andrewduncan.co.nz https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz Real estate tips and advice along with thoughts on making the world a better place. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:01:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cropped-AD-Logo-Black-Outline-32x32.jpg andrewduncan.co.nz https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz 32 32 The perfect plant-based salad https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/the-perfect-plant-based-salad/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/the-perfect-plant-based-salad/#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2021 01:22:50 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4399 By the end of this article, you will have all the tools you need to create the perfect plant-based salad, using whatever you have available.

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How to donate effectively https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/how-to-donate-effectively/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/how-to-donate-effectively/#respond Sun, 14 Feb 2021 23:11:06 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4372 Organisations like GiveWell, and the charities they support fly under the radar because they don't have big marketing budgets. They don't hire marketing companies to knock on your door and they certainly don't run TV adverts. They spend as much money as possible on the causes they believe in because that's the right thing to do.

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What we can all do to help the housing crisis https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/what-we-can-all-do-to-help-the-housing-crisis/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/what-we-can-all-do-to-help-the-housing-crisis/#comments Sat, 02 Jan 2021 02:50:51 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4314 It's a strange and sad truth that a hot real estate market actually traps homeowners in their homes. Unable to move because no one wants to consider offers that are conditional on a house sale.

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Recycle your food scraps and help save the planet https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/recycle-your-food-scraps-and-help-save-the-planet/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/recycle-your-food-scraps-and-help-save-the-planet/#respond Sat, 02 Jan 2021 01:31:30 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=3562 Recycling your food scraps by turning them into compost is a surprisingly easy way to significantly reduce your…

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Should I renovate my investment property? https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/should-i-renovate-my-investment-property/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/should-i-renovate-my-investment-property/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 03:03:50 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=3158 Do you have tenants moving out and are trying to decide whether to renovate your property or make…

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Tips for sticking to a plant-based diet… https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/tips-for-sticking-to-a-plant-based-diet/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/tips-for-sticking-to-a-plant-based-diet/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 02:53:52 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=3911 We are raised to believe that eating meat is normal, natural and necessary. It is built into our…

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Why that real estate agent never called you back https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/why-that-real-estate-agent-never-called-you-back/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/why-that-real-estate-agent-never-called-you-back/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:01:59 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=3447 Why didn't they ring? Did they think you weren't serious? Did they think you didn't have enough money? Was it because you went to the open home wearing track pants and flip-flops?

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Agent Advice: How to improve your phone conversations https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/how-to-improve-your-phone-conversations/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/how-to-improve-your-phone-conversations/#respond Mon, 19 Oct 2020 22:52:17 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4220 Don't listen with the intent to respond. Listen with the intent to understand. If you find yourself thinking about what to say next, before they have finished talking, then you aren't actively listening as well as you should be.

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How to buy a home: A complete step-by-step guide https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/what-to-do-when-you-find-a-home-you-want-to-buy/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/what-to-do-when-you-find-a-home-you-want-to-buy/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:34:07 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4202 It's all about asking the right questions and understanding your competition.

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How to create the warm healthy homes we all need https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/passivehouse/ https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/passivehouse/#respond Sun, 04 Oct 2020 01:53:20 +0000 https://blog.andrewduncan.co.nz/?p=4182 An ex-Nasa engineer explains how to find and/or build the healthiest homes possible.

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