Jack Vale

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On the Rise — Rental Market Update

Posted by Jack Vale on March 7, 2018 12:04:36 PM NZDT

Are your fingers on the pulse? Are you charging a fair market price for your property? Do you know what a fair market price is for your property? If you answered no to at least one of these questions, don’t worry. It is that time of the year again where we take stock in the middle of the busy season and have a look at what is going on so that you can prepare your portfolio for maximum performance.

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Putting the breaks on the rental market

Posted by Jack Vale on February 15, 2018 1:30:49 PM NZDT

If we’re being honest, the newspapers are getting a little predictable lately. It would be rare for you to find a publication these days that doesn’t have something to do with Wellington’s rental market somewhere across the pages. Almost every day, someone has come up with a new idea to solve Wellington’s ‘crisis’.


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Topics: insulation, quality, rental control

Colder than a polar bear in a freezer?

Posted by Jack Vale on January 30, 2018 11:33:44 AM NZDT

Icy cold, dark and damp. That’s the reality facing plenty of Wellington’s tenants this winter. 🌨️


For many tenants, the picture of winter is looking bleak as they stare down the barrel of high energy bills, cold mornings and battling mould in their rental property, yet the government have subsidies in place to support landlords in insulating their property.

There can be no excuse for cold, dark and damp rental properties anymore.

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Topics: tenants, Compliance, renting wellingon, insulation

2018: The Year of the Law

Posted by Jack Vale on January 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM NZDT

The wonderful thing about new years is that we get one every 12 months. No matter whether you had a challenging year or you finished 2017 with a bang, 2018 is now upon us offering plenty of opportunity in the property investment space.

2017 saw the rental market in Wellington go from strength to strength and with a shortage of rental stock predicted for the new year, there aren’t many signs of this slowing down despite the change in government.

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Topics: insulation, heating, meth testing, rental finance

Ditch the Day Job

Posted by Jack Vale on December 19, 2017 4:42:47 PM NZDT

Property investment isn’t really worth the headache when you think about it. You sink a pile of cash into the property purely for your tenant to punch a hole in the wall, cook meth and never pay rent.

What’s the point? Is it all worth the stress in the long run? Are there any property investors out there who can really ditch the day job or is it all just one big fairy tale?

The truth is, it is possible to create huge wealth through property investment. 🏘️💰

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Topics: property management, property investment, property relationships, asset management, wealth creation

Don't Miss the Gold Rush!

Posted by Jack Vale on December 6, 2017 10:19:09 AM NZDT

If you’re not nervous about finding a good quality rental property, you probably don’t live in Wellington. Wellington’s rental market has been booming for long enough that it’s almost getting boring to say it out loud.

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Topics: tenants, rentals,, rental market, Rental Pricing

Rumble in the Jungle?

Posted by Jack Vale on November 21, 2017 12:17:00 PM NZDT

Almost a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, we were given a timely reminder that Wellington sits on one of New Zealand’s major fault lines.


A 4.8 shake in the Cook Strait was enough to remind us all that we should always be prepared. ☠️

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Topics: insurance, earthquakes, landlord insurance, civil defence, emergency plan

Rental Market Update

Posted by Jack Vale on November 8, 2017 9:02:40 AM NZDT

You can’t beat Wellington on a good day. And when it comes to investing in property, it seems like Wellington is definitely having a good day.

Despite no recent changes in the national average rent, Wellington’s market has remained strong and shows no signs of slowing down. Investing in property has, and always will be, about the numbers.

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Topics: investing, rental market, renting wellingon, investment advice, Rental Pricing

Virtual Rental Assessment

Posted by Jack Vale on October 25, 2017 9:46:16 AM NZDT

Technology continues to change. Whether we like it or not, technology is playing more and more of a role in the world that we live in and is affecting industries all around the globe. It seems that now property management’s turn is next.

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Topics: PropTech, Rental Pricing, Automated Assessment, Prop Tech, Appraisals

Private Management Vs Property Management

Posted by Jack Vale on October 10, 2017 5:15:19 PM NZDT

The war is on. 💣

Property managers everywhere are readying the troops.

Private landlords are forming alliances with each other.

It’s time to do battle and find out once and for all whether you should use a property manager or whether you should manage the property privately. 

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Topics: investing