How to choose a great neighbourhood

21-May-2017 11:32:00 Share this:

Moving to a new town or city can be overwhelming, particularly if you're trying to choose a neighbourhood to buy a home in. While it’s true that what a great neighbourhood looks like can differ person to person, all great neighbourhoods do share some common factors that are universally appealing. Here we explore 10 signs the neighbourhood you live in (or would like to live in) is a good one.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Australia

Wellington - what a great place to live

17-May-2017 18:00:00 Share this:

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the healthy state of Wellington’s property market with vendors attracting great prices.


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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, House of Inspiration

What does the national average price buy you around the country?

14-May-2017 16:00:00 Share this:

The latest Market Watch figures for April show the national house price sitting at just under $600,000. Let’s look at what that, or less, will buy you in some regions around the country.


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Topics: Residential, Selling, Buying, New Zealand, Market Watch

Keep warm without breaking the budget

08-May-2017 18:00:00 Share this:

It’s that time of the year when the heaters come on or the fire gets lit – and power bills can sky rocket. How can you keep the family warm while keeping control of the bill?


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

Yes - you can sell your house in winter

05-May-2017 11:30:00 Share this:

The standard response when you’re thinking about selling your home but are not sure when, is “sell in spring”. And there’s plenty of truth in that as warmer, drier weather and post-winter itchy feet drive potential buyers out to open homes.


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Topics: Residential, Property Tips, New Zealand, Buying Real Estate

Insure your investment

05-May-2017 07:22:07 Share this:

One aspect of owning a rental property that’s too often overlooked by owners is the need for landlord insurance.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Renting, New Zealand

Bring your bathroom up to date

30-Apr-2017 23:55:00 Share this:

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that can add value for buyers. The team at Resene have some great ideas for bring out the best in your bathroom.


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

School holiday fun with play dough!

26-Apr-2017 22:01:00 Share this:

Play dough is a classic go-to to keep the kids occupied on rainy school holiday days. Here’s a recipe to make it that’s simple enough for the kids to get involved, with supervision.


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand

Southland - what a great place to live

20-Apr-2017 07:09:25 Share this:

Southland celebrated its anniversary day earlier this week, so let’s take a look at what makes the region a great place to live.


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Topics: Residential, Buying, New Zealand, House of Inspiration

What does $618,000 buy you?

13-Apr-2017 10:16:30 Share this:

Harcourts latest National Market Watch figures show the average NZ house price was $618,940. Let’s have a look at what you can buy for that – or about that - in different parts of the country.


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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, Market Watch