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Christchurch Market Report – January 2020

Welcome to my January Market Report Firstly, the statistics There was an increase of 3.2% in the number of properties sold in January across New Zealand. This saw sales go from 4.459 last January to 4,603 this. Of the 410 sales that took place in Christchurch, 299 of these were 3/4 bedroom properties. Looking forward… (read more)

Got Any Time?

Time. Have you got any? It’s the elephant in everybody’s room. “I haven’t got enough time.” How often do we hear that and, even more, how often do we say it to ourselves? I’ve been a party to that personal conversation even though I try to be meticulous about punctuality and prioritizing, and I find… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – December 2019

New Zealand rounded off the decade with the highest number of residential properties sold for the month of December in three years with price rises in 15 out of 16 regions, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).  This constituted a 12.3% increase in the number of properties… (read more)

New Year, New Approaches

Welcome to 2020: a new year, a new decade and for many, myself included, a chance to try new ways of looking at and maximizing life. I’ve entered this year in a manner similar to previous years. I’m excited about the future and buoyed by the opportunities ahead. Some of these are already in the… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – October 2019

The monthly property report has shown median house prices across New Zealand increase by 8.2% in an October new record high of $607,500 which is up from $561,500 in October 2018. This is the first time the median house price for the country has crept over the $600,000 mark. The Christchurch median price rose to… (read more)

A Year in Review

When I was a child the year used to drag itself slowly through its 12-month cycle, but now, so many decades later, it’s practically breaking speed records! 2019 has been a strong year for highlights and the challenges have felt ever-so-slightly easier – or maybe I’m just finally learning to adapt and modify my response… (read more)

Ham it Up and Turkey On!

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Liability for Accidental Damage

On the 27th of August there was a significant change to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.  The changes to the Act affects the liability residential tenants have to landlords for accidental damage. Specifically, landlords can now seek recovery from tenants for accidental damage, recovery is capped to the lesser of the landlord’s policy excess or… (read more)

The Big Trend of Going Small

One size and one shape definitely does not fit all. One weekend recently, I had the pleasure of joining a tour of architectural homes which championed the principles of energy awareness and conservation, amongst other things. Style over size was evident amongst all the individual and specific architectural signatures, as was the variation of spatial… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – October 2019

Spring time in Christchurch traditionally sees a lift in real estate activity, and this has been evident in spirited bidding and high clearance at auction.  The median housing price increased from $442,500 last month to $475,000 as confidence and low interest rates assist our market.  Days on market increased by one day to 40 days,… (read more)