Tag Archives: Nelson

Free Sunshine Data for any NZ Property…..

May 9th, 2014

Yes you read that right!

free info

Anyone with internet access can now obtain weather, temperature and sunshine data for any address in New Zealand.

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But as they say….wait … there’s more.

as well as the sunrise and sunset times throughout the year you can see the average minimum and maximum temperatures, average rainfall, and average wind speed.

How do I access this?free info II

Just head on over to Quotable Values sub-site right here and type your desired address in. Then, just like the graphic above, make sure you click the “FREE LOCAL INFO” tab.

 

SOURCE – Blog Article here – over at www.qv.co.nz

GIS Tech to the rescue of home buyers….again

April 29th, 2014

Many times when a buyer moves to a new town, they are challenged with picking the best location.

That experience is doubly difficult if youngsters are involved, then it needs to take into account bus routes, distance to schools, distance to after school sports and activities, etc, etc.

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I’ve talked before about Walkscore and how relevant their info is.

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In fact I see NZ real estate companies are now incorporating this info in their data set, and publishing it along with other details of a property.

And although they do a good job, from the the “if its not broke, don’t fix it” stage left pops up a new comer … Isoscope.

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And their view takes a slightly more visual approach all around. You’ll note there is also a time line there to tell the program what time you would like to set off on a journey of discovery, and presumably….background data will depict traffic situations around that time and offer up yet another way to view data.

Both are worth a look if you are looking to visit a new place, or even look to buy a property there.

SOURCE:

Walkscore – http://www.walkscore.com/score/76-trafalgar-st-nelson-nelson-new-zealand

Isoscope – http://www.flaviogortana.com/isoscope/

 

Slow local broadband can really knock a home price around

April 11th, 2014

The Telegraph in England has published an engaging topic, via data from Rightmove, arguably the UKs biggest Property portal.

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In the article, they contend that by not having fast/ultra fast broadband, then homeowners could potentially suffer up to a 20% reduction in their assets value.

They, Rightmove UK,  base this on…

“research it (they) conducted among among 3,000 people found that broadband details were ranked as a more important feature when searching for property than information on transport links and nearby schools.”

Makes for interesting reading, and even more so amongst the amount of #gigatown vibe out there in NZ at present.

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The “fuel guage” they use above is quite compelling too. What data should always be….easy to read and understand.

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Mind you, paying GB£5,000,000 you’d probably expect no less.

It certainly would aid any New Zealand area, including Nelson where hundreds already support the #gigatownNSN hashtag.

SOURCE – Slow broadband wipes 20% off house prices – The Telegraph UK

Now if I was a betting man…

March 12th 2014

I would have to say there could be worse things to place your money on, than property.

12-03-2014 Nelson house prices buck trend

And where to buy in New Zealand?

Hmmm….seems a bit “deja vue” around about now?

December 2007

March 2008

July 2008

September 2008

October 2008

10th August (unsure of year)

Anyone spot a trend here?

 

December 2013 Nelson Property Home Sales Report

Jan 26th, 2014

The Real Estate Institute of NZ said in its headline “Mixed Price Data and Softer Volumes in December Market” when referring to sales data from December 2013 NZ House sales.

Here is their summary points for the last calendar month of 2013.

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As for the region comment, more specifically, the Institutes local representative reported thus;

Sales volume compared to November rose 2.3% with an 11% increase in Nelson, but falls across the rest of the region.

…The median price trend is now steady, although the volume trend continues to ease. The days to sell trend continues to improve more strongly. The overall trend for the region is now steady.

The Nelson situation was commented on by the REINZs CEO, Helen O’Sullivan, who noted;

“the Nelson/Marlborough region is continuing to see an uplift in the median price and realtively strong volumes compared to the rest of the country. Market activity was stronger in December than November with more listings and a rise in the numbers attending open homes.”

Nelson cities December 2013 chart follows…

Dec13 medians