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The bathroom is one of the most profitable rooms to renovate. However, it can be a huge undertaking, costing unprepared investors thousands of dollars.  With potential returns of $4 for every $1 spent, to make the most of this room it’s crucial not to overcapitalise.
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Finding the right agent to sell your property is a big decision. As your home is probably your most valuable asset, choosing the right agent has a direct impact on how quickly you sell, how many potential buyers are interested in your property and how much you sell for.
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Buying a home can seem like a difficult task, especially if you're a first time buyer. After all, how are you meant to learn the ins and outs, specifications and workings of a home if you've never owned one before?
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Are you looking to get a home loan but not sure where to start? Here are 10 important questions to ask home loan lenders to ensure you are choosing the right partner for you and one that is best aligned to your individual circumstances.
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Together with REINZ, LJ Hooker is committed to protecting tenants, landlords and the property managers who do act ethically and transparently, by advocating for the regulation of the residential property management industry.
With only one week until you move out of your home, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions…from stress and excitement through to impatience for the day to arrive. You’re probably running on little sleep...so don’t pack the coffee machine away quite yet.
Huge congratulations you’ve sold your property! After the celebrations have calmed down, you need to start thinking about getting ready to move out and into your new home. You may be thinking move day is ages away but it will creep up quickly and being prepared is the best way to keep the stress levels in check.
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A pre-settlement inspection is your buyer’s opportunity to inspect your property before the final payment is made. These inspections are not compulsory, but buyers usually want to use the opportunity to check nothing untoward has happened to the property since they signed the contract.
What not to do on auction day! You may think that’s a weird topic but understanding the big NO NO's is important. Auctions are by nature emotionally charged but keeping your wits about you and avoiding these pitfalls will help you navigate the auction day without any hiccups.
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As part of our on-going series on how to sell your property by auction, this month we look at how to set a reserve price and what factors you should consider.

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