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Why You Should NEVER Trust a Land Seller

By Jason Duop / 16 October 2016

We’ve all had great ideas about building our own home. What we don’t realise is just how time consuming and stressful it really is. Will builders cooperate? Will they get it right? What does a perfect kitchentop look like? One thing we forget to consider is the land you’re building your house in. No I’m More Info »

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Metal wall cladding makes your home look even OLDER

By Jason Duop / 16 October 2016

So you’ve found the perfect house. The kitchen was recently renovated. The yard is the right size for the kids to kick a ball in. Everything is in mint condition. There’s just one small thing you can’t seem to get past – the ugly exterior. Red bricks aren’t for everyone. Creme wood isn’t for everyone More Info »

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2016 Renovation Ideas You Need to Consider

By Jason Duop / 8 October 2016

When things don’t look right, a quitter sells up and moves to a new house. A champ sees potential and renovates their house. Renovating adds value to your home and simply makes it a more pleasant place to spend your evenings. Here are six renovating trends that have taken 2016 by storm: 1. Kitchen open More Info »

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Why you should fix that leaky roof ASAP

By Jason Duop / 2 October 2016

I love rainy days like today. It’s always so peaceful watching the droplets roll down my windows… and drip from my ceiling. Sigh. I also can’t help but notice the patches of mould that grow around my leaky ceiling. I’m not going to lie, I’ve always ignored my leaky ceilings. That was until today when More Info »

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The Best Way to Spend your $40 Million Lotto Winnings

By Jason Duop / 8 July 2016

I’m going to win Lotto this weekend. Well I’d like to think I will. Here’s what I plan on doing with my winnings – and if I don’t win, here’s what you could do! Firstly, here are the boring, serious stuff you should consider… BuildĀ a luxury home You just won Lotto. All that money sitting More Info »

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Rentvesting: How Smarter Kiwi’s are Retiring

By Jason Duop / 30 June 2016

Are you a rentvester? Do you even know what rentvesting is? In short, it could be the new Kiwi dream. Rentvesting is buying a house and renting it out often to secure a place for retirement Rentvesting is essentially the clever Kiwi’s way of securing their own home in a location they love at today’s More Info »

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Your Open-Plan Home is in the Past

By Jason Duop / 27 June 2016

Give me some space. Open-plan homes were a perfect choice in the 50’s when optimists thought everyone could live together in harmony and family should always be together. But the 50’s were sixty years ago. And oh boy, have times changed. The shift from open plan to broken plan Architects are trending more and more More Info »

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Are These New Zealand’s Ugliest Buildings?

By Jason Duop / 2 May 2016

Architects, designers and anyone who doesn’t want eyesores, shield your eyes. The New Zealand population have spoken and agreed these are some of the ugliest fmaous buildings from around the country. Flick through the gallery and choose for yourself which one decides the title of ugliest building in NZ. You might even see a building More Info »

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