Propertyfiles is a game-changer for buyers and real estate agents

Jun 18th, 2018 Market commentary, Real Estate, Tips for buyers Andrew Duncan

There is now a real estate file delivery system available that every single real estate salesperson should be using to allow prospective buyers access to reports and other related info. This system is called propertyfiles and from our experience, it’s a game-changer. I’ve worked in real estate sales since 2007. Since the day I started, one of the most time-consuming tasks has been getting property info…

When will the Wellington real estate market slow down?

Jun 18th, 2018 Market statistics, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month at relatable, we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Visit our website to get all our tips and advice for buying and selling property. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats up to 31st May 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… It turns out April was no…

Everything you need to know about Meth contamination in residential property

Jun 4th, 2018 Market commentary, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

A new report has been released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor which questions all our assumptions around ‘safe’ meth contamination levels in residential houses. The report essentially says the old trigger level of 1.5 mcg per 100 sq cm was way too over-zealous and contamination levels would have to be many, many times higher to even have the possibility of causing negative effects….

Wellington market report: May 2018

May 19th, 2018 Market statistics, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month at relatable, we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Be sure to like our page on facebook to get tips, advice and updates as soon as they are released. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats up to 30th April 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… Median…

A tale of two Cities (Auckland vs Wellington)

May 15th, 2018 Market statistics Andrew Duncan

We have a somewhat interesting situation going on right now, where Auckland has well and truly become a buyers market, while Wellington remains the total opposite. One of the clearest ways to see this play out is by looking at inventory levels… Imagine if, as of today, no more houses came on the market in Auckland. Not a single one. Based on the current rate…

Are property investors making the housing situation better? Or worse?

Apr 27th, 2018 Market commentary, Real Estate Andrew Duncan

Lately, the ‘stop being so tough on property investors‘ rhetoric has gotten a little bit much for me to bear. Fellow property investors – it’s time we started being honest with ourselves. Taking care of your financial future is a good thing and you should be commended for it. You won’t be a burden to the state if you take care of your own finances. At…

Wellington market report: Know the facts before you take the plunge.

Apr 23rd, 2018 Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Be sure to like our page on facebook to get tips, advice and updates as soon as they are released. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… No need to overblow this small reduction… The…

Why a fast, quiet sale probably won’t be a good sale

Apr 11th, 2018 Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

In this article, I’m tackling an age-old real estate belief that a fast sale = a good sale. To work out whether that’s true, I’ve analysed the most impressive sales in Wellington City over the past 12 months, to see if I could answer the following questions… What goes into a great result? Are there similarities among the best property sales that we can learn…

The 11 smartest things I’ve learned about money (advice to my 18 year-old self).

Apr 8th, 2018 Lifestyle, Tips for buyers Andrew Duncan

I’m no Warren Buffet, so you don’t need to (and probably shouldn’t) take financial advice from me. But I wrote this article because, as Kiwis, we are reluctant to have conversations about money. It’s a taboo subject. There is so much we can learn from each other’s discoveries and mistakes. I’ve sure made some hash-ups along the way. I’ve written this post so you can learn from…