Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2023

Chinese New Year 2023 is the year of the water rabbit, starting on January 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). If you were born in one of the following years, then you are a Water Rabbit:   1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 The Chinese NewRead Article

Are you prepared to buy at auction?

Auctions are still happening around the country and despite the economic downturn they will continue to be a method of sale. Are you prepared to buy at auction?   Thousands of auctions happen across the country every week and much of their popularity is surely to do with the transparency and accessibility of the processRead Article

The Ultimate Bathroom

  The top bathroom updates you need! Bathrooms are functional spaces. It’s a room where, on average, we’ll spend over 400 days of our lives and it’s often a room that ranks as one of the most important when selling a home. For such a well-used and impression-creating space, it’s often neglected and overlooked byRead Article

Happy New Year

As 2022 draws to a close, we say a heartfelt thank you to all of our friends & colleagues who have generously supported our agency this past year. To our clients, thank you for entrusting your journeys into our hands, it has been a privelege and pleasure to have walked alongside of you. We wishRead Article

Happy holidays & our seed initiative

  The holidays are nearly here and the ‘silly’ season is in full swing. We here at First National Real Estate Empower have recently finished bagging and tagging over 2500 packets of lettuce seeds (organic & sourced locally) that would have already landed in letterboxes around the Franklin district. We wanted to give back inRead Article

First National Real Estate are winners for the 4th Year

CANSTAR BLUE ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE IS NEW ZEALAND’S LEADER FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION   For a fourth time, customer satisfaction research and ratings agency, Canstar Blue, has announced First National Real Estate the winner of its 2022 ‘Most Satisfied Customers’ award, following customer research about the experience of homeowners, tenants and landlords with New Zealand’sRead Article

Downsizing is not always a choice

There are times when it comes about because of the loss of a loved one. When your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning and feel deeply the sorrow of your loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. At someRead Article

Part Time Champions

Working part-time doesn’t mean you’re part-talented, part-ambitious or part-motivated Life is a journey and certain milestones we pass can create the need to adjust our working life accordingly. Ageing parents may need our care and attention, perhaps a health issue arises and we need to slow the pace a little. Children come along and, naturally,Read Article

9 Styling Tips for a Chic Festive Season

It’s once again the most wonderful time of the year, full of colour, happiness, love, laughter, gifts, and special moments with loved ones. For some, it’s a stressful time of year with all the buying of gifts. For others, buying gifts early and getting into the Christmas spirit is something they look forward to –Read Article

Save money and the environment with a more efficient home.

Inflation is up, and with it, so is the cost of living – So most households are making every dollar stretch a little further. And while the discounts might be obvious when you swap one brand of cheese for another, there are even bigger savings to be made, right at home. With a house that’sRead Article