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Christchurch Market Comment – August

The latest release of the real estate market figures for the trading month of August makes for amazing reading in the current climate. There is no doubt that the trading figures nationally were pretty much unpredictable a few months back. But now, as the picture of our current environment starts to solidify, we are in… (read more)

Nurture Your Creativity

We are all creative. We are all artists of some kind. Some are better than others, a few are geniuses, but we all have a creative spirit. Allow it to rise up. Nurture it, challenge it. Give it freedom. Celebrate it.   I’ve always found it easy to admire the creativity of others, especially those… (read more)

Thriving in Challenging Times

Hands up, that’s right, hands up if this year has been one of the most challenging you’ve ever experienced. I’ve got my hand up, have you? We live, as we all know, in uncertain times. There’s a daily bombardment of change all around us. So, no matter what your occupation or vocation, it’s worth thinking… (read more)

Christchurch Market Comment – July

In the latest release of the REINZ property sales data, Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says: “New Zealand’s property market continued to defy expectations in July with sales volumes increasing by 24.6% when compared to the same time last year. This was the largest annual percentage increase in sales volumes we’ve seen for the… (read more)

Win an Akaroa Dolphins Cruise!

School holidays are fast approaching, so we would like to give away a family pass for an ‘Akaroa Dolphins’ cruise to one lucky family. This is a must see – with a fantastic 2 hour luxury cruise and boasting a 98% chance of seeing dolphins! Competition ends 5pm, 23rd September 2020. The pass is for two… (read more)

Here’s to the Staycation!

Okay, so this year – this most unusual of years – it’s all about home. Staying home, enjoying your very own backyard or that beautiful expanse we know as our entire countryside here in New Zealand. Holidays, breaks, refreshers, little weekends away are all to be enjoyed within our own boundaries and borders. Unlike other… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – June

REINZ have just released the June 2020 sales figures and as expected the numbers underpin what has been a growing confidence in the NZ public since the release from lockdown. While June has been the first full trading month for the Real Estate industry since lockdown. Here in Christchurch we also followed the national trend… (read more)

Themes and Dreams

Here we are in July and the world for many of us continues to offer both significant challenges and unexpected opportunities. It’s relevant to note that one of the biggest questions ( for myself included) is: which of these challenges or opportunities should I truly focus on and which should I leave behind? Can you… (read more)

May Market Comment

Winter Greetings The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand has just released theIr latest sales data for the month of May. As you would expect the results reflect the very unusual times the world and New Zealand find themselves in. When I look at Harcourts gold figures for the first weeks of June there was… (read more)

What’s Good in the Hood?

Right now, one of the recurring queries when working with people hoping to purchase in a specific location is, ‘what’s this community like?’ ‘Do you know much about the neighbourhood?’ And, ‘is this an area where you can really feel part of things?’ It’s becoming a post-lockdown reality as people seek to feel that they… (read more)