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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.
The questions are endless when you start thinking about how you can add value to you home. Should you add another bedroom, build a pool or a granny flat, or would a garage be better? The list goes on.
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Real estate listings and sales tend to dry up during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. But nothing has been normal in 2020, so take the plunge and capture the summer market.
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House hunting is a little bit like the modern approach to dating. You come across several pretty good matches, the photos look good online so you swipe right and arrange a viewing. Some don’t quite match up to expectations, others seem pretty alright, but how to know you have found THE one you want to buy?
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With a budget of $2,500, there is a fair bit you can do in a home when it comes to giving it a fresh, new look. If you are planning to sell soon, then maybe prioritise the kitchen and bathroom which are rooms that can make or break a sale.
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From your front door to your outdoor living area, styling your outdoor spaces is just as important as styling inside your home when preparing to sell your home.
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