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Harcourts Parklands to host ‘TC Mythbuster’ info evening


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Next Thursday, 25 September, our local Parklands office is hosting an information evening for the public and we would like to invite you to come along and hear several speakers give their update and thoughts as to their current take on geotechnical and local housing issues.

We believe this will be an excellent forum to hear some local keynote speakers.

  • Nigel Dixon, Canterbury Geotest
    After a 27-year tenure at the University of Canterbury’s Civil Engineering Department, Nigel has established his own geotechnical engineering firm, Canterbury Geotest, providing property owners with high quality, accurate geotechnical information.
  • Taviri Ono, Westpac Mobile Mortgage Manager
    Taviri will be joining us to provide some insight on Westpac’s ‘Beagle’ system, a tool to simplify how Westpac approaches lending against different categories of residential properties. By matching geotechnical data with information from insurance companies, Beagle enables Westpac to make lending decisions based on the costs of repair and rebuild, rather than being driven by a property’s technical category classification. This has moved to reduce the stigma attached to TC3 properties and has provided sellers and buyers alike with some much sought-after certainty.
  • Ken Pope, RAS Project Manager
    The Residential Advisory Service (RAS) provides free, impartial help to residential property owners who are facing challenges in getting their home repaired or rebuilt. The service helps you to understand the process you are going through and to make progress in your repairs or rebuild.

WHEN  Thursday 25 September, 7pm
WHERE  Waimairi Beach Golf Club, 460 Bower Avenue, Parklands
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Feel free to just show up on the night – it’d be great to see you there!

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Good press for TC3

Land Redcliffs TC3 Christchurch Real Estate

PROPERTY BONANZA: This TC3 section on Beachville Rd in Redcliffs has sold for nearly $1 million. Photo: Kirk Hargreaves/Fairfax

Last Friday’s front page article by Liz MacDonald brought some timely affirmation of the comeback that TC3 property is experiencing in this current momentous marketplace. Clearly both the buying public and professionals are seeing the bigger picture and understanding that with the right information and procedures in place that there is “life after” for TC3 property. Liz’s comment on my Beach Road listing clearly reflected the almost frenzied response this property experienced – long may this continue. See also: ‘TC3 land prices holding – valuer’, Radio New Zealand.

It’s also a real coup by Westpac to secure such pertinent and relevant geotechnical information – having hard facts on these properties will unquestionably provide them with an edge in the competitive banking market.

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