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How to Design your Dream Kitchen

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 17, 2017

The kitchen and living spaces are typically the hub of your house; and whether the others in the 'hub' are helping or just watching, it’s often where you'll connect and bond after a day at the office or school. Most people prefer an open plan layout for this reason; simply to fit all the people who want to congregate there. Since it's such a draw card; it needs to not only function well, but all look great too. (Read More)

Should you renovate before you sell?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Most people assume that doing a full renovation before they sell will result in a higher selling price. Sometimes this is true, but not always. Before deciding whether to renovate to sell, you should do a bit of research and work out if renovating is right for your circumstances; and what areas you should spend your renovation dollar on.  (Read More)

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Pine Road, Orewa, NZ


$150,000 profit (before tax)! Here's a great example that might inspire you if you're planning to renovate for a profit. Our clients (a Joint Venture partnership) bought this property for $420,000. They contacted us at the beginning of the project and for one up-front fee (under $2000 for this property, even being a dual occupancy), we told them exactly what they should do to their property including the exterior and entire interior. They spent $150,000 (a bit over their intended budget but the return made it worthwhile!). After the renovation, the property was valued at $720,000 by a registered valuer. Very happy for these guys!
 
 
 
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