More bang for your bathroom buck

More bang for bathroom buck

Updating bathrooms is a key way to attract better tenants and higher sale prices, Jai Breitnauer uncovers the key products to invest in

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Kitchen Renovations

Renovate a kitchen for profit

Renovating a kitchen to raise the property value is a great strategy, but be sure to put your money into the right places, writes Amy Hamilton Chadwick

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Hit The Deck

As quintessentially Godzone as hokey pokey and jandals, the deck has become an integral part of our laid-back kiwi lifestyle – and renters value their decks every bit as much as owner-occupiers do! Louise Richardson reports.

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Get Right Consents To Make Garage A Home

Thousands of garages in Auckland house teens, grandparents, tenants, businesses, games rooms, media rooms, home gyms and more. For many homeowners converting the "wasted space" of a garage into more usable space makes sense.

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The Quick Lick and Flick Reno

So far in our series on renovations with different budgets and strategies, we have covered a DIY on a shoestring and a rejuvenation of a long-held rental done in a jiffy. This month we look at a renovation on a property purchased with the intention of adding value and then selling for a profit. Carolyn Cossey reports.

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Renovation How To $30k Budget

In the searing Auckland property market, house do-ups are seen as the quick way to easy money, and it’s tempting to jump on the fast turnover, quick profit juggernaut. In this second part of our step-by-step renovation series, we look at the slow game, with a real study of a long term rental property, and the strategy required to keep it as a well performing asset well into the future.

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Step By Step Guide To Renovations

Investment Property Renovation: How to guide: Doing up houses is the fast way to riches right? So shows like ‘The Block’ and ‘My First Home’ would have us believe. Renovating an investment property is a very different project from renovating your own home. With advice from Mark Trafford of Maintain To Profit, a specialist maintenance and renovation company, we’ve created a step by step guide. In the first of a three part series, we will look at what can be done on a $20,000 or less budget.  

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Renovation Roadtrip Seminar

20 Budding renovators attended this inaugural Renovation Roadtrip seminar which was jointly hosted by Maintain To Profit - Property Apprentice and Harbour City Plans which was a full day on the real nuts and bolts of renovating residential property. The day concluded with site visits to renova...

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Redecoration or Renovation?

Do you need to renovate? Or could a simple redecoration suit your property? Mark looks at the difference and shows you how to make either project a success.

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Renovate NOW

Conditions are perfect for investors and home owners to start renovating and Mark Trafford explains why.  He also details three types of renovation projects that are flourishing in the current market.

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