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08 August 2018

How to afford a new kitchen or bathroom

Looking to finally upgrade the kitchen or add a touch of class to your bathroom? It might be easier to do than you realise, potentially without adding anything extra to your monthly financial commitments.

07 June 2018

The Preest Journal: Wet Paint

We've been following our clients Alisha & Dom as they start the journey of doing up their first home. In this post Alisha shares the experience of what it's really like redoing the walls of the lounge.

08 March 2018

Extreme makeover: villa edition

Feast your eyes on this transformation of an old Ponsonby villa. Owned by an expert architect, this was never going to be anything short of spectacular.

13 February 2018

The Preest Journal: Much ado about paint

In the third instalment of first home buyers Alisha & Dom's journey, they're pulling out the paint brushes and test pots.

26 January 2018

The Preest Journal: let the renovations begin

In part 2 of this mini-series, the Preests pick apart their new home, and decide on how to tackle the quirks, starting with the ugliest vanity known to man.

18 January 2018

The Preest Journal: buying our first home

In a world of articles about young couples buying their first home 'on their own' but with a gifted deposit, it's nice to hear a success story with a touch of reality. Where hard work paid off, and avocados weren't given up, and a house was purchased.

01 February 2017

3 ways to transform your house in the new year

As we welcome 2017, many of us are looking at ways of improving or bettering ourselves. Perhaps this year we should make a different kind of resolution: one for our homes.

31 October 2016

How to lift yield on your rental property

With the Reserve Bank LVR changes (and generally below par rental yields) now is the time for investors to be looking at ways to maximise their existing portfolio and increasing its return where buying more properties is not an option.

05 September 2016

Your home and DIY: When is it time to call in the experts?

Some jobs are best done with the assistance of experts. Here's how you know it's time to get in touch with the professionals.

30 August 2016

Designing the perfect man cave or woman shed

They have come in all shapes and sizes in the past: Sheds, offices, even literal caves if you go back far enough.

15 August 2016

Three simple tips to beat the chill this winter

Here are just three simple ways you can take the bite out of the weather and make your home that little bit warmer.

04 February 2016

What is overcapitalisation?

Adding rooms or features to your home can boost your value when capital gains aren't as strong as you'd like them to be. But with every reward, there are a few risks. One issue you need to keep an eye on if you've decided to renovate is overcapitalisation. But what exactly is this?