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NZ Everyday Investor

Jun 19th, 2020 Podcast, Real Estate Andrew Duncan

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Darcy Ungaro, for the NZ Everyday Investor podcast. These episodes are full of practical tips for anyone who might be thinking of buying or selling a property in future. Darcy is a great host and I’m proud of how much useful content we managed to squeeze into 2 x 1-hour episodes….

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How to read a builders report…

Jun 15th, 2020 Podcast, Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Updated June 2020. Many of you will have experienced the feeling of seeing a home you like, getting excited about it, imagining your future there and then having your dreams shattered when you obtain a builders report and find they are recommending what can often be tens of thousands of dollars worth of urgent work required to your dream home….

NZ land use

How NZ uses its land might just blow your mind

May 14th, 2020 Real Estate Andrew Duncan

NZ encompasses a total land area of approx 26.8 million hectares, or 268,000 square kilometres. That includes the North Island, South Island and around 600 smaller islands that make up our part of the world. Consider that, as at 2016, a full 31.9% of that land was being used for farming Cows and Sheep (not including dairy). Another 9.8% of…

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10 Property Truths

Dec 6th, 2019 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Here are 10 key property truths that I have learned throughout my career in real estate. These tips will help you make better decisions when buying and selling real estate. 1. Every property would sell tomorrow if price didn’t matter There is no such thing as an un-saleable property. Every single dwelling in NZ would sell tomorrow at some price….

Wellington houses

Should I buy a home in a seller’s market?

Sep 3rd, 2019 Market Statistics, Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Please note: I am not a qualified financial adviser and the opinions offered here are purely my own. It is critical that you seek professional advice from a solicitor before embarking on any property purchase. Read: Don’t buy a home without speaking to these 5 people first What a scary time it has become for first home buyers, especially if you…