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Keep up to date with Real Estate market conditions!

Hi folks,

It’s fair to say that I consider myself very knowledgeable about the Upper Hutt residential market place and one thing I have learned is that most people who have just bought or sold a property know a lot about their market in their area are as well. They have gained this knowledge over weeks and months of looking at properties to buy or preparing themselves to sell. So how can they keep this market knowledge current so that they always know market trends and price movements?

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The Auckland property boom is spreading

Hi folks,

As we all know the Auckland real estate market is going gang busters, it’s pretty difficult to avoid as it seems it’s on the news nightly and a favourite topic on Talkback radio. It’s particularly difficult to listen to if you’re in the situation of selling your property in Upper Hutt for the same as you paid some years ago or even less as the case may be.

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Properties are selling faster!

Hi folks,

It’s nice to report some good news with the release of the latest sales figures from The Real Estate Institute NZ (REINZ). The number of sales in Upper Hutt is continuing to track much better than 2014.

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First time buyers: help is on its way

Hi folks,

It seems quite some time since I last wrote about the Upper Hutt residential market but as the most recent sales statistics are now out, it seems appropriate to look at them and see what’s happening in our fair city. The good news is that with April sales concluded we can see that the market is faring better than 2014. From January 1st to April 30th there were 30 sales more than the previous year, as good as this is, it is still 61 sales down on 2013, obviously the Loan Value Restrictions are still having an impact on our market.

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The benefit of team work.

Working as part of a team within Tommys I can list properties not just in Upper Hutt but over the whole Hutt Valley.

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Busiest sales month since March 2013!

Hi folks,

The Real Estate Institute has just released the sales figures for March 2015 and while they are not in the same league as that foreign country Auckland they do make for some pleasant reading. The actual number of residential sales in Upper Hutt was 77, making this the busiest sales month since March 2013.

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Selling? Three things you should do.

Hi folks,

Are you planning on selling your home some time in the next twelve months? 

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How Is The Market Doing?

Hi folks,

Well it’s that time of the month again, the Real Estate Institute statistics are out and once more, to me at any rate, they make fascinating reading

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“Why Work With a Real Estate Agent?”

Hi folks,

You may not know this but sometimes I really struggle with what I’m going to write about every second week in our local paper, I would be happy to bore people all day every day about my job because I love it and really wouldn’t do anything else however I am aware that some people out there do not love what I do and question why real estate agents are necessary. Let’s face it we are one of the least trusted careers alongside politicians and used car salespeople. So this week the question is “Why work with a real estate agent?”

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January & February have been brilliant!

Hi folks,

When I write about the market, I do so armed with recent sales statistics so there can be no doubt about market changes, I can confidently say that there 46 residential sales in Upper Hutt in January 2015, this is up on the 36 sales in January 2014. I’m not going to manipulate the stats and say “wow a nearly 30% increase!” I’m simply going to point out that it is 10 sales up, which isn’t a lot when you consider there are 400 properties for sale in Upper Hutt.

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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