Redecoration or Renovation?

There are many ways to improve both the value of your property and bring it into the 20th century without spending a fortune.

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The efficient do up

Mark Trafford looks at how to keep your renovations within budget

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Tales of the Kiwi DIY Investor

Kiwis have traditionally been a DIY nation.  But it’s not always the easiest and cheapest option, especially when it comes down to the business of numbers and investing, writes Mark Trafford

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Cracker renovations for a song, Makeovers can be a minefield

Tradespeople are available and project costs are down - Interview with Mark Trafford and other industry professionals.

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7 must-do tips for renovating in turbulent times

When things are tough even more diligence and care is needed when undertaking renovations. One of the most important things to be aware of is:

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Fix it before it breaks

Maintenance and future-proofing your investment properties is just as important as maintaining your own home if you want to sustain income and happy tenants writes Mark Trafford

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