990 days ago

Lending restrictions

Carol Christy from

BREAKING NEWS!! The reserve bank announced this morning that they are going to ease lending restrictions for first home buyers & investors from January 1st, 2018.
First home buyers - increase the cap on banks from 10% to 15%. So... up to 15% of loans can go to owner occupiers with a deposit of… View more
BREAKING NEWS!! The reserve bank announced this morning that they are going to ease lending restrictions for first home buyers & investors from January 1st, 2018.
First home buyers - increase the cap on banks from 10% to 15%. So... up to 15% of loans can go to owner occupiers with a deposit of less than 20%.
Investors - up to 5% of loans from the bank can be for deposits at 35%. ( currently 40% deposit).

If you need help looking for your first home or are thinking about moving please give me a call.

991 days ago

Harcourts Christmas Appeal

Carol Christy from

Can you help support our Christmas Appeal?

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1018 days ago

Property market

Carol Christy from

The property market is starting to bounce back from the pre-election lethargy. Interest rates continue to hold steady with some great rates being offered by some of the banks. Although the Government decision has been announced there is still a settling-in period to come but we are on the road to … View moreThe property market is starting to bounce back from the pre-election lethargy. Interest rates continue to hold steady with some great rates being offered by some of the banks. Although the Government decision has been announced there is still a settling-in period to come but we are on the road to getting back to normal.

We have seen a steady flow of listings over the past few weeks and it feels like the spring market is starting to bloom. Once the Government swings into full action, it will be upwards and onwards from there. In the meantime, the feeling in both the economy and the property market is that we will just get on with it as we New Zealanders do!
Therefore if you are interested in selling or buying please contact me.

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1039 days ago

Are you thinking about moving?

Carol Christy from

I am your local Harcourts Real Estate Agent and can help with you with your real estate requirements. If you are considering buying, selling or just want to know what your property is worth in the current market please call me for a free no obligation market appraisal on 022 4298975.

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1098 days ago

Property market

Carol Christy from

July was certainly rainy but the wet weather did not deter buyers who snapped up some fantastic homes that reached the desired goals for our vendors. We are only a month away until spring and looking forward to dryer weather but spring in the property market is likely to be late due to the … View moreJuly was certainly rainy but the wet weather did not deter buyers who snapped up some fantastic homes that reached the desired goals for our vendors. We are only a month away until spring and looking forward to dryer weather but spring in the property market is likely to be late due to the impending election. It is a Kiwi phenomenon that in the months before an election, many industries slow down and take a wait and see approach to what the next three years will bring.

Once the election is done and dusted, the property market will back in full bloom, so if you are looking to make a move or get your property goals sorted before the end of 2017, talk to me now about how we can create a tailored marketing approach for your property.

Get a leap on the popular end of year market by ensuring your home is ready and presentable for sale when the nation is back to business as usual.

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1137 days ago

Wanting to move?

Carol Christy from

The media are thriving on dramatic headlines about the property market dipping and slowing down. However, this normally happens in the winter months and it is an election year which also means that activity does slow in the months coming up to September as we wait to see who will be our PM.

If… View more
The media are thriving on dramatic headlines about the property market dipping and slowing down. However, this normally happens in the winter months and it is an election year which also means that activity does slow in the months coming up to September as we wait to see who will be our PM.

If you are thinking of selling do remember that regardless of what is happening in the market or the economy, people’s circumstances change daily. People are still moving due to a new job, wanting to be near relatives or a particular school which keeps the market ticking along.

It is worth noting that recent sales have proven that sellers who are in touch with the market and have realistic expectations get results. As real estate agents, we are working harder than ever on behalf of our vendors, but that is our job and the Harcourts promise to our clients. Therefore if you are thinking about moving please give me a call.

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1161 days ago

Is winter the right time to market your property?

Carol Christy from

Yes, there are always buyers looking for new homes and as there is generally less properties on the market there will be the greater chance of achieving a good price. If you would like to discuss your real estate requirements please give me a call.

1172 days ago

Slight change in the property market

Carol Christy from

We are seeing a slight change in the local property market. Buyer confidence remains strong and auctions continue to be the preferred – and most successful – method of selling. We are noticing that some purchasers are taking a bit more time to make decisions around property purchases and this … View moreWe are seeing a slight change in the local property market. Buyer confidence remains strong and auctions continue to be the preferred – and most successful – method of selling. We are noticing that some purchasers are taking a bit more time to make decisions around property purchases and this is where Harcourts’ experience, extensive database and excellent marketing channels, really come to the fore, to ensure that you are marketing your property to the right target market, who are ready to buy.

1179 days ago

Most trused real estate brand

Carol Christy from

Great news - Harcourts have been voted the most trusted brand for the 5th consecutive year.

If you are thinking about selling or buying please contact me as I can help you with your property requirements.

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1187 days ago

Are you buying or selling?

Carol Christy from

I am your local Harcourts Real Estate Agent and can help with you with your real estate requirements. If you are considering buying, selling or just want to know what your property is worth in the current market please give me a call for a free no obligation market appraisal. I am here to help so… View moreI am your local Harcourts Real Estate Agent and can help with you with your real estate requirements. If you are considering buying, selling or just want to know what your property is worth in the current market please give me a call for a free no obligation market appraisal. I am here to help so please give me a call on 022 4298975.

1200 days ago

Are you ready to sell?

Carol Christy from

The current property market is fairly steady and with interest rates on the rise, we are seeing buyers making faster decisions as they are keen to settle into a fixed rate loan before they see further rate rises. This is great news for vendors, who can also take advantage of the same interest rates… View moreThe current property market is fairly steady and with interest rates on the rise, we are seeing buyers making faster decisions as they are keen to settle into a fixed rate loan before they see further rate rises. This is great news for vendors, who can also take advantage of the same interest rates if they have found their next home.



There is a wide range of properties on the market; infact there is something for everyone, so we are looking forward to continuing the momentum during winter months.


Please contact me if you would like help in deciding if now is the right time for you to move.

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1213 days ago

Buying your new home

Carol Christy from

When buying a home remember smart sellers stage their homes to make sure they look their best when you view them.

Make a list of your requirements and practical things to check eg number and location of power points, sufficient storage space, which way the house faces, local area etc plus … View more
When buying a home remember smart sellers stage their homes to make sure they look their best when you view them.

Make a list of your requirements and practical things to check eg number and location of power points, sufficient storage space, which way the house faces, local area etc plus visualise your furniture in the home. That way if you fall instantly in love with the property, you will not forget to check that it will meet your requirements.

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1227 days ago

Thinking about selling? If yes call me

Carol Christy from

After a quieter start to the year, it was back to business as usual in March, with both a healthy supply of choice and willing buyers. The frantic pace of last year has subsided and we’ve now reverted to a realistic and balanced market. Auctions still continue to produce results, either under the… View moreAfter a quieter start to the year, it was back to business as usual in March, with both a healthy supply of choice and willing buyers. The frantic pace of last year has subsided and we’ve now reverted to a realistic and balanced market. Auctions still continue to produce results, either under the hammer or during the negotiation process following the auction.

As real estate agents, we see our role as simple, but integral to success. It’s our job to introduce the right buyers to the right vendors and facilitate the sale process to ensure the best result for our vendors.

Creating effective marketing campaigns is all part of our service, and in such a crowded market, it can be difficult for your property to stand out from the rest. Our creative approach to marketing is built from an in-depth knowledge of knowing who our target market is and the best methods to reach them. This together with a dash of innovation, allows us to create marketing campaigns that make your home stand out from the rest, while maximising your marketing dollars.

Talk to me about how we can create the right sales and marketing approach for your property.

1250 days ago

Is now the right time to move to a new pad?

Carol Christy from

If you think it might be, call me now to find out how I can assist you in making the leap!

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1254 days ago

Harcourts Tandem Realty Update

Carol Christy from

The property market has regained its momentum after the New Year period, which is always a little quieter as many of us are at the beach! We’ve now entered March with strong listing numbers across all types of property and price levels.

Buyer interest is vibrant with hearty open home … View more
The property market has regained its momentum after the New Year period, which is always a little quieter as many of us are at the beach! We’ve now entered March with strong listing numbers across all types of property and price levels.

Buyer interest is vibrant with hearty open home attendance by purchasers motivated to buy and fulfil their 2017 property dreams early. It’s great to see local homes looking at their best with the sun shining and flowers in bloom.

As forecasted last year, we’re expecting home loan rates to rise in 2017 as banks and other lenders aim to pass on the pressures of overseas funding costs increasing. The great news for vendors is that we’re beginning to see a spike in the market by buyers wanting to lock in lower two and three year rates now before any major rises take place.

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