Bruce Farquhar represents
Bayleys Nelson, Licensed REAA2008

For Buying or Selling Nelson Property

What’s Life Like in Nelson New Zealand and What is the Property Market Like?

The ’Stand Out‘ news this week is the significant price reduction in 60 Bisley Ave, Nelson.

Our vendors are heading overseas and so the property is surplus to requirements. The vendors bought this home over a decade ago. If you are the successful buyer, you will be able to take advantage of exchange rate moves that allow them to sell for a lot less than they paid for it, and yet still feel they did a good deal as they close the door on this home for the last time.

With a super-modern bathroom and a renovated kitchen, this home allows you to move in and enjoy it immediately.

When it was built in the 1960‘s it would have been State of the Art in its construction, and certainly the location hasn‘t gone out of style. We have an open home this Sunday.

If you are in Richmond and thinking of selling, you may be interested to know that my colleague Anthony and I put our heads together this week and discovered that of all the sales in Richmond over the last 12 months, where the property sold in excess of $750,000, we had over 40% share of the market‘s sales. (Source REINZ sales data)

While some of our competitors do a great job in the lower end of the market, we have created some momentum – the more buyers we get in the higher price range the more listings we acquire, and more listings in that price range attract more buyers.

As a result we have acquired a buyer database and a market niche that is of significant value to our vendors.

Have a great week.

What is Nelson like?

Nelson is internationally renowned for its unsurpassed natural beauty‚ its pleasant Mediterranean-style climate - sheltered from cold southerly weather, varied recreational activities and diverse cultural opportunities. Taken together‚ these provide a quality of life in Nelson unexcelled by any area of its size in the world.

It is less expensive to live in Nelson than in most metropolitan areas in New Zealand, and the proportion of families who live in their own home and of adults with tertiary qualifications is higher than the national average (2006 NZ Census).

Hailed as one of New Zealand’s most ‘liveable’ cities by Lonely Planet, Nelson is a bright, optimistic, worldly town, arranged around a flat grid on Tasman Bay. Nelson’s streets are dotted with beautiful Victorian houses, with a selection of Buddhist centres, naturopaths, yoga studios and galleries. Artsy wanderers mooch between cafés and coffee-carts, ducking into the Bridge St bars or poetry readings in bookshops. Beyond the urban fringe the coast and hills offer a plethora of activities, both relaxed and adrenalin-charged.

The Nelson region, extending west into the Tasman region, is a top destination for travellers to New Zealand – and for locals too. With more sunny days than anywhere else in the country, brilliant beaches and superb national parks (Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman) there’s plenty here to keep you occupied (or to lull you into sun-soaked sedation). The region is also home to a progressive, offbeat community of artists and winemakers.

It is the people that make Nelson the appealing city it really is. Family values and a strong sense of local community underpin day-to-day life in the region. We value our history and tradition, but we also welcome newcomers and the rich diversity they bring to our lives.

I am a relative newcomer myself, having lived most of my 54 years in the North Island. However I am also convinced that Nelson is the best city in New Zealand for the ideal quality of life.

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