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There is no two ways about it, buying a house is a big decision. You can spend months compiling a list of all the things a potential home must have - the process really is that absorbing.
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.
One of the most common ways people buy a property in New Zealand is by Private Treaty, better known as a negotiation – this is when a property is listed for sale with an asking price and potential buyers make offers in writing to the real estate agent who will then presents it to the vendor for consideration.
A private treaty sale occurs when a property is listed for sale with an asking price, the buyer makes an offer to the agent, who then presents the offer to the seller, who can then decide whether or not to accept it. Typically negotiations go back and forth between the buyer and seller until an agreed price is reached.
What makes one investor better than another?  Here are 10 tried and true steps successful investors use to help steer their decisions and to help them get the most out of their investment.
If you are anything like most buyers, you’ll undoubtedly have a wish list for your new home that’s pages long…but few of us have a bottomless pit of money to fund our long wish list and we’re therefore forced to make some compromises when buying.
Time to compromise
Below are a few reasons why we think winter is a good time to buy!
Buying a property
Your best investment opportunity might not be right on your doorstep, yet travelling to inspect a property in a different region will eat away at your savings. So, is buying sight unseen a wise decision?
Buying sight unseen
It can take some time to make the move from renting to owning your dream home.
Couple buying a new property
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