Property Market Mechanics

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 12.06.34 AM


Canterbury’s property market is ripe for residential rentals and these can be a lucrative investment if done properly, but quite the opposite if not, says Strategic Homes Group – a local company guiding homeowners towards maximised gains on their property investment.

Strategic Homes is proud of its 18-year history providing solutions and guidance in property investment – whether for a first home, dream home or investment home.

Director Andrew O’Donoghue says his business is ideal for people looking to create wealth through property investment, predominantly for their retirement earnings.

“The first goal is to help clients earn enough equity from their investments to pay off their own personal mortgages first and then build a retirement fund,” Andrew says.

“After 18 years I can say that that’s been pretty successful for our clients.”

The key to rental investment success

“The quality of the home you present is directly related to the quality of tenant you receive,” Andrew says.

Strategic Homes Group’s Halswell show home is an excellent example of the calibre of build the company produces. But more than each house itself, the dwelling in its overall context is carefully considered.

Just as the company name suggests Andrew says he is very conscious of where urban development is heading and cogitates this – including regional transporting and infrastructure plans as well as land/soil types – when acquiring locations for clients.

“We [Strategic Homes] don’t build homes on the basis that they’re rentals…we’ve always built homes on the basis that we’d be happy to live in those homes ourselves.”

It’s a renter’s market

The New York Times has hailed 2017 as ‘the year of the renter’.

In NZ it’s no different. A large amount of Cantabrians are professionals who can’t afford to buy, yet are sick of renting old, cold or damp flats and want somewhere respectable to call home – and they’re getting pickier with where they choose to rent.

Paired with the right rental property this demand can be transformed into a mutually beneficial agreement that provides non-homeowners with respectable rental options, and homeowners with respectable tenants that bring to fruition their profitable investment.

Strategic Homes Group:

residential property investment gurus.

Strategic Homes has built hundreds of home for the people of Canterbury and is proud of its 18-year history of getting things right. Its services include:

– Solutions and/or guidance in property investment

– Design and build packages

– Conventional plans for:

  • 2-bedroom homes
  • 3-bedroom homes
  • 4-bedroom homes
  • 5-bedroom homes

– House and land packages in Lincoln, Rolleston, Prestons Park and Halswell.

Conventional and customised solutions

As well as its design and build service, Strategic Homes offers a range of design plans for two- to five-bedroom homes and house and land packages.

Andrew’s team recognises there are many types of homeowners; and while there are many similarities they share in terms of their wants and needs in a home, each can live quite a different lifestyle and expects their wants and needs to seam around this.

Strategic Homes’ designs allow for variety in both form and function: everything from materials and aesthetics to whether or not you want openplan or separate living and automated or manual systems.

Strategic Homes Group Unit 2, 213 Blenheim Road Show home: 6 Derek Anderson Place Longhurst Subdivision Halswell (03) 961 6046


Say something!