Nourish your mind, body, and soul at one of these eight must-visit mindfulness retreats.

  Nourish your mind, body, and soul at one of these eight must-visit mindfulness retreats. 2024 is the year of self-care, and what better way to kick it off than by booking a stay at one of these eight wellness retreats across Australia and New Zealand? Get ready to nourish your soul, rejuvenate your mindRead more

New First National Nelson Office

Penelope Rollston Launches First National Real Estate Connect Nelson NZ First National Real Estate has accelerated its growth trajectory in New Zealand with the opening of First National Real Estate Connect, in the heart of Nelson. The opening of a fifth office in the past 12 months marks a significant expansion for one of the largestRead more

Our Guide to creating the perfect at-home Gym set-up

Is just getting to the gym the hardest part of your workout? The solution could lie within the four walls of your own home. We look at the benefits of creating a home gym set-up, how to create one, and the essential pieces of equipment to get started. We all know we should be hittingRead more

Our 2023 styling forecast for spring

The sun-kissed days of spring are on the horizon, so it’s time to shake off the winter blues and embrace some fresh home styling to propel you into spring! Here, we cover nine of the latest trends coming our way this spring 2023 and look at clever ways to incorporate them into your home. August;Read more

4 key architectural trends for 2023 to incorporate in your home

History is punctuated by different architectural styles driven by evolving construction techniques, new materials, technology, and societal changes. And while AI may be the talk of 2023 – across almost every industry – in this blog, we look at the key architectural trends predicted for 2023 and how you can incorporate them into the homeRead more

How to choose the right investment property

From passive income to appreciation, stable cash flow, tax advantages and leverage, investing in property is widely regarded as a dependable means to build wealth, which is why it’s become a bit of a national obsession. But finding the right property to tick the boxes and having a solid understanding of the intricacies of propertyRead more

Dos and Don’ts of selling your home

When it comes to selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to help it appeal more to the buyer’s market. However, there are also things you can do that can work against you. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you in the process of selling your home.Read more

The upsides of downsizing

The thought of exchanging the maintenance of a larger home for a hassle-free future full of travel, friends and newfound freedom is a common aspirant for downsizers on the move. Given the ideal replacement residence, more than half of New Zealanders and Australians aged over 55 are open to downsizing opportunities, according to Australian HousingRead more

How to create a portable vertical garden

Vertical walls of decorative vegetation have been popular in Europe and other countries with high-density cities, where ground cover is at a premium for years. Professional installations on a large scale — such as the 24-storey Tree House in Singapore, Patrick Blanc’s CaixaForum in Madrid, the towering green wall at One Central Park in SydneyRead more

Showstopping home-staging tips

Home staging is the preparation of a private residence for sale. The objective is to present the property in as appealing a manner as time and budget allow. Ensuring the home is attractive to the highest number of potential buyers also enables the promptest and most effective sales results. Staging your home for maximum effectRead more