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Selwyn Times: July 25, 2018

8 Hastings McLeod

8 Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306 HIDDEN OASIS NEW LISTING DUNSANDEL 391 Sharlands Road This outstanding 8 hectare lifestyle property features a permanent material “Lockwood Home” set in park-like grounds enjoying 4 bedrooms, family bathroom plus ensuite. The formal lounge, dining and kitchen open’s onto north facing patio area well setup for alfresco dining/living with outdoor oven and hot tub. The detached double garage features a studio room located above with its own bathroom, providing options as a guest suite. Outbuildings include the impressive 275m2 fully enclosed shed that lends itself ideally to someone looking to establish a business from home or the ultimate man-cave. The property also benefits from an irrigation consent via groundwater bore and is well subdivided into 10 paddocks with excellent shelter, ideally suited to horse or cattle grazing. Opportunities like this rarely come to market, if you’re looking for that genuine rural retreat or more space to work from home, then this property cannot be beaten. Call Gareth today! WEB ID DFR63012 VIEW 28 Jul 11.00 - 11.45am & 5 Aug 1.00 - 1.45pm Gareth Cox Mobile 021 250 9714 Office 03 929 0306 gareth@pb.co.nz DEADLINE SALE 4 2 2 ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT! BLANK CANVAS- Sheffield NEW LISTING WEB ID DFU62824 DARFIELD 20 Landsborough Drive Simply stunning with inspirational Alpine views and tailored for entertaining sits this superbly presented family home boasting all the benefits of a like-new build on a well landscaped 5002m2 section. Spectacular indoor- outdoor living including a salt water pool. 4 bedrooms + office, 2 bathrooms (master with ensuite). Wet-back log-burner & heat transfer system. Walking distance to the Domain and McHugh’s Forest Park. See it at the open home or ring Amy for a private viewing. View By Appointment Amy Jones Mobile 021 077 9945 amy.jones@pb.co.nz $759,000 4 2 2 WEB ID DFL62237 SHEFFIELD Lot 2 Dalethorpe Road View By Appointment A rare opportunity to secure a lifestyle block in this location. A blank canvas of 2.6 hectares (subject to title) allows intending purchasers an ability to make their mark and build a home and lifestyle with all the benefits of the great outdoors. Flat contour, quality versatile soils, well fenced with magnificent views to the Alps and surrounding foothills. Commutable distance to Christchurch. Access is located off Dalethorpe Road. Matt Collier Mobile 027 205 6626 Office 03 929 0306 mattc@pb.co.nz $289,000 www.propertybrokers.co.nz

2 [Edition datE] 9 Should you sell your house in winter? Selling a property in winter may seem to go against received wisdom, but there are plenty of reasons why it can be a good idea. It’s hard to ignore powerful or compelling reasons like a change in your work, financial or family circumstances, or because the timing seems right. In addition, there are several other, more tangible upsides to selling in winter. Firstly, there are often fewer houses on the market so there’s less competition. Your property is less likely to be lost in a swarm of listings and it will be easy to make it stand out. People who are looking to buy at this time of year are usually highly motivated because they need a home sooner rather than later. The upside of this is that you may get fewer ‘tyre-kickers’ than in the warmer months – and increased demand will often result in higher prices. If you’re selling your property with a real estate agent, you need to mine their experience. When you’re choosing an agent, ask them how houses in your area sell over the colder months. It’s in their interests to make sure the sale of your property is as advantageous as possible; if they think you’ll be better off waiting a couple of months, they should tell you. They should also work with you to work out the best times to hold open homes or viewings, taking in account shorter sunlight hours. You want your property to look attractive, inviting and easy to look after – and there are plenty of practical steps you can take to make it seem an attractive proposition on a cold winter’s day. Now’s the time to fix any leaks, cracked windows or sticking doors or broken drains. All the usual rules for preparing a home for sale will apply - your buzzwords should be decluttering and deep-cleaning. If it has good insulation and an efficient heating system, make sure these factors are included in any marketing. Ensure the house is warm and dry during any viewings. Don’t forget that people will want to look around the outdoor areas too - sweep or waterblast paths, mulch garden beds and clear gutters. If your garden is picture-perfect in summer and spring, consider making some photos available so prospective buyers can see what they’ve got to look forward to. A few colourful plants in pots will also help brighten outdoor spaces and a new letterbox or freshly painted front fence or gate will do wonders for your property’s street appeal. Prepare well and there’s no reason why you can’t successfully sell your property before the weather warms up. Sell now and you’ll hopefully have lots of properties to choose from when you start scanning the market in spring. Kevin Lampen-Smith is the chief executive of the Real Estate Authority (REA), the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. For more information about buying or selling property, check out settled.govt.nz. Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 rolleston@pb.co.nz Office 03 929 0306 THE SELWYN TEAM Tony Quayle AREA MANAGER 027 611 6161 Sarah Yeates RESIDENTIAL SALES 027 447 2719 Paul Frewen RESIDENTIAL SALES 021 428 246 Cameron Grant RESIDENTIAL SALES 022 096 1897 Michael Robb LIFESTYLE SALES 027 436 7106 Jannetta Thomas RESIDENTIAL SALES 021 256 6295 Gareth Cox RURAL SALES 021 250 9714 Matt Collier RURAL/LIFESTYLE 027 643 2358 Amy Jones RESIDENTIAL/LIFESTYLE SALES 021 077 9945 Penny Dadson-Clausen RESIDENTIAL/LIFESTYLE SALES 027 895 5943 Bev Saunders PROPERTY MANAGER 027 666 1219 Lisa Oquist PROPERTY MANAGER 027 643 2358 www.propertybrokers.co.nz