Are private home-buying companies worth the 'hassle-free' promise? Consumer advocates issue a warning.

According to HOBANZ President John Gray, if you are approached by a private home buying company, you need to cautious and, as usual, have all paperwork reviewed by a lawyer before signing anything.  

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How to Avoid a Building Nightmare

Listen to John Green, Director of Building Dispute Tribunal and Buildsafe, on RadioLive go over what you should do before getting a builder in for that renovation or build.

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John Gray on Newstalk ZB

John Gray spoke on Newstalk ZB with Mike Hoskings about the issue of flipping homes. He noted that we always recommend to our members that as a vendor, obtaining your own registered valuation is a very important step to take as part of your own research and due diligence before marketing your property. This will give you a tool to understand exactly what the home is worth in the current market and what you can realistically expect to get for it.

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High rise apartments come with high risk

This article provides good information for those thinking of buying an apartment. HOBANZ highly recommends that you do your due diligence before purchasing any property. Please see further information about buying into a multi-unit on our website on our "buying a home" page.

Please read the New Zealand Herald article here

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