Club Northland Luncheon – Guest Speaker Felicity Gapes

Club Northland Luncheon – Guest Speaker Felicity Gapes

She’s had a gun held to her head. She’s been robbed and threatened with death. Through it all, the Geneva Conventions and some luck have seen her through to the other side relatively unscathed. The guest speaker at this month’s Club Northland luncheon (Friday 26th June) is Felicity Gapes. Club Northland is part of Alzheimers […]

Moving to Whangarei

Moving to Whangarei

It’s the great Kiwi dream: Value for money in house prices, job opportunities and a lifestyle that just can’t be beat. If you think this dream is unattainable – think again! It may be time to consider moving to Whangarei. Whangarei is a city with a bright future, with lots of opportunities in housing, education, […]

Is your home priceless?

Is your home priceless?

Do you know the value of your home? PROPERTY APPRAISALS Most Real Estate companies offer a Comparative Market Appraisal (CMA) to their clients.  The standard and calibre of these CMA’s vary wildly.  I have seen one page “guestimates” on one hand and professionally presented bound documents running up to 20 pages plus, on the other! […]

Vendor Finance

Vendor Finance

“The bank has turned us down!”  Disappointed wannabe home owner Art Acquirer said to partner Sheila Shopper. “Oh no, not again.  It means we will keep having to pay $450 a week rent and I’m getting sick of it.  Will we ever be able to own our own home?” Vendor Finance At times, bank finance can […]

Lifestyle Block Assessment Guide

Lifestyle Block Assessment Guide

We’ve put together a handy guide on the top 8 things you need to look into if you’re looking at buying a lifestyle block. We can provide a detailed assessment on any of our properties, digging further into all the important aspects covered here. 1. Aspect assessment The aspect (how the land lies) of your [...]
Overseas Investment Act 2018

Overseas Investment Act 2018

  Unless you have been living under a rock, you would probably have heard that the current Labour government has introduced changes to the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) that restrict certain overseas buyers of property in New Zealand. This has been done by classifying all residential land as “sensitive land” in the OIA and these […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART TWO

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Australia is continuously generous to New Zealand, never more so than in 1928 when, over four days 206 gms m2 were deposited “throughout most of New Zealand” following a massive dust storm.* Taking the area affected to be 56% of our land mass (because it makes the maths easier), this equates […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART ONE

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Late afternoon in what has been quite a beautiful autumn. The setting sun streams through the lounge windows, bathing everything in a roseate glow and highlighting – every particle of dust that sits on every surface! My wife hates this time of day!! Where does it come from? Well, […]