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5 ways to add value to your home

  • Emily Doran
  • 23rd of May 2017
  • add value
  • home
  • renovations
NZHL New Zealand Home Loans - 5 ways to add value

If you are looking to sell or just want to make the most of your homes value, here are some key areas to focus your energy on for the best returns: 1. Bathroom / Kitchen Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. Granted, these can be costly to replace but you’ll generally get your money back with…

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20 awesome money-saving life hacks

  • Emily Doran
  • 10th of May 2017
  • advice
  • budgeting
  • energy saving
  • money saving tips

If you’re always finding that there is more month left at the end of your pay or are saving for your next holiday or first home perhaps, here are some great money saving hacks to put more money in your back pocket. Start a piggy bank – small change adds up, don’t let it fall…

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Your credit score and how to improve it

  • Emily Doran
  • 2nd of May 2017
  • advice
  • credit score
  • finances

A credit score indicates how credit worthy you are and indicates to lenders (and other credit or service providers) how likely you are to pay your bills on time. It uses a scale from 0 – 1000, with most credit scores being between 300 – 850.  Having a good score is important as a low…

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The pros and cons of smaller cities

  • Emily Doran
  • 20th of April 2017
  • buying a home
  • finances
  • housing market

With the dream of owning a home in some of New Zealand’s larger cities, particularly Auckland, getting further and further out of reach for many people there is a growing trend to move to smaller cities in order to realise the Kiwi home-ownership dream. In our office (based in Hamilton), we have people that live in…

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