1. 4 green tips to add value to your Christchurch property

    Grow the value of your Christchurch Property with a Garden If you are looking at selling your Christchurch property in the distant future, you’ll be amazed how much you can get done in a weekend and how far $1,000 will take you when it comes to adding value to your home. Investing a small amount Read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Rental Property Tips: Getting your bond back

    The end of the lease on your rental property can be a terrifying time for renters. You forked over a pretty hefty sum at the beginning of your tenancy, and you think you looked after the place pretty well. Once that contract is over, it is up to the landlord or property manager to determine Read more

  5. How to win the Christchurch rental property race

    We all thought hell would freeze over before it became more expensive to rent in Christchurch than in Auckland. Sadly, that day has arrived. According to TradeMe Property, from July to September 2013 the average rental property in Christchurch cost more than $500 a week. This is up 25% on the same time last year. Read more

  6. Our Guarantee To Rental Clients

    Searching for a property management company is an important process; you’re trusting others to care for what’s likely the most valuable thing you own. There’s some important things to make sure your agency will do to have peace of mind with your rental. What can I expect when Cowdy & Co Manage my property? When Read more

  7. A Shortage Of Rental Properties In Christchurch

    The demand for rental properties has risen during the post-earthquake rebuild. Workers and families are desperate for practical living solutions but the competition is huge. With many Cantabrians moving back to Christchurch and more rebuild workers arriving every week, accommodation is fast becoming a serious issue. With higher demand of course, rents have been going Read more

  8. Using a Property Management Company for your Christchurch Rental Property

    When managed well, renting out your property can provide fantastic income. It also allows you to travel overseas for a longer duration without completely uprooting from New Zealand. Being a landlord for the first time can be daunting; choosing the right tenant, advertising, and sorting out tenancy agreements & bond. Once the property is rented, Read more

  9. Rental demand high, supply low – It’s time to buy

    There is a shortage of rental accommodation & rents continue to increase. An all time high of 79% net of respondents, expect that Christchurch house prices will continue to increase over the next 12 months [ASB Housing Confidence survey]. Low interest rates are expected for the foreseeable future. In Canterbury an estimated extra $50 million Read more