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Property Matters: 14 December 2017

Nelson-Tasman property market continues to set the pace

Recently released REINZ monthly figures show the Nelson region had the biggest increase in properties sold in November compared to all other regions. Regions with the biggest increase in November compared to the previous month were:

  • Nelson – up 34.7% - this represents the highest number of properties sold in a month for 2017, whereas most regions experienced their highest in Q1 2017
  • Canterbury – 33.8% - this is the highest number of properties sold for the month of November for the region in 10 years
  • Otago – up 32.3%
  • Manawatu/Wanganui – up 25.2%
  • Tasman – up 23.1%.

Days to sell

While some regions saw the biggest increases in the number of days to sell (Marlborough was up 14 days to 37), both Tasman and Nelson were among the biggest decreases in days. Tasman was down 10 days to 21 and Nelson down 5 days to 24.  (The biggest decrease was the West Coast down 60 days to 35 - the lowest figure for the month of November for 9 years.)

For the full Regional Information and Commentary click here
REINZ Graph Nov 2017

Duke & Cooke welcome two new valuers

Jamie Lennon

Introducing Jamie Lennon as Rural & Residential Valuer

We are pleased to welcome Jamie Lennon to the Duke & Cooke Team as our new Rural and Residential Valuer.

Jamie has 7 years valuation experience across a diverse range of residential and rural lifestyle property, including 3 years involvement in a Government rating & taxation valuation contract. Jamie’s outside interests include camping, cars, fishing and spending time with family.

Sandy ListIntroducing Sandy List as Residential Valuer

We also welcome Sandy List to the team to relieve Melanie Russell, who has gone on maternity leave.

Sandy is a Registered Valuer with 27 years property related experience over a range of different property types. She has lived and worked in various locations in the North Island as well as Geraldine, Christchurch, the UK, and for the past 5 years, in regional Victoria, Australia. She has also worked as a Domestic Energy Assessor and as a Loss Adjustor for EQC after the Christchurch earthquakes. Outside of work Sandy’s interests include travelling, tramping, gardening and reading.

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