Needing Mortgage Advice?

Onsite Specialist Mortgage Advice – Fridays at goodGround Office, Waipu Mortgage Advice specialist,  Mike Whittaker of  Mike Whittaker Mortgages is onsite at our office from 9.00am Fridays, and is available during the weekend by appointment. Save you Money – Mike Whittaker Mortgages offers a free service and can save you money by getting the best deal […]

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! […]

A goodGround Guide to Resource Consents: Part 6

Costs Councils will normally charge you an administration fee for considering your application, and they may also charge for ongoing monitoring.  Costs range from council to council, but generally non-notified consents cost between $500 and $3000 and notified consents cost between $3000 and $10,000. From July 2010, if the council does not process an application […]

A goodGround Guide to Resource Consents: Part 1

The Resource Management Act (RMA) integrates environmental management.  In 1991 it replaced fifty different statutes that dealt with air quality, noise control, water and soil conservation, town planning and coastal management.  It covers all the effects on our environment that we rely on and value, such as breathing clean air or swimming at an unpolluted […]

Environmental Awareness

New Zealander’s are proud of New Zealand’s clean green image and committed to living in this environment in a way that meets our social, economic and environmental needs – now and in the future. Sustainability integrates this concern for social, economic and environmental issues, and involves thinking broadly about objectives, considering long-term as well as […]

Selling N.Z land to Overseas Buyers

New Zealand has a small population and is a beautiful country.  These two attributes make our land attractive to people from other countries.  Some New Zealanders take the view that selling to anybody except New Zealand citizens is a mistake.  Many reasons for this view are given and include, “selling our heritage”, “we don’t want […]