goodGround Careers Evening

Thinking of a change in career? Ever considered a career in Real Estate? Contact us about our next careers evening! Why not come along to our Careers Evening and learn all about what is involved in becoming a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. We will also tell you about the exciting and rewarding career prospects we [...]
Landscaping your Lifestyle Block?

Landscaping your Lifestyle Block?

Finding the perfect piece of land is only the beginning… Landscaping your lifestyle block will add value, create atmosphere, and add to your enjoyment. These are our top suggestions for beautifying your land. Once you have settled on the right piece of land, the next steps often include landscaping and planting: and the difference this […]

Lifestyle Block Planting Advice

Lifestyle block planting is a simple case of matching the right plant to the right conditions. We spoke to some local native plant and landscaping experts about which plant to place where – and we learned a few things along the way. So whether you’ve recently joined the ranks of the NZ small landowner’s society […]

Reasons to leave Auckland #2

Reasons to leave Auckland #2

Improving your Quality of Life One Family’s experience: Improving your quality of life by moving to the country For Tracey and her husband, the decision to leave Auckland and move to the green fields of Northland came from a desire to improve the quality of their lives: but it was by no means an easy […]

Reasons to leave Auckland #1

Reasons to leave Auckland #1

Your veggies are shrink-wrapped! It’s not hard to find reasons to leave Auckland. Don’t get me wrong, we love the city for a weekend away or a bit of jazzy nightlife, but too many of our friends are caught in the city-trap lifestyle of work hard, spend more, work harder, spend more, work… well, you get […]

Summer Planting Guide

Summer Planting Guide

Summer is nearly here with the days drawing out and the weather hotting up! You know what that means – more time to spend in the garden! December is a great month in the garden. The cold is behind us and there’s still time to get planting flowers and veggies and getting the garden tidied […]

Private Sales Are Losing You Money

Private Sales Are Losing You Money

4 traps of the home-sell movement Private sales are a false economy, and Northlanders are bearing the brunt of this online trend. It seems the lure of zero commission private sales is causing many Northlanders to bypass real estate agencies in favour of Trademe sales and roadside advertising. It’s easy to understand the attraction – […]

7 Steps to buying a home

7 Steps to buying a home

Buying a home is the great kiwi dream, and for most of us, it’s the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. When it comes to such a big investment, doing your research is essential. We’ve put together the 7 most important steps to help you begin your journey to achieving your dream. 1. Write a checklist […]

Whangarei Markets – Crafts, Farm Produce and more!

Whangarei Markets – Crafts, Farm Produce and more!

If you are sick of buying tired-looking vegies from the supermarket, then head down to one of the Whangarei markets. From lovingly-grown and freshly harvested produce, to artisan breads, cheeses and a delicious array of meat products, there really is something for every taste at your local Whangarei markets. There’s nothing quite like buying your […]