45 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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3 hours ago

STREET GARAGE SALES: Wilding Street (3x separate houses). 8am, Sat 6th March 2021

Lu from Opawa - Saint Martins

STREET GARAGE SALES: Wilding Street (3x separate houses). 8am, Sat 6th March 2021
PLUS # 128 Riverlaw Terrace, St Martins

Signs (Yellow/black & White/red Signs) out 8am-2pm. My house has Recliners, small appliances, household items, waterproof mattress, blow up bath (new), louvre doors (4x), linen, manchester, bric-a-brac, pictures, books, unwanted gifts, crafts, xmas new stuff, clothing (sizes 18-22/some childrens)! ALL SORTS, TOO MUCH TO MENTION! Please NOTE: Neighbours (in street) doing garage sales as well (know of at least two others), so come along & make a morning of it. No questions, just turn up at 8am .Thanks :-)

1 day ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

20 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A view of Christchurch's Victoria Square, looking towards the Park Royal before it became a five-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2002. The 297-room building was constructed in 1988 and demolished in 2012 after Canterbury's earthquakes.