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Summer Property Update 2022

Welcome to my Summer Newsletter

The real estate market remained busy through to the end of 2021 with record high prices and quick sales. During summer the results of tighter bank lending rules slowed activity by first home buyers and investors which rippled through the whole market with higher numbers of listings and a smaller pool of buyers.

That said, it’s been a busy summer for me as I start to be recognised as a trusted advisor in the Seniors Real Estate market. It is very satisfying being able to help Seniors to find a new home that is easier to manage as well as help them to sell their home and move successfully. I have also been supporting Age Concern and Grey Power where possible.

As our community hunkers down to get through what is hopefully the last Covid wave I wish you good health and best wishes.

Kind regards


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Bay of Plenty Statistics ( February 2022)

Changing Times

Compared to January 2021:

• Median Price up 22.8%

• Sales Count down 35.7%

• Days to Sell increased 3 days

Compared to December 2021:

• Median Price up 2.4%

• Seasonally adjusted median price up 2.6%

• Sales Count down 51.5%

• Seasonally adjusted sales count down 4.2%

• Days to Sell increased 13 days

The current Days to Sell of 43 days is less than the 10-year average for January which is 53 days. There were 12 weeks of inventory in January 2022 which is 5 weeks more than the same time last year.

Source REINZ

Feature Listing

55 Gibson Place

There are many things to love about this sunny, spacious, well-located home in popular Papamoa Beach.

From the moment you drive into the quiet cul-de-sac and see the attractive brick and tile home, complete with palm trees and parking for a boat or motor home, it hints at the thought that has gone into the design and layout.

The open-plan living area opens out to a sun-drenched patio complete with a covered pergola perfect for enjoying the sun-soaked Papamoa days. The beautiful Papamoa beach is within walking distance (approximately 1.1 km).

The garden area is fully fenced with a feeling of security and safety for the owners, children, or pets. Established raised gardens add to the relaxing ambiance.

Inside, the rooms are well laid out and spacious. The kitchen is well appointed and connected with the dining and living areas. The large master bedroom and ensuite have separation from two double bedrooms, each with a double wardrobe. The bathroom is roomy and so is the carpeted garage and laundry area. Solar hot water heating keeps the power bills down.

This is a special home in a special place. The Excelsa shopping area, complete with restaurants and a movie theatre is a very short drive (approximately 1.5 km) to add to the convenience of the location.

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Seniors Real Estate News

The Retirement Villages Residents Association put forward a petition to government at the end of 2021 to help close what is seen as an imbalance between retirement village residents and operators. The petition has 12,521 signatures asking for an urgent review of legislation and the mandated return of capital funds within 28 days of a resident exiting their license to occupy property in the village. The Government Petitions Committee has agreed to refer the petition to the Social Services Committee for its consideration. Updates can be obtained from the petitions section of

Seniors Real Estate Tip: Start your decluttering today. When you are ready to move it will make your house easier to sell and you won’t have the stress of wondering what to do with items that haven’t been touched in decades.

Vanessa Charman-Moore

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