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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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Selling an investment property

By David Kneebone: 2018-07-25

As investors, there will come a time when you decide to “cash up” and sell some of your portfolio.

When the time comes to sell your investment or rental property, there are some important processes to follow to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Is there a best time to sell when you’re building a new house?

Building a new home is a stressful process. There are plans to consider, materials to choose and of course, the sale of your current home to navigate. Unfortunately, planning the sale of their existing home is something many homeowners overlook or leave to the last minute.

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Case study: Dream purchase made easy with speedy auction sale

At the end of 2017, Jeremy and Amber Bold purchased their brand new home in Flagstaff, following the sale of their property at auction for $35,000 over the reserve price. It was a collaborative effort along with their hard working Lodge Real Estate Agent, Nathan Smith, who successfully guided them through the auction process.

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Turning your home into an investment property when you can't sell

Not everyone chooses to sell their current home when they decide to move on. Sometimes, it’s not even an option. If you’re looking to hang on to your personal home and turn it into a rental, there are a few things you should know.

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Portable home loans: can I transfer a mortgage to another property?

Ready to sell up and move to your next home? Rather than closing one home loan account and opening another with the purchase your next property, why not take your home loan with you?

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Bridging the gap: bridging finance explained

If you’ve discovered your ideal home on the market, but have yet to sell your current one, don’t despair. A bridging loan can help.
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6 sale and purchase agreement conditions buyers and sellers must know

 

Nothing can derail your buying and selling plans quicker than a sale and purchase agreement mishap. To keep your plans on track, it’s important to be aware of a few caveats that can catch sellers and buyers out.

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Should I sell my house first or buy first?

There’s no right or wrong answer, however, each option has its merits and risks. To help you make an informed decision, here’s a list of pros and cos to help you weigh up your options.
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