9 days ago

Now maybe your moment.

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

With the shortest day behind us all of a sudden the runway towards summer has opened up - always a great feeling! With demand for homes strong and supply limited, we are hopeful the spring listing season will emerge early to satisfy the growing number of buyers standing in the market. Big hit … View moreWith the shortest day behind us all of a sudden the runway towards summer has opened up - always a great feeling! With demand for homes strong and supply limited, we are hopeful the spring listing season will emerge early to satisfy the growing number of buyers standing in the market. Big hit numbers on the web are translating to large numbers viewing our open homes, which in some cases is resulting in brought forward auctions. No real surprise when you look at the cost to rent a property alongside the cost of ownership. At the entry level end of the market, the prospect of ownership for many first home buyers is particularly appealing. Whether or not this activity is a moment in time or the new normal – time will tell. In the meantime if you’re considering selling now maybe your moment.

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15 days ago

Market Update 18/06/2020

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

The market in area’s we serve, is currently defying the COVID-19 predictions. To plagiarize Mark Twain, “reports of the demise of the property market have been greatly exaggerated.” There is currently high demand and short supply.
As a for instance, under the One News heading “Property … View more
The market in area’s we serve, is currently defying the COVID-19 predictions. To plagiarize Mark Twain, “reports of the demise of the property market have been greatly exaggerated.” There is currently high demand and short supply.
As a for instance, under the One News heading “Property sales see massive drop” www.tvnz.co.nz..., however if you read down you will see a comment regarding sales numbers, “REINZ did report a “strong uplift” for the month of May” and further down the same article, “In Auckland, median house prices increased by 7.1% to $910,000, compared to the same time last year. It is the third highest price on record.”
In short, If you’re thinking of selling now is a way better moment than headlines may have led you to believe.

18 days ago

We need more homes for our buyers - 2 Sold in a week!

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

Sackville st, Grey Lynn SOLD SOLD SOLD!!
Hot demand for this address, we need more homes for our buyers.
Talk to us - You Deserve the Best Price!!

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22 days ago

Free at last!! Or are we?

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Free at last!! Or are we? Level one has ushered in our ability to function on a ‘business as usual’ basis, the only issue is that during the lockdown period it seems some homeowners became convinced by various media that it was not a good time to sell. This has resulted in a … View moreINDUSTRY UPDATE: Free at last!! Or are we? Level one has ushered in our ability to function on a ‘business as usual’ basis, the only issue is that during the lockdown period it seems some homeowners became convinced by various media that it was not a good time to sell. This has resulted in a general shortage of available homes for sale. This fact is confirmed with Trademe listings in Auckland down 23% year on year. Conversely however, buyers are out in force, buoyed by low interest rates they are very much on the hunt, in many cases needing to compete hard for their next home. The upshot is that due to supply and demand, in the areas we serve, prices are firm. In many cases auctions are being brought forward, open home numbers are strong and some homes have been snapped up in days. In fact it is actually a great time for homeowners to be on the market. We just need them to come out of lockdown!

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28 days ago

Market Update

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

Business is brisk. It is surprising the amount of activity there is in play right across the price spectrum. Doubtless we will be in level one within days, however it feels like the housing market has taken a pre-emptive position. Several of our homes experienced 50-80+ buyers viewing at their open… View moreBusiness is brisk. It is surprising the amount of activity there is in play right across the price spectrum. Doubtless we will be in level one within days, however it feels like the housing market has taken a pre-emptive position. Several of our homes experienced 50-80+ buyers viewing at their open homes last weekend, this on the back of record numbers viewing online, some homes received over 4000 hits in a 24 hour period. If you’re thinking of making a move now is a good time.

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36 days ago

Market Update, 28th May 2020

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

With LVRs (Loan to Value Ratios) now gone and interest rates continuing to trickle down it really is a wonderful time for buyers to become homeowners. The market is returning to normal activity post Covid-19 restrictions, as people's circumstances evolve. Our expectation is that market values … View moreWith LVRs (Loan to Value Ratios) now gone and interest rates continuing to trickle down it really is a wonderful time for buyers to become homeowners. The market is returning to normal activity post Covid-19 restrictions, as people's circumstances evolve. Our expectation is that market values will be robust on the back of low-interest rates, fuelling both the purchaser's ability to buy and the seller's capacity to hold. Despite level 2 we continue to field solid enquiry and buyer interest. Inspections, offers and sales are all on the increase as we move into the new normal. There is no reason to be fearful about going to the market. What we read and hear about the market place, redundancies and business closures is not stopping people from getting on with their lives. As to market values in the areas we service, this very much depends on the type of property you are selling i.e. the demand for it, based on its amenity value and condition. In short, to apply an arbitrary comment is not appropriate, as every property/situation is different. What we can say is that from the start of lockdown until now, there is little evidence of any significant drop in values.

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42 days ago

Location - Location - Sensation

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

💥Hot new listing - Grey Lynn
Arguably one of the finest in this resort-style terraced apartment complex, this immaculately presented end unit enjoys an elevated warm north western aspect over the pool and tropical garden – it’s fabulous. Located moments to morning coffee or a night out at … View more
💥Hot new listing - Grey Lynn
Arguably one of the finest in this resort-style terraced apartment complex, this immaculately presented end unit enjoys an elevated warm north western aspect over the pool and tropical garden – it’s fabulous. Located moments to morning coffee or a night out at West Lynn, this three-bedroom home has a secure lock-up garage and fenced courtyard garden. Add the use of a well-equipped gymnasium and you have the ideal easy-care solution for busy lifestylers.
Open homes Sat/Sun 11-11:30am
85/59 Sackville st, Grey Lynn.

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43 days ago

Activity is on the INCREASE!

Bret from Bret and Donna - UP Real Estate.

We have attached some interesting insights just received from Trademe. As you can see activity is on the increase, enquiries are developing, which are evolving into offers. They say it takes 30 days to create a habit, a lot of us have just spent 42 days in lockdown. Needless to say it will take … View moreWe have attached some interesting insights just received from Trademe. As you can see activity is on the increase, enquiries are developing, which are evolving into offers. They say it takes 30 days to create a habit, a lot of us have just spent 42 days in lockdown. Needless to say it will take time for the real estate market to truly emerge from hibernation. It would be fair to say though, that there is life after lockdown, we are currently pleasantly surprised at just how much.

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