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 German readers of this email will quite rightly still be celebrating their soccer world cup win - congratulations on a hard fought campaign.

Congratulations too to the Light Nelson organisers - a brilliant show made difficult by the weather but it came right, you prevailed and the result was magic - 40,000 people through and it was free!! Keep up the good work.

To real estate - I\'m starting to put together my UK portfolio of properties and will be heading over there in what seems like a few short weeks.

For those of you new to this email, I go to the UK once or twice each year with Nelson properties for sale, I work the immigration expos in London and Manchester, and spend the remainder of my 9 days there face to face with migrants about to head our way.

It is a selling trip in every sense of the word, and so if you\'re reading this with the idea you will be selling your home this year, please call me sooner rather than later because I can put your property in front of UK buyers in a manner unmatched by any other agent in the country.

I been doing this for seven years now, and in addition to that, to facilitate the arrival of migrants from the UK, we formed Migrate2nelson Ltd six years ago and this has been very effective in making it easy for migrants to make the move here. Read more about Migrate2nelson here.

If however you are in the UK reading this, and wish to meet, email me here to book a time and a place. I will be moving around the UK as required in September so I can surely meet you somewhere mutually convenient.

Have a great week - I look forward to hearing from you.

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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