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  • HERE ARE SIX TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY SALE SUCCEEDS

    Despite the enormity of the task, with the right help, a flexible approach and a few tricks up your sleeve, you can achieve a great result every time. Don’t feel pressured to pick the first agent you meet. Pick the right real estate agent The one decision that could have … Read more

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  • 3 MUST-KNOWS FOR NEW ZEALAND FIRST HOME BUYERS

    Are you itching to buy your first home? Median house price growth around the country has slowed over the last year, with Auckland’s prices going up by just 2.7 per cent, and Christchurch’s dropping by 0.5 per cent. That’s why this could be the perfect time to get on the … Read more

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  • A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACTS AROUND LABOUR’S KIWIBUILD PROGRAMME

    A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACTS AROUND LABOUR’S KIWIBUILD PROGRAMME Auckland needs 13,000 new homes a year to keep up with growing demand, according to the Labour Government’s own statistics. KiwiBuild is the proposed solution, a policy that aims to build 100,000 affordable homes over the next ten years. This … Read more

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  • NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST HOME BUYER ESSENTIALS

    There are six huge moments in your life. You’ve got your birth, your first day at school, graduating university, buying your first home, getting married and retiring – we think it’s important to make sure each of these life changing occasions is special. We may not be able to help you out … Read more

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  • PROPERTY INSTITUTE RELEASES ITS 2018 NZ PREDICTIONS

    In early 2017 the Property Institute of New Zealand made predictions about what would occur in the property market over the coming year. The company said long-term mortgage rates would rise along with house prices, that investors would be constrained by LVR measures and that property would be the number one … Read more

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  • WONDERFUL WALLPAPER

    WONDERFUL WALLPAPER Make an artistic statement with wallpaper – from designer art to your own images on a large scale. Photo by Rebel Walls Wallpaper has changed since the days of mustard florals and flocked prints. Modern wallpapers are created by artists, designers and even celebrities, clean and quick … Read more

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  • HOMEBUYER HINTS: 10 EASY FIXES FOR THAT ALMOST-PERFECT HOUSE

    by Laura Gaskill in association with From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 … Read more

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  • 2018 PROPERTY MARKET TRENDS IN NEW ZEALAND

    2018 PROPERTY MARKET TRENDS IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland’s average property value rose by just 0.6 per cent during the year ending November, according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data. What’s more, properties nationwide took an average of one day longer to sell compared to last year, indicating … Read more

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  • THE INS AND OUTS OF HOME LOAN PRE-APPROVAL

    THE INS AND OUTS OF HOME LOAN PRE-APPROVAL Making offers on property without without home loan pre-approval is like filling a trolley at the supermarket without any money to pay for it. While you may be lucky, there’s a good chance that your bank will decline to finance your purchase after … Read more

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