It has been interesting over recent months to note some buyer demand shift toward areas where they see new value for money.

Traditionally sought after streets and suburbs still continue to attract high levels of buyer enquiry. However, many buyers are now seeing future value in localities that have not been as relatively high priced or keenly contested.

Some examples are in the catchment areas from Tay Street through to Girven Road at the Mount, parts of Otumoetai, Brookfield, Gate Pa, Greerton and Welcome Bay. Homes in these areas are often well built from the 1960s and 70s, may be on fuller sections, can be renovated cost effectively or sit on prime sites for redevelopment.

At EVES our teams are extremely busy right now covering all these areas and more, listing and selling increasing volumes of excellent value homes. Buyers can be residents trading up or down, investors and many out of town couples relocating here.

Our leading marketing campaigns, wide buyer networks and absolute commitment to get the best possible outcome for our vendors is resulting in sales that are setting new records.

If you are thinking of selling, now is a very good time. Talk to EVES, with more people selling more property.

Ross Stanway