204 days ago

Thinking of living in a retirement village?

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is running a free seminar in Rotorua on Wednesday, August 26, about the financial implications of moving into a retirement village.

CFFC's Retirement Villages Lead, Troy Churton, will discuss types of retirement villages, the costs of moving into and living in them, and how they operate. The seminar will also explain some important residents' rights and where you can find out more information.

The seminar is 90 minutes long and will include question and answer time.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided.

Places are limited and while attendance is free, please register to reserve a seat.

Register by clicking the link below:

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3 hours 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.

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3 hours ago

Pioneering Dementia Care

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Our village is a supportive and caring community with a focus on improving the lives of residents living with dementia.

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5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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