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Landlord or tenant: who's responsible for property maintenance?

When it comes to rental maintenance, it can be difficult to know who is responsible for what. Who is responsible for cleaning or maintaining the smoke alarms? Is it you, or the tenant? Sometimes the lines get blurry.

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Meth contamination in houses: should we worry?

We’ve seen it in the headlines: meth damage makes homes uninhabitable. There’s no denying that methamphetamines (or ‘P’), is causing a lot of angst in the housing market. But is it justified?

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3 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act you need to know

Don’t get caught out with the changes to Residential Tenancies Act. Whether you’re thinking about investing in a rental, are preparing a property for tenants, or are already a landlord, check you’ve got the right things in place. After all, a healthy home encourages longer tenancy—which improves your return.

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Is it getting harder to find good property to rent in Hamilton?

In short, yes. The changes to loan-to-value (LVRs) in October 2016 have hit New Zealand’s property investments particularly hard. No matter where you are in NZ, if you’re investing in residential real estate, you’ll now need to cough up a 40 per cent deposit to get a bank loan.

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Don't forget the roof! Why roof maintenance matters

Whether you intend to sell your house or live in it for the next twenty years, knowing how to maintain a roof is vital to keeping your home safe, and its value growing.

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The best home decor ideas and inspiration

Let’s forget budgeting, return on investment and property value research for a moment, and focus on the best part of renovating (apart from finishing)—finding inspiration. Once you’ve found your project muse, it’ll help keep you motivated until the last brush stroke.

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What are the best renovations for boosting property value?

You’re looking to sell your house, but it needs a do-up to increase your property value and get people through the door. Every budget has a limit, so where does one start? Which renovations add the most value? 

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5 crucial questions to ask before embarking on a DIY renovation

Do-it-yourself. It’s in our blood. And it’s a great way to add value to an old and tired house—especially if you’re on a budget (or just like to get your hands dirty). However, before you embark on a DIY room facelift or kitchen renovation, there are a few important questions you need to ask first.

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The best painting techniques to paint a house like a pro

Repainting your home is one of the easiest ways to increase its resale value. Whether it’s just one room or your entire house, these house painting techniques and pointers can help you get the finish your home deserves.

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Selling a house? Here’s how to get the best price

Getting the best price for a house often comes down to how it’s set up for open homes. When it comes to a house, people judge its cover. And the price they are prepared to pay reflects this.

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