How to Make Unconditional Offers… (Interview with Jenny Cheevers, Part 2)

How are some buyers able to make unconditional offers? Why does my bank insist I have a finance condition even when I have pre-approval? Why do I keep missing out to buyers who are unconditional? What does ‘unconditional’ even mean??? Our last podcast with local Mortgage Broker Jenny Cheevers was so popular we decided to do a follow up chat. Listen to Jenny talk here…

So, you’re in a deadline… now what? (How to approach a Tender / multiple offer situation)

Everyone wants to negotiate directly with the Owner. It’s programmed into our Kiwi genes to want to start off low, see what the Vendor comes back with and maybe meet in the middle if it works for us. To buy a home any other way feels like a bit of a let-down: “We never got to show off our sweet negotiating skills!” In this market…

How accurate are Northern Suburbs Rateable Values right now?

According to Wellington City Council, new Rateable Values are set to be released mid November 2015. With that in mind I thought it would be an excellent time to examine the relevance of current RV’s. We are going to look at average sale prices compared to RV for each main suburb and tell you exactly what is happening out there. It is fair to say…

Is Wellington set for another property boom?

Good old Wellington, with it’s slow & steady real estate market that sets us apart from the rest of the Country. We don’t have the big ups and downs of Auckland but we truck along quietly in the background with house prices that seem to show so much promise but deliver so little capital gain (over the last 7 years at least). I started in…

5 Duggan Place, Johnsonville, Wellington

May 5th, 2015 Property for sale, Real Estate Andrew Duncan

A Rare Gem! 5 Duggan Place, Johnsonville – (Property now SOLD, low 600’s) You will be charmed by everything about this four-bedroom home in Johnsonville. Built to the current owners’ commission 30 years ago, there is evidence throughout of their tasteful flair. Drive on to the internal access garage or into the carport beside. Meander up the circular steps to the front door and into…

20 Comber Place, Johnsonville, Wellington

Apr 21st, 2015 Property for sale, Real Estate Andrew Duncan

Owners Have Crossed the Ditch! (Please note: This property has sold in the mid $500’s)  20 Comber Place, Johnsonville Now that they are firmly settled in Australia, it’s time for our owners to sell their much loved Johnsonville home. Designed from the ground up to suit their growing family, the large open plan kitchen / family area, complete with north facing deck, connects to a…