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Open home checklist for buyers

Open home checklist for buyers

When you visit an open home, every minute is valuable. You may have multiple houses to view that same day, so you quickly need to size the property up and decide whether it could suit your needs. Use these ...

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Why a good real estate agent is worth more

Why a good real estate agent is worth more

You would be forgiven for thinking that all real estate agents essentially appear the same. Real estate professionals collectively tend to dress the same way, drive the same kind of cars, talk the same way on the phone. It's almos...

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How to make sure your home doesn't get flipped

How to make sure your home doesn't get flipped

Have you ever watched those TV shows where they buy a property that needs work, do it up and sell it a few weeks later to make a profit? This is often referred to as a fix and flip. Many builders and invest...

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Why you should invest in marketing when selling your home

Why you should invest in marketing when selling your home

When you go to put your home on the market, your salesperson may offer you an opportunity to invest in extra marketing options. Over and above what their standard plan includes. At this point you might unde...

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How to sell a home

How to sell a home

When it comes to selling your home, the first and most important principle to understand is: You get one chance to do it right. Houses are at their most popul...

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How to buy a home

How to buy a home

Have you found a home you love but you're not sure what to do next? This guide will help you move forward. Every property is different, but there are some standard rules you can follow that will help you ma...

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5 tips for a drier, warmer, healthier home

5 tips for a drier, warmer, healthier home

A dry home is a healthy home. Plus, when your home is dry it is easier to heat, which means it's a more comfortable place to live. It can also save you money on your power bill since your heaters won't have to work so hard to keep you nice and cosy. ...

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How to prepare your home for viewing

How to prepare your home for viewing

It goes without saying that first impressions count for a lot. Especially when it comes to selling houses. When a buyer walks into your home, you want to maximise the possibility that they fall in love with...

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Five reasons not to sell your home privately

Five reasons not to sell your home privately

It is completely understandable to be tempted by the idea of selling your home yourself, without the help of a real estate agent. Real estate agency fees are a sizeable amount of money no matter what the va...

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Should I put a deadline on my offer when buying a home?

Should I put a deadline on my offer when buying a home?

When you make an offer on a home, it can feel daunting to say the least. It's a jump into the unknown which raises multiple questions... "Will the owners accept my price?" Times...

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Homebuyer Roadmap

Homebuyer Roadmap

Homebuyer Roadmap Buying a home can seem like a monumental challenge at the beginning. Especially if it's your first time, or you haven't moved in a few years. Let's break the process down into smaller step...

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Seven steps to a smooth house sale

Seven steps to a smooth house sale

Selling your home doesn't have to be a stressful process. Here are seven steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition to your next adventure... Plan ahead ...

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How to avoid overcapitalising when your renovating your home

How to avoid overcapitalising when your renovating your home

How to avoid overcapitalising when renovating your home. Before we get into the ins and outs of how to avoid overcapitalising, the first question you need to answer is: Times Ne...

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Styling your home on a Budget

Styling your home on a Budget

Styling your home on a budget Styling your home to increase its potential sale value doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Start with the following ideas and you will be well on your way to achieving a great...

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How to buy your first investment property

How to buy your first investment property

Buying the right investment property can put you on a high-speed path to financial freedom. As with any large financial decision though, it's critical you get the right advice before you jump in. Follow the...

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Should You Sell Your Home Now? Or Wait?

Should You Sell Your Home Now? Or Wait?

The right time to sell your property is when you have something better to do with the money. You might sell the home you live in...

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Winning the real estate negotiation

Winning the real estate negotiation

There is something about buying a home which brings out the inner-negotiator in all of...

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When is the best time to sell?

When is the best time to sell?

Moving house is one of those big life changes which requires many smaller decisions to be made along the way. In this article, we tackle the question of timing, with...

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How to avoid buyer's remorse

How to avoid buyer's remorse

Buying a home is an emotionally charged decision. ,...

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5 key features of a great investment property

5 key features of a great investment property

Many homeowners fall into property investment, almost by accident. They end up buying the home next door when it comes on the market, or they buy a home from a family member who is looking to sell.</h...

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How to keep your home safe when leaving town

How to keep your home safe when leaving town

Before you skip town and head to the beach, it's important to ensure the safety of your biggest asset. Take a few minutes to mitigate the risk of a b...

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COVID-19 update: One Agency Whangarei - services at Level 3

COVID-19 update: One Agency Whangarei - services at Level 3

We trust you are safe and well, with limited lockdown blues.&nbsp; It has certainly been an extraordinary time but all going well we may soon be able to expand our environment, and activities.&nbsp; With the announcement that we will be moving to Alert Level 3 from today we just wanted...

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Revaluation of Whangarei's properties will be released on January 7.

Revaluation of Whangarei's properties will be released on January 7.

In the rush of the holiday season you may have missed the latest Northern Advocate update around the new Whangarei Rating Valuations release.&nbsp; With so much property push in NZME publications I did expect it would be a bit bigger news rather than tucked away in the news briefs.&nbsp; Here'...

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Check out this great playground locator map

Check out this great playground locator map

Here's a great site if you're looking to get outside with the kids. Thanks to Kate from Numat for sending us the link to Playgrounds Near Me.Parents want to make sure there are safe, fun, outdoor areas near to their homes where their children can play and blow off some steam....

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Your REA Buying and Selling Guides

Your REA Buying and Selling Guides

If you're buying or selling a home these free guides have information about the key things to know about the home buying and selling processes including the importance of legal advice, what to expect from the real estate agent and the different methods of buying or selling. Visit REA f...

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