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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Property a plenty in Hamilton…

Real estate in Hamilton has not lost its shine yet. Sales for October increased by  22% to  299 compared to 246 for September and average days to sell dropped to 29 from 34 the previous month. The median sale price increased to $560K – up 1,5% on September’s $551,500 – echoing the growth and confidence in the Hamilton residential market.

A steady increase in properties for sale accommodate more buyers to find their new homes. The most sales – 44 – was in a price range $700K – $799K followed by 39 sales in $550K – $599K. Properties sold in excess of $1M came to a total of 12 for the month of October. New homes offer a good selection for those wanting to move up market – now wouldn’t that be a great Christmas gift to your family!

The Reserve Bank’s last review indicated that interest rates will remain low into 2019 – an encouraging move to entice buyers to make a jump to home ownership instead of renting.

Thinking of a real estate move in the near future? There is still time to buy or sell before Christmas – Why wait?

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 today!

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Spring has sprung in Hamilton!

Residential sales took a knock in September with only 246 properties changing hands compared to 275 in August. Spring did not disappoint though – new listings was up by 12% on August – an opportunity for house hunters to secure their next home and to be settled by Christmas.

The median sale price was relatively unchanged – $551,500 – from the previous month and the average days to sell hovering around the 30’s too.

Hamilton suburbs are showing off its colourful gardens and better weather result in  more visitors to open homes.

           

The number of available properties are still low – with buyers left with limited choice.

Are you considering a real estate move in the near future?                                                Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION APPRAISAL of your property. You might be pleasantly surprised with what it’s worth in today’s market!

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Another great outcome!

Congratulations to our vendors with the sale of their property. We wish them well with their new beginning in Australia.

A big welcome to Catherine and her family in their new home. Wishing you many happy years – making lots of memories with the boys growing up enjoying the pool!

                                      

We’d like to do the same for you!

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 today to have a confidential real estate chat or to book an appraisal of your current home.

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Up, Up and Away…. Hamilton shakes off the winter blues….

Residential real estate is taking off again. Sales increased to 275 compared to 256 in July and 7.4% up year on year.  A surge in buyer demand for properties $1M upwards resulted in 15 sales – reflected by an increase in the median house price to $551K – a 4% rise on July and slightly up on August 2017.

The number of available properties for sale went down even further – 631 – down 3.8% on July. The average days to sell – 31 – reflected the strong buyer demand due to multiple offers, pre-auction sales and increased auction clearance rates. Buyers had to act faster – ideal for the vendors and with great outcomes. Buyer competition ensured the best price the market will pay.

Auctions results are outstanding with a 84% success rate. Harcourts achieved yet another  rave review – Winner of 2018 Quality Service Award and Most Trusted real estate brand six years in a row. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands….

Move on the horizon? Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 today for a confidential chat on how to optimize the opportunities in today’s market. We’d love to hear from you….

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July activity – Hamilton real estate on the up again…

An upswing in sales to the tune of 256 for July – compared to 235 in June, tells the story.

Buyers are out there – but the number of available properties for sale remains far too low for the demand – a real concern if you’re house hunting and just cannot secure a property due to multiple offer competition. The average number of days to sell a property remained at 34 like the previous month. The median sale price is down to $530K due to the demand for first homes and lower priced investment properties. The most active selling price range was  between $450K and $650K.

It’s time to make use of the opportunity while there is less competition. Should you consider a real estate move, now is the time to take the plunge…. Using your current home’s appreciation could have you moving up market much faster than you anticipated!

Hamilton – dwindling number of available properties

You’re welcome to give Linda a call on 022 64 50588 to discuss your real estate needs! She’s never too busy to assist and would value your referrals.

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Has the market turned cold in June?

Hamilton real estate sales fell back slightly compared to May’s  307 , but was just about on par with April with 235 sales. The June median sales price was up on a high of $567K -even better than December’s $565K. Days to sell was down to 34 compared to 36 and 35 the previous two months.

Auctions are still the preferred marketing tool, but conditional interest for properties that did not sell under the hammer are giving purchasers a run for their money. Multiple offers allow vendors to choose whom to work with whilst securing premium dollar for their properties.

Well presented properties steal the show – and leave many a buyer frustrated when their offers lose out.  Limited choice of available properties make it hard to match buyers with their dream homes.

It’s a seller’s market! Should you consider a new pad in the near future, the time is NOW to leap at the opportunity to get there by spring.

Why not test the waters…. It might not be that COLD after all!

Contact Linda on 022 64 50588 for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION APPRAISAL – and let the market work its magic!

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