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    Is New Zealand really safe?

    By Saranya / 13 July 2018

    New Zealand is known to be one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world, with its beautiful landscapes, rivers, volcanos. New Zealand is exceptionally safe when compared to so many other high-crime countries out there like Brazil, United States or Germany. However, the real question here is, is New Zealand just safe […]


      How Hamilton Became the New Auckland.

      By Jason Duop / 16 October 2016

      Exactly seven months ago an article was published on NZ Herald about the flood of Auckland home buyers investing in Hamilton. Shaun Cosgrave predicted this growth to continue throughout the year saying, “I personally feel there is still going to be growth this year. The fact that the OCR has dropped, and may potentially drop […]


        Kiwi’s Anticipate Another Fan Shortage this Summer

        By Jason Duop / 8 October 2016

        Do you remember the 2016 fan shortage? Sticky kiwis could be found all over the country as almost every retailer reported selling out on electric fans. Retailers were saying they needed to order three times their usual stock. Fans that would normally be seldom touched by customers were selling out – including fans as expensive […]


          Which NZ city costs $11,000 More than Auckland to Live?

          By Jason Duop / 28 July 2016

          Let’s talk about the house prices in Auckland. Just kidding – you don’t need another blogger rattling off about how much it costs to live in Auckland AKA the city with the 5th most expensive house prices in the world. But what about when it comes to living in Auckland as an average Joe? Is […]


            The New Auckland Housing Crisis

            By Jason Duop / 26 February 2016

            Auckland might lose it’s position as being the most unlivable city in New Zealand – despite the Auckland City Council’s efforts to make it the most livable city in the world. Instead Wellington prices are slowly creeping up as Auckland’s red-hot market cools off. So how much do you need to save to live in […]


              #1 Real Estate Sales Consultant Shares Secret to Success

              By Jason Duop / 14 January 2016

              Shaun Cosgrave completely dominated the Harcourts regional awards in November, winning eight of the nine awards he was eligible for. The regional awards covered the July – September quarter and were highly competitive, encompassing all Harcourt’s sales consultants in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region. The awards he received include: #1 Residential Sales Consultant for […]


                Builder Sells Multimillion Dollar Land to Recover from Debt

                By Jason Duop / 2 January 2016

                The housing crisis isn’t just hitting home buyers. A Hamilton building company has been ordered to sell $3.4 million of land by the High Court. All of this revenue will go straight to repaying debt. New Settler Homes, directed by Lijun Zhang, borrowed a significant amount of money from Aucklander Xiaozhen Liu. And when the […]


                  What it Takes to be Apprentice of the Year

                  By Jason Duop / 16 December 2015

                  Tall, buff, knows the difference between a hammer and a handsaw and is probably qualified. This is what used to cut it for apprentices in New Zealand. Now with competition tightening, this is starting to toughen up. But what does it take to be a great apprentice? Like the Registered Master Builders Carters 2015 Apprentice of the Year? The 2015 […]


                    Spoiler: The Block Loses it’s Best Builder From This Unbelievable Blunder

                    By Jason Duop / 2 November 2015

                    Spoiler alert: This artcile contains spoilers for future episodes of The Block NZ. You have been warned. The Block NZ has lost it’s best builder as Scotsman Martin Laidlaw was forced to leave the country. Laidlaw needed to quit midway through filming the TV3 reality show as his work visa had expired. Despite the intense rivalry between […]

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