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Selwyn Times: December 13, 2016

2 Looking for a property

2 Looking for a property – what really counts? You are in the market for a new property, scrolling the Internet, examining properties for sale and zeroing in on those with potential. They might be in locations that offer cheaper land, larger houses, or convenience to work or school. You may have visited show homes and open homes becoming confused, overwhelmed or swept away with emotional factors like having everything new, or extra features such as three car garaging. To be happy with your choice, list the features that you need, considering: • Family space – Is there room for the children to play indoors and for television and entertainment units? Should this be open plan or separated? • Kitchen – What needs to be in your kitchen? How serious are you about a butler’s pantry? Is it a whim or something that offers a practical solution to the way you use your kitchen? • Bedroom sizes – What are optimum sizes? Smaller bedrooms may translate to slightly lower building costs while extra space can be useful. When looking at existing homes, consider whether the size of each bedroom is sufficient. • Garaging – A standard double garage once two cars are parked there offers little space for the toys. What toys do you have and could they live with the lawnmower in a garden shed, a cheaper option to three car garaging? If the budget allows and a larger garage with workshop is important, make it a selection priority. • Size of land – Lifestyle properties offer space for children, pets, hobbies, an expansive garden and perhaps a home-run business but they require work so are not for everyone and a compact section might be more sensible if a tight budget or busy lifestyle. • Bathrooms – Second and third bathrooms are great in homes with teenagers and a wet shower room is ideal for young children. A bath might be fashionable though is often not used and its absence could mean a more spacious bathroom. • Laundry – Would a laundry in the garage do the job? • Storage – How much storage do you need? Weigh up what can truly be stored in the garage once vehicles are in, a preference in winter. Garages vary in size so check the size to ensure your vehicles will fit. Look also at where else the house offers storage capacity such as in hall cupboards, a large hot water cylinder cupboard, wardrobes (check their width and depth), walkin robe, attic storage trusses, as well as the potential for hooks and shelving in the garage for bikes, tools, garden equipment and even kayaks. • Off-street parking – How many vehicles can be parked on the driveway? Will this space be sufficient? • Garden - Is there sufficient space for your children to play or for entertaining? A checklist will allow you to determine what will suit your needs, the point of the exercise, saving you time looking at properties or potential house designs while assisting you to decide whether to buy a new or existing home with both options having advantages and disadvantages. REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS 6 Lowes Road, Rolleston one moRe SolD! 1 Dalton Way, West Melton oPen Home: Sun 18 th Dec 1.15 - 1.45pm oFFeRS oveR $973,000 A Fantastic Place to Call Home! Located in the prestigious Gainsborough Estate, this stunning 348 sqm (more or less) 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home will impress with its thoughtful design and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. An exquisite kitchen with attached walk through scullery flows through to expansive living areas which in turn open out onto beautifully landscaped outdoor living. This home is a pleasure to present and viewing is a must! Contact Mike now for further information. Stop looking, Start living! After only one Open Home, this stunning Rolleston property is now SOLD! The owners are over the moon with the result, and the purchasers are excited about their new home. Interest in this lovely property was huge, and as a result we have so many disappointed buyers who are still looking. If you are contemplating a property change, and would like to find out how we can get you the results you deserve, contact Mike now for a free, no-obligation appraisal. 32a Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia view now beFoRe DeADline! oPen Home: Sun 18 th Dec 12 - 12.30pm DeADline SAle 5Pm 20tH DeCembeR (unleSS SolD PRioR) Heaven Sent Have you been holding off purchasing your new home in the hopes of finding something truly unique and special? This converted church hall could be what you’ve been waiting for! Polished wooden floors & lead light windows combine with a funky modern interior to produce a truly unique property. Kitchen, dining, and living areas are open plan, with a second full kitchen combined with laundry. A mezzanine floor plus 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the interior. This home is a must-see for anyone who loves something a bit quirky and different – contact Mike for more information mike Goatley 027 249 5561 Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041 trevor mcivor 027 444 2814 nicola Curtis Administrator 68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346 Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

3 Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 03 929 0306 NO EXPENSE SPARED! HIGHLAND SPECIAL $314,000 WEB ID DFU51500 HORORATA 4 Hobbs Street Located in the rural setting of Hororata is this 3 bedroom weatherboard home, well positioned on a quarter acre section offering a well fenced private backyard. Inside the home features a combined kitchen/dining with exposed timber floors, separate lounge with logburner and a compact bathroom with separate toilet. Outbuildings include a single carport and garden shed situated in sheltered grounds with an abundance of native plantings providing a peaceful haven. Excellent opportunity for those looking for a property with great bones and real options to add value. VIEW By Appointment Gareth Cox Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 3 1 SEE MORE ON SEYMOUR DEADLINE SALE WEB ID ROU53032 HORNBY 5 Seymour Street Situated on Seymour Street, right around the corner from the Hub Hornby, this property boasts its location benefits. Ease of access to the main arterials being in between both Shands Road and Main South Road, as well as being on TC1 land! WEB ID ROU52823 ROLLESTON 21 Fernham Way Cleverly designed to exacting standards and perfectly positioned on its private 545m2 rear section, those looking for the right mix of comfort, style and easy-living will find it right here. • Quality 178m2 home with extra-height ceilings • Open plan with 2 cosy living areas • Designer kitchen, stone benchtops and walk in pantry • Fully-tiled showers, Italian tapware & luxury freestanding bath • Gas Real Fire, heat pump & solar ready • Secure, fully-fenced & alarmed View By Appointment Sarah Yeates Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 BUYERS $539,000+ 4 2 2 DEADLINE SALE This 3 bedroom, fully renovated 1900's home is filled with character. Extensive works have already been completed, meaning you can move right in and reap the benefits. New paint inside and out, light fittings, drapes, carpets and flooring, even sliders ... VIEW Thursday 15 Dec 6.00 - 6.30pm DEADLINE SALE closes Friday 16th December, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) 3 Lucinda Ebbett Mobile 027 364 7958 Office 03 929 0306 1 1 BARE BLOCK ON CLINTONS BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID ROU52181 DARFIELD 1682 Clintons Road An incredible opportunity has arisen to purchase a 2 hectare, bare block of land on the ever-popular, Clintons Road. Private, rear section with mountain views. Build your dream home and reap the benefits of owning a lifestyle block, without sacrificing proximity to township, town water supply, and rubbish collection. Ideally situated between Bangor Road and Mulholland Drive. Introducing Sam Ashworth Viewing is a must! Interested parties advised to act quickly. Call today to arrange a time. VIEW By Appointment Lucinda Ebbett Mobile 027 364 7958 Office 03 929 0306 We are delighted to welcome Sam to the Property Brokers Rolleston Sales team. Sam Ashworth is a real estate professional who is both enthusiastic and excited about his career choice as a sales consultant with Property Brokers Rolleston. So if you’re looking for a strong working partnership, and the best possible price for your property, give Sam a call. It will cost you absolutely nothing but your time for an informal, confidential, obligation-free discussion and appraisal. Sam Ashworth Residential Sales Consultant M 027 242 3290 P 03 929 0306 Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 6 Tennyson Street Rolleston P 03 929 0306