The Metropolis

Auckland CBD Dwellers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Auckland’s CBD is different from any other place in Auckland or in New Zealand. It is the most vibrant part of our country, and is truly an international city.  When you think of people who live in apartments in a city centre such as Auckland you might think young, hip, always on their phone, rushing around, business people. Thing are fast paced and just walking down the street is somewhat of a rush. In many ways this is true, but for Auckland’s CBD things are much more diverse. Our first question is ‘Who is... 

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Apartments: Legal Talk

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sometimes it can be a bit hard to understand all the documentation surrounding buying an apartment.  All that legal speak can be confusing and time consuming to figure out.  What does this stuff mean: stratum estate, unit title, common property, body corporate, unit entitlement? ‘Unit Title’ is commonly used to describe the of ownership of an apartment however it isn’t a phrase that is used in the legislation.  Its legal description is a ‘Stratum Estate’.  This is ownership of the unit but is also goes... 

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Unit Titles: Consider This

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Provided here is a checklist of questions you should ask and matters that you should consider if you are contemplating the purchase of an Auckland City Apartment.  Some of these issues may seem simple enough but you would be surprised how often these sorts of matters are missed or ‘glossed over’ during the purchase negotiations and Purchaser’s later deeply regret not having undertaken an adequate amount of due diligence before they bought their apartment. What are you buying? (Look at the unit plan... 

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Leasehold Essentials

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LEASEHOLD ESSENTIALS Leasehold is a form of property tenure where one party buys the right to occupy land or a building for a given length of time. When looking for a new property using the internet or an estate agent, the word leasehold is likely to appear often in property searches. Many buyers don’t understand what a leasehold is, how it works or the rights it gives and the responsibilities that it entails. For those people who are buying, or are considering buying, a leasehold it is essential to know exactly what... 

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Tips For Small Spaces

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Think you need more square footage? Check out these tips for making the most of what you have and you just might change your mind. ENLIST ROOMS FOR DOUBLE DUTY Estimate how often you use each room in your home for its intended purpose, and turn the room that gets the least love into a multifunctional space. MAKE THE MOST OF ‘FORGOTTEN SPACES’ If there’s a wasted corner, pass-through, nook or niche in your home, turn it into something functional. Add a slim table or wall-mounted countertop to that odd... 

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Auckland CBD Dwellers

The Metropolis

Auckland’s CBD is different from any other place in Auckland or in New Zealand. It is the most vibrant part of our country, and is truly an international city.  When you think of people who live in apartments in a city centre such as Auckland you might think young, hip, always on their phone, rushing around, business people. Thing are fast paced and just walking down the street is somewhat of a rush. In many ways this is true, but for Auckland’s CBD things are much more... Read More

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Apartments: Legal Talk

city_buildings

Sometimes it can be a bit hard to understand all the documentation surrounding buying an apartment.  All that legal speak can be confusing and time consuming to figure out.  What does this stuff mean: stratum estate, unit title, common property, body corporate, unit entitlement? ‘Unit Title’ is commonly used to describe the of ownership of an apartment however it isn’t a phrase that is used in the legislation.  Its legal description is a ‘Stratum Estate’.  This... Read More