Taranaki - cooking with gas

17-Oct-2016 11:24:22 Share this:

Taranaki’s local economy is unique in New Zealand in that it’s fuelled, literally, by oil and gas. Though there are plenty of other industries thriving the region – beef farming for one as well as revived dairy prices, not to mention a healthy demand for lifestyle property from those looking to escape the cities – it is oil and gas that separates the region’s economic profile from the rest of the country.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle

What adds value outdoors?

10-Oct-2016 12:08:50 Share this:

Adding value. It’s the holy grail of pre-sale home renovations. What are the quick, simple and, most importantly, cost effective alterations you can make that will maximise your appeal to buyers, and therefore your eventual sale price?

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Topics: Residential, Selling, DIY, Advice, House of Inspiration

The future starts now

27-Sep-2016 05:44:53 Share this:

Succession planning has a vitally important part to play in the long-term future health of any farm. And it's never too early to start. By Kevin Deane, director of Harcourts Kevin Deane Real Estate and rural sales consultant.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Advice, House of Inspiration

What’s the long range colour forecast?

21-Sep-2016 08:15:25 Share this:

New season's fashion isn't just for your wardrobe. The team at Resene take a look at what colours fashionable homes will be wearing over spring and summer.

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Topics: Residential, DIY, New Zealand, Decoration, House of Inspiration, Maintenance

Get more than a first impression from open homes

13-Sep-2016 08:29:19 Share this:

Open homes give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue. But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. How do you make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible.

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Topics: Residential, Buying, New Zealand, Buying Real Estate, Advice, House of Inspiration, Blog

Buy your home for less

23-Aug-2016 15:45:12 Share this:

Some tips for trimming the cost of your mortgage by our mortgage advice partners Mortgage Express

As a homeowner, paying off your mortgage before you retire is important. Once you hit retirement age, the last thing you want is to be saddled with debt, or to have to continue working to pay off the balance of your mortgage. Here are some ways to help you reduce your total mortgage and help you buy your home for less.

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Topics: Mortgage Express, Finance, New Zealand

The art of choosing the right white

16-Aug-2016 07:52:12 Share this:

White is white is white, right? Wrong. Our guest bloggers from Resene have some useful advice on choosing the which white – or other neutral colour option – is going to work best for your project.

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Topics: Residential, DIY, New Zealand, House of Inspiration, Maintenance

Create a home office to increase your sale price

11-Aug-2016 13:18:58 Share this:

Many jobs can now be done remotely and working from home is becoming increasingly common.

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Topics: Residential, Open Homes, Real Estate, Home Office

Wrapping up your home for winter

08-Aug-2016 08:40:08 Share this:

Keeping your house heated efficiently when winter hits is all about good insulation. The team from Pink Batts NZ have some tips:

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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, Advice, House of Inspiration, Maintenance