The big news since last week has been the release of Sir Peter Gluckman’s report about Meth testing. Today’s newsletter comments on that matter as it relates to pre-purchase inspection reports.
While we, as professional salespeople, are careful to ensure that purchasers obtain all the independent advice they need to ensure they are buying a sound, watertight and safe property, my inherent Scottish nature has been slightly offended at the industry that has built up around the media-led hysteria of Meth testing.
Gluckman’s report draws a strong distinction between houses that have been used to consume Methamphetamine, and those where it has been manufactured. Here’s a most relevant paragraph from …
This week we have been busy interviewing replacements for our lovely PA Miriam, who is transferring within our company to another position in the building. See our Facebook post here – https://www.facebook.com/nelsonfinehomes/
If, as you read this, you think that an administrative job of 27 1/2 hours a week would work for you, with the potential to increase the hours, then please do get in touch as soon as possible – we would love to talk with you.
With one of our listings under conditional contract this week…
As the colder weather starts to bite (it’s certainly getting a little harder to get out of a nice warm bed these mornings), the houses that are for sale with double glazing and good insulation are showing their true colours.
Our two feature properties have both those things, and as such, it’s easier to spring out of bed on a cold morning when you’re living in a house that’s already cosy and easy to heat.
On the subject of being easy to heat, our listing at Waimea West Road has the added benefit of solar power, keeping the annual power bills remarkably low.
To find out more, send me an email for the full information package, or alternatively, we welcome you along to our open homes this Sunday afternoon.
We sincerely hope that Sunday is freezing cold – you’ll then see how warm and inviting these two homes really are.
Have a great week.
Since last week we have sold 54 Stanley Crescent, Nelson to the best of three offers. This was a delightful home to market and we offer our congratulations to both parties, and commiserations to the others who missed out.
Our new listing this week is Lot 18 Otium Valley subdivision, Farleigh Street, Nelson. This brings to three the number of sites remaining and with earthworks on the building platforms almost complete now, we are looking forward to titles being issued for the lower sites in August and the for upper sites a little after that.
Each of these sections offer entry into a magnificent, park-like development planned for…
Our hot new listing this week is a lifestyle home without the life sentence, as they say – a stunning modern home on over 3000 sq metres in total privacy, set amongst orchards and grape vines. No traffic noise, no noisy neighbours – just total bliss. It’s on the market for the first time since it was built in 2007. Thoughtfully designed with a floor plan that works well for a family, and outdoor living that is perfect for entertaining or family enjoyment.
Our first open home is this Sunday at 2 pm and we look forward to welcoming you there.
Have a great week.
This morning’s Stuff article is pertinent to NZ homes, and how they differ from what we might see overseas. You can read the article HERE
It’s my experience that throughout the world, houses are built from the most readily available material. When we talk with buyers who have moved here from the UK or Europe, they may have sold an ‘old’ house that is 500 years old.
Most old NZ houses date from 1880 onwards. In early colonial times houses were no more than Cottages. From 1890 – 1905 we saw the introduction of the Square Villas clad with rusticated weatherboards, a roof of four equal parts meeting at a central point, and which invariably featured a verandah with a ‘bull-nosed’ roof. They were usually completely devoid of ornamentation.
There has always been considerable overlap in building styles, and from 1900 – 1920 we saw the introduction of…