Christchurch Property Tips
  1. How to save for Christchurch Property

    If in the New Year, you are planning to buy a new home, it’s time to start saving. The old adage is still as applicable as ever: “Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves”. Thinking in the hundreds and thousands can be tough, but it’s easy to accumulate savings if Read more

  2. Real Estate Christchurch – Tips for Selling in Summer

    February and March are the most active months of the year, closely followed by October and November. This means that majority of all Real Estate in Christchurch is sold during a quarter of the year. After the Christmas rush has come and gone, many people will be looking forward to a ‘New Year, New Home’ Read more

  3. Properties for sale in Christchurch – A first home-buyers guide

    If you are thinking seriously about looking into properties for sale in Christchurch, Congratulations! Cowdy & Co want to support you through the entire home buying process and are experts when it comes to Christchurch real estate. We know that it’s both a scary and exciting time purchasing your first home, so we have compiled Read more

  4. 6 Tips to Spring Clean your Christchurch Real Estate

    Spring has officially arrived here in Christchurch so don’t let a dirty home ruin you welcoming the blooming flowers and longer days! Whether you’re living in a Christchurch rental or own your own Christchurch real estate, there is no denying the benefits of a good old fashion Spring Clean. Spring cleaning is about going beyond Read more

  5. Chattels vs. Fixtures- What you need to know when buying Christchurch real estate

    Chattels and Fixtures Defined When buying Christchurch real estate, it is important to understand the difference between chattels and fixtures when there is a transfer of ownership. If you are ever unsure, check with your Christchurch real estate agent, before going through the house buying process. Chattels: Chattels are considered items of personal property, that Read more

  6. 5 top tips to avoid mould in your Christchurch Property

    Damp, mould and mildew is not only bad for the health of your tenants and can cause respiratory problems, it can also seriously damage your Christchurch rental property. If you find any signs of mould, its important to address the issue straight away. Early detection and prevention of mould can save you a lot of Read more

  7. 8 tips to selling your Christchurch property in Winter

    The months leading up to Summer and Christmas may be the busiest time for retailers, however the team at Cowdy are busy year round especially with mobile technology turning house hunting into a year-round process. Selling real estate is less susceptible to seasonality than some may think. In fact, January is the most quiet month Read more

  8. How to maintain a rental property Part 1: Knowing your obligations

    Maintaining a rental property in Christchurch can be tough. The eternal problem for landlords is that you are responsible for its overall upkeep, yet you don’t have constant access. In fact, much of the time you are nowhere near your rental property – whether you live in Christchurch or not! We’re pretty good at dealing Read more

  9. Christchurch Rental Property Tips: Getting your bond back part 2

    In our last blog, we wrote about our top 10 tips to make sure you get your bond back. Here’s part two, with our next 10. Whether you are buying a property, selling a property, renting to tenants or renting a property – be it a Christchurch rental property or further afield – these are Read more