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Holiday Homes: Owning your slice of the Kiwi dream

21-Jan-2020 10:22:56 Share this:

If a holiday home has always been a dream of yours, now may be the time to make that dream a reality. Analysis done by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows that while house prices around the country may be on the rise, the same is not necessarily true for some popular holiday locations. The latest REINZ statistics reveal that some holiday hotspots are now more affordable than last year.


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Topics: Newsletters, Buying, Advice, Holiday Home, property focus, Buying Tips

The insider's guide to buying or selling at auction

19-Jul-2019 06:44:32 Share this:

Whether you love the thrill of an auction or your knees tremble at the thought, auctions have become the preferred method of selling property in most of the major centres across the country.


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Topics: Auctions, Residential, Selling, Buying, Advice

Moving house? We've got some handy hints!

05-Apr-2019 09:22:00 Share this:

Remember to cancel:

☐ Newspaper and/or milk delivery.

☐ Telephone, internet and cable TV.

☐ Gas, water and electricity (arrange a final meter reading).


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Topics: Residential, Selling, Buying, Advice, Moving House

Choose a place to live that ticks your checklist

05-Apr-2019 09:04:08 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: Residential, Selling, Buying

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

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

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

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

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: Selling, Buying, home, renovation