5 Reasons Why You Should Consider High-Value Home Renovations

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider High-Value Home Renovations

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider High-Value Home Renovations

Have you ever considered undertaking a renovation on your home? Too many people immediately choose to move house when they feel like a change – when they could instead utilise their valuable time and money on a comprehensive, high-value home renovation and love their current home even more.

Home renovation is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value for your next appraisal, but any renovation should be considered carefully to ensure that it will help to add value to your home. If you need convincing that a home renovation should be on the cards for you, take a look at the following reasons why it might be a good idea to take it into consideration: Read more

Bathroom Renovation Tricks That Pay Off

Bathroom Renovation Tricks That Pay Off

Bathroom Renovation Tricks That Pay Off

A bathroom renovation doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, even if does seem that way at first. What’s more, you don’t have to completely turn your bathroom upside down in order to revamp its look; you can add some charm to it with only a few easy and affordable tricks. Thinking outside the box will help you cut down your remodeling costs to a minimum, so make sure you use your imagination and creativity, and with a few following tips, you’ll have the cute modern bathroom you wanted for so long. Read more

Contemporary Design Solutions for a Productive Home Office

Contemporary Design Solutions for a Productive Home Office

Contemporary Design Solutions for a Productive Home Office

 

Working from home definitely has some significant upsides – achieving the work-life balance is much easier, you save a lot of time on not having to commute – which means more time for some extra zzz’s, and aside from all of that, you get to design your very own home office.

Now, while designing your own office definitely sounds fun, you need to make sure that you don’t end up creating a space that feels too overwhelming in any sense. Rather, you should aim at putting together the environment that will boost your productivity and get your creative juices flowing. For some additional inspiration, check out these contemporary design solutions. Read more

How to Paint a Ceiling Like a Pro

How to Paint a Ceiling Like a Pro

How to Paint a Ceiling Like a Pro

A new coat of paint can work wonders for the visual appeal of an interior space. This is one of the easiest and most affordable home upgrades, but there are still a couple of important things to keep an eye on. Unlike wall painting, the task involves elevation and contortion. What is more, the whole process can be rather time-consuming due to details that surround the painting, such as prepping the surface and emptying the room beforehand. So, to come out on top, it is best to take lessons from seasoned pros able to make short work of any ceiling. Read more

5 Things Every First Home Buyer Should Know

5 Things Every First Home Buyer Should Know

5 Things Every First Home Buyer Should Know

If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, here are five crucial things you need to know.

1. Help is at hand!

As a first home buyer in New Zealand you may be eligible for various types of support.

  • If you are a citizen or permanent resident, have never owned property before and earn less than $85,000 (or $130,000 combined income if you are buying with other people), you could qualify for a Welcome Home Loan. This is a special mortgage underwritten by Housing New Zealand.
    With a Welcome Home Loan you’ll only need to save a deposit of 10% instead of the standard 20%, which can make it much easier to get into your own home. However, this will mean you’ll pay more in interest over the long term, since you’ll be borrowing more – and you’ll also have to pay a 1% Lender’s Mortgage Insurance premium, to protect the lender in case you can’t make your mortgage payments.
  • If you have been a member of KiwiSaver for at least three years you may be able to draw money from your super fund to use as deposit on your home.
  • If you have been contributing consistently to Kiwisaver for at least three years you could qualify for a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant of up to $5,000 towards your home deposit (or up to $10,000 if you are buying a new-build home).

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Find Real Estate Agents in Whangarei Who Can help You Sell or Buy a Good Property

Find Real Estate Agents in Whangarei Who Can help You Sell or Buy a Good Property When you’re trying to find a good property for sale in Whangarei, you may need some good advice. Choosing from the various properties available for sale in Whangarei is a crucial decision, and you should always undertake it with […]

Selling your property

Curious About the Process of Selling a Property? Follow These Steps and Learn What to do to Sell Your House

Curious About the Process of Selling a Property? Follow These Steps and Learn What to do to Sell Your House

Selling a property has the potential to significantly better your financial circumstances and improve your ability to maintain peace of mind. However, it must be undertaken practically and responsibly if you want to reap the maximum possible benefits from the sale. One of the first things you will need to do is find a trustworthy realtor. A real estate company with plenty of experience and a wide-ranging network can successfully guide you through the process of selling a house. Read more

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I Want to Sell My Property: How Do I Find the Best Way to Sell a House?

I Want to Sell My Property: How Do I Find the Best Way to Sell a House?

So, you’ve been a property owner for long enough, and you want to sell your house. There’s only one problem: you aren’t sure how to do it. There’s no shortage of amateur real estate advice available via the Internet, but maybe you want to make sure your information is coming from somewhere a little more reliable. If that’s the case, it is in your best interests to seek the help of a real estate professional who can provide you with accurate information on the best way to sell a house. Read more

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Why Team Davis Is Your Trusted Real Estate Partner When Selling your House

Why Team Davis Is Your Trusted Real Estate Partner When Selling your House

Are you selling real estate in Northland area or know someone who is selling theirs? If yes, then you’ll be interested in learning what Team Davis can offer; we are professional real estate and property company that continues to help Northlanders sell or buy their dream homes. Recent statistics show that the value of most Northland homes continues to rise even by comparison to the national standards. For instance, the value of homes in the Whangarei has increased year on year for the past 5 years. We can attribute this rise to Northland’s rich culture and marine paradise, plus a tropical-like climate that hardly experiences winter.

At Team Davis, our job is to help you sell your property and make the most out of it, without breaking much sweat. Having been in the property business for many years, we will help appraise the value of your property and proceed to find you the best buyer for your needs. Read more

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How Do I List My House for Sale? Common Property Questions Answered by Team Davis

How Do I List My House for Sale? Common Property Questions Answered by Team Davis

How do I list my property for sale without attracting the usual brokers who’re always lurking, waiting to make a kill out of my property? This dilemma is one of the most frequent questions that most property owners in New Zealand ask themselves. The truth of the matter is that indeed, listing your property for sale is easy and straightforward, especially if you’re working with a reputable real estate agency such as Team Davis. We always cushion our clients and ensure that they maximise their profits by selling their property to the highest bidders.

Mind you; there are more buyers today than there is enough properties, and as a real estate owner, you need to play your cards right! Don’t be desperate; don’t fall for the first interested buyer who comes knocking! We have immense experience in appraising property, marketing, and sealing deals on your behalf with the highest bidders. Most of the property owners we’ve worked with over the years confess to us that had they known of our services earlier, they’d not have ventured to list the property on their own. Why? Because there are always brokers lurking out there who’ll sweet talk you, buy the property at average rates, then spruce up the place and later resell it at more than they bought it.

How Should I List my House for Sale to Maximise My Investment?

Avoid the mistake of falling for brokers by contacting us anytime you wish to list your property. True, some people tell themselves that “I can list my house for sale in Northland,” or “I can market the property all by myself!” But the truth of the matter is that it’s not always as easy as it appears.

Marketing of property in such a competitive environment needs patience, skill, and luck. By entrusting the listing of your property to a reputable real estate agency, you double up your chances of getting a serious buyer. Our immense experience offers us vital firsthand knowledge of the local areas, and we’re best placed to advise you on how to go about selling your property.

Knowing the Housing Market is Key

For instance, property sales tend to go down around Christmas, before picking up again from February of the following year. This doesn’t, however, mean that you should desist from listing your property during this time; we can help you market and sell the property on any day of the year. Trust our business instincts and high levels of integrity to help you seal a deal that will have you smiling all the way to your bank, literally.

We offer free and accurate appraisals and valuations for your property so that you are aware of just how much it’s worth. Most people ask themselves, “how do I list my home for sale and attract serious buyers especially during this festive season?” We already answered that; you don’t have to wait until next year to list the property. Talk to us today and let’s advise you on the best way forward. Give us a call on 0800 832 632 anytime.