Guidance for Buying and Selling Houses

House Buying Selling Guidance“Guiding Kiwis though Buying and Selling” a house is what,  a Website, specializes on and it has lots of very helpful information.
As it says on the ‘About Page‘:
“ 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
leaky buildings.

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 provides an alphabetical listing, covering the terminology of the property language, making it easier to understand.

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Investing Guide for buying Property

A Guide to Investing in Property

The article on Quotable Value(QV),Investing - make money grow
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

Check out the list for
House prizes in New Zealand for 2020 from QV on

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