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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 sources of home renovation ideas for 2019

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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House extensions FAQ: what homeowners need to know

House extensions are the renovation of choice for homeowners who need more space, more function, or want to add more value to their home.

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Laundry designs and renovations: 4 crucial need-to-knows

After the kitchen, bathroom and living areas, the laundry might seem like the last renovation on the list. But rather than rushing through it, it’s worth taking the time to consider how its design and features will tie in with the rest of your home.

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Ensuite and bathroom renovations: 6 things you should know

Installing a fresh, modern bathroom is an excellent way to boost the value of your home. However, bathrooms are one of the more complex (and costly) room renovations you can do.  But when it is done right, the ROI can be as high as 50 per cent1, which is why it is wise to plan well ahead.

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Kitchen renovations: the 5 elements of good kitchen design

Of all the renovations you might do to a home, the kitchen is almost always the most expensive. But don’t let the cost turn you off, a well-renovated kitchen can deliver significant returns—around 50 per cent in fact1

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Will I need to pay tax if I sell my house?

To help you determine whether you’ll need to pay a property tax, here’s a run through of how Zealand’s tax laws have changed—and what they could mean for your home sale.

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When is the best time to sell my house in Hamilton?

There are several factors that go into the timing of a home sale. Here are the top four considerations to make if you’re trying to pick your moment on the market.

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Thinking of selling a rental property? Your obligations as a landlord

If you plan to sell a house that is tenanted, be aware that your tenancy agreement may affect the sale of your rental property and your legal obligations to your tenants. Here’s what you need to know.

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Can you change real estate agents when selling your house?

Contracts are par for the course when it comes to selling and buying property. In the case of selling a house, the legalities of agency agreements can vary, especially if you want to change agents or agencies. Here’s what you need to know before you sign the dotted line.

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