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Articles and Tips for future and current Home Owners and Landlords. Include articles about choosing a building inspector and getting the most out of a house inspection and a building report as well as caring for your property.

Buying a house, apartment or any building is a big commitment. Make sure you are informed. Make sure you choose a quality inspection.

From a customer:

Kevin completed 2 pre-purchase inspections for us. The two locations were opposite ends of the scale with one showing extensive work required and the other very well looked after. Thanks to Kevin's inspection we pulled out of a purchase that would have been a nightmare for us. Kevin's reports were very detailed, professional and excellent in providing us with the information to make an informed decision. Highly recommend using this company for your needs!

Read more from our customers: testimonials and on No Cowboys.

Take our checklist with you for a handy reminder of key things to look for inside and out.

When you are planning to buy a new property, you will likely visit lots of open homes. While you will be focused on whether there are enough bedrooms and whether the garden is big enough, it also pays to have a look for any possible issues with the property.

If it ticks all the boxes, then book a building inspection and report.

a half built house with a pile of coins that could be an investment property that needs a pre-purchase rental property inspection

Get a pre-purchase rental property inspection and check your investment is sound

If you are looking to branch out into property investment then choosing the right property is essential to provide a good return on your investment. A pre-purchase rental property inspection can help ensure you aren’t buying a dud. Buying a rental property is different to buying your own home Buying a property as an investment… Read More

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Using KiwiSaver to help buy your first home

With property prices in Auckland high, due to the city’s growth and popularity, buying your first home can sometimes seem an unobtainable dream. But if you are eligible you could use KiwiSaver to help buy your first home – which could make the challenge easier. This option for first-time buyers is becoming a more popular… Read More

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A guide for first home buyers – moving into your new home

So you’ve found the perfect home, you’ve made an offer and everything is falling into place. Now is the time for moving into your home and enjoying a new chapter of your life. But before you move in and on moving day there are still a few more things that need to be sorted out…. Read More

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A guide for first home buyers – buying your home

Once you have got everything in place ready for your first house purchase, it is time for the exciting part of actually finding and buying your home. Finding a house It is important to take your time when you are buying your home and don’t be tempted to jump for the first one you see…. Read More

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A guide for first home buyers – before you buy your first home

Buying your first house is an exciting time – a step on the road to independence – but it can also be an overwhelming task especially if you don’t know much about the property market. Before you buy your first home, you should do some thorough research and get everything you need in place before… Read More

Non-invasive moisture testing can help spot causes of mould in a house

Mould in a house – what to do about it and how a property inspection can help

Many people think that mould in a house is just something you have to put up with. In some cases, depending on its location, people don’t realise they have mould in their house. And even if they do, they don’t know how to find the cause. But having mould in your house can a sign… Read More

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Three potential deal-breakers a pre-purchase house inspection might highlight

Before you commit to buying a new property, you should get a thorough pre-purchase house inspection. There is now a standard building report clause in most sale and purchase agreements and inspections give you peace of mind. Your inspection should be carried out by a registered building inspector who has plenty of experience doing inspections,… Read More

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Information for first home buyers – three professionals you need on your team

Buying your first home can be a daunting task, especially if you are in a new area or don’t know much about the process. Luckily there are many professionals out there who can supply advice and information for first home buyers. Three professionals first home buyers need on their team A good financial advisor or… Read More

rental property maintenance is important for landlords

Rental property maintenance and inspections

While property inspections are more often associated with home buyers,  inspections for landlords can also be important They are also useful to help you with rental property maintenance As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring that your property is safe for tenants and a liveable building. While your tenants can carry out some minor… Read More

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What to expect from a house inspection

When you buy a new house, your sale and purchase agreement is likely to include a standard building report clause to arrange builders inspection also known as a pre-purchase house inspection. These inspections check the condition of the house and give you the facts before you finalise the sale. What to expect from a house… Read More