are more discerning about which property they want […]

Christchurch Stable Rental Market – Is it a Good Time to Buy? – April 2015

1 Apr 2015

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We think it is a good time for Property Investors to purchase while interest rates remain low and residential property yields across Christchurch range in the 5-7% return. World events and conflicts including; Ukraine Rebels, Syria war and mass migration to Europe, Islamic State, China and Australian slowdowns has meant that the world economy growth rate […]

So How Much Does a Property Manager Cost? – March 2015

1 Mar 2015

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The most common question we are asked is how much will it cost? Property Management fees will vary depending upon the business engaged, however with Irelands Property Management you can be rest assured that you’ll be receiving the highest value possible when you deal with us. Your desire to engage with a property manager will […]

Looking to Sell? How Do I Achieve Top Dollar? – January 2015

1 Jan 2015

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There are numerous things you can do to add value to your home. Some won’t break the bank, others will. It is all about determining whether the investment made can be recuperated and ultimately doubled, or even tripled. Each decision you make about investing in your home needs to be made in isolation (geographically) and […]

Christchurch Rents Stabilise – October 2014

1 Oct 2014

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Recent world events and conflicts including; Ukraine Rebels, Syria, ISIS, China slow down, Europe Slow down, Australian slow down have meant that the world economy is tracking around the 2-3% growth mark. This has translated to a drop in Brent Crude Oil to USD$84-85 as at 21st of Oct 2014. Oil is a great indication […]

Help Us Raise Money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation – Oct 2014

1 Oct 2014

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We’re taking part in The Estée Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk to raise money for The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Please support us as we support this very important foundation. The Ladies here at Irelands Property Management are taking part in The Estée Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk to raise money for The New […]

How to Choose a Property Management Company – October 2014

1 Oct 2014

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Do you now find yourself no longer able to commit the time needed to successfully manage your investments? If so, you may want to consider engaging the services of a property management company to deal with your properties and tenants on your behalf. A good property management company can help maximise the return on your […]

Sustainable Growth Dependent on a National Win – September 2014

1 Sep 2014

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I’ve been watching the New Zealand political scene closely over the last 2 months. Today’s blog post explores my thoughts on how a Labour or National party win could impact the Christchurch Real Estate market. I have been watching the New Zealand political scene closely over the last 2 months with a keen ear to […]

Is Chch in grip of a housing crisis? – February 2013

1 Feb 2013

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Is there a housing crisis in Christchurch? The Press examined statistics, attended open homes and spoke to experts and members of the public. Anna Turner reports. Difficult, pressured, heated – yes. But a crisis where ordinary people can’t buy or rent homes and flats and many homeless are roaming the streets or living in cars […]

Ireland Press Release – July 2012

1 Jul 2012

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Murray Ireland, Irelands General Manager, launched the inaugural Company Conference by welcoming attendees, reflecting on the significant challenges of 2011, and focusing on the year ahead. “Our key focus for 2012 is all about going back to basics and ensuring a great client experience,” Murray said. The event also provided the chance to launch Irelands […]