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Educating yourself before Investing (and renovating)

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, July 09, 2010

During the break at a seminar I presented at last weekend, I got talking to one of the students about the investing and renovating process and I realised that my own experience has perhaps lead me to underestimate how overwhelming the whole thing can be. (Read More)

4 Good Reasons to Renovate in Winter

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, June 21, 2010

Winter is a time when many people bunker down and hibernate for a few months. A good excuse to blob in front of the television perhaps - but not for the proactive property renovator. (Read More)

Property Market Update by Steve McKnight

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 17, 2010

Have you come across the PropertyInve$ website? Its a fantastic resource set up by Steve McKnight and if you're serious about property investing then I suggest jumping on there, taking a skip around his website and registering for his newsletter.  (Read More)

DIY pre-purchase building inspections

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, May 17, 2010

Selecting a property to buy is made a lot easier, particularly if you have the ability to identify common defects and are aware of some basic things to look out for. Obviously an untrained person can not be expected to identify and understand all the possible defects and ramifications a property may have.  (Read More)

Finding a great Real Estate agent

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finding a top notch Real Estate agent to sell your home or investment property is essential. Why? Because you want it sold fast. And you want that agent to squeeze the absolute maximum amount of money they can from your purchaser. (Read More)

Purchasing Tips for Renovating for Profit

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I don't know about you, but spending days or weeks trudging around from shop to shop for the cheapest or most appropriate fixtures, fittings and appliances for reno's is time consuming and tiresome! I would much rather get it all done in a day and then sit back and wait for the products to arrive. (Read More)

Have You Ever Wondered...?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, March 26, 2010

Have you ever wondered why it is that SOME people make money from their investment property reno's and why some don't? I think sometimes it's luck - but mostly it's good judgement. Good judgement about how to reno the property in question, yes. But there's a precurser to that. Having the right property to renovate in the first place. (Read More)

PropertyBlogs - a new website for property fanatics

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, March 19, 2010

I've recently come across a new website with a real range of information about property. The website is called PropertyBlogs and as the name suggests, all the entries and articles are about property.  (Read More)

Australian Interest Rates Rise

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, March 11, 2010

My good friend Wayne Slager from Your Loan Adviser (finance broker extra-ordinaire!) makes the following comments about the latest interest rate rise in Australia (Kiwis, see the next Blog Post)... (Read More)

NZ Interest Rates remain unchanged

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, March 11, 2010

The 'New Zealand Property Investor' magazines' official website has an article published today with comments from Alan Bollard about the unchanged official cash rate. (Read More)

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Wow factor on the Home Front

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A well-designed home has something that sets it apart from other houses in the street. It’s usually a combination of several factors that work together to create a bit of a ‘wow’ moment when you first see the house.  (Read More)

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