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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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  • GET YOUR GREEN ON

    Feature image: Succulents and cactus by Japonica Folium Indoor plants, ikea.com.au You don’t need a green thumb to add a lush feel to your indoor space. From succulents to low care leafy foliage, Fiona Wasley, the founder of Japonica Folium on Sydney’s northern beaches, knows which plants will work in your … Read more

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  • SHOULD THE NZ ELECTION RESULT AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY DECISIONS?

    After a rollercoaster election, Winston Peters has chosen red and we have a Labour/NZ First government for the next three years. Whichever side of the political fence you sit on, you should be aware of how the new government’s policies could affect your New Zealand property in the future. The … Read more

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  • BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN

    The appetite for indoor plants has exploded in recent years. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to styling indoor plants, a proliferation small businesses offering plant delivery services and even a plant species apps which immediately differentiates a monsteria from a ficus lyrata. It seems every home-maker worth their weight … Read more

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  • SPRING’S HOTTEST HUES, FROM BLUSHING PINKS TO VIBRANT BLUES

    Author: Gabrielle Chariton on Houzz Spring is here, which means it’s time to cast off the dark hues of winter and freshen up interiors with cheerful brights and softer colours. We’ve asked three colour experts to reveal which shades are trending for spring, and how you can use them to best effect in … Read more

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  • SELECTING A REAL ESTATE AGENT: TIPS AND TRICKS

    Every real estate agent is different and does their job in a unique way. Find a good one and they’ll go above and beyond to create a successful sale, providing an amazing service. However, there are certain bare minimums which any real estate agent should offer. These include: Help setting … Read more

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  • NEW ZEALAND HOUSING MARKET UPDATE

    Property is at the heart of the Kiwi Changes in the market affect all of us, and that’s why talk in the media of a market slowdown has been pricked a lot of ears. Look past all the noise and find out what’s really happening in New Zealand’s property market … Read more

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