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: Blog, House of Inspiration, Buying

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: Blog, Buying, Selling

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: Buying, Selling, Australia

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: New Zealand, Residential, Selling, Buying

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: New Zealand, Buying, Residential, House of Inspiration

When not to renovate

15-Nov-2016 05:41:18 Share this:

If your property needs repair or you’re considering a few renovation projects to get it ready for sale, there are a few things you need to consider first.


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Topics: home, renovation, Buying, Selling

What to consider before buying a bach

03-Nov-2016 12:39:47 Share this:

Summer weekends in the sun at the family bach; it’s been the Kiwi dream almost as long as there have been Kiwis to dream. And when you’re on holiday beside the perfect beach, with the family squashed into a caravan or leaky tent, the dream of owning a bach is even more enticing. But it’s important to look before you leap. Here are some things to consider before you embrace the Kiwi dream.


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Topics: Buying, Holiday Home