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Home Sweet Home

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Not the most professional way to start a blog post I know, but I feel like we’re friends now. Besides, I don’t know how else to express the relief and excitement of having our (basically) unconditional offer accepted. You know what that means? We are just a stack of paper and a few dozen signatures away from being homeowners!

home sweet home blog
Jul 31, 2019

Tender Times

First Home Buyer Blog - Episode 9 For those who have lost count, we have made 5 (unsuccessful) offers on properties and were just about at our wits end.

tender
Jul 12, 2019

House Hunting Desperado(s)

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes 'First Home Buyer Guide' Blog 8 continues Did we win the multi-offer and get the house?? No, no we didn’t.

roof
May 1, 2019

How a multi-offer changes everything

We might have dodged a bullet with our last almost-purchase, but it was still a bit heart breaking.

hands up
Apr 24, 2019

A Building Report can save your bacon!

Got accepted! Those of you who have been avid followers will recall that we put in an offer on a house, conditional on a builders report, LIM and finance and it...

building reports
Apr 24, 2019

Parenting Agreements - We're here to help

Separated parents – can’t reach an agreement? Is the agreement you reached no longer working? Or are you just needing some advice on care and contact arrangements with your children? Have you...

parenting help
Jan 29, 2019

What exactly is an offer and how do I make one?

Episode 5 - 'A first home buyers guide' by Amanda Clinton-Gohdes A few weeks into our search we found a house we love! It has the 3 bedrooms we wanted, the...

home sweet home
Jan 28, 2019

Where there's a Will there's an (easier) way

Stars dying without wills? It's a notion that's difficult to grasp, particularly when musicians' estates often continue to generate significant revenue after their deaths.

wills law
Dec 10, 2018

How to find 'the one'?

We’ll find ‘the one’ soon.  Wise advisers have been telling me that we’ll find ‘the one’ soon, that you’ll walk in and go “yep, this is it.

first home buyers how to find the one
Dec 10, 2018

Family Trust Review - Does your Trust need to be reviewed?

The simple answer is YES.  Your Trust deed is a living document and it should be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect your current situation.

trusts
Nov 27, 2018

What do you (and we) want!

House hunting! Now that we’ve got the finance fundamentals out of the way, it’s time to get stuck into the fun part – house hunting! Justin and I were so excited to start looking...

first home buyers what do you want
Nov 2, 2018

Finance fundamentals

The first step to buying a house should be to figure out what you can afford.

first home buyers finance fundamentals
Oct 10, 2018

First Home Buyers Guide

Feeling overwhelmed? Confused? Frustrated? Plain old sick of open homes? Your'e not alone.

first home buyers guide introduction
Oct 4, 2018

What does the AML/CFT Act mean for you?

What this legislation means and what information we require.

legal slolutions blog
Jul 5, 2018

Legal Solutions fought the law… and we won.

A victory for fairness over contractual obligation In a victory for fairness over contractual obligation, earlier this year Legal Solutions director Cara Gelston successfully overturned a contracting out agreement in the...

legal solutions fought the law
Sep 5, 2017

Protect Your Inheritance

How to protect inheritance from separation in New Zealand Protecting an inheritance can get a bit tricky if the person who receives the money then decides to put some or all...

protect your interitance
Jul 25, 2017

Who owns your inheritance?

Who owns your inheritance? Families, money and death can be a complicated business and especially at a time that is very sad for all concerned.

who owns your inheritance
Jul 18, 2017

Because dividing up is hard to do

Dividing assets during a relationship break up the smart way using a relationship property lawyer Don’t leave who gets what during a relationship break up to chance, with the help of...

dividing assests
Mar 2, 2017

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Where there’s a Will there’s a (easier) way Are you one of the 40% of New Zealanders who do not have a Will? Interestingly 65% of these are Kiwi’s are under the...

enduring powers of attorney
Dec 14, 2016