33 days ago

RE: Property Prices vs Construction Costs

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Interesting times, looking to renovate? Or maybe you need to move on and find the next property that suits your needs?

46 days ago

RE: Auckland Council - Planning Changes Summary Report

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Find Auckland Council's Summary of consultation feedback on the council’s
preliminary response to the National Policy Statement
on Urban Development 2020 and amendments to the Resource Management Act in 2021 here.

Key questions around "Special Character Zones" have varied … View more
Find Auckland Council's Summary of consultation feedback on the council’s
preliminary response to the National Policy Statement
on Urban Development 2020 and amendments to the Resource Management Act in 2021 here.

Key questions around "Special Character Zones" have varied responses:

What do you think of our proposal to include identified special character areas as a qualifying matter?”

 42% of the 6,226 responses from individuals supported our proposal, while 30% did not support it by wanting all existing special character areas to be a qualifying matter, 19% did not support it by wanting no special character areas to be a qualifying matter, 5% selected ‘other’, whilst 4% selected ‘I don’t know’.

51 days ago

RE: Matariki Browsing

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

A quick flick through current listings and some sales stats for the weekend.

59 days ago

RE: Auction Process & Supply

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

While supply is up, buyers are seeking more quality housing stock. While on-the-day auction clearance rates have fallen, see serious buyers ae still attending. Auctions are a transparent way to evaluate the market value of a property, and achieve an unconditional sale. A home may not sell on the … View moreWhile supply is up, buyers are seeking more quality housing stock. While on-the-day auction clearance rates have fallen, see serious buyers ae still attending. Auctions are a transparent way to evaluate the market value of a property, and achieve an unconditional sale. A home may not sell on the day, but the Auction Process generates interest and opens the sale up for conditional buyers.

60 days ago

Re: Meet the Auctioneer

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Meet The Auctioneer! A night at our Mount Eden branch later this month. Details are to come, but please get in touch to register your interest as spaces are limited.

We are looking forward to answering your questions about the market and the Barfoot & Thompson auction process….

PM for … View more
Meet The Auctioneer! A night at our Mount Eden branch later this month. Details are to come, but please get in touch to register your interest as spaces are limited.

We are looking forward to answering your questions about the market and the Barfoot & Thompson auction process….

PM for more details.

74 days ago

RE: Market Shifts

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Not sure what is happening in the market?
Does your new rating valuation match your expectations?
What will the new planning rule changes mean for you?

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79 days ago

Intensification vs Character

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

What's your take on 'character homes' in your neighbourhood?

"What they have tried to do is identify the areas that have groups of character homes, to try and protect the ones that are cohesive as areas."

89 days ago

RE: REINZ - Monthly Property Report

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

See latest property summary... "April shows a further slowdown in sales activity, more moderate price growth and, as properties stay on
the market for longer".

96 days ago

RE: Auckland Market

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Things are changing.... insights from Tony's View this week...
"The fundamentals for house prices and house
construction in Auckland have shifted to the downside. Such is the nature of cycles. It is not just that interest rates are rising, Auckland’s population is shrinking, people … View more
Things are changing.... insights from Tony's View this week...
"The fundamentals for house prices and house
construction in Auckland have shifted to the downside. Such is the nature of cycles. It is not just that interest rates are rising, Auckland’s population is shrinking, people are moving to the regions, the brain drain will hit harder than in other parts of the country, and there are more newsworthy examples of developers falling over naturally appearing in our largest population location than anywhere else in the country."

103 days ago

RE: Rising Sea Levels

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

See new planning maps to forecast rising sea levels in NZ..

136 days ago

RE: House Prices & Credit Crunch

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

One Roof has an excellent report covering the Credit Crunch and the impact of a good law poorly managed and the impact of a pandemic on house prices.

141 days ago

First Home Buyers

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Making this a priority with all the new builds due for completion, how will this play out?

155 days ago

Credit & Lending_amendments being made...

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

"The amendments we are making are informed by the feedback I received from banks, other lenders and consumers and sit comfortably within the intent of the Act.

"These initial changes ensure borrower-ready Kiwis can still access credit while we continue to protect those most at risk … View more
"The amendments we are making are informed by the feedback I received from banks, other lenders and consumers and sit comfortably within the intent of the Act.

"These initial changes ensure borrower-ready Kiwis can still access credit while we continue to protect those most at risk from predatory and irresponsible lending.

157 days ago

Auckland Council's RV's out now...

Amanda from Amanda Evans_Barfoot & Thompson

Auckland Council new RV’s are now out, but check as these are values to determine your rates, not the true market value of your home. If you need to check and update your insurances, talk to a Registered Valuer. If you are looking to sell, it may be time to get a current market appraisal on … View moreAuckland Council new RV’s are now out, but check as these are values to determine your rates, not the true market value of your home. If you need to check and update your insurances, talk to a Registered Valuer. If you are looking to sell, it may be time to get a current market appraisal on your property.

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