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Selling at auction is a success for riverside home

When Richard Lindsay appraised 469 River Road he analysed recent sales in the area, as well as the sweeping views of the Waikato river, size and condition of the home. He estimated the property would sell between $1.2 million and $1.3 million. This seemed like fair market value to the owner, who agreed to sell at auction.

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Handing over the keys: your property settlement day checklist

A home sale success doesn’t end on the auctioneer’s hammer or when your buyers sign the dotted line of a sale and purchase agreement. A lot happens in the period after you sell your house, particularly when preparing a property for settlement. To help, here’s a checklist to keep your home sale on track.

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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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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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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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