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The Star: April 20, 2017

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52 Thursday April 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Advertisers, we will grow your customers No.1 for Readership* Want more customers? We reach them! Contact us today to advertise in Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper, The Star. www.star.kiwi Ph: Steve 021 372 479 | E: steve@starmedia.kiwi *Source: Nielsen CMI Q1 16 – Q4 16, Christchurch urban, all respondents 10+, Thursday readership

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 53 OPEN HOMES Come to an open home or make a time to view. Avonhead: 31a Rosedale Place Seriously 4 sale: 2 dble bdrm rear townhouse in Burnside & Merrin St school zones. Negotiable over $345,000 (RV $355,000) Sunday 11-11:30am Bishopdale: 1a Fairford Street A rare find: The perfect downsize option. Often admired, stand alone (120m2 floor), 2 bdrm townhouse on a fee simple 285m2 section. Spacious living. Double garage. Great location. Price by negotiation. Sunday 12:15-12:45pm Cashmere: 75 Valley Road Designer dwelling / designer lifestyle: 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, single garage. Ample off street parking and much more in this brand new home. It’s a no-fuss, no-hassle, lock & leave lifestyle – got to see it, got to love it. Just go get it. Sunday 1:30-2:15pm North New Brighton: 12 Saltaire Street A place to begin: One owner from new, this loved, warm and comfortable 2/3 bdrm home is to be sold. Re-wired, re-roofed, new double garage. Hurry to view. Sunday 12:15-12:45pm Rangiora: 31 Melford Close Try building it for less!: (307m2 floor) 5 dble bdrms, 2 bthrms (ensuite). Large studio. Dble gge. Make an offer over $599,000. (RV $620,000 Sunday 1-1:45pm Woolston: 33a St Johns Street A revelation on St Johns: It’s a must see. Re-roofed, re-wired, re-everything. Superb deck. Single garage. Fee simple section. You will love, come get it. Sunday 11-11:30am & Wednesday 5:30-6pm Do you know the current value of your home? Find out, call Trish now for a free appraisal. Trish Lawrence ph 0800 874 745 Initial Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Appears every week in For more information: Mike Fulham P 364 7406 E mike@christchurchstar.co.nz Trish donates to Camp Quality Home & Property Dressing your property up for sale Your house is on the market and you hope to get a good price. While market performance will largely influence this, presenting your home at its best will help. First impressions count from the moment potential buyers view a property from the street to the moment they walk through the front door. Weed the garden, cut back unruly shrubs and prune trees where needed. Kill off weeds in the lawn, sprinkle grass seed over bald patches and fertilise the lawn. Indoors, tidy up. Get rid of excess or bulky furniture, toys, books, hobby items or fitness equipment and if too many photos on the wall pack these away so the home looks roomy. If there is a gap or a room needs enhancing, look at what you have. A piece of furniture might be painted up or an old leather bound book popped on the coffee table. Shelves will also add depth to a narrow space while mirrors may give the illusion of a larger space. In entryways, add an easy chair, small table, bookcase or large vase. Awkward spaces such as coved ceilings in attics or upstairs rooms might be converted into storage shelving and the room given a purpose as an office, playroom or extra bedroom so viewers can see how the room might be used. Stow possessions neatly in containers, shelving or tidily in cupboards; highlighting the storage potential within the home, ensuring it is clean and tidy for viewing at any time. Move the pets outside as not all buyers will be pet lovers while some may suffer pet allergies putting them off a house if they see a pet inside. If parts of the house look tired, NEW LISTINGS Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE throughout Christchurch For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham M: 021 300 567 E: mike@starmedia.kiwi consider renovating by painting walls, replacing worn carpet, or modernising the kitchen, bathroom and toilet; rooms that should sparkle. Replace tired cabinetry, or the benches and cupboard/drawer fronts then update old toilets, showers or kitchen appliances. Modernising these rooms can lift the final selling price. Use consistent and light paint colours throughout for balance and seamlessness, making the house appear more spacious. An effect that is increased when walls and curtains share the same or a similar colour. Consider the personality and purpose of a room. Bright colours lift living areas especially if large and open. However, bedrooms are suited to calmer softer colours with just a touch of bold. Layer bedding or use throws for effect along with cushions or a stuffed toy in a children’s room. With curtaining, smaller patterns or plain fabrics are the rule for smaller rooms whereas larger patterns make spacious areas cosier. If blinds or drapes are past their best, replace these even if it is only with neutral cotton curtains. The effect will be worth it. Eco-friendly features will also add value for some buyers though not universally, however earthy natural colours and features are popular. Consider who your target buyers are likely to be and what will appeal to them. Your Earthquake damaged home! Talk to us if you are serious about selling your “As is Where is” home. We have sold over 100 “As is Where is” homes and we have a huge database of qualified buyers. Phil & Holly Jones Ph 03-382-2230 Phil 027 435 7711 Holly 027 222 0220 phil.jones@raywhite.com We have achieved record breaking prices recently! Licensed (REAA 2008) Results Realty Ltd Want to Sell Your Property? List your House with me and I will tell you How You Can Get Top $$$$ for your Property! The Reasons to list your Property with me: I have many years experience selling Real Estate in NZ, USA & Europe! I’m different, I think out of the box, I use unique techniques! FREE Property Appraisal!! Licensed Agent REAA 2008 BUY OR SELL, I’M YOUR GAL!!! CALL ME NOW Katalin Francsics 021 028 57927 katalin.francsics@harcourts.co.nz Rolleston sHeRAleA estAte One out of box, close to bus, shops, swimming pool, and schools • Private Sale with potential income • G.V. $780,000 built 2013, offers over $800,000 • Private rear securely gated beautiful established ¼ acre section • House 250 sq mtrs, specifically built to accommodate extended family or teenager haven. • Log fire, heat pump and DVS system • Private separate quarters inclusive for main dwellers. • 3 bdrms, 3 ½ bathrooms, 5 toilets, 2 car garage • Separate 41 sq mtr studio with dble bdrm, bathroom & carport • 6 garden sheds, 3 x 750 ltr water tanks, chook house. • Additional parking for cars, caravan or boat For viewing call Judith 022 171 0695 Oamaru LAKES, THE CYCLE TRAIL , OPPORTUNITY! Price: SBD BEO $250,000 Web: FJKGF3 2 1 1 INVITING FAMILY HOME Price: SBD BEO $289,000 PICTURE PERFECT Price: SBD BEO $299,000 CLASSIC, HISTORIC ESTATE 1861 Price: $690,000+GST (if any) THE ‘WOW’ FACTOR Price: SBD BEO $875,000 Web: EZJGF3 4 2 - Web: FY8GF3 3 1 1 Web: FY4GF3 5 4 2 Web: FRSGF3 3 2 2 Check out all our listings at www.oamaru.ljhooker.co.nz | Deal with the Best: LJ Hooker Oamaru - The Most Productive Team in NZ * SBD BEO = ‘Sale By Deadline Buyer Enquiry Over’ * LJ Hooker Harveys Group, based on number of transactions Call Oamaru’s No. 1 Team For Listing & Selling - Ph (03) 434 9014 Robertson Real Estate Ltd MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008