15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of laws that aligns the arrangement of your home in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening in our lives, it’s thought you can affect what happens to you by encouraging good energy and repelling bad energy from your home. Continue reading “15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home”

AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home

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There are plenty of parcels of land available in the Wanaka area and people are extremely excited about the chance to build a home in what they call paradise.

Subdivisions like The Heights, Hikuwai and Alpine Estate, as well as many individual sections in fantastic locations, are making the quintessential Kiwi dream available to a huge range of buyers. But there’s plenty to consider and many things to organise, especially if you’re building for the first time. Continue reading “AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home”

5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy.

But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence in checking your rental agreement, you can get the best of both worlds — we think it’s essential, for your own happiness, to add personal touches and create a space that relaxes, comforts and inspires you every time you come home. Continue reading “5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home”

KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers

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Home values have sky-rocketed over the past few years and it’s harder than ever for first home buyers to get a foot in the market. Government schemes such as KiwiSaver offer financial assistance but many people aren’t sure if they qualify and how much help they can get. Continue reading “KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers”

4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter

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Winter will see an influx of temporary occupants to Queenstown and Wanaka as seasonal workers take up residence for the ski season.

So, landlords — now’s the time to carry out essential maintenance on your rental property to get it ready for leasing over the winter months. Continue reading “4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter”

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