Changing the lives of Southlanders
Have you ever felt so inspired by someone that you just had to do something to help? That’s how Invercargill property consultant Carl Wilson, manager Fergus Hosie and the rest of the hoamz team felt upon meeting Janice Lee. Janice is the founder of an incredible Southland organisation – Koha Kai. Whilst working within the community with people disadvantaged by disability, Janice identified a need for these individuals to become more independent, both for themselves and to enable...
Thu 13th Jul 2017Full post
What’s happening in the Queenstown apartment market?
Five months into 2017, there are some clear trends in evidence around Queenstown apartment sales which give us a good picture of the market for this year. Starting with sales numbers – January-May 2017 the number of apartment sales transacted is DOWN 24% on the same period for 2016. This can be attributed in a large part to listing volumes also being significantly down, however in addition the increased bank lending restrictions are hindering the sales process (more on that...
Thu 29th Jun 2017Full post
Boosting your rental yields
As a company that specialises in both real estate sales and property management, we as agents are often asked about the best ways to maximise return on an investment property. Whilst some things such as improving the property might seem obvious, there are other tips and tricks which can help you end up with a better bottom line. Check out our recommendations for boosting your rental yield with these pro-active approaches: Listen to your tenants – comfort is key for any home, and...
Thu 8th Jun 2017Full post
Make it easy for buyers
We live in the information age, a fact that has never been more evident in real estate. Buyers in 2017 are savvy – they understand the ins and outs of buying a home, and there has never been more freely-available access to information on both the buying process and property statistics. As a team, we encourage our vendors to be up-front with the facts (a legal requirement) and also to provide as much information as possible to potential purchasers. Removing barriers to purchase...
Mon 1st May 2017Full post
The awards come home - to hoamz
hoamz scooped dual accolades in this week’s Australasian Real Estate Results Network awards. The awards are the 11th annual event and celebrate high achievers within some of the leading independent real estate agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand. hoamz came away with one of the big accolades on the night – New Zealand Agency of the Year. The award recognises the results achieved by the agency, based on financial and sales performance, customer satisfaction, marketing and...
Thu 23rd Feb 2017Full post
Selling your house at Christmas
Christmas and New Year are admittedly not times when people perceive it’s great to list their home. The very thought of having potential buyers coming through when family are staying, the tree is up, everything looks cluttered with decorations and you’re busy trying to buy and wrap presents can be one challenge too many for plenty of people! However the fact remains that the property market doesn’t stand still. Sure, there is a statutory period when contracts will be unable...
Tue 29th Nov 2016Full post
To buy new or not to buy new
In this time of low listing volumes, building a home, purchasing a house and land package or buying a brand new property is increasingly becoming the natural option for those looking for their own home. We thought it might help those making the decision to look at the reasons for buying new vs buying established homes. Why build/buy new? Comfort – newer homes are built to a more recent building code, meaning better insulation and double glazing. These...
Tue 8th Nov 2016Full post