Ann Hutton

 Licensee (REA 2008)

Total Transaction Realty Ltd (MREINZ)

Licensed Real Estate Agent (REA 2008)

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SIX Irrefutable Reasons Why You Need Landlord Insurance

We often hear, “But why do I need landlord insurance when I have a property manager?” Here’s the simple answer…..

For the same reason that you need building insurance in case a loss should occur from an unforeseeable event. Landlord Insurance protects you against unforeseen tenancy-related events that can cause a financial loss!

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Why is Spring an ideal time to sell?

Let's explore why spring is a great time to put your property on the market, and vital strategies for getting your house ready. Property sellers in New Zealand often hold off until spring to list their property.

One of the reasons is the sunnier weather and blossoming gardens ...

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FIVE Compelling Reasons NOT to Manage the Property Yourself

Everyone wants to save some dollars when it comes to self-managing your rental property as it seems (on the surface) simple enough! However, managing the property yourself can be problematic.

Here are five compelling reasons why you might want to reconsider managing property yourself.

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Measuring the value a bathroom renovation adds to your home

There is a lot of value in renovating your bathroom. While it can offer a good return on investment, it is a huge undertaking, costing unprepared investors thousands of dollars.

When it comes to one of the most expensive renovation projects of a property, you need to budget strategically.

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Simply ways to make your home look great from the street

How does your property look from the street? Does it give that amazing impression that hooks buyers into wanting to see more? The first impression will set the expectations for buyers.

Make your house look its best from the very first moment a prospective buyers sees your home on the market.

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Why should you consider a pre-sale property inspection?

If you get a building inspection done before your property hits the market it will uncover whether you have mould, leaking pipes, electrical wiring issues, water damage and potentially more.

With this information in hand, you as the seller get the chance to set yourself up for a more successful sale.

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Top tips to make moving day a breeze

One of the most exciting, yet stressful days is on the horizon – moving day is almost here! It is normal to have a mix of emotions, from anxiety and excitement, through to impatience for the day to arrive.

To ease the burden, and remove some of that stress, here are some of our top tips to make your moving day a breeze ...

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How to buy a home as a couple

One of the biggest milestones in a relationship is purchasing your first home together. It will be your greatest shared asset and a property where the two of you can create a home and possibly raise your family.

If you've just started thinking about home ownership, check out our top tips for buying a home as a couple ...

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Best practice to adding plants to your home

Indoor plants have been shown to have many health benefits, such as lifting moods and reducing stress, which is one reason they have become an important part of interior decorating....

For those who feel they forget about caring for their plants, the great thing with many indoor plant ...

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