Selling your house at Christmas
Christmas and New Year are admittedly not times when people perceive it’s great to list their home. The very thought of having potential buyers coming through when family are staying, the tree is up, everything looks cluttered with decorations and you’re busy trying to buy and wrap presents can be one challenge too many for plenty of people! However the fact remains that the property market doesn’t stand still. Sure, there is a statutory period when contracts will be unable...
Tue 29th Nov 2016Full post
A house-sized fundraiser!
It’s finally here! After 11 months of planning, the home we have built alongside our partner businesses, GJ Gardner, Placemakers and Shotover Country, is available for sale. The idea of building the home was conceived as a unique way to fundraise for Queenstown’s newest school – Shotover Primary School. The Decile 10 school doesn’t receive Government funding towards a playground, so hoamz and other local businesses wanted to help raise money to create an amazing space...
Thu 17th Nov 2016Full post
To buy new or not to buy new
In this time of low listing volumes, building a home, purchasing a house and land package or buying a brand new property is increasingly becoming the natural option for those looking for their own home. We thought it might help those making the decision to look at the reasons for buying new vs buying established homes. Why build/buy new? Comfort – newer homes are built to a more recent building code, meaning better insulation and double glazing. These...
Tue 8th Nov 2016Full post
How do I set a price for my home?
It’s a question we get asked all the time – particularly in the current market of multiple offers and record prices. Obviously in some instances it’s very hard to predict a price – perhaps because the property is unique, or because we know there will be huge demand for it – in which case a non-priced option such as an auction is the right choice. If, however, a fixed price is deemed most appropriate for your asset, then there are several things you need to...
Tue 4th Oct 2016Full post
Eight tips for preparing for spring sale
The signs of spring are all here – warmer weather, trees blossoming and bulbs poking their heads up for a look around. Alongside that, we usually see a flurry of new properties coming onto the market. If you’re planning on selling this spring, it pays to take the time to present your property to stand out from the crowd. Here are our top tips for making that happen. Clean – it’s the most obvious one, but a grubby home can be a real turn off, and make buyers focus on...
Tue 6th Sep 2016Full post
hoamz biggest ever fundraiser!
Source: scene.co.nz A novel fundraiser for a Queenstown school playground is now set in concrete after a slab was poured last week...
Thu 30th Jun 2016Full post
Epic ride for agent
One of our fantastic property consultants, Stephen Hebbend, recently completed a huge fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Stephen and a team of fellow cyclists undertook a 236km bike ride from Queenstown to Invercargill via Gore! The ride saw 60 people from all walks of life (you name it; lawyers, accountants, doctors, teachers, tradespeople and more) battle the elements, inspired every step of the way by the goal of raising serious money for this essential...
Mon 30th May 2016Full post