Being Frugal with Renovations

When renovating a property destined for sale, it’s all about the bottom line, so knowing how to skimp but still get a great price, is vital.

The very first consideration if renovating a property you plan to sell, is to ensure you have a strong enough market to make it work. Even when you ...

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What to look for when buying in a new neighbourhood

Choosing a new neighbourhood can be a tough decision for a family.

While price is often the determining factor, particularly if you’re upsizing your home, it still makes sense to narrow the search to inclu...

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Should I invest in new developments?

For investors looking to buy real estate, there’s two options; buying new or established.

For the majority of investors, established property is a far better option than investing in a new development. This is because capital growth p...

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How to sell your home looking its best

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions can be everything.

The feeling that potential buyers get when they see your home for the first time can be the difference between them returning to inspect a secon...

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10 things to inspect before buying a fixer upper

Before you take the plunge, make sure you tick off the top 10 things to consider before purchasing...

Have you been inspired by The Block and Grand Designs and harbour dreams of buying a rundown property, preferably in a good neighbourhood for be...

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6 Essentials before making an offer on a home

You’ve found your dream home and you want to make it yours. Here are the six essential things to do before placing an offer on a property.

1. Does the vendor accept offers? First off, it’s important to check if the vendor is even in a position to field and accept offers. Some agents...

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Building vs Renovating - how decide which is best for you

Knocking down and rebuilding can be a more cost effective option than renovating an old home. But there’s factors you need to consider on both sides.

The top six things to consider for renovating versus building new: Weighing the costs If you’re planning an extensive renovation...

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Do you need moving insurance?

Amid the chaos of moving house, it’s easy to overlook things, but researching moving insurance is one job that shouldn’t be neglected.

Like any other kind of insurance, moving cover provides peace of mind and financial protection, but experts say it’s important to read the fine pr...

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Figuring out what a property is really worth..

If a property is listed without a price how do you know what it’s worth?

Build affinity with the agents When agents pitch for the vendors business, they will generally have to come up with a range of comparab...

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A few conditions to check before buying a home

Attending an open for inspection can be a discouraging task for anyone, no matter how experienced you are.

Don’t let the styled décor sway you too much, there’s more to your new home than just how much you love or hate the i...

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Summer Maintenance tips



Now that summer is finally upon us and the days are longer it is a good time to get on top of general home main...

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5 Reasons to get a Inspection



5 Reasons to get a Pre-Purchase building Inspection Getting a Pre-purchase Building Inspection before buying a home can seem like just...

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If walls could talk

You wouldn't need us!


Buying, selling, renovating or building a home can be a stressf...

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Waiuku Post Editorial

December 2015


When you engage a building inspection company to do a pre-purchase /pre-sale building inspection there are a number of key elements of the d...

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Maintenance of Timber Window Joinery

Re-painting and Repairing


Timber window joinery requires regular maintenance to maintain weathertightness and ease of use. One of the easiest maintenance tasks you ca...

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Exterior Cladding

General Maintenance


The first step to maintaining the exterior cladding on a residential home is to determine the type of cladding that has been installed. ...

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April Editorial

Timber Subfloor Maintenance


Older homes in New Zealand are more likely to have a timber subfloor and in some cases timber piles. These subfloors require regular che...

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Roofing Maintenance

Maintenance tips for most roofing types


The roof of a home is one of the most important components of any dwelling and most types of roofing require regular maintenance to maintai...

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