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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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  • Refresh your home for Spring with these ideas to brighten up any room

    As the sunshine returns and we head into spring, you may want to embrace the change inside your home. You don’t need to redecorate every room with each change of season – just changing a few key accessories or re-designing your space can bring a winter room to life. You’ll feel like you’ve … Read more

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  • Get a headstart on your spring clean to speed up your sale.

    The summer season is a busy time in real estate. If you are thinking of selling this summer, give your property a thorough spring clean to ensure buyers see your home at its best. It can also be a good idea to consider what else you can do to make your … Read more

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  • JUST HOW MUCH DOES A BATHROOM RENOVATION ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME?

    With certain renovations reported to provide a return of up to 70 per cent according to Business Insider, homeowners thinking of selling their home soon or who want to increase their home’s worth ahead of a future sale may be wondering which are the most valuable rooms to think about remodelling. … Read more

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  • Ray White selected to be agent for The Block Season 7

    Ray White New Zealand has once again been selected as the exclusive agent to partner with Three’s The Block NZ Season 7. Ray White New Zealand regional manager Farah Jacobs said the group was so excited to be part of The Block NZ for Season 7 at Hobsonville Point. “This area has been built and … Read more

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  • DECORATING IDEAS THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME

    Here’s a little home inspiration to help new home buyers. Let your timber flooring shine through Choosing to expose hardwood flooring is one of the best decorating decisions a homeowner can make. 70 per cent of households say they would install timber flooring in the home if they had the … Read more

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  • Bad things happen. Make sure our clients are protected

    As an adviser, my job is to make sure a client has the right loan so they can get to where they want to go in life. But now, more than ever with the high level of debt people are taking on, it’s important to make sure that clients are … Read more

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  • 6 Common Mistakes Landlord’s Make

    Having an investment property can be very rewarding, but there are some common mistakes landlords make. These mistakes include misunderstanding the tenancy agreement, deferring repairs and maintenance, having inadequate insurance, charging the wrong rent and failure to budget for expenses and downtime’s.​​​​​​​ 1. Misunderstanding the tenancy agreement – Tenancy agreements are … Read more

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  • Equity in Property Investment

    You may have access to some equity in your home if you have taken out a loan and have been paying it off for some time. So, what is equity? Explained simply, equity is the difference between the value of your property (usually market value) and the amount that is … Read more

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  • 5 Ideas for On-Trend Kitchen Renovations

    Whether you’re about to sell or you’re staying for the long haul, now could be the perfect time to update the heart of your home. To get you started, we’ve put together our five favourite on trend kitchen renovation ideas for 2018. Minimalism is a thing of the past and … Read more

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