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  • RISE AND SHINE BRIGHT

    Stand out in a sea of grey, white and blush toned bedrooms with a light and bright refresh. Photo by Sheridan Photo by Sheridan Your bedroom is your haven – a place to relax at the end of the day and wake refreshed and ready to go. But did … Read more

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  • TOP 10 BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2018 ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

    By Gabrielle Chariton in association with Over the past decade, bathrooms have risen from their utilitarian roots and blossomed into luxurious sanctuaries where we can escape the pressures of modern life – and this trend will assert itself even more in 2018. When it comes to bathroom design for the coming year, we’re … Read more

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  • TOP 10 AUTUMN GARDEN JOBS TO TACKLE NOW

    By Carol Bucknell in association with To keep your garden vibrant and healthy all year round you often need to plan a season or two in advance. In autumn, we stop feeding some plants as they prepare for dormancy but lawns and other plants need a boost of fertiliser to give them enough energy … Read more

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  • 10 STEPS TO DEALING WITH DIFFERENT TASTES WHEN DECORATING YOUR HOME

    By Laura Gaskill in association with One of the questions I hear most often is, ‘How do you decorate a home when your significant other has a completely different style?’ If you are new to merging different styles under one roof, chances are you could use a blueprint for moving forward. Walk … Read more

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  • HOW ACCURATE ARE ONLINE PROPERTY VALUATIONS?

    There are countless websites in New Zealand that offer online property value estimates. These can be incredibly useful at the start of the process but the question remains: how accurate are these tools, and can you rely on them to inform your sale price, or offer amount? Emotion, impulse and other … Read more

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  • THE WHITE PAPER – APRIL 2018

    I’m here on the Parramatta River – the epicentre of Greater Sydney – which has undergone a massive construction investment over the last few years. There’s been a lot of talk about the market easing and our headline sales are down two per cent year on year across Australia and … Read more

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  • RAY WHITE NEW ZEALAND REPORTS 16% INCREASE IN SALES FOR APRIL

    Ray White New Zealand recorded sales that were 16% up on April 2017. However, the results were slightly down from March 2018, which was a personal best for Ray White New Zealand. The month of April had several holidays which slowed sales marginally. The results saw the company sell 1,384 properties … Read more

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  • PROPERTY INSTITUTE RELEASES ITS 2018 NZ PREDICTIONS

    In early 2017 the Property Institute of New Zealand made predictions about what would occur in the property market over the coming year. The company said long-term mortgage rates would rise along with house prices, that investors would be constrained by LVR measures and that property would be the number one … Read more

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  • A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACTS AROUND LABOUR’S KIWIBUILD PROGRAMME

    Auckland needs 13,000 new homes a year to keep up with growing demand, according to the Labour Government’s own statistics. KiwiBuild is the proposed solution, a policy that aims to build 100,000 affordable homes over the next ten years. This programme certainly holds promise, but is it enough to solve … Read more

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