How to buy a home

Buying a first home? Family home? Upsizing or downsizing? We've pulled together tips on every aspect of buying a property so you can easily navigate through the home buying maze.

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How to keep everything safer on moving day

11 Dec 2017

Moving day can be stressful – there are boxes everywhere, your furniture is travelling across town or country in trucks and trailers, and precious things could get broken or go missing. Here are so...

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Are you ready to buy a new home?

Have you got your big kids pants on? Buying a home is not for the faint-hearted or the half-hearted. You need to be absolutely sure before you jump on that sometimes-wobbly property ladder. Gett...

5 tools every house hunter needs to use

Work smarter — not harder — when on the hunt for your new home. Finally taking the home purchase plunge? Congrats! Now that you’re in the game, it’s time to get informed and make the best decision...

Ever wondered what that house sold for?

It used to be harder than milking a bull to find out sales information about properties that didn’t belong to you or weren't on the market.  These days you can easily check out how much a proper...

Things to consider when choosing between a new or old home

A bit like choosing whether to shop for furniture at a vintage or new homewares store, deciding on an older home with character or new one with shiny gadgets and modern design is one of the fundame...

Tips on buying & selling at the same time

For the ultimate sugar and stress high, buying a new property while selling your existing one can be one of the best. Especially if a high percentage of your existing and new properties are mortgag...

Future-proofing your property purchase

Ask any economist or property commentator about what the property market’s going to do in the future and they’ll probably talk about a lot of things, especially peaks and troughs. Whatever jargo...

How to inspect your home before buying

When you’re looking through a property at an open home, look beyond the floral display on the bench or the smell of fresh bread coming from the oven… it’s time to look under the hood. When you’r...

Free Property Insights

Work smarter — not harder — when on the hunt for your new home. Property Insights by Trade Me is a FREE tool to help you better understand the estimated value of NZ properties as well as giving yo...

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Keeping your home safer this Christmas

The sun is finally shining, the car is packed, and the road trip playlist is ready to go. It’s a magical time of year, but unfortunately, it can also be a risky time as empty homes make tempting ta...

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