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  1. Mitre10 say it's 'easy as' but what about the...

    Mitre10 say it's 'easy as' but what about the plumbing?

    cheers,

    Donna
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    ^^ Yes. There needs to be a balance between...

    ^^ Yes. There needs to be a balance between individualism and collectivism.

    cheers,

    Donna
  3. Just read an older article on Stuff (Dec 18) and...

    Just read an older article on Stuff (Dec 18) and the reasons given were serviceability (to get to locations - i.e. we're more spread out), more fingers in the pie taking a slice (i.e. more building...
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    Yes ^^. With seismic movements etc walls are...

    Yes ^^. With seismic movements etc walls are not straight! Here's your first challenge and when we went for an 'off the shelf' type kitchen in our earlier home we came unstuck on $$ as we needs...
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    Agreed, whilst you have the property empty do the...

    Agreed, whilst you have the property empty do the insulation - you'll need to present the R rating for ceiling and underfloor. Plus put in the extractor fans. I don't think they're a must yet but...
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    Hi Johnyx, Why quit your job? Do the...

    Hi Johnyx,

    Why quit your job? Do the renovation around your work. Better you give it a go before throwing your job away. Also there's a lot of tax stuff you need to be across too as it will be...
  7. Hi patrick100 Welcome to PropertyTalk. What's...

    Hi patrick100

    Welcome to PropertyTalk. What's your interest in this topic? Just keen to know if it's to do with design i.e. your profession or are you writing a white paper for someone?

    With...
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    Maybe Labour knows the writing is on the wall due...

    Maybe Labour knows the writing is on the wall due to their spectacular housing fails, growth in beneficiaries and NZ First Foundation saga so they're going to make it impossible for National to...
  9. Around 10% of working age get a Gov't hand out. ...

    Around 10% of working age get a Gov't hand out.

    Source

    There's a bar graph - show's decrease with JK was in, the increase with JA.

    In Kapiti, the majority of tenants are getting a...
  10. 90 days notice when you want to live in it or...

    90 days notice when you want to live in it or sell up is ridiculous - who takes that long to decide sell? Often it's an impulsive move, I doubt most homeowners take 3 months or decide to sell but...
  11. Hi Jman89, Xero as it's what my accountant...

    Hi Jman89,

    Xero as it's what my accountant uses.

    cheers,

    Donna
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    The death part is interesting - a friend of mine...

    The death part is interesting - a friend of mine died suddenly and he was a property investor with properties in a trust but he didn't have a will. There's a family fight going on as the estranged...
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    Hi confusedblonde and welcome to the forums. ...

    Hi confusedblonde and welcome to the forums.

    Would you able to insure it? I'd get my own building inspection done - and see if more detail can be provided on it's structural condition.

    cheers,...
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    Good question - but the CCC needs to be done...

    Good question - but the CCC needs to be done within 2 years of completion so make sure you do that.

    cheers,

    Donna
  15. Hi GreenTreeFrog, You need to find out more on...

    Hi GreenTreeFrog,

    You need to find out more on what's prompted your agency to move their business, (i.e. have they sold it on?) and if it was me I wouldn't sign anything until you know what's...
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    Love it Eri - as you say if you're thinking "it's...

    Love it Eri - as you say if you're thinking "it's too good to be true" - that's because it is.

    There's a catch in there somewhere - find it and then decide if it's the deal of the century.
    ...
  17. Might be odd but the plumber did a lot of the...

    Might be odd but the plumber did a lot of the work including installing the shower base of a corner shower in our main bathroom. He wanted it done well so he did it himself.

    We've just had our...
  18. Hi crfchick, A plumber, not a builder for this...

    Hi crfchick,

    A plumber, not a builder for this type of work is my first thought and as mentioned in your other post we did use a plumber and they are regulated and need to provide a certificate of...
  19. What type of shower? Our plumber did ours -...

    What type of shower? Our plumber did ours - isn't it usually a plumber's job? :)

    cheers,

    Donna
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    and the tradie who left the blow touch on who'd...

    and the tradie who left the blow touch on who'd want to be him! Did he have professional indemnity insurance - isn't it a must in construction? Glad my house build is complete - maybe it's that...
  21. They could get a harmoney loan for the $25K and...

    They could get a harmoney loan for the $25K and you get the full amount.

    cheers,

    Donna
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    They've got a bit more to worry about with the...

    They've got a bit more to worry about with the fire.

    cheers,

    Donna
  23. Hi first time home buyer, Your bank is not...

    Hi first time home buyer,

    Your bank is not wrong you need a very healthy contingency fund. I reckon you can not go wrong with 25% extra. I wonder if you're stretching your risk profile too far...
  24. Hi Phoebe, A lot of lawyers offer the service...

    Hi Phoebe,

    A lot of lawyers offer the service for free as they collect their fee when you pass away and carry out the instructions etc.

    Have you done a search and looked for Google reviews? ...
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    You need to contact Registered Master Builders...

    You need to contact Registered Master Builders directly as we'd only be guessing. They're Wellington based, but take your enquiry direct to HQ.

    cheers,

    Donna
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