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Norma, the owner of Able Spaces started this journey in 2017. Studying Human Resources at Massey University, her career began in the corporate world. Working as a Management Consultant, an Accounts Manager and a personal life coach, Norma wanted to move beyond a hierarchical, process driven approach to business. With the idea she wouldn’t work for someone forever, Norma eventually wanted to be her own boss. Offered the opportunity to recover a dormant demolition business in 2011 with a busines...

December 11, 2019

Renting vs. Buying Your First Home – What is Best?

As young Kiwis make their way toward independence, it can be hard to know when to move on from renting an apartment to buying a first home. That caution is certainly warranted. As recently as two years ago, rates of home ownership were bottoming out in New Zealand, hitting a 66-year nadir. But things are on the upturn again: As many as a quarter of home sales in 2018 were to first-time home buyers, rates higher than in any year since the Global Financial Crisis. No matter the state of the econom...

May 23, 2019

How to Turn a Portable Building into a Home

Portable buildings make wonderful ready-made living spaces thanks to the amenities that come already installed – meaning you don’t have to put in plumbing and electricity yourself.They’re perfect as a guest house, an office, or a home unto themselves – but however you use the space, it does take some small space interior design know-how to make a portable building feel truly cozy.So whether you’re looking at portable buildings as a tiny home option, need a granny fl...

April 9, 2019

5 Ways to Achieve Financial Freedom When Buying Your First Home

Looking for your first home is a daunting task. Not only are you deciding where to spend a significant portion of your life and potentially raise a family, but you’re likely making the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make. Still, if you’re careful in your decision and you make responsible moves, buying your first home can be your ticket to near-complete financial freedom – from rent, utilities, a mortgage, and much more. Below, you’ll find a handful of the most responsible steps...

April 9, 2019

7 benefits of living in a tiny home

By moving into a smaller home, whether it be tiny or smaller than your average New Zealand house, you’ll need to declutter and get rid of some of the stuff you may have accumulated over the years that you probably don’t actually need. That ‘stuff’ can be gifted, sold, swapped or recycled, which means someone else gets to enjoy it in its current form or upcycled. Win-win. We are such a consumer society that create so much waste, when in fact, it’s not hard to get rid of our junk that’...

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