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  • NELSON TAKLE | ELITE AGENT TOPS A T REALTY

    Nelson Takle has topped the AT Realty Group (comprising Ray White Manukau, Manurewa and Mangere Bridge) for sales results for the group’s latest financial year. Nelson transacted over $22 million of sales across the period July 2018 to June 2019. “Five years ago, Nelson made the transition from property … Read more

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  • HOW TO PREPARE FOR A FIXER-UPPER FIRST HOME

    The pathway to your dream home begins by getting your foot on the property ladder. Buying low can make getting that first foot up easier, but does come with its own set of challenges. For the innovative spirit, buying a fixer-upper first home is an opportunity to turn old into gold and … Read more

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  • PAINT & DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2019

    From Habitat plus – decorating and colour trends 2019 Stripes, triangles, colour blocks – painted features keep going strong It seems we’ve all been having fun of late – personalising our interiors with bold shapes and strong splashes of colour. We’ve seen geo shapes, chevrons and mountain profiles, as well … Read more

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  • HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A WINTER SALE

    HOW CAN YOU PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A WINTER SALE? The colder months tend to be a slow time for property sales. People much prefer to settle in at home, wrapped up in a blanket or several layers of jumpers rather than brave the nippy weather outside. Plenty of others … Read more

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  • INSULATION LAWS – WHAT LANDLORDS NEED TO KNOW

    If you’re a landlord in New Zealand wanting to avoid a $4,000 fine, it’s time to make sure your rental property meets the insulation regulations. What all landlords need to know: Insulation is compulsory in all Kiwi rental homes from 1 July 2019. Ceiling and underfloor insulation must be installed, where reasonably … Read more

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  • 9 NEW ZEALAND DESIGN LIFE LESSONS

    By Catherine Smith in association with New Zealand: it’s at the bottom of the world, hours of flying from any nearest neighbour. This tiny corner of the Pacific has just a bit of Australia (a love of outdoors), a bit of England and Ireland (rolling green pastures), a little bit American … Read more

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  • CGT IS DEAD – WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE PROPERTY MARKET?

    By Ashley Church Now that the proposal to introduce a capital gains tax (CGT) has been firmly rejected, what’s likely to happen next? Obviously, I can’t anticipate every detail of this Governments future approach to property, but I can reasonably confidently fill in some broad strokes: CGT is dead for … Read more

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  • START YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

    The difference between a sound property investment and a less than desirable property experience can come down to research and communication – strong research into the area you’re interested in, coupled with open and honest communication with your agent and property manager. Work out what your investment goals are and … Read more

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  • SHAPE UP FOR AUTUMN: THE ESSENTIALS OF POST-SUMMER MAINTENANCE

    SHAPE UP FOR AUTUMN: THE ESSENTIALS OF POST-SUMMER MAINTENANCE This summer’s been a beauty. There’s been days when it’s been hot enough to fry an egg on a car bonnet, and barely a drop of rain has been seen in many parts of the country. But sadly the season’s come … Read more

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  • OUR TOP TIPS TO MAKE THE BIG MOVE SMOOTH

    Finally, the big day has arrived. All the paperwork has gone through and you have the keys in your hand. Moving into your new home should be the exciting and easy part, right? Some people rate moving houses as one of the most stressful experiences you can go through, but … Read more

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