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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018

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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), walk-in 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 15D Marlowe Place, Rolleston OnE mORE LiStED! OFFERS OVER $519,000 Family Sized Value! Your search is over! This could be the home you’ve been looking for! Sitting on a family sized 704sqm this stylish and contemporary 174sqm home is a great choice for family living. With 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/living area this home is sure to tick a lot of boxes. Tucked away in a lovely cul-de-sac, the fully fenced grounds feature an easy-care garden, well-proportioned lawn, planter boxes and a garden shed, perfect for those with green fingers. The large back yard is perfect for the kids and pets to burn their energy, while the two patios offer enough space for alfresco dining and entertaining on those warmer evenings. A short walk will get you to supermarkets, the new shopping area as well as Rolleston School. We anticipate high interest in this lovely home, so don’t delay – call Mike today for your chance to view. 5 Providence Place, Redwood DEADLinE SALE : 5Pm 15th FEb (unLESS SOLD PRiOR) 5 Hardwell Way, Rolleston by nEgOtiAtiOn A Picture on Providence! Located in the sought after Providence Place, this beautifully presented 3 double bedroom plus study home is a pleasure to present! From the moment you step into the light filled entrance, you will be struck by the spaciousness on offer. A central modern kitchen is at the heart of the open plan living, dining and family area. Three double bedrooms provide ample accommodation, with the master boasting an ensuite and its own patio access. A separate study or playroom off the living area gives even more options. Outside, the manicured and fully fenced grounds are both private and relaxing. Surrounded by other executive homes, and being conveniently close to Northlands Mall, The Airport and St Bedes College, we anticipate high interest. With new plans underway, our vendors are motivated so don’t delay as homes of this quality, in this location are snapped up quick. Call Stephen or Mike today for your viewing options. A Smart Decision for Easy Living! Delivering the perfect combination of contemporary style and low-maintenance living in the flourishing Farringdon community is this three-bedroom home which presents an appealing opportunity for home buyers and investors alike. The open plan living space flows seamlessly from the modern kitchen to allow for family interaction and effortless entertaining, and your choice of two patios and the easycare grounds provide the perfect setting for unwinding outdoors. Each of the bedrooms is well-sized and feature built-in storage, with the master enjoying the convenience of an ensuite. This property offers laid-back living and excellent levels of comfort and is sure to tick a lot of boxes for buyers who want to settle down in style. Contact Mike today 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)