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Nobody likes a cold and draughty home, and if you are getting your home ready for a winter sale, you want people to know how warm and toasty their future home will be. Before Jack Frost starts nipping at your toes, and ice crystals blanket your lawn, you want to plug all those gaps that allows cold air to bring down the temperature in your home.
When someone decides to sell their property, their sights are often set on one goal: getting the best price. This may seem like a straightforward aim, however, there are lots of smaller moving parts to achieving this.
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Renting is a big expense in most people’s budget, so buying a home can often seem like just a dream. However, with tried and tested strategies it is undoubtedly a reachable goal. In just 18 months you could have built your savings enough for a deposit.
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The latest reforms to the Residential Tenancy ACT have been an opportunity for all property investors to make sure their investment properties meet the new standards. The changes could also be a time to consider how you could better invest your time to maintain your property and look after your tenants.
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Property owners going to market continue to fetch top dollar as prices ticked up in February. The latest CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI) recorded nationwide property values up 2.6 percent, which means prices have been boosted by 14.5 percent in the past 12 months.
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As more and more aspects of our lives migrate online, real estate recently picked up its pace and adopted digital tools to offer consumers a better experience. As a result, 3D tours, virtual inspections, online auctions or even virtual staging have now become commonplace. And so have virtual property appraisals.
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New Zealand’s active property market has seen home prices climb at record levels, but buyers are reluctant to overpay for a property.
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Are you ready to take the next step in your relationship and buy your first home as a couple? If such a project appears very exciting on paper, it generally also comes with its share of hoops and hurdles. No matter the intensity and depth of the love you share, reality can be slightly less glamorous than what you might have expected.
Families across New Zealand ventured to the beach this summer. They got their dose of sun, sand and salt water. Folks enjoyed the slow and relaxing life, getting their toes wet, licking up the ice cream before it dripped down their fingers, and enjoying life with their family.
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Despite the economic slowdown Covid-19 restrictions caused around the globe in 2020, New Zealand avoided getting stuck in an economic rut, and swiftly got out of a recession.

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