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When is the best season to sell in?

Spring is a very positive time in the property market; plenty of vendors see it as a great time to sell, and buyers like to find a new home so they can be settled in by Christmas. Since it’s such a popular time to sell, spring often brings more competition from other vendors....

March 13, 2018

Getting your home BEST PRICE READY

So you are thinking about putting your home on the market? I'm Di, and I have seen a fair few homes make first impressions on potential buyers. I've made a helpful checklist you can use to make sure you are putting your best home forward, and getting BEST PRICE READY. Or, if you would prefer my professional opinion in person please feel free to give me a call on 021 998 994 and I'd be happy to walk through with you to discuss all your options....

March 12, 2018

Simple ways to cut your mortgage

Getting rid of that big debt involves paying more, more often....

February 14, 2018

Do I still need a signboard?

Signboards are one of the oldest ways to market a home or property. In the era of online real estate portals and glossy property guides, vendors often question whether the old-fashioned signboard is a worthwhile endeavour. A signboard is an important component of any integrated marketing campaign for your property. The signboard serves to signal your property is for sale and attracts the attention of all potential buyers. While having a presence on the internet or in the press is very important ...

September 5, 2016

Essential checklist for sellers

Disconnect your emotions. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when you are selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you could inadvertently create a situation where it takes longer to sell your property. First impressions are important. Tidy the garden and entrance. Finish smal...

August 4, 2016

Renovation: Raise the roof

The roof of your property is like the hair on the back of your head: you don’t look at it very often and you tend to assume it’s doing its job, looking good and keeping you warm. Any news to the contrary often comes as a nasty surprise. But luckily, you can easily repair or replace any bald patches in your roof, and with the right maintenance it will last a lifetime. Most types of roofing should be cleaned every three years, whether with a light chemical treatment or a low-pressure water-bla...

July 21, 2016

Sick of renting? Time to buy?

If you have been watching interest rates fall, rents increase and rental availability at low levels, you may be investigating buying a property of your own.You could be eligible for a low deposit loan through the Welcome Home Loan scheme or a Kainga Whenua loan for individuals or Maori land trusts. If you are a Housing New Zealand tenant, you may be able to buy the house you’re living in, and if you've been a member of KiwiSaver for three years you may be able to withdraw some of your KiwiSave...

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