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Insider insight into renovations

Like many people looking to renovate, Erika was faced with the bills for plans and a build...

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How much money do you need for retirement?

I’ve seen numbers like $1million floated around. If you accept that you’ll gradually run d...

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3 ways to transform your house in the new year

As we welcome 2017, many of us are looking at ways of improving or bettering ourselves. Pe...

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Adviser insight: Giving back to the community

Squirrel prides itself on being about more than just mortgages. Yes, we can help you get i...

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Should you stage your home for sale? Not everyone thinks so

Staging: It's something of a divisive subject in the property world. Namely, should you do...

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Three unique ways to spook up your home this Halloween

Sick of the common Halloween designs this year? Try out one of these three unique ways to ...

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Do you have an appealing kitchen?

The modern age has redefined the kitchen in New Zealand homes. It's no longer just a place...

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Your home and DIY: When is it time to call in the experts?

Some jobs are best done with the assistance of experts. Here's how you know it's time to g...

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Designing the perfect man cave or woman shed

They have come in all shapes and sizes in the past: Sheds, offices, even literal caves if ...

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Three simple tips to beat the chill this winter

Here are just three simple ways you can take the bite out of the weather and make your hom...

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6 tips to effectively manage your busy schedule

WOOP have put together six top tips to help you manage your time most effectively so you c...

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How to design the perfect kid-friendly reading nook

The right environment can do wonders for learning, so get involved by designing a reading ...

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How much would the cleanest air in Auckland cost you?

Thankfully, here in New Zealand, we have some of the cleanest air in the world - the WHO r...

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Smart alternatives to glass balustrades

They've been banned in Australia for ten years, and it looks like the hammer is finally co...

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3 interior design changes to improve your life

Are you looking for a few easy ways to make your daily life that little bit easier?...

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Adviser insight: More than just mortgages

Here at Squirrel Mortgages, we care about your finances. But we aren't just about that. We...

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Have you experienced First Night Phenomenon?

Think about the first night you spent at your current property. Dark, unfamiliar, perhaps ...

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Is virtual reality the future of interior design?

If you're a technologically-minded Kiwi, you might be keeping up with all the latest and g...

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3 tricks to keep your energy bill down

A home loan can be difficult to budget around at the best of times, let alone when the cos...

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5 interior design trends for the autumn

If you recently bought your first home or perhaps moved into a new residence, you're proba...

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3 easy Labour Weekend home improvement painting projects

Want to use your extra day off this Labour Weekend to spruce up your home? Here are three ...

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