All around the waterfront jetties and low lying areas were swamped by the 3.7m king tide this morning! This jetty is near the Oliver St boat ramp.
It was difficult to find a park anywhere close to Pt Chevalier beach this morning as the king high tide attracted what appeared to be at least 1,000 people to the beach!
Big crowds down at Pt Chevalier today and along with the sailing craft, paddle boarders, kayaks etc were these synchronized swimmers putting on a show!
Given the lack of stock noted by realestate.co.nz and record average Auckland sale price achieved in December, it is not surprising that our recent Auckland listings have been swamped with enquiry.
Our Pt Chevalier and Grey Lynn offices have signed up contracts on $10,774,000 worth of homes from the 18th of December to the 17th of January, with many setting street, area and category records and our first weekend of open homes on 11th/12th January saw over 100 people through our properties.
All of the above activity was generated without the use of print media or auctions and in fact it looks like $By Negotiation is the best way to go given that it appears only around 35% of auctions sold under the hammer in the last couple of months of 2013.
Many real estate offices and salespeople appear to shut down over the holiday period but we always find it is extremely busy with buyers on transfer, people returning or new migrants arriving from overseas and many desperate to get “in zone” for local schools before the first term commences.
This would be the busiest holiday period and most buoyant start to any year that we have witnessed since 2007 and it looks like there will be a strong lift in prices over the first quarter of 2014 in the central Auckland area, given the high level of demand.
If we could secure another 20 or 30 bungalows, villas or ex states in the Ponsonby to Pt Chevalier area right now we could most likely sell them all in the next three weeks!
If you are thinking of selling in the Ponsonby to Pt Chevalier area please email email@example.com to arrange an appraisal and marketing presentation.
If you are looking to buy check out our current listings at sellrealty.co.nz
In just 5 years Auckland house prices have increased by 52% since the low point in 2008 and are now 30.2% above the previous peak of July 2007.
If you would like to read a comprehensive report on Auckland house price performance, where prices may go in the future and how recent increases compare with previous periods access the full report at properazzi.co.nz
At 3.6 metres the tide was high in Pt Chevalier this morning, almost swamping the various jetties and structures on the waterfront!
As the holiday period approached enquiry for homes remained very strong for our office with sales on the 23rd of December and our final sale for the year completed at 4.50pm on Christmas Eve!
This was very similar to last year and during the period between Christmas and New Years Eve we received a large number of enquiries for homes from buyers who have just arrived in Auckland and we have also listed several homes that will commence marketing over the next two weeks.
We urgently need more homes to sell in Westmere and Grey Lynn and in Pt Chevalier three of our six listings are under contract! You can view all our listings at sellrealty.co.nz
In the last week we have sold homes that have broken the street records for Premier Ave, Walford Rd and Target St – all in Pt Chevalier.
In the case of Premier Ave that is the second time we have broken the street record in the last 8 weeks and the Walford Rd sale broke the previous record by $175,000, while the previous Target St record has been exceeded by $300,000.
We have more cashed up motivated buyers than we have seen for many years and as a result we urgently need at least another 20 or 30 Pt Chevalier properties for buyers who are keen to get settled in a new home this summer.
Call Professionals #1 NZ sales team now on 0800735546 if you want your home sold!
Ross, Derek and Lawrence are proud to announce that Jo de Beer has joined the award winning team at Professionals.
Adding a team member is a decision that was not taken lightly as we have been a tight knit family business for many years, however once we met Jo we knew instantly that she would be an asset to our team.
Jo is enjoying the upbeat atmosphere of our very active office and she has already secured her first Pt Chevalier listing, worked on several offers and carried out many appraisals.
We look forward to many years working together and retaining our position as #1 sales team in the Professionals NZ network.
Lawrence, Jo, Ross and Derek outside the Grey Lynn office at 483 Richmond Rd Ph 0800 735546