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How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:


During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.

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Topics: Residential, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Add Value To Your Property, property focus, home improvements, Health and Wellbeing, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home

New Zealand wine industry goes from strength to strength

31-Aug-2020 10:17:17 Share this:

The burgeoning wine industry in New Zealand attracts a lot of interest, with many people acquiring property either for serious production purposes or a combination of production and lifestyle.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property

To auction or not auction, that is the question

31-Aug-2020 10:16:56 Share this:

Why go to auction? As one Hawke’s Bay vendor recently discovered, going to auction was exactly what was required to get the result they were looking for, and quickly.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Auction, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property, hawkes bay

Living in the future

22-Feb-2017 08:00:00 Share this:

The homes of the future are already here. Our friends at Rockend take a look at some of the smart home technology available.

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Topics: Lifestyle, DIY, Advice, Buy, Add Value To Your Property

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

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

Manuka honey - the new liquid gold

21-Jul-2016 07:01:02 Share this:

There is increasing interest from overseas based investors wishing to purchase land in Northland for the farming of manuka honey.

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Topics: Rural, Northern Region, Lifestyle, New Zealand

Choose the lifestyle that suits you

20-Jul-2016 07:04:36 Share this:
The idea of giving up on the rat-race and moving to the country for a simpler life is one that’s occurred to almost everyone who lives in the city, at some point – often while you’re stuck in nose-to-tail commuter traffic.

And it’s a dream that plenty of Kiwis turn into reality. REINZ figures show sales of lifestyle properties around the country for the three months to the end of June 2016 were up 19% on the same period last year.

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