Welcome to my winter newsletter
As the weather changes we are getting use to a new property market with higher listing numbers and lower sales. After a busy market the change of pace requires a lot of patience.
I have continued to establish myself in the complex field of seniors real estate and enjoy the challenge of finding the right property for my clients. At the moment I have a two properties that would suit buyers looking for low maintenance and easy care.
We have a lovely Bethlehem property for sale that would suit a builder who is willing to take on a reclad to approximately 1/3 of the house. If you know someone who might be interested, please get in touch.
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Bay of Plenty Market Statistics (April 2022)
The Autumn of Real Estate
Compared to April 2021
- Median Price up 11.6%
- Sales Count down 34.3%
- Days to Sell increased 11 days
Compared to March 2022
- Median Price down 4.0%
- Seasonally adjusted medianprice down 3.2%
- Sales Count down 29.0%
- Seasonally adjusted salescount down 3.2%
- Days to Sell increased 5 days
The current Days to Sell of 41 days is less than the 10-year average for April which is 42 days. There were 20 weeks of inventory in April 2022 which is 13 weeks more than the same time last year.
Easy Living in Bethlehem
Tucked away in one of Tauranga’s loveliest suburbs is Glencarron Estate in Bethlehem. This modern housing development offers easy access to well-respected Bethlehem schools as well as excellent amenities and shopping at Bethlehem Town Centre. A shared swimming pool and gym complex are a bonus for the residents.
9/19 Glencarron Place is a welcoming two-level, three-bedroom townhouse boasting a study, two bathrooms, and an upstairs deck. It is a low maintenance property that you can lock-up and leave.
The downstairs area includes two bedrooms, study, bathroom and laundry area.
Upstairs are the main living areas along with the master bedroom and bathroom. The well-appointed kitchen includes a gas hob and is surrounded by the dining, lounge, and a deck which is perfect for enjoying a sunny morning brunch.
Safe and Sound
In the corner of Harbour View Park, Greerton is a secluded, safe home with good neighbours and few demands. The brick home is a low-maintenance, easy-care property, perfect for those who hanker for time to focus on their favourite things.
Greerton is a well-established suburb with access to a range of shopping in Greerton Village and only a short car trip to the larger stores in Fraser Cove and Tauranga Crossing. Tauranga golf course is less than 2km away and in Tauranga, the harbour is never far away.
The home enjoys an open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area which opens out to a sunny north-facing patio garden. There are two well-appointed bedrooms, one with internal access to the main bathroom. There is also a second toilet and hand basin for guests to use.
The single garage is carpeted and with a careful, non-driving owner is in as-new condition.
Seniors Real Estate
In the Quarter One 2022 Grey Power magazine, David Marshall investigated options for housing for those moving into retirement.
“Data from the 2018 Census found that a quarter of people aged 60 to 64 did not own the home they lived in. The number of retirees living in rental accommodation was expected to rise.
By 2053, almost half of over-65s would be renting, said Kay Saville-Smith a researcher from the Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA).
The full article can be read in the Quarter One Grey Power magazine by following this link: