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11 Simple Property Investment Tips

April 17, 2019

Property Investment

While it’s easy to decide to invest, taking the next step is often a lot harder … and more stressful! These 11 Simple Tips are based on our many years of experience in helping clients with their rental portfolios. Follow them, and you’ll be able to get started on the right foot. 1.  Always view […]

How Much Do You Need for Retirement?

April 3, 2019

Property Investment

Depending on what article or expert opinion you’re reading, the amount you need saved when you retire can range from $13,000 to $2 million. To us, the question always is – by the age of 65, how much money will you need to be in a mortgage-free home with enough savings to enjoy retirement? New […]

Iron Bridge Christchurch Has Moved!

February 20, 2019


After enjoying fifteen years in Riccarton, Iron Bridge’s Christchurch team is excited to announce its move to new premises in Addington. Located just three minutes away from the previous office, the new building has plenty of space to accommodate Iron Bridge’s growing Christchurch operation. ‘We needed more office space for our fantastic team. We really […]

Be House Smart - Keep Your Home Secure Over The Summer Holidays

December 18, 2018

Property Maintenance

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’ – it’s that time of year again! The day after Christmas the wrapping paper will be tided away, the car packed and you’ll be ready to head off. Before you leave, take a few minutes to make sure your home is safe and secure. All around New Zealand […]

Acclaim for Iron Bridge Property Management services

December 17, 2018


Iron Bridge are very excited to have won Property Management Team and Property Manager of the Year at the much respected 2018 Australasian Real Estate Awards. Australasian Real Estate Awards 2018 Heading off some of the most respected property management businesses in Australasia, the team were delighted to accept the Property Management Team award at […]

Summer holidays – one of the hottest times of year to sell!

December 10, 2018

Selling A House

Thinking about selling your home but worried it won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again. The summer period can be one of the hottest times to list and sell your property. We’ve been selling houses for some time now and we’ve found that homes for sale in December and January can achieve very strong […]

The two lies of the real estate industry

November 15, 2018

Selling A House

When an owner considers selling their home, they ask a selection of real estate agents to price their property, which happens thousands of times a week across the country. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career. So, when asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the […]

7 tips and strategies to help you get the best outcome in any market

November 14, 2018

Selling A House

Most people describe a property market as either a ‘buyer’s market’ (house prices are going down) or a ‘seller’s market’ (house prices are rising). Simply put, one is deemed bad for buyers and one deemed good for sellers and vice versa. As the property market begins to tighten in parts of New Zealand, those wanting […]

Is a new way of selling actually better?

November 9, 2018

Selling A House

When it comes to selling a house, a few different real estate models have emerged to ‘disrupt’ the traditional approach. But, will they deliver better results? We put that question to the test… Five years ago, if you’d mentioned the idea of paying to stay in someone’s house (instead of a hotel), people would’ve looked […]

Come explore our new Iron Bridge website!

November 5, 2018


We all need a bit of TLC every now and again – and that includes our own website. So, we’ve given it a fresh new look and added a whole heap of useful content which is well worth exploring. You may have already spotted some of the new features. Here are a few more of […]

Accolades for Iron Bridge Property Management

September 13, 2018


A commitment to excellence and fantastic service has paid off yet again for our team at Iron Bridge Property Management! Iron Bridge, and two of our key people, were named finalists at the prestigious 2018 Leading Property Managers Association Awards in three categories: Excellence in Customer Service Excellence in Corporate Support – Alynda Dow Rising […]

The price is right when selling – or is it?

August 16, 2018

Selling A House

How much is your property really worth? Set your price expectations too high and you’ll struggle to get buyer interest. Set it too low and you’ll find your home is snapped up for a bargain. When it comes to selling your house for the right price, there is a simple strategy you can take. And […]

Questions to ask when choosing a real estate agent

June 22, 2018

Selling A House

Choosing the right real estate agent can be a nerve-wracking decision – especially when everyone claims that they’re the best person for the job. You need some hard-hitting questions to sort out who’s an expert, and who’s just talking hot air. These seven topics should be at the top of your list. 1. How will […]

Investment Property: Time to hold or sell?

June 8, 2018

Property Investment

Property investors are currently being kept on their toes with regular proposed legislative changes and new compliance requirements. When you add in the slowing real estate market, helped by tougher lending conditions, it’s easy to see why some investors are starting to re-evaluate their rental property portfolio. Could it be time to hold, or sell, […]

Essential info: Meth contamination in homes

May 30, 2018

Property Management

We tackled the hard-hitting issue of meth contamination in a series of blogs last year and they proved to be one of the most widely read (and shared) topics on our website. Now, we’ve brought together the key information from our previous articles, along with a few important updates. Whether you own an investment property, […]

Selling a house? Don't get ripped off with advertising.

May 30, 2018

Selling A House

If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s crucial that your property stands out from the crowd to entice the buyers. Naturally, some advertising is required. However, there are some common myths which we think need to be busted to ensure you get the results you deserve – without getting ripped off by expensive (and […]

Banning Letting Fees: Where does this leave Landlords?

May 17, 2018

Property Management

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill has been a hot topic amongst rental property owners and those in the property management industry. Just like the name suggests, the key purpose of the proposed legislation is to ban letting fees being charged to tenants. It sounds like great news for tenants, but where could […]

Market Update – Is now a good time to buy?

April 10, 2018

Market Update

Timing is everything when you’re looking to buy a house. It’s hard to know when to enter the market with different (and sometimes seemingly conflicting) statistics being reported in the media. We explain the best ways you can do some solid research of your own, along with a few handy tips to help you obtain […]

Is it worth getting your own LIM when buying a house?

March 26, 2018

Buying A House

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your financial future. Just saving for a deposit is a tough challenge, particularly if you live in Auckland. When purchasing a property it is important you carry out your due diligence, and a key part of that is getting a LIM Report. […]

How to successfully manage your own rental property

March 5, 2018

Property Management

Congratulations, you’ve purchased a rental property! One of the first things you’ll need to consider is whether you need a property manager. Some people are great at managing their own property, so why not you? Find out if you’re up to the task with our quick checklist. What skills do you need to manage your […]