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With eight offices located around the mountain in all the main Taranaki towns, our team of experts share our knowledge and expertise within the industry as we aim to help better educate those looking to buy, sell or rent/lease a property, business or farm in Taranaki. Find all the latest insights and updates here.
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April 12, 2024
What changes landlords and tenants can expect in 2024
The last six years have seen changes to laws affecting...
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March 7, 2024
Rural Season Review 2023-24
As Summer turns into Autumn and farmers across the region look forward to a drop in...
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September 24, 2023
Top 10 qualities a property manager should have
Are you looking for a reliable property manager? Choosing a property manager can be...
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September 21, 2023
7 things to know about selling a farm
If you’re looking to sell your farm in the next few years, now’s the time to start...
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August 24, 2023
Farm finance and resilience with Rabobank
Given recent pay-out announcements alongside current interest rates and on-farm costs,...
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August 24, 2023
Tenancy tribunal hearings: What you need to know
Tribunal hearings are an essential part of ensuring fair and impartial governance of the...
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August 3, 2023
Farm regulation changes with Landpro
This month, the McDonald Real Estate rural team contacted the trusted team at Landpro....
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June 29, 2023
Most common FAQs from landlords
Do you have questions about property management?
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June 20, 2023
How to compare real estate agents
If you want to sell your house, ensuring you work with the right real estate agent is a...
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June 16, 2023
Rural valuations with Hutchins and Dick
This month, the McDonald Real Estate rural team contacted Shaun Poole from Hutchins and...
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June 8, 2023
Landlord access to rented properties - what are your rights?
Despite legal ownership, landlords can only access their...
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May 24, 2023
How to sell your home in a cooling market
Is the market crashing? It’s the question on every homeowner's mind as house prices drop...
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May 21, 2023
Working together with Fonterra
The McDonald Real Estate rural team got in touch with Nic McCarthy, the Regional Head of...
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May 15, 2023
10 things tenants want in a rental property
Do you know what your ideal tenants are looking for? Having the right set of amenities...
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May 4, 2023
Rural Property Review 2022-23 Season
As we head towards the end of the season and farmers around the region lock in their...
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May 4, 2023
What is a Rateable Value (RV)?
Rateable value (RV) is an essential metric used in real estate across New Zealand. In the...
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March 6, 2023
Everything you need to know about leasing a commercial property
When it comes to leasing commercial property, there are a...
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February 13, 2023
Everything you need to know about buying a commercial property
Buying commercial property is a daunting process but it can...
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February 9, 2023
What does a property manager do?
Whether you’re heading overseas, live out of town, are too busy, or simply want to enjoy...
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January 12, 2023
Everything you need to know about buying a business
Buying a business is a complicated undertaking, so you must...
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January 9, 2023
How to find and keep good tenants
To get the best out of a rental property, having reliable tenants is essential. With...
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December 7, 2022
What is the best type of investment property?
With comparatively low risk and long-term value growth through equity, real estate is a...
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December 6, 2022
How to sell a business
Selling a business is a complex, time-consuming, and daunting task, so it’s vital that you have everything...
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November 23, 2022
What to know when building a commercial building
Are you looking to build a new commercial space? Whether you’re an investor or wanting to...
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November 17, 2022
What changes can a tenant make to a rental property?
As a landlord, keeping up to date with rental law is a...
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October 27, 2022
South Taranaki Business Park explained
Located on the outskirts of Hāwera just off Fitzgerald Lane, an exciting new $30 million...
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October 17, 2022
Unenforceable tenancy agreement clauses
To preserve the value of a rental property, many landlords choose to insert certain...
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September 12, 2022
Who's responsible for the lawn, garden & pool maintenance of a rental?
We often get questions from landlords about who is...
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August 10, 2022
What is landlord insurance and is it worth it?
If you rent out a property or are considering investing in one, it is important to have...
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July 21, 2022
Commercial Property Management: What is it?
Harold Samuel, when asked what the three things were that mattered in property, replied...
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July 5, 2022
The Healthy Homes standards explained and why it is needed
If you own a rental investment then you are sure to have...
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June 15, 2022
Why you may need property management for your farm accommodation
Many farmers choose to use additional dwellings on their...
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June 13, 2022
Heading overseas? Have you thought about renting out your house?
Renting out your home while abroad is a cost-effective way...
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May 17, 2022
Tenancy tribunal: A landlord's guide
Receiving a tenancy tribunal application is a landlord's nightmare, especially when the...
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April 18, 2022
Are property manager’s fees tax-deductible?
Did you know that if you own a rental property, you can deduct a number of expenses when...
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March 21, 2022
7 reasons Taranaki is perfect for out-of-region property investment
Taranaki is a uniquely positioned region with untapped...
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February 15, 2022
Professional vs private property management
Property investment is a lot like living life on a seesaw, on one end sits income and on...
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January 19, 2022
How to best maintain your investment property
Buying a property is a big investment, and proper maintenance is vital to the long-term...
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December 12, 2021
Benefits of investing in rural Taranaki
In early October 2021, it was reported that one of South Taranaki District’s southernmost...
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November 9, 2021
Is mould in a rental property the new meth?
Meth contamination in rental properties has been a hot topic over the past couple of...
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October 17, 2021
Have the government’s policy changes affected the housing market?
Houses are selling for record prices, and at record pace...
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September 8, 2021
McDonald Real Estate Property Management Success Stories
Owning an investment property comes with a great number of...
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September 8, 2021
What Alert Level 2 means for property management services?
As the country comes out of a full lock-down, Level-2 has...
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August 16, 2021
Penalties for Healthy Homes non-compliance
Having your investment property make money and not acquire unexpected and preventable...
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July 20, 2021
Heating requirements for a rental property
Providing a tenant with a warm and dry home will not only keep them healthy, but it is...
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June 16, 2021
Renovating your rental while you have tenants
Renovating an investment property can make your property more appealing for tenants, but...
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May 17, 2021
10 things people don’t know about property investing
When it comes to investing in property, there’s no shortage...
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April 8, 2021
Why use a licensed Real Estate Company for your Property Management?
Many landlords engage property managers to help manage...
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March 15, 2021
Residential Tenancies Act, what has really changed?
When the government announced the proposed amendments to...
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February 11, 2021
What do the Reserve Bank changes mean for property investors?
Today’s property market is a lot different from what we...
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December 16, 2020
What changes to rental properties are coming in 2021
2021 is a big year for both landlords and tenants with...
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November 23, 2020
Using your home's equity to buy an investment property
Investing in property has become a common path to financial...
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October 5, 2020
The pros and cons of buying a rental property with friends or family
Buying an investment property can be a smart financial...
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August 31, 2020
Why it's important to have a professional rental appraisal done
There’s a common saying; ‘don’t wait to buy real estate,...
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August 12, 2020
Long-term vs short-term property investments
Many landlords are starting to explore their options when it comes to renting out their...
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July 13, 2020
Top 5 things landlords need to know before renting out a property
Owning a rental property is an exciting achievement and...
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June 14, 2020
How the rental property market is changing in Taranaki
As more New Zealanders make their way home, the country is...
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April 5, 2020
How COVID-19 is affecting rental properties
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that is creating an understandably...
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February 13, 2020
Taranaki's property rental yield is on the increase
Property investments have many advantages. From the likely...
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January 19, 2020
What changes are coming to rental properties in 2020?
What actions you take as a landlord in 2020 are dictated by...
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November 18, 2019
6 reasons why Christmas can be a rubbish time for landlords
For most people Christmas rolls two of the best annual...
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October 15, 2019
Is now a good time to invest in property in Taranaki?
Property is a very hot topic at the moment and with a fair...
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September 9, 2019
Investing in Taranaki Real Estate
Taranaki is a place typically associated with two main industries; oil & gas and dairy....
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August 11, 2019
Your annual property maintenance checklist
When you're self-managing a property it can seem like the list of jobs just keeps...
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July 15, 2019
Healthy Homes Standards: What this means for landlords
The Healthy Homes legislation has been released by the...
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June 7, 2019
The top 5 reasons people use a property manager
Many people self-manage their rental properties as it can be seen as expensive to use a...
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April 7, 2019
Property investing in Taranaki - what you need to know!
Taranaki is a unique region with boundless potential. Not...
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April 2, 2019
Five common property investment mistakes
Property investing has long been a mainstream investment strategy for both novices and...
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March 18, 2019
How to prepare your home for tenants
Getting your property ready for tenants can be an overwhelming process. With the majority...
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March 7, 2019
Tips for buying an investment property
Across New Zealand, there are many legislation and reform changes taking place to ensure...
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February 6, 2019
Insulation requirements for rentals explained
As a landlord, you are responsible for making sure your rental is healthy and safe to be...
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January 23, 2019
Missing Rent Payments? McDonald Real Estate can help!
Dealing with tenants that are not paying their rent on time...
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December 20, 2018
Why people trust Property Managers
If you’ve made the smart move to invest in property, you’re sure to see that it’s a...
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November 4, 2018
Meth contamination in your rental
Meth contamination has been under the media spotlight in New Zealand for the past couple...
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October 10, 2018
10 reasons why you need property management for your rental
Having a rental property is like being your own boss. It...
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