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GVs have jumped. Does it matter?

Hi folks,

So the new Government Valuations are out, also known as GVs, RVs and CVs and what a jump they have had!! So let me straight off the bat say “they are not actual valuations, it does not mean that these are your new selling prices!”

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Looking for a home? Here are 6 simple tips!

Hi folks,

This week I thought I would offer some advice to those people looking or starting to look for a home, so here are 6 simple tips. Given that most property prices are rising, there are some simple things that potential buyers can do to help increase their chances of getting that dream house:

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What will the OCR do to the market?

Hi folks,

At the time of writing these musings the Reserve Bank have just cut the Official Cash Rate to 2%, the lowest in New Zealand’s history! Great news for home owners and potential purchasers, not so great news if you are saving.

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Avoiding Buyers' Remorse

Hi folks,

What a great year to be selling property 2016 has been after 8 years of almost no growth it’s been great to be part of an active market again. But as is the way in real estate a couple of issues have raised their heads and I would like to deal with what I term “Buyer Remorse”

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After years of no growth, the market is moving quickly

Hi folks,

Much as it pains me to say this, certainly after many years of quiet market, but everything you are reading in the mainstream media regarding the property market is pretty much accurate. Houses are selling quickly, there are more investors competing with first time buyers and there is a distinct lack of listings meaning that prices are continuing to rise.

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Demand is high and prices continue to rise

Hi folks,

The Upper Hutt property market is continuing its growth with 81 residential properties sold in May taking the total this year to 435! At the same time last year the figure was 302 and in 2014 it was a measly 265.

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Great news for vendors

Hi folks,

Two weeks ago, I wrote that there were 171 listings for sale on, the lowest level of listings I have seen in Upper Hutt in my 12½ years of real estate here. At the time of writing that number is 153.

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So here we are, in a sellers' market!

Hi folks,

So here we are in a sellers' market. There are 171 properties listed for sale in Upper Hutt (at the time of writing) on, the lowest level of listings I have seen in Upper Hutt in my 12½ years of real estate here.

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Lots of buyers are waiting!

Hi folks,

It’s official! At the time of writing this there are 176 properties for sale on, the lowest level of listings I have ever seen in my 12 years of real estate in Upper Hutt.

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The plight of first time buyers?

Hi Folks, this week I would like to discuss the plight of first time buyers and ask “Is it really so hard for them?” Open a newspaper or turn on a radio these days and you will find media commentators talking about how expensive property has become and how hard it is for young people to buy their first home. Is this much-discussed phenomenon just another urban myth?

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley