HB Continues Its Reign As Region Of Choice For Those Relocating

Friday, April 13th 2018

Hawke’s Bay is on fire, and that fire keeps gathering more fuel as other regions closer to Auckland stumble with infrastructure issues.  There is no doubt that the positioning of our two cities has been an issue for strategic ...

Proposed Tourism Funding Cut May Jeopardise Burgeoning Economy

Friday, March 30th 2018

Wow, to think we are just about to enter the second quarter of the year - this year is moving at an astounding pace and the property market is keeping pace with the median figures climbing higher across the Bay every month, now sitting at a ...

Demand Continues To Put The Squeeze On House Values

Friday, March 16th 2018

The REINZ statistics for February have been released, showing the Hawke’s Bay median sitting at $444,000, another median high for the region and up substantially from last year’s $375,000 as the figures just keep on rising ...

Hawke's Bay Is No Longer A Best Kept Secret

Friday, March 2nd 2018

As locals, we have known for a very long time that the Bay is New Zealand’s best-kept secret.  However, it is now hardly a secret as more and more people flock to the region for our fantastic climate, better lifestyle and ...

2018 Starts With A Bang

Friday, January 19th 2018

We start 2018 with a bang with January already proving to be a huge month, seeing great buyer activity both from locals making changes in the New Year as well as out-of-towners moving into the region. Our agents haven’t had much of a ...

HB Buzzing With Christmas In Full Swing

Friday, December 8th 2017

That is some serious heat in the Hawke’s Bay sun last week which will have new residents singing about the region’s amazing weather but I’m sure will have many in our rural sector very concerned about the long summer ahead ...

Tis The Season For Tempting Tourists

Friday, November 24th 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, the property market is looking strong and buoyant with many people choosing to bring their property to market around this time to capitalise on the thousands of visitors coming into the region for the ...

Visitors Keen To Grab A Slice Of HB

Friday, November 10th 2017

Spring has come and nearly gone; last weekend we started feeling that scorching heat of a Hawke’s Bay summer.  And speaking of summer, we are excited to launch our new campaign to the market: “I came for a Hawke’s Bay ...

Time Will Tell How New Policies Might Impact Housing Market

Friday, October 27th 2017

As we see the back of another beautiful long weekend in the Bay aptly named “Labour Weekend,” the obvious place to begin is with the party which bears its name and which, of course, will now be leading the New Zealand government in ...

Balancing The Good With The Bad

Friday, October 13th 2017

I know I am supposed to tell you all what’s going on in our local real estate market but sometimes you just have to stop, take a moment and reflect on life.  Until a government is formed, which at the time of writing this is looking ...

Property Market Awaiting Election Outcome

Friday, September 22nd 2017

How good was last Sunday, as we experienced the first day of daylight savings?  Lovely long spring evenings to help all those newcomers to Hawke’s Bay realise that they have made the best decision ever by moving to our glorious ...

Spring Signals The Launch Of Another Busy Events Season

Friday, September 15th 2017

The mornings are getting lighter and days are getting warmer, right on cue Spring is here and we can look forward to another Hawke’s Bay summer – how quickly has that come around!  Spring marks the beginning of a very busy ...

Farewell To Two Great Men

Friday, September 1st 2017

One of the greatest New Zealanders of all time was laid to rest at Te Kuiti on Monday.  He was described as a combination of the accomplishments and ruthlessness of Sir Ed Hillary with the humour and rural slant of Barry Crump.  He ...

Making The Most Of Being A Dad

Friday, August 4th 2017

Wow, August 2017 - Trump in trouble with election promises, turbulence in the Labour party with our General Election just around the corner and our regional economy flying.  Twenty years married for me this November, one year away from ...

Industry And Commerce Fuel Bays Growth

Friday, July 21st 2017

We should feel positive about the direction of our fantastic corner of the world when the daily headline reads “Commercial Property Action Reflects Surging Bay Economy.”  And surging it certainly is.  The rapid growth of ...