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Archive: 2016

Writing a Real Estate Ad

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Hi folks,

It takes a certain expertise to write a good property advertisement, but as a home owner, you know your house better than anyone else. So give some thought to the benefits of living in your particular corner of the world. Some of the attributes that could help sell your home might actually surprise even you.

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Thinking of selling in Upper Hutt? Here are some pleasant news!

Hi folks,

It’s that time of the month when the sales stats arrive from the Real Estate Institute and once more they make pleasant reading for those thinking of selling in Upper Hutt!

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The pre Christmas real estate market begins!

Hi folks,

Well that’s Labour Day out of the way then and the pre Christmas real estate market begins. At the time of writing there are 195 properties on real, a sharp increase on the 181 of last week but sales are still strong with little sign of the Loan Value Restrictions (LVRs) affecting the market so far.

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GVs have jumped. Does it matter?

Hi folks,

So the new Government Valuations are out, also known as GVs, RVs and CVs and what a jump they have had!! So let me straight off the bat say “they are not actual valuations, it does not mean that these are your new selling prices!”

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Looking for a home? Here are 6 simple tips!

Hi folks,

This week I thought I would offer some advice to those people looking or starting to look for a home, so here are 6 simple tips. Given that most property prices are rising, there are some simple things that potential buyers can do to help increase their chances of getting that dream house:

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What will the OCR do to the market?

Hi folks,

At the time of writing these musings the Reserve Bank have just cut the Official Cash Rate to 2%, the lowest in New Zealand’s history! Great news for home owners and potential purchasers, not so great news if you are saving.

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Avoiding Buyers' Remorse

Hi folks,

What a great year to be selling property 2016 has been after 8 years of almost no growth it’s been great to be part of an active market again. But as is the way in real estate a couple of issues have raised their heads and I would like to deal with what I term “Buyer Remorse”

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After years of no growth, the market is moving quickly

Hi folks,

Much as it pains me to say this, certainly after many years of quiet market, but everything you are reading in the mainstream media regarding the property market is pretty much accurate. Houses are selling quickly, there are more investors competing with first time buyers and there is a distinct lack of listings meaning that prices are continuing to rise.

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Demand is high and prices continue to rise

Hi folks,

The Upper Hutt property market is continuing its growth with 81 residential properties sold in May taking the total this year to 435! At the same time last year the figure was 302 and in 2014 it was a measly 265.

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Great news for vendors

Hi folks,

Two weeks ago, I wrote that there were 171 listings for sale on, the lowest level of listings I have seen in Upper Hutt in my 12½ years of real estate here. At the time of writing that number is 153.

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley