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Thermal Imaging Cameras – Dispelling the myths

BackThe Herald August 2009 Bruce Symon Realsure DirectorNon-invasive moisture detection devices and other tools are widely used by Accredited Building Surveyors to help build up a picture of any problems with a property. However, many people don’t fully understand the...

Buying A Leaky Home

BackThe Herald Q & A 8 November 2010 Author: Bruce Symon Bruce Symon Realsure DirectorTaking on a “leaky home” requires accurate knowledge about the condition of the home, the weather tightness risks, and the extent of current failures, such as your leaking...

Property Inspectors Crusade For Protection

Back Stuff.co.nz 26 May 2012 It's an understatement to say Sarah and Bruce Symon are passionate about their property inspection business, Realsure. A better term would be "crusaders for better industry standards" because over the past 12 years they have battled...

Build it right or the Building Act will bite

Back June 2012 Sarah Symon Realsure DirectorThe recent changes in the Building Act along with those likely to be implemented in Bill (No 4) will have far-reaching consequences for many builders in the residential construction sector. The changes are all designed to...

Choosing the Right House Inspector

Back The Herald 2010 In light of the recent Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA – CAC10011) decision against an Auckland Real Estate Agent who was prevented from contracting a specific house inspection company by the contract of sale and purchase, it is time to...

Builders Officials Institute of New Zealand Press Release

Back March 4, 2013 A High Court ruling against a Wellington building inspector who failed to identify a leaky home, highlights the importance of using a suitably qualified building surveyor, says the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ). Last month the...

Top 5 tips when buying a home

Back Buying a home can be a real minefield. To help you through the process we have put together our top 5 tips. 1. Talk to your lawyer before signing your contract. The Sale and Purchase Agreement is a legally binding contract once signed by you and the seller.  Talk...

Is your home quake safe?

Back  Central and Southern New Zealand has been hit with some significant quakes over the past few years and while some residential homes have been damaged beyond repair, they have generally withstood the shaking without loss of life, which is what is required of...

Buying without a building report – Russian Roulette

Back   People, we know recently sold their Auckland home by auction. Even though they were told there were 7 or 8 interested parties they were a bit worried because there were no building reports commissioned at all. However, on the day there were indeed 7...

A Screw in Time Saves $10k

Back   From the moment our homes are built they are in a state of degeneration. Periodically each of the home's components will require some repair or maintenance to keep them performing for the maximum possible time.  Understanding what needs to be done and when...

Beware the small print.

Back Buying a property can be both exhilarating and frightening at the same time, yet it’s a time you need to be attentive to the small print – in the Sale and Purchase agreement. We have recently been working with several purchasers and their lawyers who are fighting...

Realsure win Excellence Award

Back They've been called crusaders by the media and deal breakers by the real estate industry but it's hard to question their quality of service and commitment to improving the property inspection industry when co-founders and owners of the Realsure Group Bruce and...

Realsure Winter Tips

Back Here are a couple of tips to keep you safe and dry this winter... Gutter Tip Keep those gutters clear. With recent rain, hail and snow it’s really important you ensure your gutters are clear of debris and flowing freely.  Blocked gutters can redirect the water...

An inconvenient truth about healthy warm homes.

Back   Our building industry can be product-driven by suppliers and the message about making your home healthy and warm can sometimes be much the same.  Fighting words perhaps, but you could be wasting your hard-earned money on insulation, heating or...

A personal journey from icebox to warmth.

Back  Realsure director, Sarah Symon shares her very own journey transforming her house from a drafty icebox to a warm and comfortable home. Sarah moved into her new place back in 2003 and while she loved the home, going to bed wearing a beanie wasn't a practical...

Reflecting on 2015 – A Real-Achievement

Back   From Co-founder and Director Sarah Symon How often do you hear – where has the year gone, and here we are again rounding off another year.  WHAT A YEAR. As a nation, we aren’t great at celebrating achievements or acknowledging success, yet who we are as an...

Invasive Building Report – Not as we know it.

Back  There’s a new trend in pre-purchase or pre-sale reports called an Invasive Building Report. These “invasive” reports put a camera scope into the wall cavity to obtain a limited view of the cavity between wall studs, dwangs, and the bottom plate. The scope is...

Major stress release for Christchurch home buyers

Back   Feeling confused and stressed trying to buy a home in Christchurch, well you’re not alone - anymore. We really know how stressful it can be buying a home because we’re property owners too. First, you must figure out where to live, then what you want...

Inspections available in all main centres

Realsure Surveyors are located in:

AUCKLAND: Phone: 09 366 6199
HAMILTON: Phone: 07 839 9931
TAURANGA: Phone: 07 577 0073
MANAWATU, LEVIN, OTAKI: Phone: 06 364 5464
WELLINGTON: Phone: 04 939 0296
CHRISTCHURCH: Phone: 03 741 9228

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PO Box 48034
Upper Hutt 5142

Call Free 0508 732 578
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