March 4th, 2015

Christchurch MarketWatch (March 2015)

Christchurch MarketWatch March

In the latest residential property figures from Harcourts, there is evidence of new builds coming onto the market with listings up 17.0% compared to last year.

Property-on-hand sits at 25.7% above last year’s levels; a continuation of the trend we’ve seen since mid-last year. There were 7,308 new dwellings consented in Christchurch in 2014 so we expect the trend for a greater level of stock to continue into 2015.

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March 3rd, 2015

Provisional MarketWatch Analysis Northern Region (March 2015)

Provisional residential data from New Zealand’s largest real estate group, Harcourts for the month of February shows that the average property price in Auckland/Northland is at a 12 month high of $767,254.

New listings were down 7.4% this month compared to last year and with written sales up 3.5%, we will see a further tightening in supply that will continue to put upward pressure on house prices.

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February 27th, 2015

Legal expert, Mario Massouras joins mortgage express

With almost a decade’s experience in the mortgage industry from the legal perspective, Mario Massouras is perfectly equipped to provide expert client service as a Finance Consultant at Mortgage Express.

Mr Massouras was previously employed by Galilee Solicitors, a national firm of solicitors which offer an extensive range of legal services, with specific emphasis on the dynamic arenas of property and general commercial law. He occupied the position of ACT and NSW Manager for eight years, managing a team of 25 people. In this position, Mr Massouras’s responsibilities involved handling all aspects of mortgage lending work – from documentation to settlement, stamping and registration, as well as discharges and recovery.

“For me, the real passion of working as a finance consultant is the ability to help people achieve their goals and seeing their dreams come to fruition,” Mr Massouras said.

During his years in the finance industry, Mr Massouras has …

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February 27th, 2015

Takapuna’s hottest property

former-Takapuna fire station

Developers and visionaries have only been able to dream about the potential of the ex-Takapuna fire station property flanked by beautiful Lake Pupuke and Killarney Park. That is, until now.

After much anticipation, Andrew Bruce and Rob Meister from NAI Harcourts North Shore are proud to be exclusively marketing, for sale by tender, 41-43 Killarney Street on behalf of the New Zealand Fire Service.

The 4,737 square metre freehold property is now surplus to Fire Service requirements following the relocation of the Takapuna fire station to new purpose-built premises on Wairau Road.  Proceeds from the sale will contribute towards the cost of the new Takapuna fire station and other planned construction such as the rebuild of Christchurch fire stations or the construction of a new station in East Coast Bays.

Andrew Bruce of NAI Harcourts North Shore says that with land and residential property supply in Auckland at critical levels, …

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February 27th, 2015

Property Management Focus (March 2015)

Property Man Focus March 15

In the latest issue of Property Management Focus:

  • How to attract and keep good tenants
  • Student tenants
  • 4 common mistakes made by first-time investors.

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February 26th, 2015

The Harcourts Foundation funds an eye movement system for students in Tasmania

The Harcourts Foundation has recently granted the School of Special Education North-West in Tasmania $18,000 to purchase an eye movement system which is changing the way students with impairments are able to communicate.

The system is controlled by eye movements and will soon be installed in the Devonport and Burnie campuses.

The new system allows students to more fully participate in studies and more easily communicate with teachers.

The grant application was made on behalf of the School of Special Education by the Independent Living Centre (ILC) Tasmania.

A story was run in the The Advocate this week, click here for more. 

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