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    Has she got KiwiSaver and does she qualify for...

    Has she got KiwiSaver and does she qualify for the homestart loan and the first home owners grant ? This is her best option as it is free money from the government, and if she does she would need to...
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    It would in Christchurch. We wanted a sink for an...

    It would in Christchurch. We wanted a sink for an art studio in our extension and they disallowed it as they said it could be used a a kitchen and it made it an additional dwelling which needed...
  3. Well take your first estimate and double it....

    Well take your first estimate and double it. That’s my experience.
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    (1.75??) Have they counter offered at all or...

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    Have they counter offered at all or have you just been making offers?
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    We have a heat pump (floor level) in hallway...

    We have a heat pump (floor level) in hallway which we keep at 17 degrees and it heats all the rooms off the hall in winter to take the chill off. It made a big difference installing this. We are in...
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    Hi we have one of those. We painted it and it...

    Hi we have one of those. We painted it and it looks fine. It’s ok unless it is drilled into. I think it actually adds a layer of insulation too.

    But the real question is what is hidden underneath...
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    No, usually the policy excludes damage by insects

    No, usually the policy excludes damage by insects
  8. Is it tree roots catching things? If they get...

    Is it tree roots catching things? If they get into the pipe not much you can do but keep clearing it. Or tampons string catching on a join in the pipe. Ask them to wrap and bin them.
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    Suggest you look into the cost and feasibility of...

    Suggest you look into the cost and feasibility of insurance in Wellington before jumping in.
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    How to use so much power ? Easy with an oil...

    How to use so much power ? Easy with an oil heater.
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    It’s perfectly safe if it is sealed well and not...

    It’s perfectly safe if it is sealed well and not dusty. Don’t let electricians drill into it. To do any work now for EQC at least you need asbestos check of all old plasterboard not just stippled...
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    We had a disagreement like this as the land was...

    We had a disagreement like this as the land was worth more without the house which was an old villa! In the end they agreed to cover us for indemnity for the value on the CV. Because we had a...
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    It all depends on your house. If you have a...

    It all depends on your house. If you have a modern house with aluminium windows match the windows with an aluminium door. If you have an old villa with wooden windows use wood! Nothing devalues a...
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    I think there is a bit of truth on both sides....

    I think there is a bit of truth on both sides. The more I research modern pharmaceuticals the more I am convinced they donít know what they are doing and it is all about money. Yes, vaccines stop...
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    One practical thing you can do to limit your...

    One practical thing you can do to limit your physical risk in a NZ home is remove any unused chimneys and fix any large pieces of furniture to the wall.

    Bricks kill people when coming down from a...
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    No, I wouldnít buy again.

    No, I wouldnít buy again.
  17. We looked at this. Turned out it had asbestos in...

    We looked at this. Turned out it had asbestos in it. It was cheaper to replace than repair, but we had to have asbestos removal people remove it safely. Having said that they turned up with all the...
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    I have found with council they wonít give you an...

    I have found with council they wonít give you an opinion on anything. They can quote legislation but not tell you what to do. Have you tried the duty planner? Say I have a raised garden 1 m wide and...
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    Must be IAG! They put this on things in my...

    Must be IAG! They put this on things in my experience. I would tell them to either take that off or you want them to do the repairs to the ďas newĒ policy conditions which they wonít want to do!
  20. It probably means your land will become more...

    It probably means your land will become more valuable over time but it might not be a nice place to live with a family. It may take ages for much to be built there though if it is currently occupied...
  21. You donít need a liner, just wash it between uses!

    You donít need a liner, just wash it between uses!
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    We had some removed by EQC after the earthquakes...

    We had some removed by EQC after the earthquakes cracked between the gib boards. They made such a mess of the gib surface wiith scraping we ended up having to replace the gib anyway. I would just...
  23. Thread: Interest Rates

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    Things are becoming riskier so higher risk...

    Things are becoming riskier so higher risk premium required?
    Boomers are not still saving, they are spending like mad!
  24. They donít give you bags either and you have to...

    They donít give you bags either and you have to pack your own. Canít see the advantage! Why donít you just take some bags with you and save a bit of plastic waste?
  25. I would be very careful with new houses in...

    I would be very careful with new houses in Christchurch that it has been built up to scratch. There was the dodgy steel from China and lots of cowboy builders.

    There are a lot of homes coming on...
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