Renovating On A Budget

It's best to take time out and carefully plan what needs to be done before you begin a renovation.

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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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