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Selwyn Times: February 14, 2018

2 Hastings McLeod

2 Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306 The Great Digital DOUBLE UP! DOUBLE UP! two marketing packages Call now to get the premium your property deserves 0800 367 5263 for the price of ONE! FREE + Google Display advertising + Facebook Advertising + Feature on realestate.co.nz + HD Property Video + Professional Photography* Promotional period: January 27 - February 28, 2018 *Terms and conditions apply - Visit pb.co.nz/doubleuptc BEST OF BANGOR MODERN DAIRY - SET UP TO PERFORM WEB ID DFL60260 DARFIELD 80 Bangor Road We're delighted to offer for sale the ultimate lifestyle property that offers all the benefits of country living within 5 minutes walk of Darfield town centre. Set on a well established 7443m2 site is the 294m2 executive 5 bedroom home, featuring a well appointed open plan kitchen and family living that opens onto a large private north facing deck, excellent for summer entertaining. Complemented by a large formal lounge or media room. 5 double bedrooms including master with ensuite, WIR and external access to covered patio area. www.propertybrokers.co.nz DEADLINE SALE VIEW 10 & 11 & 18 Feb 12.00 - 12.45pm DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 27th February, 2018 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) Gareth Cox Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@pb.co.nz 5 2 2 WEB ID DFR60018 TE PIRITA 716 Mitchells Road 210-hectare dairy farm located in the favored dairying area of Te Pirita Central Canterbury, is this modern dairy farm milking up to 800 cows in its third season following conversion. Excellent milking infrastructure including 50-bail rotary cowshed with Read plant and meal feeding system. 3 modern brick homes complement the on farm assets with the main homestead enjoying 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living. DEADLINE SALE: Offers over $45,000/ha + GST (if any) All offers received on or before 4pm 5th March (unless sold prior). View By Appointment Gareth Cox Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@pb.co.nz BY NEGOTIATION 3 1

2 [Edition datE] Four things you MUST do before buying a home Buying a home is a big deal. It’s likely to be the most expensive thing you buy, and it can be a complicated legal process. It’s even tougher in a hot market, where there is a lot of competition for a limited number of properties. It might be tempting to take a few shortcuts, but failing to do things properly could cause more problems later. Here are our top four tasks for home buyers. 1. Research the property The real estate agent selling the property acts on behalf of the seller, however they are also required to tell you everything they know about the property. They must respond professionally to all your enquiries and not withhold any details. Remember that you still need to do your own due diligence. That means getting a title search so you can find out all the facts about the property’s ownership, boundary and access, as held by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). It’s a good idea to get a Land Information Memorandum (LIM), which shows information held by the local council about the property and land. For valuable feedback on the property’s condition, get a report done by an inspector who has professional indemnity insurance and carries out their work in accordance with the New Zealand Property Inspection Standard. Although this all costs money, it will save you more in the long term. Sellers may occasionally provide some of this information for you. If this happens, check that it is up-to-date. 2. Get legal advice Buying property is expensive, and it can cost even more if something goes wrong. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice before you sign anything. A lawyer will handle all the paperwork involved in the process, including the title search, and offer impartial advice. If you don’t have a lawyer, the New Zealand Law Society can help you find one at propertylawyers.org. nz. 3. Understand the sale process There are several methods of buying and selling property, for example, tender or auction. It’s important to understand the process for the property you are buying. Practices can vary between agencies so make sure you confirm details with them. The Home Buyer’s Guide at buyingahome. reaa.govt.nz has more helpful advice. 3 4. Read the sale and purchase agreement and understand what it means The sale and purchase agreement is your contract with the seller. It is crucial to read it very carefully and get legal advice before you sign. You can negotiate the terms and conditions of an agreement, but once you sign it, there’s no going back. Want more free and independent advice on buying a property? Check out the Home Buyers’ Guide at buyingahome. reaa.govt.nz. If you still have questions, call the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) on 0800 367 7322 (please call 04 471 8930 from a mobile phone). Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@pb.co.nz Office 03 929 0306 SIZE, LOCATION, GARAGING! PRICED TO SELL - DON'T WAIT!! WEB ID ROU60016 ROLLESTON 26 Beaumont Drive Positioned on an ideal 1048m2 section in the highly sought after Mayfair subdivision (wide streets...quality homes...) here's an opportunity for an astute buyer to secure a large 247m2 home with plenty of space for your family's toys at an unbelievable price. * Galley style kitchen with double oven * Log burner and 3 heat pumps * BONUS 6x6m Totalspan garage * 10m2 garden shed & vege planters VIEW Sunday 11 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm Sarah Yeates Mobile 027 447 2719 Office 03 929 0306 sarahy@pb.co.nz BUYERS $629,000+ 5 2 4 WEB ID ROL58223 WEST MELTON 342 Halkett Road Presenting this recently built modern home in an absolutely prime location! Set well back off the road, you get peace and quiet, along with sheltered privacy • 3.96 ha lifestyle • Modern 2011, 230 m2 home • Heatpump and Logburner • 4 bedrooms + office, main with ensuite & WIR • Access from 3 ranch sliders to patio • Beautifully positioned for all day sun VIEW 11 & 18 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm Michael Robb Mobile 027 436 7106 Office 03 929 0306 michael.robb@pb.co.nz BUYERS $860,000+ 5 2 2 www.propertybrokers.co.nz