cross-lease

Should you buy a cross-lease property?

Oct 20th, 2018 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

I often get asked about cross-lease properties. It can be a confusing form of ownership, especially if you are new to the process of buying a home. The purpose of this article is to provide you with an understanding of whether cross-lease properties will provide a good real estate investment and/or whether you should avoid them at all costs. Thinking…

How to sell real estate to millennials

Jul 31st, 2018 Market commentary, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every millennial real estate buyer wants to be in charge of their transaction from start to finish. We want to do as much research as possible before speaking to a real estate salesperson. 5 dos and 5 don’ts for marketing properties to first home buyers. Please don’t! 1. Don’t limit the number of photos on trademe to ‘make the phone ring’. If…

5 Questions to ask yourself before buying your first home

Jan 26th, 2018 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Buying your first home is a damn big deal. Not only from a financial perspective but from an emotional point of view as well. Kudos to you for embarking on this journey! When buying with a partner, spouse or friend, the purchase of a first home represents a huge leap of faith in your relationship. On the other hand, if you are…

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Q&A Mailbag: Should you buy an apartment as your first home?

Sep 6th, 2017 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

In this weeks mailbag, we answer a common question about whether you should consider buying an apartment as your first home. Email your question to property@andrewduncan.co.nz Question: “I found your blog whilst doing some research re. potentially buying our first home. I’m a firm believer in doing my homework, and in particular, getting an unbiased opinion… Hence, I was wondering…

Why do house prices keep rising?

Aug 11th, 2016 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Sucks to be a buyer right now huh? House prices keep rising. There are 100 people at each open home so you can’t even have a look around. When you finally see something you do like and you make an offer, it turns out 42 other people want that house as well. And now suddenly investors are buying ‘first home’…

5 Tips on How to Save a Bigger First Home Deposit…

Feb 8th, 2014 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Saving your first home deposit can be extremely daunting. Getting 10-20% of the purchase price together can seem like a lifetime away if you are only just starting your journey towards home ownership. The key thing is making a start though. Others like you have got themselves on the property ladder by committing to a savings plan and sticking to…