Planning with the Professionals

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  • March 12, 2018
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  Subdividing can be a very effective means of maximising the value of a property.  The team at Survus Consultants are surveyors, planners and engineers with all the necessary expertise to advise on the specialist issue of subdivisions. What exactly is a subdivision? “It’s the term for splitting a piece

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What to Consider When Downsizing

  Is downsizing the family home on your mind?  When the kids have flown the coop you may no longer require the extra bedrooms, find the house is becoming too difficult to maintain and may need to live more centralised to have easy access to necessary amenities with greater dependency on the cards. So here is

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When looking to progress your insurance claim, make sure that your insurer provides you with all the options.  This may include repairing or rebuilding your home; building a new home on another section; you buying an existing home elsewhere; or cash-settling your claim while you retain your damaged property. Some in

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6 Home Renovation Steps

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  Put more of your hard-earned dollars into the things you want to around the home with these six easy to follow steps:  Book your Realsure HouseProud inspection now and get the facts about where your home is really at and what needs to be done. Write up a maintenance plan based on the prioritised work iden

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Seeing No Evil

  Would you consider getting a house inspector in before undertaking any renovations?  No? Well you’re not alone. But it could in fact save you a lot of money, because unless you have been keeping on top of house maintenance you could uncover some rather unpleasant surprises. Considering the large investme

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The Benefit of a Fresh Set of Eyes

  Interiors expert Tiffany Anderson has guided many home and business owners through the Christchurch rebuild. She’s excited about the shape the city is taking. A professional set of eyes will ensure maximised use and enjoyment in any setting, Tiffany says. She points out that when you live in a space, are

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Autumn Trends 2018

  Here are a few of the many interior design trends coming through this year:  Midnight blue, navy blue, indigo blue are very versatile colours and crowd favourites. The perfect replacement for black. They can be used as a neutral or as an accent colour and work in almost every style of décor. Start small i

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The Right Fit for the Job

  It’s in our Kiwi DNA to want the ultimate backyard; we are entertainers, we love a BBQ on a warm summer’s evening and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to sit outside and relax after a hard day in the office, but how do you get the ultimate backyard? We are frequently overwhelmed with stor

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Gardening for the Mind, Body and Soul

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  Relaxation, fitness, family fun and delicious food; sound like a dream vacation? It can also all be found in a simple backyard garden.  Gardening provides a total-body workout, allows us to literally reap what we’ve sowed, and provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with nature and our loved ones. Th

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Where to Find Landscaping Professionals

  Registered Master Landscapers (RML), previously known as the Landscaping Industry Association of New Zealand (LIANZ), has been officially representing the landscaping industry since 1985 with a mission to promote professionalism and quality trade practice. “It is perceived that any builder can take on hard

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