Continuing The Legacy Of A Great Man

Friday, May 12th 2017

Not talking real estate this week as I reflect on a very special man who was the founder of Tremains. We all have difficult personal situations to navigate through in life and there is always someone off in a worse situation than yourself ...

Median Price Remains Strong

Friday, April 28th 2017

What a cracker last weekend with the mornings crisping up as we head further into Autumn with stunning Hawke’s Bay days. The Hurricanes match was packed with people on a clear, balmy evening as we showed the franchise how the regions can ...

New Developments Answering Demand

Friday, April 14th 2017

Fantastic to have the Mission Concert full of people on Saturday night.  I haven’t been a closet Dixie Chicks fan over the years but thought they delivered an amazing live performance, up with the best we have had.  A motelier ...

New Housing Options In The Bay

Friday, March 31st 2017

Anyone who tells you the local market is cooling off is WRONG – as we put a huge March behind us and head into mid-autumn the property market continues to fly. Most of us know the old adage of supply and demand and as less property is ...

Market Breather And Tremains Triathlon

Friday, March 17th 2017

So we have seen the first real sign that the market might be taking a breather as REINZ sales for February came back substantially on February 2016, falling from 292 to 241.  I always maintain the REINZ statistics are the very best for ...

Our Best Kept-Secret Is Out

Friday, March 3rd 2017

We have all known for a very long time that the Bay is New Zealand’s best-kept secret. However it looks like this is changing as people discover how great our climate, lifestyle and accessibility really are. We talk of Aucklanders ...

No Rest For The Wicked

Friday, February 17th 2017

The Hawke’s Bay median price smashed through new levels as the previous all-time high of $345,000 from November and December became $366,000 in this week’s release of the January 2017 REINZ statistics. What a huge increase and ...

A Time For Growth

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Well that was January blown out of the way for another year with summer holidays finished and all and sundry back at school and work. We all know we had the best weather in the country with the South Island very cold and the wind everywhere ...

Summer In The Bay Brings Visitors Galore

Friday, January 20th 2017

Certainly summer is sizzling with superb cloudless days showing the country that the Bay is the place to be. I have heard many stories of people holidaying down south and in other parts of the North Island with cold weather. We start 2017 in a ...

Christmas The Perfect Time To Market Your Home

Friday, November 25th 2016

Don’t you just love this time of the year when everyone is trying to get everything done before Christmas?  Our team at Tremains loves being given the opportunity to sell our clients’ properties for the very best price ...

Luck of the Irish And Lucky Us

Tuesday, November 8th 2016

As this column appears we will know who the new president of the USA is.  We will also be starting to understand the global impact of the new appointment on the rest of the world.  It amazes me that these two people were the best ...

What To Make Of The Market

Friday, October 28th 2016

Don’t we all love that nice long break over Labour weekend with HB Anniversary thrown in to make it a four-day holiday. The Tremains team was busy helping run the annual Tremains Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Anderson Park in Greenmeadows ...

Busy Time Ahead: Listings and Events Forecast For Spring

Friday, September 2nd 2016

The mornings are getting lighter and days are getting warmer, right on cue it seems like 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 ...

Hawke's Bay The Land of Growth and Investment

Friday, August 5th 2016

Great news for first home buyers this week as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced an increase in income and house price caps on the Kiwisaver Home Start scheme.  The scheme, currently offering first home buyers up ...

Housing Boom Turning Tradition On It's Head

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Winter was bound to hit at some stage - some much-needed rain and a few chilly days are a good excuse to stay indoors and get the fire roaring - and our farming friends, who have been looking forward to some well overdue rain, will also be ...