Bruce Farquhar represents
Bayleys Nelson, Licensed REAA2008

For Buying or Selling Nelson Property

Historic Auction this Saturday

Since last week we have sold 54 Bronte Street, Nelson to the best of several buyers. This was a hotly contested property and we offer our congratulations to the buyers and sellers, and commiserations to the unsuccessful buyers.

We expect that this weekend will see the sale of 403 Wakefield Quay, Nelson under the hammer (for the first time in 49 years) - we are holding the auction on site at midday Saturday and even if you aren‘t buying you are more than welcome to attend.

We have one more viewing at midday tomorrow (Thursday) and then a short viewing from 11.30 Saturday morning before we start the auction. Best of luck to all those attending.

Our new listing at 161 Collingwood Street, Nelson is having its‘ first open home this Sunday at 2 pm.

Have a great week.

About Nelson

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 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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