I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
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Dave Armstrong has come up with a brilliant idea to fix the aging infrastructure problems in Wellington. Rather than fix the pipes, why not dig them up and have open sewers.
Click on Read More to see how it might transform the city.
Selling a house is always stressful and in Wellington the preferred option is tender.
Just 7.9 per cent of sales went under the auctioneer’s hammer in Wellington last month, compared with 40.6 per cent in Auckland. Meanwhile, tenders made up only one per cent of sales in the City of Sails, and two-thirds in the capital.
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