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We are pleased to announce that Ray White are inaugural
members of the new SuperGold Card incentive. As part of the
SuperGold Card business partnership Ray White Invercargill
is offering a massive 10% discount off normal commission
selling fees for those choosing to list and sell with Ray White.
The SuperGold Card is managed by the Ministry of Social
Development. It's free to all New Zealand residents aged 65
years or over, (and to those under 65 years receiving New
Zealand Superannuation or a Veteran's Pension). If you have
a SuperGold Card and are selling your property, phone or pop
into the Ray White office and speak to one of our agents, to find
out how you can SAVE. For more information, check out the
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Go travelling now!
In today's day and age, it is more common to travel the world in your
early-20's and experience different cultures in different countries.
The places to visit and explore are
endless, and there is sure to be one
that catches your eye and steals your
But in days gone by, your early-20's
consisted of a baby on your hip, a ring
on your finger and a washing basket
in your hands. You married young and a
family was soon to follow. Thirty years have
passed and the children have left home
and you still never got to experience an
overseas trip like all the young people you
seem to be surrounded by. You may throw
around excuses such as ''I'm too old now''
or ''I don't want to blow our savings''. But
you only live once, and now is the perfect
time to be living life to the fullest.
With money behind you, 30 years of
waiting can finally stop and you can book
those tickets to visit beautiful places
All of those years saving up the holiday pay
for ''emergencies'', hiding brochures of
exotic countries under your mattress and
dreaming of squishing your toes in warm
sand can stop, and you can get underway
with your planning because there is no
better time than the present.
The first thing you need to consider is who
you will take with you. Your husband? A
group of friends? Or even take an
organised tour with a travel company?
Who you share this amazing experience
with makes all the difference but the main
thing is that you enjoy yourself.
Your chosen destination is also right up
there in terms of importance. Think about
your abilities. Are you up for adventure?
What are you planning on doing while
you're away? If relaxing in the sun comes to
mind then an island in the pacific is sure to
meet all your needs. Or is it snow you're
after? How's Switzerland sit with you? What
about a boat cruise? Or even through the
country-side on a train? The places to visit
and explore are endless, and there is sure
to be one that catches your eye and steals
your heart. It's all about a fresh experience
with no fear and age never being a barrier.
When preparing to travel, lay out all your
clothes and all your money. Then take half the
clothes and twice the money.'' ---Susan Heller
Just as clothing trends change, so too, does
Gone are the days where the
mustard and brown tones of floral
wallpaper were deemed modern,
yet, they probably still exist in your
Is it through lack of time, money or
knowledge that you haven't updated
your home's decor? Whatever the
reason, now is the time to get
decorating. You're 50 and you should
have a home you are proud to invite
your friends and family to.
Roll up your sleeves, get out the
paintbrushes and home design
magazines and remember the saying
'less is more'.
While you prepare your rooms for
painting, it is now your chance to
remove the clutter that takes up so
much space in your house. Those
ornaments and decorations may have
sentimental value but they can also
have sentimental value in a box under
your bed. The 'best mum' mugs your
child made 30 years ago, and the 'best
grandma' bookmark from your grand-
children. The clutter and mismatched
items have to go, and it's time for a fresh
Steer away from paint and wallpaper
colours that will strain the eye and ask
yourself; "If I put my house up for sale,
would people be put off by my
choices?" If you have to think about this
question, then back away from the
yellows and pinks and think about
neutral tones. They are safe, clean, tidy
and modern. If neutral tones on their
own aren't enough for you, then
consider a beautiful feature wall of
either textured paint or a vibrant
wallpaper. But remember, vibrant
wallpaper should be used only for the
feature wall, not the entire room.
But what is a neutral tone? Neutral tones
are colours that go with anything. They
are neither here nor there. Whether it be
mushroom, beige, off-white, taupe,
ivory, grey, they all look fantastic in any
home and are the foundation for a
fantastic new home renovation.
By now, your walls will be looking fresh
and fantastic, but what about your
Depending on the age of your carpet,
stains, dust, animal hair and other
unpleasant substances may be harbour-
ing under the surface, untouchable by
your vacuum cleaner. Replacing your
carpet to compliment the walls is the
next thing to consider and can bring an
entirely new lease of life to your
property. Dark carpets such as a smoky
grey, flecked fawn or charocal will match
your walls faultlessly and will add value
to your property with minimal effort and
Houses built in today's age have the
same carpet throughout, making it
cheaper and more pleasing to the eye.
Houses built during the 1970's or even
before, tend to have different carpet for
each room -- most of which are
patterned -- and it can make a room
appear smaller, darker and even give the
appearance of untidiness. By replacing
the carpet with the same hue
throughout, your living spaces and
bedrooms will appear larger.
The trick to rejuvenating your home is
understanding what the current market
dictates and what prospective buyers
are looking for should you ever decide
Your walls are painted, your carpet is
laid, now all that's left to do is furnish!
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