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Provinces coming into their own

Many of us have known for a long time how enjoyable living in the provinces can be. A few minutes pleasant commute to work, no traffic lights or parking meters (in Feilding), and a generally more relaxed pace of life. … Continue reading

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What is the future of Feilding?

Will it grow or will it decline? It has done both in the past, but mainly Feilding has grown, and it is growing well at present, leading the region. Feilding is four things, as a generalisation: An agri-business hub and rural … Continue reading

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Population: Important to have growth.

In 1881 Feilding had a population of  about 1,000. By 1921 it was 4,500, 6,000 in 1951, 8,000 in 1961, 10,000 in 1971, 11,500 in 1981 and 14,043 in 1996. We can recognise the strong growth in the baby boom … Continue reading

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Where is the ceiling?

I well remember a time when the top price for a house in Feilding was $200,000. People said that prices will never go higher, and you needed to think carefully about improvements to a property, in case you over capitalised. … Continue reading

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Residential section prices in NZ

The cost of land is a major component of the cost of a house property. Below we can see the median section prices across the regions of NZ, with Auckland 630% higher than Southland, and 307% higher than Manawatu/Whanganui! The … Continue reading

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Spring Clean

It is spring, so it’s time for a spring clean, especially if you are about to list your property for sale. I am happy to give you specific advice – just give me a call. Here are a few things … Continue reading

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Low number of houses for sale

Feilding has only a couple of dozen houses for sale at present. In my 40 years in the property business, this would be a record low. We often have in the region of 150 – 200 houses for sale across … Continue reading

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The power of attraction

We get three seconds to make a good first impression when we meet someone new. Part of the first impression is how we look.  It is the same for buyers when they are searching for a home to buy. The look … Continue reading

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What jobs to do before selling?

This is an important question for house sellers to ask before proceeding with work that may not provide a return. I have seen so many people over the years focus on the wrong work, and end up out of pocket, … Continue reading

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Feilding – one of New Zealand’s fastest selling suburbs

Feilding is in the national top 10, interestingly along with 4 suburbs in Palmerston North and one in Whanganui.   Feilding residential  properties took an average of only 14 days to sell over the last 12 months according to OneRoof, the property … Continue reading

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