Buying a house

We look at the important matters to investigate.

Before you buy a new home, whether it is not yet built, newly built, or an older home, it is important to research it thoroughly.

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Getting a Land Information Memorandum

Building Code compliance

Dealing with real estate agents

Sale and purchase agreement

Checking the title and conveyancing

Getting a valuation

Making the move

Pre-purchase building inspections

Pre-purchase building inspections

Pre-purchase building inspections

Purchasing a building inspection before buying can help, though be careful who you call. The quality of inspections is highly variable and relying on a misleading inspection could see you out of pocket for tens, and even hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

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Renovating articles

Renovating articles

Renovating articles

Renovating and altering houses is a favourite pastime for many New Zealanders. Our articles take a look at what's involved when you undertake a renovation project.

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Home maintenance

Home maintenance

Home maintenance

Regular maintenance is needed to ensure your house holds its value and remains safe and comfortable to live in.

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