May movement in Hamilton…

May rolled along with an increase in activity with sales up with 64 on April – a total of 331 properties changing hands. It took a little longer to sell – 39 days on average, but the median sales price is on a steady rise too. Stock is slightly down, but there is still a good choice of properties for buyers to choose from.

Open homes are drawing good numbers of visitors – there are buyers out there looking… It is a great time to beat the competition should you consider coming to the market. Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 for a FREE APPRAISAL or a confidential real estate chat.

 

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A new Home on your horizon? Look before you Leap! 

Buying real estate is an investment into your future, but consideration should be given to a few aspects before signing on the dotted line.

Location is important. Buyers should be aware of schools in the area as it plays a significant role in the neighbourhood and can influence property values and the resale of a home. The same goes for proximity to shopping centers – which usually offer a range of shops / banks / medical suites and eateries. Easy access to the express way also helps as time saved in traffic is better spent at home or with the family. Get acquainted with the suburbs and community facilities available before buying if you’re new to the area.

Buying a property is a big decision and a long-term investment. It will appreciate over time, but it does not happen overnight and can affect your equity should you have to sell over a short period. It is also advisable to have some funds set aside for those unexpected expenses coming with home ownership.

Street appeal tells a story about the property. A well presented home entices buyers to explore further benefits it offers and whether it is fit for your unique family requirements.  A manicured garden enhances curb appeal and make for a positive first impression. A functional, low maintenance garden can be just as striking – adding value to the overall picture.

The back garden holds the key to privacy and entertainment. This is where you can put your footprint by developing the space. It should have room for outdoor entertaining with  a play area for the kids and pets.

Always be on the look out for potential to add value – smaller alterations can make a property more appealing to other buyers should it come to the resale of the property.

Do your homework before buying – make sure it is right for your family!

Happy house-hunting.

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Get Hooked on Hukanui….

This is a Hot Spot for Hukanui School and Chartwell Centre. A family home within walking distance to Chartwell amenities and with quick access to Wairere Expressway is not to be sneezed at.

It has been upgraded and awaits a new family. No need to drive the kids to school – they can just walk across. Shopping made easy too – a short stroll to Chartwell tick that box.

Sun-drenched living – both in- and outdoors – on a generous, fully enclosed section with established trees so close to everything is hard to find. The lounge opens onto a patio with sun streaming in. The open plan kitchen/dining area flows effortlessly to a private deck overlooking the back garden – great for outdoor entertaining! It sports an under-counter oven with a glass cook top, Rangehood and plenty of storage. Window seating is at hand to keep Mom company while she does the cooking. The basement rumpus room is ideal for the kids to hang out and offers extra storage too.

The good-sized bedrooms all have built-in cupboards. A family bathroom and separate toilet takes care of the ablutions. A separate laundry is handy positioned.


The property is fully enclosed – great for the kids to run and pets to roam – and heaps of off-street parking. A home that is well insulated with a HRV-system to sort the ventilation – all done for your family.

The property is currently tenanted – the tenant is keen to stay on if you’re an investor looking for passive income.

Don’t delay…. Contact Linda Dobson on 022 64 50588 Today to arrange your private viewing!

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April Activity in Hamilton…

Real estate does not take time out – if your property is well presented, it sure is to hit the buyers. April proved that buyers are out there …. Looking!

A bit of good news for prospective buyers are the Reserve Bank announcement that the OCR (Official Cash Rate) was adjusted to 1.5% recently. This should result in better rates on securing mortgage finance.

A good number of sales were recorded for the month – taking into account Easter and Anzac public holidays. Sales to the tune of 267 registered with the $700K to $799K (80) price band taking charge followed by the $550K to $599K (76) hot on its heels. Stock to choose from seems to be holding up well too – average days to sell down to 31 days now. The median sale price is slightly down – $569K compared to $575K for March in Hamilton City.

Linda Dobson is at your service for a confidential property chat or a FREE APPRAISAL. The ball is in your court – make the call! 022 64 50588

 

 

 

 

A time to enjoy the vibrant colours coming with change of season!

 

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March…. Movement in Hamilton real estate….

March has ticked over and brought autumn along. The streets are strewn with leaves – a display of rich colour – trees not so flash due to shedding foliage.

No matter what time of year though, people are always on the lookout for their next home and March did not disappoint. A total of 278 sales were achieved – up on the previous month. An average of 33 days on the market was experienced while the median sale price increased to $540K – 6.5% up on February. With slightly more available listings to choose from, April might have a surprise up its sleeve…

Would you like to know the value of your property in today’s market or is a move on the horizon?

 

A colourful carpet to announce Autumn!

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION APPRAISAL to get the ball rolling.

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A Gem in The Sanctuary… – $535K

This home offers lock-up and go convenience plus facilities on site. The gym / pools / tennis court is a mere stroll away – now why would you drive if you can walk there….

                        

This spacious unit features open plan living / dining / kitchen with great indoor / outdoor flow. It sports three bedrooms on the first level – serviced by an en-suite master bedroom and a family bathroom for the kids. There is room for a study nook or a TV area for the kids to keep everyone happy.

 

 

This well maintained complex has access control and good facilities in a sought after location. It is within walking distance to Rototuna Shopping Centre with shops / medical suites / eateries / schools and public transport.

Contact Linda Dobson on 022 64 50588 TODAY to arrange your private viewing!

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2019 – Ready / Get set / Go…

January is something of the past and it’s business like usual. Sales were down on the previous month and it took on average 45 days to sell a property. However, the median sale price reached $578K – a 3% increase on December.

Sections sales went up by 113% (17) compared to December and overall listing numbers were up resulting in better choices for would-be purchasers. Should there be a real estate move on your horizon, now is the time to off load your investment property or use its equity to expand your portfolio.

I’m available for a confidential real estate chat and can furnish you with an appraisal – should that be of any help.

January 2019

Feel free to contact Linda Dobson on 022 64 50588 TODAY!

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December – Many bought homes during the festive season!

December saw 223 homes change owners – for most it was a substantial move with the summer holidays and Christmas celebrations in full swing. We wish these families well in their new homes…

The most active price bands were between $500K and $8ooK, but ten properties exceeded the $1M mark. The median sale price for Hamilton was $562,500 – highest since June 2018 and average days to sell a property was reduced to 29 days.

Although December had fewer working days due to public holidays, sales proved that prices were good and business steady.

The Harcourts team are back and ready for 2019. Should you anticipate a real estate move in the near future, now is the time to call Linda on 022 64 50588 for an appraisal and confidential chat on how to get you moving.

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Hang your Heart on Emma!

A home that embraces peace and tranquility – adjacent to a park, giving a country feel to the property.

     

This home keeps on giving with open plan living / dining areas that flow to a deck overlooking a sparkling in-ground pool with both open and covered / decked entertainment areas. Bad weather is no issue around here. Sip a sun downer while keeping an eye on the kids in the pool – pure bliss!

  

The lounge opens onto the front porch – making most of the sunny aspect and the  manicured garden. The dining area opens to the glass enclosed back deck with a view of the park adjacent to the property.

       

The kitchen sports granite bench tops, double ovens and a glass cook top with ample bench and storage space. A dishwasher and WasteMaster finishes off this functional heart of the home.

  

The extra spacious master bedroom is sitting pretty on the upper level with en suite with both bath and shower. It’s got a skylight window – ideal to unwind after a hard day – just watching the clouds float by overhead…

 

Two more bedrooms on the lower level, both with built-in cupboards, have dual access to the bathroom – one with direct access. The clever lay out caters for privacy when having guests over.

The fully enclosed section keeps pets in – with heaps of space for kids to roam.

The property has more surprises – too many to mention…. you need to experience the ambiance to fully appreciate this gem.

Contact Linda Dobson 0n 022 64 50588 to arrange your personal viewing TODAY!

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Hamilton Real Estate Action in November….

The market had a few surprises up its sleeve in November reaching 321 registered sales – the highest in nine months! The median sale price reached a high of $562K – up 5,6% year on year.

Buyer demand is high and is expected to continue through to 2019. The banks’ relaxed lending criteria and low interest rates entice buyers to take action in securing a property earlier rather than later.

Vendors are thrilled with results achieved – especially in the auction rooms where competition is rife between eager buyers. You could be in luck should you be thinking  of making a real estate move. We might have your buyer on our books…. waiting for the right property to become their new home!

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 today – Don’t delay and miss out on the action of house hunters from out-of-town wanting to settle in our corner of the world!            

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