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Building to meet the needs

Many reports suggest that New Zealand’s housing stock isn’t set up to cope with our ageing population. Earlier this year the Government released it’s housing stock-take report, which shows an additional 2,000 people a year are claiming both an accommodation supplement and superannuation. Why is this? Dropping home ownership rates …

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Declutter your life!

Keeping your house clean and uncluttered is important for remaining independent. Uncluttering and cleaning can help reduce the risk of the things that usually result in people needing a higher level of care i.e. falls. Reducing clutter opens up spaces which reduces the possibility to make sure that you are …

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The new population of renters

In recent years there has been an increasing number of older adults needing rental accommodation in New Zealand. A new study by the Population Ageing Technical Advisory Group has found the country’s housing stock is ill-prepared to deal with a growing number of older tenants.  The Bay of Plenty case …

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Are you thinking of downsizing?

It’s safe to say homeowners typically do not daydream about buying a smaller home. However, there may come a time when that starts looking like an appealing option, usually when the upkeep of a big home becomes too much for physical, psychological or practical reasons. Unfortunately, often the sudden realisation …

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