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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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Another year end, but we’re not waiting until the New Year to get anything done

By David Kneebone: 2018-12-13

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the year that was 2018. It was a year of Government proposals and reforms (and not just for the property industry).

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Lodge City Rentals' November update

By David Kneebone: 2018-11-15

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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Is renting broken? No, but the RTA could use some fine-tuning

By David Kneebone: 2018-09-14

What to consider and the cost of preparing a house for sale

It’s not always clear to homeowners what home improvements will make the biggest impact on their home sale—or what costs are involved. To help you determine where your money is best spent, follow these four steps.

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Real estate agent commissions: what will I have to pay when I sell?

Sellers are often in the dark when it comes to New Zealand real estate agent commissions. To help shine a light on what to expect when you sell, we’re examining agent commissions and fees, how they compare, and how to negotiate a better rate.

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