How to Build a Retaining Wall

Things like retaining walls can cost a lot of money if you get someone in to do them for you.  If you have time on your hands you might want to think about doing it yourself, especially if you are getting ready for selling or renovating an investment property.

Mitre10 Mega have a library of information and tips on their site, this one on how to build a retaining wall has recently caught my eye after it was posted on Facebook.

They have put a video from a member of the public, who has recently built a retaining wall and has some […]

2019-01-16T06:32:20+00:00By |

7 Easy Steps for Upping Your North Shore Home’s Curb Appeal

As a seller preparing to sell your North Shore home, you may be busily emptying closets and painting walls, but don’t forget about the outside of your house. Home buying is emotional and, like many emotional reactions, it can be heavily impacted by first impressions.

Here are some suggestions on how to encourage love at first sight by increasing the curb appeal of your North Shore home:


1. Tidy up

You may be so used to seeing the crumbling stack of firewood by the garbage cans and the old paint cans by the shed that they fade into the landscape, but potential homeowners […]

2019-01-16T06:32:21+00:00By |

How to Paint Your North Shore Real Estate

iframe>With the Spring season now upon us, you might be considering giving your North Shore Real Estate a fresh and new look by painting.  These how to paint your home video guides are packed full of good advice if you are new to painting.

If you need help deciding how to freshen up your North Shore home, call me at 021 85 84 83 or email me at jason.yianakis@harcourts.co.nz to book in a time for an Add Value or Property Presentation Plan.




2019-01-16T06:32:21+00:00By |

Does Your Birkenhead Home Have Potential Trouble-Spots in Safety and Security?

Single family homes are twice as likely to be burglarized as apartments, hotels or businesses. The most likely things to be stolen in a burglary are cash, small electronic equipment, home computers, cameras, jewellery, and tools.

Few people really bother about security until something happens to them or a neighbour. There are many things homeowners can do to make their home less of a target. Remember, the two things a burglar fears most are being seen and having to take too much time to complete the crime.

While burglars typically “target” a […]

2019-01-16T06:32:21+00:00By |