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Real Estate Insights

Stunning blooms to freshen your home this spring

Out of all the seasons, Spring and Summer must be the most popular. This is due in part to the warming weather, offering hope and anticipation for balmy summer evenings after a long dreary winter. My favourite part of the changing of seasons is watching the most beautiful flowers pop up and seeing life returning [...]

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Real Estate Insights

Selling your property over the Christmas period?

Each month, the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) reports to members and to the general public on the state of the real estate market, and it provides commentaries and opinions based on sales activity for the previous month. The information provided is useful for comparison with our own sales patterns and results, and it [...]

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Community , Newsroom

Giving back top of mind for Tommy’s

Tommy’s has taken its reputation for being community-minded to another level this year despite Covid disruptions. The Wellington-based real estate company has added two newcomers to its ever-growing list of non-profit organisations it supports.

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Real Estate Insights

Wellington Market Update | Presented by Tommy’s | November 2021

Wellington’s housing market continues to steam ahead but choosing the right time to list your home is pivotal to getting the best price for it. “If you are looking to sell prior to Christmas, you really need to have your home on the market by the first week of December at the latest,” Tommy’s Real [...]

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Real Estate Insights

Creating a safer environment for our clients and community

There is no doubt that life has become somewhat easier for Wellingtonians under Covid level 2, but it is very apparent that the threat of Covid is not going to go away in the short term. The last couple of months or so has been a difficult time for those needing to make life-changing personal and [...]

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Real Estate Insights

What to keep in mind when selecting the right agent for your property

Each month, the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) releases a report that analyses the latest trends in the residential, rural and lifestyle real estate markets. This sales data is supported by comments from the REINZ CEO including opinions and projections of the future. Tommy’s main interest of course, is in our specialty area, residential [...]

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Real Estate Insights

Wellington Market Comment | October 2021

As was widely predicted, the Reserve Bank have adjusted the Official Cash Rate upwards by 0.25% at the latest review on 6th October 2021.This was the first adjustment to the OCR since March 2020 and will come as no surprise to most market followers. Further increases seem likely to occur at subsequent reviews. As was [...]

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Real Estate Insights

Observing National Real Estate trends with Wellington in mind

Each month, the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) releases a report that analyses the latest trends in the residential, rural and lifestyle real estate markets. This sales data is supported by comments from the REINZ CEO including opinions and projections of the future. Tommy’s main interest of course, is in our specialty area, residential [...]

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Real Estate Insights

Wellington Market Update | Presented by Tommy’s Real Estate | October 2021

Interest rate hikes aren’t likely to affect Wellington house prices in the short term, Tommy’s Real Estate Sales Director Nicki Cruickshank says. “Listings are rebounding as we head into our busiest season and the Wellington market is still strong in terms of prices “This is mainly due to lack of supply but also because we’re [...]

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Community , Newsroom

We did it! Helping Wellington buy it’s first ever Onesie Day Ambulance

  An Online Affair | 2021 Onesie Day  When the recent COVID19 restrictions hit, Wellington Free Ambulance had to move this year’s annual Onesie Day appeal to a completely digital format. They still had the ambitious goal of fundraising $250,000 for their first ever Onesie Day emergency ambulance. 

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Real Estate Insights

The current shortage of housing stock and the impact on the market

Almost daily we are reading of record sale prices for residential dwellings throughout New Zealand with few locational exceptions to this trend. Most areas of New Zealand have recorded exceptional capital gains for those fortunate enough to be homeowners in this era. In the latest press release from the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) [...]

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Lifestyle

Spring cleaning tips for a healthy, happy home!

Setting aside time each year to deep clean your home is important to keep your home healthy, organised and happy. Through spring cleaning, you can remove dust, mold and mildew before it becomes an issue. This is key! I always like to start with tasks that apply to all rooms of the home, then hit [...]

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