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Why is the price such a secret?

This was the profound question asked by a visiting, overseas, real estate expert who was looking at property for sale advertising in Auckland recently. Everywhere she goes she checks out the local market but she could not understand why we … Continue reading

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How to avoid making a stupid buying decision

When you own property, whether you live in it or rent it out to others, you love to see the value of it rising. That’s because your equity (or share of the value) rises by the same amount. There are … Continue reading

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Could the housing crisis create another building disaster?

Due to having some time out for surgery it has been a while since I posted an article. During this time an enormous amount of hot air has been exhaled about the Auckland Property market – so much in fact … Continue reading

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5 essential actions house buyers need to take

Whether it has been a few years since you last bought a property or you are buying for the first time most property buyers think the process is about looking at properties until you find the right one then buying … Continue reading

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The Zen of house buying: How to stay in control

There has been quite a lot of information about the Auckland property market out there this past week and not much of it all that helpful for all you property buyers considering your future in the market. Hopefully this week’s … Continue reading

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What is cladding and why should you care?

Cladding is the name for the exterior material of a house. It is put up to protect the inside of the house and to make it look attractive. Rather like skin on your body. The cladding is responsible for protecting … Continue reading

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‘P’ contamination threatens home buyers and investors

A recent article about a case headed for the Tenancy Tribunal got me thinking again about methamphetamine and its impact on families who will never be involved in its manufacture or consumption but will live with its dangers. These families … Continue reading

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