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Is it a good idea to ban letting fees?

Dec 6th, 2018 Market commentary, Property investment Andrew Duncan

Letting fees are a cost which have historically been charged to tenants by property managers when they move into a property. It is usually equivalent to one week’s rent. It is a large cost for a tenant to bear, especially if they are only going to live in the property for 3 – 12months. While taking a sabbatical in Auckland in 2017, we rented a…

How to guarantee a 5 star review on Airbnb (a guide for owners)

Jan 13th, 2018 Property investment, Travel Andrew Duncan

In 2016, my Wife and I visited 21 Countries in 6 months while traveling around Europe. We stayed in countless Airbnb’s, usually for 3-4 nights at a time. Throughout our travels, we constantly found ourselves making comments like: “This place is nice & clean, but it’s so frustrating that it doesn’t have ‘x’.” The funny thing is, usually it was only tiny details that were…

5 steps to owning your first investment property…

Jul 23rd, 2013 Property investment Andrew Duncan

You may be a lot closer to owning an investment property than you think. If you are interested in finding out more please keep reading. Investment of any kind always carries a certain amount of risk and this is certainly true of buying rental property. However, when you invest in property at least you can always drive past it and check on it any time…