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  • The market recovers a little as fear of capital gains tax subsides

    First home buyers continue to make inroads and the market recovers a little as fear of capital gains tax subsides. The market continues to breathe a sigh of relief as the prospect of capital gains tax fades into the rearview mirror, while first home buyers put their best foot forward … Read more

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  • HOW TO PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR THE COLDER MONTHS

    HOW TO PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR THE COLDER MONTHS While your garden may be frequented the most during summer months, there’s no need to abandon your floral oasis when the weather starts to turn. Despite the colder temperatures and unpredictable downpours, it’s still easy to keep your garden looking great … Read more

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  • HOW CAN YOU PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A WINTER SALE?

    The colder months tend to be a slow time for property sales. People much prefer to settle in at home, wrapped up in a blanket or several layers of jumpers rather than brave the nippy weather outside. Plenty of others decide to leave the country altogether, jetsetters seeking an escape … Read more

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  • 9 NEW ZEALAND DESIGN LIFE LESSONS

    By Catherine Smith in association with New Zealand: it’s at the bottom of the world, hours of flying from any nearest neighbour. This tiny corner of the Pacific has just a bit of Australia (a love of outdoors), a bit of England and Ireland (rolling green pastures), a little bit American (hello, … Read more

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  • TIPS FOR RENTING WITH PETS

    We’ve got our five tips for how to find a rental property when you have pets. Have a pet reference If you have a good relationship with your neighbor and they love your pet, ask them to provide a reference vouching for your pet’s behavior. Having this reference … Read more

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  • Top tips for first home buyers

    Struggling to get on the property ladder and feeling fed up? You’re not alone. Real Estate Authority (REA) research has found that more than half of all first home buyers – even the ones who successfully buy a property – find the process stressful and overwhelming. Lots of people will … Read more

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  • Our Top Tips to Make the Big Move Smooth

    Finally, the big day has arrived. All the paperwork has gone through and you have the keys in your hand. Moving into your new home should be the exciting and easy part, right? Some people rate moving houses as one of the most stressful experiences you can go through, but … Read more

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  • Anti-Money Laundering for Real Estate

    Anti-Money Laundering WHAT IS AML? AML means Anti-Money Laundering. AML law* has been in place in New Zealand since 2013. AML law is aimed at detecting and deterring criminals engaged in money-laundering and the financing of terrorism. AML law already applies to New Zealand banks and financial institutions, as well … Read more

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  • 4 Steps to peace of mind over the Holidays for DIY landlords

    4 Steps to peace of mind over the Holidays for DIY landlords It’s December, and the holidays are only a few weeks away. The kids are excited about Christmas, and parents are making plans with extended family and planning trips away over Christmas and New Years. Offices are … Read more

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  • Record high for NZ weekly rents

    Any shortage of supply drives prices up. It’s the iron laws of supply and demand. Think gold, diamonds or good service at your local. According to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index, the current shortfall in rent able properties is doing just that to New Zealand’s rents. Plus, the … Read more

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