Victorian home frozen in time

15 min ago  An old property containing relics of Australian life through the decades is as much a museum as it is a home.

5 tips to add value to your home

LITTLE THINGS COUNT: Sometimes a lick of paint can make a huge difference to the look of your home - inside and out - and it doesn't cost the earth. You can even do it yourself.

You've given your body an overhaul as part of your new year's resolution - why not do the same for your home?

Top 10 open homes under $500k gallery

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Planning on a little bit of house-hunting this weekend? These are our top 10 to check out around the country.

Aussie cricketers $9.6m mansion

Shane Watson has spent $9 million on a Bronte, Sydney mansion.

The cricketer has followed in the footsteps Michael Clarke and spent serious cash in Sydney.

Consents hit 7-year high

CHRISTCHURCH CONSENTS UP 27 PER CENT: Pictured is a design for an apartment building in Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, designed by Context Architects.

Consents for new dwellings jumped 16 per cent last year, to levels not seen since 2007.

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House of the week: Rangiora gallery

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A substantial family home in an exclusive enclave of Rangiora has all the qualities of a beach house.

HOTW: Banks Peninsula gallery

A Christchurch couple have created the ultimate year-round holiday experience in Banks Peninsula.

House of the week: Arrowtown

House of the week: Island Bay

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