Resimac News

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    What's your side hustle style?

    July 2020
    Having a side hustle is a trending topic. But if you're serious about bringing in an additional income stream, you'll need to decide what style of hustle will work for you. Regardless of if you use an existing service or go it alone, if you marry your passions with smart clever thinking you could reach your savings goals sooner than you think.
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    Four easy tips to boost your retirement savings

    July 2020
    From topping up with a few extra dollars a week to making sure you're in the right savings fund, we've compiled four easy tips to help you save for your retirement.
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    What lies ahead for the property market in 2020?

    July 2020
    The start of 2020 held much promise for the property market, but what can New Zealanders expect to see for the rest of the year? Resimac spoke to CoreLogic for an update on the property market.
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    Three clever hacks to optimise storage space

    June 2020
    Innovative design and storage hacks can transform your home and inspire a brand-new appreciation for the household's space. Cleverly designed furniture can give you a reno-like result but without the price-tag. Likewise, getting innovative by creating versatile rooms will help you to get the most out of every room in the house.
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    Home tech: A wrap of smart home devices that can make day-to-day family life easier

    June 2020
    Smart homes are the way of the future, but with so many devices coming onto the market it's hard to know which are worth the investment. We do the hard work for you with our wrap of smart home tech that will make day-to-day family life easier.
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    Five habits for a wealth of financial health

    June 2020
    Developing healthy financial habits is important at any age or life stage. The idea of being financially fit isn't necessarily about making more money, but instead forming a healthy relationship with your cash to empower you to make the most of your income and assets. If you're ready to prioritise your budget health, start by practising Resimac's five habits for financial success.
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    Helping the planet from the comfort of your home

    May 2020
    The environment is still front of mind for many Kiwis with much of the country experiencing drought. We have compiled a few easy swaps that will mean less trips to the shops, increased savings and a greener planet.
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    Your next getaway destination: New Zealand’s backyard

    May 2020
    After several weeks of isolation at home, the prospect of a short break, getaway or even mystery drive with the family sounds like a real treat. To assist with your getaway planning, we’ve prepared five tips to help you support the domestic economy and stretch your dollars at the same time!
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    Why your 2020 budget refresh will be your best yet

    May 2020
    With restrictions beginning to lift, it’s time to feel financially confident and in control. We look at some areas that could save you thousands in this 'new normal'. What have you really missed during isolation? What have you learned to live without? As we look into the future and prepare for what lies ahead, it’s the perfect time to rethink your budget and the expenses that really add value to your life.
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    Bring the glitz and glamour of celebrity living to your home

    Apr 2020
    Bring the glitz and glamour a celebrity living to your home with these simple ideas that are sure to impress.
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    Prep for cool savings with these winter warmers

    Apr 2020
    The more time spent at home during winter means higher heating bills, often leaving us with a rude shock long after the cool snap has passed. However, the good news is that it is possible to reduce your heating bills this winter by getting ahead of the seasonal change and preparing sooner rather than later!
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    Property pulse check

    Apr 2020
    The start of 2020 held much promise for the property market, but what can New Zealanders expect to see post COVID-19? Resimac spoke to CoreLogic for a pulse check on the property market.
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    Travel and earn

    Feb 2020
    Are you looking at a few empty rooms, or less time at home this year? Why not make the most of that extra space and set yourself up on a short-stay accommodation website? Read on for our top tips to turn your home into a new income stream.
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    Prepping your garden for autumn

    Feb 2020
    Is your backyard at its full potential? Not only does gardening benefit your health and the local wildlife, it can also increase your home value by up to 25%. If you’ve been planning to refresh your garden with some new plants, or replace those that are struggling, autumn is the perfect time to do so. Find out how to create a healthy and happy garden with our simple tips and tricks.
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    Are you due for your 2020 insurance policy review?

    Feb 2020
    How much is enough? Are you really covered? If talking about insurance makes you nervous, maybe you’re due for an insurance review. Read our checklist of insurance essentials to protect your family and property.
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    Summer get togethers are easy with these simple, but different ideas!

    Jan 2020
    With summer upon and us Waitangi Day just around the corner, we’ve put together a few ideas you might not have tried to take your next gathering with friends and family up a notch.
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    Five New Year’s resolutions to set you up for financial success

    Jan 2020
    A new year and decade is now upon us, so too is the opportunity to pledge our 2020 resolutions. To help you get on the right track, we’ve compiled a list of realistic and practical money related resolutions that will help the whole family to budget, save, bargain-hunt, and declutter.
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    Know your market

    Jan 2020
    Read our nationwide price update to find out what those ‘must-have’ homes are really selling for, up and coming suburbs to watch and where the best rental returns can be found!
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    Home security for the summer holidays

    Nov 2019
    As we approach holiday season, it makes sense to look after your home and shiny new gifts. To make sure would-be-theives stay away from your property have a look at these practical tips.
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    Tips for preparing the backyard for summer entertaining

    Nov 2019
    Whether it’s backyard cricket or a good old-fashioned barbeque, as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, backyard entertaining is a Kiwi tradition.
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    12 tips for a financially savvy festive season

    Nov 2019
    As we look forward to spending quality time with friends and family members, there’s also the other type of spending to consider – will your credit card bill see you land on Santa’s naughty or nice list?
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    Which Christmas shopper are you?

    Oct 2019
    Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If your answer is ‘no’, you might be in the minority. While there’s no perfect way to do your Christmas shopping, check out our guide to find out which type of shopper you are and tips for stress-free shopping this festive season!
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    Easy and affordable ways to reduce your household waste

    Oct 2019
    Climate change and doing better for the environment is a hot topic around the world. If you are wanting to do your part, a good place to start is in the home. Here a few ways you can reduce your family’s household waste.
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    Make your dream home a reality

    Oct 2019
    Day dreaming of your dream home? Time to make it a reality. We look at four solutions to help you realise your dream home.
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    Top tips for the ultimate spring clean

    Sep 2019
    Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on summer. Here are a few top tips to make the process quick and easy.
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    How to host the ultimate Rugby World Cup viewing party

    Sep 2019
    Hosting the ultimate Rugby World Cup viewing party is easy when you have the right ingredients. Here’s how to support the All Blacks in style.
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    Selling your home? There are four pivotal decisions that can impact your selling experience

    Sep 2019
    You might know the basics of how to sell your home, like managing the costs and the different ways you can sell your home. But here are other four pivotal decisions that can have an impact on your selling experience.
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    How to plan a memorable holiday on a budget

    Aug 2019
    You don’t have to pay a pretty penny for an epic holiday. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your trip abroad.
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    Choosing the perfect home and nest egg

    Aug 2019
    A buyers guide to investing in property through the eras. Whether you’re purchasing your forever home, or wanting to maximise returns on an investment, when you purchase property you’re looking after your financial future. Heritage, mid-century or modern – what are the make or breaks?
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    Lifelong habits for financial success

    Aug 2019
    Whether you’ve just got your first pay cheque, are saving for a home deposit or paying down your mortgage, it’s never too early, or late, to develop healthy financial habits. See our five lifelong habits for financial success!
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    Here’s what you need to know about investing in property

    July 2019
    It’s easier than you think to start an investment portfolio that works hard to give you returns. For keen investors looking to build an investment portfolio, it’s important to search for a solution that matches both your needs and budget.
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    Home maintenance jobs to tackle before the weather warms up

    July 2019
    There’s nothing worse than when the weather starts to heat up but the pool, garden and all of your summer gear are in winter hibernation mode. To make the transition to summer a breeze, see our list of three home maintenance jobs to squeeze in before the weather warms up.
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    Affordable childcare options

    July 2019
    Childcare can be expensive, but is essential for most families. With so many options, it’s important to consider what’s important to you when making a childcare action plan.
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    Chilly winter days can’t stop the property market from heating up

    June 2019
    Median prices, inventory and regional development spurs winter market momentum. New data from REINZ reveals that in May 2019, the month-on-month number of properties sold increased to 7,263; the highest number of properties sold in a month since the start of the year.
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    Stay warm this winter, without busting the budget

    June 2019
    You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to keep warm this winter. Here are a few ways to keep your home warm and inviting without blowing the budget.
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    Working from home? Be productive and successful in your own work space

    June 2019
    It can be difficult to establish boundaries when working from home and not letting your work bleed into your personal life. Find out how to productively work from home and switch off at the end of the day.
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    Spend or save: A guide to cash-savvy renovations

    May 2019
    If you’re looking to invest in your home by renovating, it can be difficult to know what is worth splashing some cash on and where you can take a few shortcuts and save some dollars.
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    Apps for money smart kids

    May 2019
    A parents’ guide to money apps for kids. Earning pocket money for household tasks helps to teach essential financial literacy skills that can’t be taught in schools.
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    Winter wonders for your veggie patch

    May 2019
    A gardener’s guide to creating a fruitful and sustainable veggie patch this winter. While winter may be cold and dark out, it’s the ideal time to start prepping your veggie patch for spring harvesting.
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    House v Unit: Which will meets your needs?

    Apr 2019
    Gone are the days when the choice to live in an apartment or a house was a purely financial one, now it’s more of a lifestyle choice. See our top considerations when choosing between a house and a unit.
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    Home DIY projects for the long weekend

    Apr 2019
    There is nothing more satisfying than taking on a few home projects for the long weekend. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, you can knock over one or two jobs and enjoy the fruits of your labour for time to come!
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    Tips for entertaining on a budget

    Apr 2019
    Balancing the desire to create a fantastic evening for your guests and the need to not blow the budget can be complicated, but not impossible. Follow these five simple tips to create the perfect budget dinner party.
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    How to maximise your selling price in the current market

    Mar 2019
    Legislative changes and tightening credit conditions may have led to a 10 per cent year-on-year dip in New Zealand property sales, but that hasn’t rattled the outlook for the remainder of 2019.
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    Ways to extend the lifespan of your home's most essential items

    Mar 2019
    When was the last time you rolled up your sleeves and cleaned the larger household items on your chore list? Like the oven or your mattress?
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    Five ways to give your home a makeover

    Mar 2019
    Purchasing a new home (your first or otherwise), can sometimes leave the budget a little tight for decorating. See our top tips to save your pennies without compromising on style.
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    Four tips for New Zealanders looking to buy property

    Feb 2019
    While New Zealand house prices remain high, the market is looking more stable. With property prices plateauing, property goals are in reach if you plan, save and do your research.
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    5 simple styling tips for indoor plants

    Feb 2019
    People have been using indoor plants to beautify their homes since before Cleopatra’s time.
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    3 ways to give your bathroom a mini makeover this weekend

    Feb 2019
    There are plenty of ways to renovate your bathroom on a budget.
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    New Year's checklist to pay off your home loan faster

    Jan 2019
    A new year can bring a fresh new start. If paying off your mortgage faster is on your wish list for the coming months and beyond, why not make 2019 the year you kick things into high gear?
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    Getting your outdoor entertainment area ready for summer

    Jan 2019
    Turn your outdoor entertainment area into a private oasis where you can hang out, relax and unwind this summer