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Selwyn Times: September 27, 2016

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2 14 [Edition datE] Building a new home So you’ve decide to build a new home. Before you dive in boots and all, there are a number of steps that need to be followed. Cover all the bases when building a home. Step 1: Finance Firstly, it is important to organise your finances in advance in order to work out what you can realistically afford. There is little point getting excited about an impending building project if you have no idea how far your finances will stretch. Draw up a realistic budget of your present household expenses to see whether building a new home is in fact feasible. Once you have an idea of how much money you are able to outlay without causing yourself excessive hardship, it is time to start investigating the cost involved when constructing your new home. Step 2: Purchasing a section Buying the right section is an essential part of the building process and as such, there are a number of important things that need to be considered. Is the section close to all necessary amenities, such as schools, shops, hospitals and public transport? Does it have a view, plenty of sun, privacy and good drainage, or is it prone to flooding, windy and miles away from civilisation? Visit at different times of the day, in different weather conditions and if time is on your side, different times of the year to see how much sun it gets in the winter when the sun is at its lowest. Also, take into consideration its potential as a building site – is access difficult? This could have an impact on building costs. Find out from your local council what services, such as water, sewage, power, phone and gas, are connected to the site. Check whether there is good television and mobile phone reception, or whether your new address means you have to scale the clothesline and hold your phone in an obscure position just to send a text message. The neighbourhood can also be a contentious issue when purchasing a section. What are the neighbours like, and are their properties well-kept? Are there overhanging trees that could cause a nuisance? Could there be a noise problem from them or their pets? Get a feel of the area, listening for traffic, animals or noisy machinery that is in use around the clock. If there is vacant land adjacent to your proposed site, find out whether the council has any plans for it and what can and can’t be built there. Before buying the section, you also need to find out what is in your council’s district plan, and what resource consents you might need. You also need to request a LIM report, which is held by your local council and outlines all information pertaining to your section regarding rates, land features, environmental issues, restrictions on land or building use, resource consents issued, potential contaminations, details about septic tanks, hazardous substances and storm water or sewage drains. The report may also contain information about sacred areas and may also provide aerial photographs. This information may help you make the all-important decision to either buy the section or leave it alone. It will also give you an indication as to whether the purchase price is fair. Step 3: Choose and brief the designer Before deciding on a designer for your building project, it is necessary to conduct some research in order to find out which type will suit you best. Speak to a few before making your choice and liaise with them periodically once work on the design of your home has commenced. Get involved by gathering ideas for materials, fixtures, fittings and discuss them with your designer. Step 4: Finding a builder Once the plans are drawn, the materials have been chosen and your finance is arranged, the next step in the building process is likely to be finding a builder. Hiring the right builder is crucial to the whole building experience. 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15 This Week’s M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED Rolleston ThURs AVONHEAD 147a Hawthornden Road Thurs 29th Sept, 12pm - 12.45pm, 2 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 2 living 2 car gge, Auction 13th October (USP) ph Natalie 027 943 6413 or Eddie 027 600 4007 Harcourts Rolleston www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1522 PREBBLETON 407 Trents Road Thurs 29th Sept, 2.15pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, on 763m2 section, Auction Thurs 6th October (USP) ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1518 sAT DARFIELD 13 Piako Drive Sat 1st Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 beds, 2 bthrm on 7018sqm, $950,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 or Karen Hennessy 027 967 0186 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24119 sATURDAY DARFIELD 33 Oakden Drive Sat 1ST Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 beds, 2 bthrm $669,000 GST incl, ph Karen Hennessy 027 967 0186 or Min Cookson 027 249 5417 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR 24103 HALSWELL 7A Wales Street Sat 1st Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm, 5 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car, 658m2 section, Offers over $549,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22595 HORNBY 73 Brynley Street Sat 1st Oct, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 3bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car, 809m2 Section, Offers over $429,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22608 LINCOLN 18 Kildare Terrace Sat 1st Oct, 12.30pm – 1pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 1 Car, Cross lease title, Offers over $299,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22597 LINCOLN 21 Payne Court Sat 1ST Oct, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 247m2 on 619m2 section, Offers over $639,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22566 PREBBLETON 407 Trents Road Sat 1st Oct, 2.15pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, on 763m2 section, Auction Thursday 6th October (USP) ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1518 ROLLESTON 212 Larcombs Road Sat 1st Oct , 2.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 4+gge on 2.0234ha rural section, Auction Thursday 27th October (USP) Katie 021 135 0887 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1525 SYDENHAM 1 / 9 Cameron Street Sat 1ST Oct, 11am – 11.30am, Modern 2 storey T/house 2 bed,1 bthrm 1 car, Offers over $309,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22479 WEST MELTON 79 Rossington Drive Sat 1st Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 1045m2 section, $920,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22556 sUnDAY AVONHEAD 147a Hawthornden Road Sun 2nd Oct, 12pm - 12.45pm, 2 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 2 living 2 car gge, Auction 13th October (USP) ph Natalie 027 943 6413 or Eddie 027 600 4007 Harcourts Rolleston www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1522 BURNHAM 218 Thomsons Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm – 3pm, 3 bedroom, 2 bthrm, $895,000, ph Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 LE1569 Farmlands Real Estate CHARING CROSS 605 Bealey Road Sun 2nd Oct, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 7.5ha $750,000 GST incl, Ph Karen Hennessy 027 967 0186 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24292 DARFIELD 55 Bangor Road Sun 2nd Oct, 12pm – 12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 962m2 $590,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24394 DARFIELD 1620 Clintons Road Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 2.37ha $760,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24262 DARFIELD 11B Cameron Crescent Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm -2.30pm, 4 beds,2bthrm & office $670,000 GST incl, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 or John Hughes 021 455 488 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, DAR24483 HALSWELL 36 Gosling Crescent Sun 2nd Oct, 3.30pm – 4pm , 5 bed 2 bthrms 2 car, on 567m2 section, Offers over $635,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22587 KIRWEE 2550 West Coast Road Sun 2nd Oct, 4pm – 4.30pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car, 883m2 Section, $345,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22609 LEESTON 168 Timber Yard Road Sun 2nd Oct, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 3 bed renovated brick home with lake views on 5018m2. $485,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/988 LEESTON 398 The Lake Road Sun 2nd Oct, 12.30pm – 1pm, 22.574ha, 3 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car, 2x3 Bay barns, Offers over $1,200.000 + GST. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22570 LEESTON 65 High Street Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 300m2, 4 bed 3 living, 2 garage. $629,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@ marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/008 LEESTON 139 Brookside & Irwell Road Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm to 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, Heritage Barn, 9816m2 land, Offers over $899,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22571 LEESTON 27 High Street Sun 2nd Oct, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, Great outdoor living on 1341m2 plus 4 car garage. $399,000 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/993 LEESTON 5B Greenan Place Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on 896m2 section, Offers over $449,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22598 LEESTON 17 Friars Lane Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 / 5 bedroom, 3 living Linea home on 5005m2. Neg Over $789,000, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/023 LEESTON 11 Cassini Place Sun 2nd Oct, 3pm – 3.45pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom $510,000, ph Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1578 LINCOLN 21 Payne Court Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 247m2 on 619m2 section, Offers over $639,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22566 LINCOLN 46 Faulks Drive Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 2 living, 3 car gge on a 985m2 section, Auction Thursday 27th October (USP) ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1526 PREBBLETON 10 Westburn Place Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge on a 745m2 section, $729,000 ph Natalie 027 943 6413 or Eddie 027 600 4007 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1488 PREBBLETON 407 Trents Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2.15pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, on 763m2 section, Auction Thursday 6th October (USP) ph Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1518 PREBBLETON 10B Sterling Drive Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 650m2 section, built 2013, Offers over $620,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22567 PREBBLETON 26 Tosswill Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed 2 bthrm 3 car on 868m2 section, Offers over $895,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22558 RAIAKA 147 Rolleston Street Sun 2nd Oct, 3pm - 3.30pm , 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 garage, $320,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen PH 027 895 5943 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1576 REDWOOD 23 Grimseys Road Sun 2nd Oct, 11am - 11.30am, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living $409,000 ph Natalie 027 943 6413 or Eddie 027 600 4007 Harcourts Rolleston www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1513 ROLLESTON 489 Hoskyns Road Sun 2nd Oct, 11am – 11.30am, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 5.2ha $790,000 GST incl, DAR24433 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 ROLLESTON 3 Binyon Place Sun 2nd Oct, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, study nook, 2 Car, 758m2 Section, Offers over $549, 000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22600 ROLLESTON 2 Kinglear Drive Sun 2nd Oct, 12pm to 12.30pm , 3 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 764m2 section, Offers over $519,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22589 ROLLESTON 12 Loeb Place Sun 2nd Oct, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, , 2 car, 564m2 section, Offers over $589,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22563 ROLLESTON 15 Greenstone Street Sun 2nd Oct, 12pm – 12.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 709m2 sedtion, Offers over $535,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22585 ROLLESTON 17 Durrell Way Sun 2nd Oct 12.30pm – 1 pm , 3 bed, + study, 2 bthrms 2 car, 760m2 section, Offers over $469,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22601 ROLLESTON 9 Binyon Place Sun 2nd Oct, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 living 2 Car, 805m2 Section, Offers over $619, 000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22580 ROLLESTON 223a Lowes Road Sun 2nd Oct, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car, 1188m2 section, Offers over $765,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22588 ROLLESTON 160 Levi Road Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm to 1.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, sep laundry, 3 car, 1183m2 section, Offers over $669,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22531 ROLLESTON 46 Oak Tree Lane Sun 2nd Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm , 6 bed, 3 bthrms, 4 car, 1751m2 section, Offers over $799, 000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22591 ROLLESTON 67 Shadbolt Lane Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm , 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, on 563m2 section, Offers over $549,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22594 ROLLESTON 68 Stanford Way Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm , 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 1106m2 section, Offers over $579,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22573 ROLLESTON 3 Lloyds Close Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 225m2 on 781m2 section, Offers over $599,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22561 ROLLESTON 2 Standford Way Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 231m2 on 745m2 Section, Offers over $637,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22544 ROLLESTON 1053 Goulds Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 1350m2 Section, Offers over $669,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22564 ROLLESTON 17 Berners Way Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm , 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 433m2 section, Offers over $535, 000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22586 ROLLESTON 35 Faringdon Boulevard Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm – 3pm, 3 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car, 475m2 section, Offers over $539,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22545 ROLLESTON 24 Hartford Crescent Sun 2nd Oct, 3pm – 3.30pm, New 3 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car, 400m2 Section, Offers over $519,000. Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22551 ROLLESTON 212 Larcombs Road Sun 2nd Oct , 2.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 4+gge on 2.0234ha rural section Auction Thursday 27th October (USP) Katie 021 135 0887 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1525 ROLLESTON 14 Park Lane Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge on a 613m2 section, Price by negotiation, ph Natalie 027 943 6413 Eddie 027 600 4007 Harcourts Rolleston www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1466 SOCKBURN 1 / 82 Racecourse Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 2 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car, share in 809m2 section, Offers over $335,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22575 SOUTHBRIDGE 5 Broad Street Sun 2ND Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 garage Neg Over $335,000, ph Penny Dadson-Clausen, 027 895 5943 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1574 SOUTHBRIDGE 12 Bridge Street Sun 2ND Oct, 1pm – 1.30pm, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 garage Neg Over $375,000, ph Noel Lowry 027 432 8859 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1577 SOUTHBRIDGE 167A High Street Sun 2nd Oct, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3 bedroom, 1 bthrm, 1 garage, Neg over $340,000, Penny Dadson-Clausen PH 027 895 5943 Farmlands Real Estate, LE1570 SOUTHBRIDGE 28 Hastings Street Sun 2nd Oct, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bedroom ,two storey home on botanic 1201m2. $495,000, Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/027 TEMPLETON 2 Kissel Street Sun 2nd Oct 1.30pm -2pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 1 car gge on 911m2 section, Price by Negotiation, ph Claire 027 723 3571 Harcourts Rolleston – www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1519 WEST MELTON 10 Mulholland Drive Sun 2ND Oct, 12.30pm – 1pm, 285m2 4 bedroom & office on 2.17ha. Great lifestyle, Deadline Sale closes 21/10/16, Sue Robinson 021 409 050, sue@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/ 039 WEST MELTON 344 Curraghs Road Sun 2nd Oct, 2.15pm – 3pm, 260m2 house, triple garage, 162m2 shed on 4.364ha, Deadline Sale closes 19/10/16, Sue Robinson 021 409 050 sue@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan www.marealestate.co.nz/038 WEST MELTON 79 Rossington Drive Sun 2nd Oct, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrm, 2 car, 1045m2 section, $920,000. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22556 WEST MELTON 42 Jacks Drive Sun 2nd Oct, 1.30pm – 2pm, 4 Bed home + 1 Bed flat, 2 Car, 3160 m2 Section, Deadline Sale. Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RRL22534