Building plans and consents: Will they add value when you sell?

19-Sep-2017 09:48:27 Share this:

Many of us have an idea for a potential add-on or major renovation for our home, but we don’t always get around to doing it. So, when it comes time to sell, is it worth getting the plans and/or consent ready to show potential buyers?


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Topics: Selling, Buying Real Estate, House of Inspiration, Blog

The pros and cons of moving to a new subdivision

31-Aug-2017 08:50:42 Share this:

New subdivision developments are springing up around the country, and attracting buyers from all walks of life. Here’s a look at the good and the bad of these new neighbourhoods.


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Topics: Buying, House of Inspiration, Blog

Wash and wear: How to add value to your laundry

18-Aug-2017 13:25:07 Share this:

The laundry often isn’t somewhere we spend much time on when it comes to renovations or updates, but it is a room where many of us spend a lot of time each day. The importance of the laundry in daily living means it could be a deal-maker for potential buyers, so consider these tips to help you ‘clean up’ at sale time.


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Topics: House of Inspiration, home improvements

Tips to consider before buying an empty section

28-Jul-2017 07:22:32 Share this:

Buying a piece of bare land is an exciting prospect, but hidden costs and issues could turn your slice of paradise into a headache. Check out our tips on what to look for when shopping for a section.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Blog

Lighten up your home this winter

18-Jul-2017 12:36:40 Share this:

It may be dark and dreary outside, but don’t let the same be said for inside your home. Good lighting makes houses look bigger, feel warmer and helps keep the winter blues away. Here are our top tips for brightening up your property.


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Topics: Winter, Home Buyers, winter home

Warm up your home with interior design

04-Jul-2017 11:19:50 Share this:

The team at Resene recommend these interior design tips to make your home look warm and welcoming this winter.


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Topics: Selling, Open Homes, Interior design

Things to consider before building a granny flat

03-Jul-2017 07:00:00 Share this:

If you have an empty space in the backyard just right for a granny flat or self-contained dwelling, it might be the perfect way to add some extra rental income or provide for a growing family. Here is a list of things to consider before you start building.


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Topics: Renovations, home renovation