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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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Your crystal ball property predictions for 2019

By David Kneebone: 2019-01-21

2018 saw a fair bit of rental-bashing. Between the advocacy groups and the media attention on the Government’s proposed legislation changes, New Zealand’s “damp, unlivable homes,” and the proposed RTA overhaul, it was a big year for us dispelling myths and correcting untruths.

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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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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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