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Softening tone to rural real estate

There were 13 fewer farm sales for the three months ended June 2017 than for the three months ended June 2016 according to data released by the Real Estate Institute of NZ. Overall, there were 459 farm sales in the three months ended June 2017, compared... Read More

Bay of Plenty housing stock rises

The total number of residential properties available for purchase in the Bay of Plenty has risen, according to realestate.co.nz spokesperson Vanessa Taylor. Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury all showed a lift in total housing stock for... Read More

Tradies needed to test app

A new online platform developed to link up tradies to volunteer their services to fix homes of people in need – to make them healthier, warmer, dry and more comfortable to live in – needs some tradespeople to test it out. Tauranga-based social... Read More

Three top awards for Mangatawa Tari

Mangatawa Tari was recently nominated for the NZ Commercial Awards and was successful with three top national architecture and construction awards – the Gold Award, Value Award – NZ Commercial Under $2 million, and a National Commercial Special... Read More

'The best air anywhere'

Heat pump/air conditioning units are recognised as one of the best means of keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Buyers have also quickly recognised the advancement of technology and new designs available, says Webber Refrigeration... Read More

Keep warm this winter with new curtains

The team at Harvey Furnishings say it's time to make sure your home will be warm and cosy for the winter months ahead. Having good quality curtains is an ideal way to keep the heat in and save on power bills, says manager Chris Lambie. Chris and... Read More

Search widens to find NZ’s top builds

House of the Year judges were in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui this week judging top quality built houses entered in this Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. More than 370 homes will be assessed as the judges travel around New... Read More

Quick tips to compare costs

How do you recommend people realistically compare build price between companies?  Compare with care. If you take one thing away from this article it should be this - don't make a decision based on the bottom line number alone. There are many... Read More

Finding the right heating method

It's nearly winter and home heating is on the lips of many household dwellers. Especially when high power bills start arriving in the letterbox. And with heating making up about 30 per cent of your power bill in winter, making the right choice... Read More

A guide to safe home DIY

Bay of Plenty families may be planning to tackle DIY and gardening jobs around the backyard and inside the house before winter arrives. But ACC is reminding would-be DIY-ers and gardeners to be safety-conscious when cleaning out gutters, pruning trees... Read More