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Moving on Up in Nelson – 04/08/2017

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Since last week we have unconditionally sold 12 Allan Street, Nelson.
Our new listing this week is an absolute stand-out Tahunanui family home. There are some very appealing extras available to a new owner here – a modern restoration with great heating options and double glazing, not one but two sleep outs that are fully permitted, and a family-sized section easy walking distance to school and the beach. I’m talking of course about 40 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson.
There are no open homes this weekend, but you heard about it here, first. If you would like to email or call me we can tee up a preview for you, ahead of next week’s first open home.
Have a great weekend.

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Moving on Up in Nelson – 25/07/2017

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As parts of the country recover from yet another natural disaster, I reflected on where in the world someone could choose to live without the risk of natural disasters or threat to our well-being.
There are fault lines running the length of New Zealand, so anywhere in this country runs the risk of being affected by an earthquake or a volcanic eruption. If we considered Australia, the big risks are either bush fires or floods, sometimes in different parts of the country at the same time. If that wasn’t enough the poisonous spiders and snakes do it for me, I’m afraid.
Further afield, tsunamis, floods, landslides, drought, volcanic activity and earthquakes pose a problem just about anywhere you look in the world. If that wasn’t bad enough there are plenty of countries where you wouldn’t enjoy the economic security and social harmony we enjoy here.
So if we decide, as I and so many others have too, that Nelson is a pretty good choice, with some risk of earthquakes and the occasional downpour in between long bouts of sunshine, then we just need to ensure we have taken adequate precautions, and then get on with enjoying life.
When you find the home of your dreams, an inspection from a qualified building inspector should uncover any risk factors associated with earth tremors. After 2011, insurance companies made changes to the Sum Insured options for dwellings and you should familiarise yourself with your protection and update your policy if necessary.
Have a disaster kit, up to date and fully stocked. Where do you put one? Mine is outside in what looks like a green wheelie bin. Its filled with water, food, clothing, torches, and medical supplies allowing us to survive without assistance for 3 days. A link on the right-hand side of this page will take you through a checklist for your kit, or you can refer to the inside cover of the phone book. Plan with your family what you would do in a civil emergency so that in the unlikely event one occurs, you know exactly what you need to do.
So if and when the earth moves for you, keep your head about you.
I can recall in the distant past how radio stations would sometimes report an approaching tsunami on April Fool’s day. In the clearest proof that Darwin’s law of natural selection is still alive and kicking in our own species, the beaches would be crowded with people wanting to view the approaching wave.
Have a great week.

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Moving on Up in Nelson – 11/07/2017

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It’s been crazy busy here the last few weeks, hence no newsletter – apologies.
Our new listing this week is at 2 Clifton Place, Atawhai, Nelson. Not only an extremely spacious floor plan for the money, but if you have kids at Clifton Terrace School, they will be able to head out the door as the bell rings and still get to class on time – it’s that close!!
Since last week we have sold 96 Moana Avenue, Nelson and we offer our warm congratulations to both buyers and sellers.
Our Deadline Sale date for 63 Tresillian Avenue, Atawhai, Nelson is this Thursday and given the interest that has been shown in this very high quality home, we are anticipating a result here. It offers one of Nelson’s great coastal outlooks, surrounded by other modern homes and just up the road from Clifton Terrace School.
The very appealing 15 The Cliffs, Nelson now has an asking price of $940,000, and 51 Domett Street, Nelson has an asking price of $950,000, or if you would like to continue the very successful B and B operation, the asking price is $975,000 + GST (if any).
We have a few sections left at Otium Valley, at the end of Atawhai’s Farleigh Street, and on gorgeous days like this is it a joy to walk buyers across the land – let me know if you are looking for a section in a subdivision that offers something a little extra.
Have a great week

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Moving on Up in Nelson – 23/06/2017

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Great celebrations here as we pass the shortest day of the year this week – we’re now on the way back to summer.

Even if it is the middle of winter our open homes will be warm – we look forward to seeing you.

For those of you who missed out on the excellent block of flats we sold in Fergusson Street, Stoke a few months ago, we now have a very excellent set of flats with multiple income streams at Parkers Road – we are doing viewings there this Saturday – please email me or call me if you’d like to view.

Have a great week.

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Moving on Up in Nelson – 15/06/2017

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Our fresh new listing this week is 63 Tresillian Avenue, Atawhai, Nelson.

This is a home of high quality with coastal, and unbroken views across a wide panorama. There is over 100 square metres of hardwood decking at the front of the house – brilliant for entertaining on those long warm summer evenings we’re all looking forward to, and then there’s more outdoor living at the rear that is not only sheltered but right next to the spa and jet pool.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first open home this coming Sunday.

Have a great week

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Moving on Up in Nelson – 08/06/2017

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Our shiny new listing this week is at 12 Allan Street, Nelson. This is a sun-kissed home in one of the more sought-after parts of the inner city, and this home not only has a proud heritage but has been nicely renovated so that it now feels like a modern home. Easy walking distance to Boys and Girls Colleges and Hamdpen St School, and only a little further to the central city, this elevated site offers gorgeous north-facing views out to sea.

While we look forward to welcoming you to our first open home NEXT week, the property is available for appointment viewings before then.

Enjoy these gorgeous sunny winter days – only a few more weeks and then we‘re past the shortest day and on our way to summer!!

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