House prices rise almost $100 a day

Hutt Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Planning with Anna Manning

The average New Zealand house price rose by $98 a day or nearly $700 a week over the past year, a new analysis shows. For many daily wages are eclipsed as the relentless rise of home values in growth regions outstrips pay packets

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House prises rise almost $100 a day


Update your kitchen, bathroom and hallway using cost-effective stylish loose-lay vinyl

gerflor-texline Real Estate Agent Lower Hutt Professionals Redcoats Anna Manning
Real Estate Planning with Anna Manning

Want to change your interior? Need a new floor for the kitchen or the bathroom?

A cost-effective, practical solution to get your home ready for sale is Gerflor Texline – stylish, contemporary vinyl flooring.

Recently I have seen Gerflor Texline Flooring appear in more and more of the homes I see, yet many people have not yet heard of this stylish flooring you can use to quickly and easily update the look of your kitchen, bathroom and hallway.

It is a range that was designed and manufactured in France but customized specifically to suit the needs of New Zealand homeowners. It’s revolutionary textile backed flooring surface combines the warmth, comfort and quiet of carpet with the practical, hardwearing benefits of vinyl. The textile backing is made from 95% recycled fibre. It absorbs subfloor irregularities, which means Texline can be installed on top of virtually any surface providing there is no height variation or irregularities. It is moisture resistant, which allows this flooring to be installed in every room in the home.

You can choose from an extensive range of décor fashion colours and designs, from the classics, to latest wood looks, modern all over patterns, large format tiles, to the edgy, to help you shape that individual look and feel you desire for your house as you get it ready for sale.

Cost effective, this flooring is reasonably priced (Approximate pricing starting at $40 per square metre). Available at Carpet Court Lower Hutt where they offer a free measure and quote service on this product.

Check out the Gerflor Website, and the Carpet Court Website for accurate information on pricing and product.

Anna Manning is a Real Estate Agent at Professionals Redcoats Lower Hutt City.

Buy first, or sell first?

Buying a home in Lower Hutt
Real Estate Planning with Anna Manning

Buy first, or sell first?

The prospect of selling your house before you have established where you are going to move to may seem daunting, but the reality is a huge number of home hunters actually find the property they want within a relatively short time.

So, don’t be afraid to sell first – then buy.

Selling first means you will have your financial arrangements already taken care of and you have the freedom to bid at auction, or to make an offer knowing you are in a strong position to negotiate on price and time.

There are two major financial considerations to buying before selling: –

• If you make an offer on a property before your house is even on the market, the seller of the property you want is less likely to be willing to negotiate on the price or terms.

• Selling your house as a condition of contract to buy another, usually means you have a very limited time in which to complete a sale for your existing property. This means you can be under pressure to accept a low market offer.

Anna Manning is a Real Estate Agent at Professionals Redcoats Lower Hutt City.
Sourced: Professionals – Pathway to buying your home.