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Welcome to the Propertydirectory.co.nz blog. Here we publish news and events related to the New Zealand property industry including tips and things we think you might enjoy.

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Make Your Own Home Loan Decision: Should You Use a Mortgage Broker or Talk to Banks Yourself?
September 15, 2021

Should I use a mortgage broker or talk to banks myself? There are many factors that go into this decision. First, consider what type of loan you want. Do you have great credit and just want to get an approval through one bank? Or do you want to compare all rates from different lenders?

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Is it Legal to Use E-signatures in Real Estate in New Zealand?
September 12, 2021

The use of electronic signatures and digital files in real estate transactions is a hotly debated topic. It has been legal to use them since 2016, but there are some stipulations. For example, the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 states that an e-signature can only be used if it was created with the consent of all parties involved in the transaction.

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How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent: A Comprehensive Guide
September 12, 2021

Hiring a real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you will make as a home buyer or seller. In order to choose the best agent for your needs, there are many things that you need to consider. This article will give you an overview of what those considerations are and how you can research agents before making a final decision.

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Best Real Estate Websites in New Zealand
May 20, 2021

New Zealand has many great real estate website resources, here is the propertydirectory.co.nz best real estate websites for 2020

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NBS Rating - How to tell if a building is earthquake prone?
May 20, 2021

The NBS or rating is the percentage number given to a building that represents how much of the modern building standards a building meets.

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Is it better to buy or build a home?
May 20, 2021

There are many different reasons to choose building over buying, but be sure to do your research as choices become limited

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What is a iBuyer or iBuying service?
May 20, 2021

An iBuyer is company or person that offers a cash price for a property, this can even be site unseen.

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What does a residential property manager do in New Zealand?
May 20, 2021

Property Management. A property manager in New Zealand takes on the responsibility of looking after a rental property on behalf of the property owner.

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Property Valuation - What you need to know
May 20, 2021

The primary purpose of a valuation is to provide certainty when you are buying or selling the property. Heres whats included:

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PropTech in New Zealand - Technology in Real Estate
May 20, 2021

Technology has begun to play a major role in the NZ property and real estate industries in the last decade, why has PropTech not taken off faster in NZ?

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