We all love spring!
Longer days, warming weather and the inevitable countdown to summer and the holiday season – who can’t feel good about that!
Well, with an election looming it seems that some commentators feel the property market goes on hold – in my opinion what absolute nonsense! Life goes on and whatever comes our way won’t be life threatening. It may simply mean that we just need to change the way we do things. As quoted, don’t blame the market, simply change the game plan.
It is our opinion that a strong number of properties will come to the market prior to Christmas, so capturing the early spring market is a wise thing to do in order to avoid the traditional spring influx of listing stock.
Tempered but active market
Unquestionably the market has changed and to be quite honest I actually like the current market vibe. There are a good number of purchasers out and about looking with more time to make considered offers and are not so stressed. While there are more offers being made subject to sale the market activity is healthily brisk.
Largely in Christchurch residential property remains affordable and is void of spiraling property values, boding well for sustainable growth as the city rebuild continues. Both owners and purchasers win in this type of environment, where growing supply will curb escalating values in the short to medium term while longer term growth is on the horizon on the heels of our newly created city that is fast becoming that fresh and exciting place to live. Those looking at the bigger picture can do so with confidence.
North-eastern high school update
Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School are in the process of creating a brand new, state of the art campus, which will become a crucial asset for the east of Christchurch.
This is the first time in New Zealand’s history that two single sex schools will be co-located.
It is a groundbreaking development. Each of the schools will continue its rich history in delivering quality single sex education while the new campus will be able to offer students a wide range of opportunities.
Avonside Girls’ High School principal Sue Hume is buoyed by what’s ahead.
“Residents in the east of Christchurch have long been calling for a new high school, and the new campus will be a place where the community is welcomed. Many of our facilities, including the sports facilities will be available for community use”.
The new schools will open their doors in 2019. You can track construction’s progress at www.newcampus.nz.
Team Griff secures new recruits
In a bid to increase the size of our team and the quality of our service, Team Griff has been on a recruiting drive and is pleased to announce three new members joining the team:
Blair Stevenson – Sales Consultant
Keegan Adams – In training
Bianca Edmonds – Executive Assistant
As we draw closer to the end of the year, we’re at the ready to assist with your property decisions.