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How to maintain the value of your home without blowing the budget

General Realestate, Home Sellers // 22.06.2015

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How to maintain the value of your home without blowing the budget

Tony Welch, Registered Valuer and Team Leader at QV New Plymouth and David Cornford a Registered Valuer at QVhomevalue Wellington share their insights and tips about what you can do to help maintain the value of your home especially over the wet and cold winter months. Performing regular maintenance around your property will keep small […]

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Kiwisaver Homestart Grant can help you buy your first home

Home Buyers // 03.06.2015

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Kiwisaver Homestart Grant can help you buy your first home

From 1 April 2015 the KiwiSaver first-home deposit subsidy has been replaced by the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. How does the HomeStart grant work? After three years of regularly contributing to KiwiSaver (of at least the minimum allowable percentage of your total income) you may be entitled to the HomeStart grant. You can apply for the […]

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NBR hints at start of Johnsonville shopping centre development next year.

Local News // 15.05.2015

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NBR hints at start of Johnsonville shopping centre development next year.

A recent article in the National Business Review suggests Johnsonville Mall could be next on the list for development. Thursday 2nd April 2015 Sally Lindsay DNZ’s Johnsonville Shopping Centre could be next on the listed property fund’s development plans. A consented $300 million redevelopment of the shopping centre has been on the backburner because of […]

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Newlands history features in local paper

Local News // 15.05.2015

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Newlands history features in local paper

  There is a great article on Newlands, specifically the Bracken Road area now home to Newlands College and Intermediate, written by Talia Carlisle in the latest Wellingtonian newspaper. Have a read online here        

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Reserve Bank’s new loan restrictions for Auckland property investors – stuff.co.nz

General Realestate // 13.05.2015

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Reserve Bank’s new loan restrictions for Auckland property investors – stuff.co.nz

updated 09:15, May 13 2015 RBNZ head Graeme Wheeler said tighter lending rules for property investors aimed to slow demand, but policies were also needed to lift the supply of new homes. It will be much tougher for housing property investors in Auckland to borrow from banks. The Reserve Bank has announced new rules from October […]

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Deposit Help from Family to buy your first home

Home Buyers // 16.04.2015

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Deposit Help from Family to buy your first home

Buying your first home is hard. It has always been hard to achieve for most people. There is a definite step up in focus that needs to be achieved if you want to move away from renting and purchase your own home, but the rewards of home ownership are not just financial.  This article by […]

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Kiwisaver Buyers $430k+

House for Sale Johnsonville

150-156 Fraser Avenue, Johnsonville
Four brand new loft apartments in quiet cul-de-sac, a short walk to train. Double glazed, heatpump, freehold. Move in and enjoy.
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Solitude

A friend of mine put this video together using his latest toy, a Phantom drone