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Selwyn Times: December 19, 2017

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 38 Ridgeway Ave, Rolleston onE MoRE LiStED! EnquiRiES ovER $514,000 Designed with Style! With a stunning outlook & occupying a low-maintenance section in the thriving Faringdon community is this threebedroom home which is ideal for those seeking a lifestyle of quality and comfort. Immaculately presented inside & out, this property hosts an attractive kitchen with breakfast bar that will please any avid cook while the free-flowing living layout features sliding doors off the lounge that expand your space outdoors to the sun-dappled patio. An additional patio is suitably accessed from the master bedroom which is also equipped with a walk-in wardrobe & ensuite, while the remaining bedrooms benefit from built-in storage and share a contemporary family bathroom. Buyers who are looking to establish themselves in this increasingly popular neighbourhood are urged to act quickly. Contact Mike for more information. 32 Lavandula Crescent, Burnside By nEgotiation 9 Fairmont Place, Hornby EnquiRiES ovER $449,000 Superb Setting, Superior Space! Situated in a private pocket of Burnside is this substantial four-bedroom family home bordered by a beautifully established garden setting. The modern kitchen with granite benchtops will please any avid entertainer, as will the multitude of living areas which includes a conservatory that extends out to the patio, complete with a built-in barbeque. Bedrooms and bathrooms on each level ensure total flexibility for family and guests, with the generously proportioned master featuring an ensuite. Offered to the market for the first time in 33 years this property is bound to catch the eye of any purchaser. Contact Stephen for more information. Light, Bright and Sure to Delight Immaculately presented and constructed from Summerhill Stone, this beautifully updated three bedroom property represents an excellent opportunity for first-time buyers. The hub of the home is the lounge which has large windows that invite natural light into the room while the adjoining dining area and kitchen ensure everyday living is effortless. The low-maintenance outdoors hosts a paved patio and beautifully established trees which contribute further privacy. This appealing home will capture the eye of many but can only be sold to one. Contact Mike for more information. Mike goatley 027 249 5561 Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041 trevor Mcivor 027 444 2814 Stephen Ferguson 021 224 2000 Fraser Mackintosh 027 286 8161 nicola Curtis Administrator Julz Sibbe Administrator 68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 0800 645 346 Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

3 For Sale Leeston 81 Manse Road 720m 2 Price Offers over $550,000 Contact Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 Penny Clausen 027 895 5943 New, Luxurious, Lovely. Fully alarmed permanent material home with large workable kitchen with walk-in pantry. Open-plan living/dining with Cassette heat pump and adjoining formal lounge with wallmounted gas fire. Lots of external access for outdoor living. Four double bedrooms master with en suite and dressing room. Attached carpeted double garage. | Property ID LE1613 Hei Hei | 51 Manurere Street 715m 2 An Easy Choice! This very tidy home offers open-plan kitchen/ dining, separate lounge, good sized bedrooms, separate laundry, bathroom and toilet. Plenty of sunlight and heat pump to keep you warm. Gas hot water and newly installed underfloor insulation. Fully fenced section, ideal for the kids, pets and a vege patch. Double garage with adjoining garden shed as well as off street parking. On the bus route and within close proximity to Hornby Mall, parks, schools and other amenities. Move in now and relax, whilst knowing the opportunity also exists to add more value. | Property ID LN1517 Price $379,000 Inspection By appointment Contact Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029 Leeston 23 High Street 2,077m 2 Price $650,000 Contact Penny Clausen 027 895 5943 Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 Much Admired Stately Residence. This elegant six bedroom home offers ample space for family and friends as do the three well appointed bathrooms. A superbly designed kitchen features double pantries, five burner hobb, double oven and substantial counter tops. Adjoining family/dining room with log burner and french doors onto the veranda. Private courtyard and four car garaging | Property ID LE1618 Lincoln 5 Sunline Avenue 601m 2 Price $670,000 Contact Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029 Best wishes for a happy holiday season! Sunny, Spacious and Sparkling. Spacious contemporary home with open-plan living/dining area that flows seamlessly to the private and sheltered outdoor space. Separate lounge with feature wood burner. Kitchen includes a walk-in pantry. Four double bedrooms, master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Hide away study nook, separate laundry and abundant storage space. | Property ID LN1506 Springfield 70 Annavale Road 2.1 Hectares Price $496,500 Contact Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029 Peaceful Oasis With World Class Views. Beautifully presented 90m 2 three bedroom home, sunny open-plan living. Neutral décor throughout. Log burner (with heat transfer) and heat pump. Large 16m x 9m shed consisting of two open and two closed bays. Fully fenced, with picturesque gardens and two paddocks. Spectacular views of Mt Torlesse and the Southern Alps. | Property ID LN1516 Thanks for joining us at the Lincoln Santa Parade. We had a great time along with many happy children at the parade with free face painting, including Harrison Dunnet – age 3 and Jo Jo the face painter. John Davison 027 436 4464 Ron Ferguson 027 498 6256 Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029 Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297 Amy Jones 021 077 9945 Matt Collier 027 205 6626 Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 Penny Dadson-Clausen 027 895 5943 Licensed under REAA 2008