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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A real estate move on the horizon? What are you waiting for?

Hamilton real estate  has enjoyed a good run with 1336 sales to the end of May – a 3.5% increase / 45 sales compared to the same period last year.  Prices also increased with the median sale price up 2.4% to $533,400 year on year.

Increased sales and higher buyer demand resulted in the number of properties for sale depleted over the past few weeks.  This brought fantastic results with multiple offers and lively bidding in the auction rooms.

Winter is an excellent time to sell with strong buyer demand competing for fewer available properties for sale. Get ahead of the spring rush and get ‘SOLD’ before the competition arrives.

The local economy continues to thrive, but proposed government policy changes may have an uncertain impact on the market.  Restrictions on foreign purchases are likely to come into force later this year, the ‘bright line’ extension now requires investors to retain a property for five years if they want to avoid capital gains taxes and the ability to claim tax deductions on rental property losses will be phased out from 2019.  These changes – combined with recent falling mortgage rates and the Reserve Bank easing its loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions – urged buyers to purchase before these changes take effect.

We have buyers ready for your property.  If you, your friends or family consider a move in the coming months, give me a call for an obligation-free appraisal of your home or any real estate advice.  I am always grateful of the opportunity to assist.

Call Linda 0n 022 64 50588 today! I’m never too busy for your call….

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Why wait for competition?

Winter is upon us and traditionally less properties are coming to the market. Despite this tendency, the buyer pool has not reduced – and willing and eager buyers are in competition to secure a home.

Many are losing out on multi offers and this can happen more than once to a buyer. They become despondent in their search for their dream home.

This market creates opportunities for vendors to secure top dollar for their properties. Now is the time should you contemplate a real estate move! Whether you’re down sizing or moving up the property ladder, don’t wait till spring…. and lots of competing properties to be listed. Make the most of today’s market – a buyer might be waiting for a property like to yours to become available.

Act today! Contact Linda Dobson on 022 64 50588 for a 10 minute appraisal and confidential chat to make your real estate dreams a reality!

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Call Hamilton Home…

The latest sales data shows that you can still secure a home at a great price in this neck of the woods.

The median sale price of $562K is up on March’s $535K with fewer sales registered – 233 properties changed hands during this period – taking 36 days on average to sell a property. Movement in the $400K to $499K and $500K to $599K was most active – accounting for  50 and 62 respectively out of 233.

The official cash rate is stable at 1.75% and cheap mortgage rates are on offer for eager  buyers. There are some great deals available to those that would like to realize their real estate dreams.

You’re invited to call Linda on 022 64 50588 for a FREE APPRAISAL or to discuss your real estate needs.


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Turning on the opportunities!

Still not sure of selling your home? The latest figures show that good deals are around – ready for eager buyers with limited choice of available properties for sale.

Vendors enjoyed a good 32% median sale price gain versus median CV for the month of March with 344 properties sold in Hamilton. The median sale price picked up again and stood at $535K with average days to sell down to 30.

High activity was experienced in the $500K – $650K price bracket with 198 properties changing hands. The $700K – $799K bracket experienced a whopping 71 property sales. Multi offers are common and buyers are often disappointed when losing out on their offer.

This is a call to owners anticipating a move due to change of circumstance or just wanting to move up/down the property ladder. Outrun the competition and list in this lucrative market to make the dollars do the talking…

Contact Linda Dobson on 022 64 50588 for a confidential talk on how to make this happen.

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