 Tips When Buying at Auction
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 Designing a Home ...
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TIPS WHEN BUYING AT AUCTION
There can be some controversy as to
whether an auction is a good way to buy or
sell a property...
price has been met and the property will
be sold to the highest bidder
 “Reserve Price” which is the lowest price
the sel...
Asking Price
The seasonally adjusted truncated mean
asking price for listings rose 5.5% (from April
2012) and reached an a...
and investment for you these matters may
not be relevant but do keep in mind
Collect estimates early. Before you are even
...
often this can save you lots of money and
the flaw may be hidden in your layout
Consider package lots or basic finishes.
F...
need to ventilate your house. Draughts
should be plugged, ventilation is essential to
avoid damp and retain good air quali...
expense at the outset but can often save you
many dollars over subsequent years.
If your current home insulation is not up...
mind for them such as the Women’s Refuge
or Hospice you can let go by knowing the
item will go somewhere that it is actual...
Reward yourself when you achieve a big
task.
If you are struggling to let an item go but
don’t really have any space or ne...
Use blackout window treatments if the light
disturbs you to avoid interrupted sleep.
When decorating the room ensure you c...
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  1. 1.  Tips When Buying at Auction  New Zealand Property Report - April 2013  Building a Home on a Budget  Designing a Home to Keep in the Heat  How to Declutter Your Home  Decorating Ideas - The Main Bedroom  Creating and Outdoor Entertaining Area and How you Use It  Tips when considering Purchasing a Property  How to create a Budget for your Home Build  Creating a Sunroom or Conservatory  Tips on Preparing your Home for Sale  Decorating Ideas - Kids Bedrooms  Maximising Small Garden Spaces  Local Services: Property, Real Estate and Building PROPERTY: REAL ESTATE, BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT AUTUMN 2013 www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Property To feature in this booklet and on our Linku2 website plans start from $25 pm. For details phone: 09 428 0204, Email: admin@linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | About Us | Advertise With Us | Web and Booklet Plans (Rates subject to change - for up to date information visit the website) Linku2 Hibiscus Coast Business and Community Services are kindly sponsored by Pak n Save Silverdale helping us support our local Community Articles in this print issue: Babies and Toddlers Business Services Education and Training, Clubs and Community Getting Married Health and Beauty, Sport and Recreation Living and Leisure Motor, Marine, Industrial and Rural Property: Real Estate, Building and Development Senior Living Shopping and Retail, Wining and Dining Visiting the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney Visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 ... Articles on the web links:
  2. 2. We Linku2 local services, information and articles through our Linku2 website and print booklets in stands across the area. Our onsite web “We Linku2” sections and print booklets are updated quarterly linking you to information, articles and local services divided into sections from Babies to Property, Health to Seniors. Visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz to find everything you need locally, pick up a free booklet from one of our many stands or download a copy on site. Linku2 also provide on site information including -  Free Classified Sales  Local Events Calendar  Latest news  Information on the local area (eg bus timetables, rubbish collections, libraries, emergency numbers, etc) Plus we run our own unique Fundraising Programme with paying Web and Booklet advertisers contributing back into our non-profit community. All local non-profit groups can register to receive funds. We welcome any feedback and love to be involved with our community Call us on 09 428 0204 or email admin@linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz Visit us today at www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz and support our community to - Go Local, Grow Local ... LINKU2 - WHO ARE WE AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU? SO WHAT ARE QR CODES? A QR code is a type of bar code with an embedded URL that links to the internet. By using a QR reading programme on your smart phone you can link directly through the QR code to the link. If you have a smartphone but don’t have a QR App you can download a QR code scanner free at www.qrstuff.com Or text “QR” to 710 (Vodafone)
  3. 3. TIPS WHEN BUYING AT AUCTION There can be some controversy as to whether an auction is a good way to buy or sell a property but if you have found a property which you are interested in purchasing and it is going to market through the auction process there are a number of things you should do both prior to the auction and on auction day to hopefully ensure success. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUCTION The auction process dates back to early biblical times. Slaves were bought and sold at auction as well as women auctioned off as wives. The Romans used to auction family estates and auctions have also been popular, and in many cases continue so, for crops, livestock and tools. Auctioning is popular nowadays for sought after items such as art works and memorabilia. WHEN BUYING PROPERTY Do your market research on the value of the property you are considering. Check the property and ensure you have undertaken all the necessary structural and building surveys and inspections. Any defects or problems known prior to the sale should be disclosed in the conditions of sale documentation for the auction but make sure you check this with the sales person. Get a LIM report and read through the conditions of sale document. Check the Certificate of Title of the property Check you understand the chattels which come with the property Decide if you are going to bid or if you aren’t very confident, appoint someone who can bid for you at the auction If you aren’t familiar with the auction process it is wise to try and attend one or two other auctions before your important date so you can follow what is happening and understand what will happen. Make sure you are aware of the minimum deposit you need to have available immediately on your success at the auction  Understand the auction terms such as – “On the market”, this is when the reserve REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT For the best mortgage possible 0800 LENDER www.ilender.co.nz - No 1 on TradeMe 658 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa Ph: 424 9170 whangaparaoa.nz@raywhite.com www.rwwhangaparaoa.co.nz Whether buying or selling Ray White ensures maximum exposure and opportunity through our large pool of properties along with a large pool of buyers Find out about us and how we can help you by scanning this QR code with your smartphone or tablet Download a QR code scanner at www.qrstuff.com Or text “QR” to 710 (Vodafone)
  4. 4. price has been met and the property will be sold to the highest bidder  “Reserve Price” which is the lowest price the seller will take, once this has been reached and exceeded the property will be sold  “Passed In” which is when the property doesn’t reach the reserve price at the auction Once you are ready to bid at the auction make sure you can clearly see the auctioneer and he can see you for your bids Be aware the auctioneer is allowed to place bids on the vendors behalf to move bidding forward to a price level acceptable to the vendor and close to the reserve price. However be aware that the auctioneer is not allowed to bid above the reserve price Make sure you know your budget and your top price and don’t get carried away by your emotions. Your top bid should be your top bid unless you have made provision otherwise Turn up at the auction knowing your game plan, having done your research, your top budget, be confident and get out there and win your new property! NZ PROPERTY REPORT APRIL 2013 The property market continues to show signs of confidence and heightened activity as compared to the past few years. The confidence amongst sellers bringing their properties onto the market has pushed up the (seasonally adjusted) truncated mean asking price to a new high of $447,275 – the highest level since the collection of data began in 2007. This rise in asking price was noticeable in around half of New Zealand, with Auckland reaching a new record high of $612,167, and Central Lakes Otago reaching a new high of $679,987. A record low of $353,474 was seen in Marlborough (down 9% on March figures) The number of new listings fell to 10,023, down 21.5% on March and down 1.5% year on year. In the main centers, both Auckland and Canterbury experienced an increase in listings when compared to April last year of 9.3% and 0.8% respectively and Wellingtons figure fell by just 1.9%. The next 3 months are traditionally a quiter time for the market, with lower listings ahead of the spring pick up in August. If property sales continue strongly it is likely that asking prices will continue to creep up as demand for property continues to remain high. 25 years experience, locally owned and operated and excellent rates. We can enhance and preserve your property’s value. Make Aalto Property Care your one-stop shop for Property Care. Call David or Vicki now P.O. Box 712, Orewa - Phone: 0800 862 258 Mobile: 027 480 3632 - A/H: 426 2253 www.aaltopropertycare.co.nz  Gutter Cleaning  Roof Cleaning  Low Pressure Chemical Washing  Pest Control  Window Cleaning  Water Blasting  House Washing For a professional job on all your services including: TIPS WHEN PURCHASING A PROPERTY If the property of your dreams is selling by auction you can be confident in your negotia- tions but what do you need to know about the property beforehand. For tips scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Property - Scrolling item or Article link
  5. 5. Asking Price The seasonally adjusted truncated mean asking price for listings rose 5.5% (from April 2012) and reached an all time high of $447,275. This new record asking price level was up from the prior peak of $446,277 reached in November last year. The trend as seen in the chart opposite, continues to show strength in seller expectation, on the back of low listings, and strong demand in the main centres New Listings The level of new listings coming onto the market in April fell 21.3% from March, to a total of 10,023. This represents a fall of 1.5% from April last year. On a 12 month moving average basis a total of 131,552 new listings have come to the market since April 2012, as compared to 128,994 in the prior 12 month period, a rise of 2%. This compares to REINZ reported sales, which are up 16.7% on the same 12 month comparable basis. Inventory The level of unsold houses on the market at the end of April (42,225) was down slightly, when compared to March (43,930). The inventory as measured in terms of equivalent weeks of sales fell in April to 26.8 weeks, remaining well below the long-term average of 39 weeks. The market remains firmly a seller’s market; with 17 of the 19 regions showing inventory levels that are well below long term averages. Both Auckland and Canterbury continue to witness the highest extent of this. Auckland is 53% below its long term average, and Canterbury is 47% below its long term average. Information courtesy of www.realestate.co.nz Karen Franklin ...a proven professional Commercial, Business, Residential Sales & Marketing Consultant P: 09 428 5635 M: 021 779 838 E: karen.franklin@harcourts.co.nz W: karenfranklin.harcourts.co.nz We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES Aalto Property Care, P O Box 712, Orewa, Ph: 0800 862 258, Mob: 027 480 3632, E: vic- ki.queen@xtra.co.nz, W: www.aaltopropertycare.co.nz - For anything from house washing and window cleaning to pest control, Aalto Property Care will keep your house looking beautiful. Auckland Pergolas, Patios and Carports Ltd (APPC), P O Box 148, Orewa Ph: 09 281 4623, Mob: 027 493 3247, Fax: 09 281 4692, E: info@appcltd.co.nz, W: www.aucklandpergolaspatioscarports.co.nz - Auckland Pergolas Patios and Carports are specialists in the supply and installation of high quality pergolas, patio covers, awnings and carports.
  6. 6. and investment for you these matters may not be relevant but do keep in mind Collect estimates early. Before you are even too far into the planning process start gathering estimates. While these will only be rough guides there’s no point in going down the track saying you want underfloor heating if your budget simply won’t stretch that far. Make the shape of your building simple. Angles, corners, rounded edges will all add to the building costs Consider what services you can complete yourself. This may include gib stopping, painting, curtain making and often certain types of flooring which can be laid with a little instruction Shop around for your materials and services. Be prepared to negotiate, you may not get a discount on that oven or dishwasher but at the very least you might get a free toaster or a year supply of dishwasher tablets! Consider clearance stores or seconds as BUILDING A HOME ON A BUDGET How often do you hear of the nightmares experienced by those who build their own property about budget blowout and the stress of extra costs and over spending. Everybody has some sort of budget in mind when they plan to build and here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are limited and would like to maximise what you can get for those tighter budget costs. Consider the size of the house you need. Smaller houses are cheaper to build but don’t cut back too far. If you are a young couple do take into consideration the number of children you might like to have, if you have family living overseas also take into consideration if they visit and you have three children how practical will it be. If this is a first time home JOHN CLEGG AREINZ Licenced under REAA 2008 Ph: 021 636365 Office: 09 424 9199 After hours: 09 424 0626 j.clegg@barfoot.co.nz Shop 2, 719 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa Residential Sales It’s no wonder we deal with so many buyers Our vendors know we sell more properties locally than any other agency, AND the fees are attractive! For more details on real estate in New Zealand visit www.realestate.co.nz We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST BUILDERS AND TRADE SERVICES M R Harman Builders Ltd, 28 Gilshennan Valley, Red Beach, Ph: 426 9337, Mob: 027 493 3247, Fax: 426 9347 E: murray@mrharman.co.nz, W: www.mr-harmanltdbuilders.co.nz - As our logo says "Built by the Hand of Tradesmen": M. R. Harman care about quality, craftsmanship and service. Whatever the job it will be well built. Oceanside Glass and Glazing, 11 Delshaw Ave, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Ph: 428 4417, Mob: 027 437 2374, Fax: 428 4417, E: theflemings4@xtra.co.nz - With over 25 years of experience Paul understands all aspects of glass and glazing.
  7. 7. often this can save you lots of money and the flaw may be hidden in your layout Consider package lots or basic finishes. Fixtures, taps and tops can always be upgraded later once you have more money. Consider open shelving which can be replaced later Consider recycled materials and estate auctions. Items can add character to your place and if you change your mind they can always be replaced when the budget has grown again Landscaping can be done on a budget. Level the land, grass your lawn and you can add your exterior design and flower beds later Whilst you might be building on a budget do consider your expenses down the track. It is worth putting greater emphasis on the basic building blocks of your home including energy saving heating options, water conservation and ventilation and, yes, it is wise to have a Plan B if you find your costs are spiralling out of control! DESIGNING A HOME TO KEEP IN THE HEAT Different houses need different types of insulation. In an uninsulated home the main heat loss is through the ceiling which can be up to 40% with windows being the biggest heat drain for their area. Your floors lose only about 10% of your heat loss but by insulating them there can become an immediate sense of warmth detracting from a warmer feeling underfoot. Insulation, of course, isn’t just important for heating in the winter but will also keep the heat out in summer. It also lessens the likelihood of condensation which creates mildew and mould and causes allergies and respiratory illnesses. When considering insulation you need to decide what kind of insulation would work best in your scenario but even before that you need to sort out draughts. Seal around doors and windows but remember you do still  Broken windows and doors  Mirrors  Table tops  Splashbacks  Glass cutting Ph: 0274 372 374 A/H: 428 4417 Over 25 years Experience Obligation free quotes, competitive rates and a prompt, personal service Glass and Glazing HOW TO DEVELOP A BUDGET FOR YOUR HOME BUILD … Now you have some ideas on where you can scale back building on a budget, find out how to develop that budget to avoid a blowout. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Section - Scrolling item or Article link
  8. 8. need to ventilate your house. Draughts should be plugged, ventilation is essential to avoid damp and retain good air quality. The types of insulation you may consider include – Rolled Insulation – Often coming in pre cut sizes you can install batts yourself or get in a professional. The batts slot between floor boards and wall joists. Pink Batts™ are made of lightweight and flexible glass wool and are Margay Management and Rentals - Head and Shoulders above the rest Jayne and Clinton Cowley P O Box 306, Whangaparaoa Ph: 428 0010 Email: info@margay.co.nz Web: www.margay.co.nz At Margay we offer a highly professional Property Management service that will save you time and trouble managing investment properties. If you are looking for short term accommodation while building or renovating we are the experts. With our range of accommodation we are able to negotiate good short term rates for you to rest assured you have somewhere to live until your own place is available. recognisable from their pink colour Sprayed Foam – This type of insulation is almost always installed by a professional and consists of an expanding foam which adheres to wall linings or ceilings Boards and Pipes – Insulation can also come in rigid forms often offering the most efficient form of insulation for under floors and basements. Pipes should also be wrapped for energy efficiency in water heating. Natural products of course work well not only because they often have a good long life span but are also environmentally friendly. Double glazing on windows is now popular and is excellent for heat retention. If designing your home from the ground up consider the sun and use natural heat and light in your insulation plans. In New Zealand an optimal building site will be north facing, sheltered from prevailing winds and away from buildings or trees that can cast shadow, particularly in the winter months when the sun is lower. Take time to consider the systems you might use when heating your home both in relation to their running costs and the environmental impact. Options can include electricity, gas, solar and wood burning. Plus an effective ventilation system that can transfer heat between rooms may look like an added We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST MORTGAGE AND HOME FINANCE SERVICES iLender, PO Box 647, Orewa, Ph: 428 5333, 0800 LENDER, E: jeff.royle@nztsl.co.nz, W: www.ilender.co.nz - Arranging a Mortgage can be time consuming and frustrating as it's not something you do every day. This is where using a qualified Mortgage Adviser comes in. We do this all day, every day making the process simple and easy and it doesn't cost you a cent … Essential Insurances, 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany, Ph: 09 282 3959 or 0274 98 66 99, E: ray@essentialinsurances.co.nz, W: www.essentialinsurances.co.nz - What happens if you lost your income? How long would it take before your lifestyle was dramatically impacted … the car repossessed, bank takes back your home … or other such nasties?
  9. 9. expense at the outset but can often save you many dollars over subsequent years. If your current home insulation is not up to standard you may be eligible for the current government Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme which is an insulation programme that gives New Zealanders an opportunity to make their homes warmer, drier and more energy efficient. It started on 1 July 2009, as a four year programme. It is run by EECA and the Government has committed to spending $347 million on the programme. For further details visit www.eeca.govt.nz HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR HOME If you are looking to sell your house you need to ensure it has appeal to those coming to view. Whilst they should understand and look past clutter often people can’t visualise and your clutter merely puts them off what could potentially be their new home and your comfortable exit plan. When you decide to declutter make sure you set yourself a plan. Opening a drawer and dumping everything on the floor or pulling everything out of the wardrobe in one pile is just going to cause you stress and frustration. Prepare yourself. Decide you will declutter and remember decluttering is not just arranging your clutter into pretty boxes and bags. That is just organised clutter. When you declutter you need to get rid of things. Spend a moment visualising the room, shelf, cupboard when it is done this can help in knowing what you need to get rid of as it doesn’t fit your vision. Have a good idea of what you are going to do with the things you get rid of. Some of course will be destined for the rubbish but, often for those things you are struggling to let go of, if you have a new home or better destination in Call Jeff Royle who has a wealth of experience built up over 15 years worldwide PO Box 889, Whangaparaoa - Ph: 0800 LENDER jeff.royle@nztsl.co.nz - www.ilender.co.nz  Self Employed  Bank Mortgages  Non-Bank Lending  Debt Consolidation  No Proof of Income  Large Loans  Non residents and Migrants There are mortgages for all types of people so you need to choose the right one for you MORTGAGE EXPERTS DESIGNING A SUNROOM OR CONSERVATORY … One of the most efficient heating sources is the sun. When building you may like to consider bringing the in- side out. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Section - Scrolling item or Article link for ideas and information
  10. 10. mind for them such as the Women’s Refuge or Hospice you can let go by knowing the item will go somewhere that it is actually appreciated! Give away instead of trying to sell. The time and effort you go to in the selling process usually won’t be worth the money you will get, plus giving always makes you feel better. Remember once you have finished your declutter it won’t be the end. You need to stay organised to avoid another big build up and having to start again too soon! When you have a big pile of things to declutter in front of you use a timer. Set it for a sensible time period say 15 or 30 minutes and set yourself a goal to sort it all within that time period. Before you begin make a list of places you intend to declutter starting with the easiest. Once you have done one your inspiration will grow to continue. Do one area at a time and cross them off your list as you complete. Alternatively get a couple of large rubbish bags labelled rubbish, donate, keep and keep going until you’ve filled them. Don’t go out and buy a whole set of beautiful new storage containers until you actually know what you want to put in them and why. Complete each task or area before you move on to the next Don’t try to do everything at once. If you have a number of rooms to sort then tackle one at a time perhaps with a week in between, or if you are on a tighter schedule because you want to get your house on the market at least have a day or two between each area. For all your financial needs 0800 LENDER www.ilender.co.nz - No 1 on TradeMe
  11. 11. Reward yourself when you achieve a big task. If you are struggling to let an item go but don’t really have any space or need for it, ask yourself do I need it really? Do I love it? Do I have room for it? Would someone else appreciate it? Your answers should help you come to your decision. For those things you intend to hold on to and use make sure you don’t just then put them back in a drawer or cupboard. Put them somewhere you can see, appreciate and use. Then step back and look at your new space – would a potential buyer like the look you have created? DECORATING IDEAS – THE MAIN BEDROOM - CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE In today’s stressful world all too often there are few places we can go to relax and unwind but our bedroom is one of the most important. A bedroom should be a reflection of who you really are underneath that frazzled and tired exterior and should be a place you not only want to spend time but that can bring you peace and tranquillity. A place not too feminine for your partners sake, a place where those who work from home can get away, subtle lighting, soft colours but also with those options for good lighting if you TIPS ON PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE... Decluttering is just one of the things you can do when you want your house to appeal to potential buyers. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Section - Scrolling item or Article link for more home preparation tips We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND SERVICES Karen Franklin, c/o Harcourts MREINZ, 923 Whangaparaoa Road, Manly, Whangapa- raoa - Ph: 428 5635 or Karen direct on 021 779 838, www.karenfranklin.co.nz - With a wealth of commercial, business and residential experience, a skilled negotiator committed to excellence, with a comprehensive knowledge of Rodney Karen is committed to the resi- dential, commercial real estate and business markets. Ray White Whangaparaoa, 658 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa - Ph: 424 9170, Fax: 424 8097, E: Whangaparaoa.nz@raywhite.com, W: www.raywhite.com - Ray White can help you maximise exposure. If you are buying or selling they can help you! John Clegg, AREINZ, c/o Barfoot & Thompson, Shop 2, 719 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay - Ph: 424 9199 or John direct on 021 63 63 65
  12. 12. Use blackout window treatments if the light disturbs you to avoid interrupted sleep. When decorating the room ensure you can change the décor to suit the seasons. Light bedding in summer keeps you cooler whilst in the winter you will want to introduce heavier bedding, thicker duvets and deeper, warmer colourings. Whether from a feng shui perspective or otherwise avoid having shelves and tables full of family portraits in your room. Images of people create active energy, memories and relationships. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, offering a sense of privacy. Having those eyes staring at you can make sleep and romance difficult! A sense of equality should be portrayed either side of the bed with matching bedside tables. This can also give the bedroom a good sense of balance. Remember what you see from your bed is the last thing you see every night and the first thing you see every morning, make that something you want to see to enhance your sleep and mood patterns. When in your room introduce a sense of smell, vanilla is a sensual sent for men and lavender creates a relaxing atmosphere condusive to sleep. When decorating your room with art remember the atmosphere you are trying to create. With your bedroom being your place of rest lighting placement is important. Dim lights create that relaxing feel, however ensure if are a keen reader to escape to worlds away. By making the bed the focal point in the room you can change the mood through the fabrics and lighting. Deep, sensual and romantic in winter with deep reds and chocolate browns. Fresh and clean and peaceful in summer with crisp greens and blues. A sense of serenity can be introduced with browns, creams, beige and earthy tones. For those keen on feng shui it is important to knote that in a proper feng shui room all images seen from the bed are relaxing, calm, pleasant and harmonious. If the space in your bedroom allows introduce a couple of armchairs to extend the function of the space and make the room your own private sanctuary. Follow us on Facebook by scanning this QR code with your smartphone or tablet Download a QR code scanner at www.qrstuff.com Or text “QR” to 710 (Vodafone) 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany Ph: 09 282 3959 or 0274 98 66 99 E: ray@essentialinsurances.co.nz W: www.essentialinsurances.co.nz Mortgage repayment cover provides a monthly payment to cover the cost of your mortgage if you are unable to work. Get peace of mind your home is secure with Essential Insurances!
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