“Guiding Kiwis though Buying and Selling” a house is what settled.govt.nz, a Website, specializes on and it has lots of very helpful information.
As it says on the ‘About Page‘:
“Settled.govt.nz is brought to you by the Real Estate Authority (REA). REA is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Our goal is empowered consumers working with trusted real estate professionals. Our vision is a better real estate experience for all.”
In the section for buying a home are five categories and each has articles which provide great guidelines.
Under the category of ‘researching the property‘, as in house inspection, you will find six posts, one of which is about
The ‘Resource‘ page on this website has lots of useful tools like quizzes (like ‘Open Home‘ and ‘Multi Offer‘), videos, checklists and guides, for example,
the ‘Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide.‘
The ‘Glossary’ on settled.govt.nz provides an alphabetical listing, covering the terminology of the property language, making it easier to understand.
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Are all House Inspectors the same?
When buying or selling a house it is a good policy to make sure you know exactly what condition it is in. To make sure there are no unpleasant surprises, like the couple waking up to termites on their first day, it pays to get a home inspection.
What to look for in an House Inspector?
In New Zealand there are no regulations about qualifications for House Inspections.
The type of inspectors could be:
Building inspector working with the council, who are checking the house while it is built and on completion.
Qualified house inspector,
who did intensive training and tests, i.e. with InterNachi, who checks all aspects of a house
and follows the guidelines of a code book .
A Buyer’s Choice House Inspector like Maxe Janssen
- carries an indemnity Insurance
- is required to do ongoing training
- belongs to an InterNachi Association
- provides a Guarantee
- follows the Guidelines of the Code book
- can show you a Sample Report
- checks for Maintenance Issues
Make sure you get your House inpected by a qualified ‘A Buyer’s Choice’ House Inspector.
Click here to get a Quote or make a booking!
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A Guide to Investing in Property
The article on Quotable Value(QV),
a website which provides excellent tools for determening the value of a house, gives great tips to help with being informed about the property you are thinking of investing in.
One of the five points to consider, mentioned in the QV article, is to be aware of the financial risk.
Another risk is the actual ‘physical state of the house’.
Just recently a couple woke up to termites just after they moved into their new home.
A thourough House Inspection done by a qualified A Buyer’s Choice Inspector can give you peace of mind and is well worth the investment.
Knowing the rules if you are planning to alter or renovate the house is another point made by QV.
Read the full Investing Guide article on QV
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