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Beach Life

Beach Life
For most of us the summer holidays are over, but those memories of cloudless days, sandy beaches and sea breezes still linger. Maybe it’s time to ditch the house in the clogged city suburbs and relocate to a neighbourhood by the sea. What are some of the options for Aucklanders? Read More »

Something Old or Something New?

Something Old or Something New?
Buying an original weatherboard villa or similar character home may seem romantic to some, but for others the idea of a brand new home appeals most. They look great, those gracious white, weatherboard villas and bungalows with mature gardens in Remuera, Epsom, Mt Eden and the like. They conjure up memories of a more sedate era. Or may... Read More »

Know thy Neighbour

Know thy Neighbour
We all know the importance of neighbours. Good ones make life easy and happy; popping in for a coffee and a friendly chat or to borrow a cup of sugar. Bad neighbours, on the other hand, can be the bain of your life; raucous parties, howling dogs, boundary disputes and snubbed noses – life can become a melodrama of arguments and tiffs. Read More »

Six Tips to Buying Better

Six Tips to Buying Better
Before doing anything, have pre-approved finance in place.

 

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