Economic Downturn? I Don't See It

Friday, August 3rd 2018

So we are supposedly in for an economic downturn, are we? Well so says Sir John Key on the back of trying to stimulate some “news” from his attendance at the recent National Party’s conference. Most of us love John Key but ...

Hawke's Bay Economy On The 'What's Hot' List

Friday, July 20th 2018

Mid 2018 - snow on the ranges, the shortest day a month behind us and the property market has not noticed any seasonal change at all. Currently we are limited only by a shortage in property listings. Most of us know the basic principle of ...

Foreign Buyers Ban Not Looking To Impact Hawke's Bay

Friday, July 6th 2018

Good to get through the past fortnight with the Big 50 ticked off, the sales team taken to Adelaide and up the Murray River on the Proud Mary and our company meeting all going off fantastically well. The market continues to pump with buyer ...

Turning 50 - Celebration and Contemplation

Friday, June 22nd 2018

Fifty years of age certainly feels like a milestone as it is about to hit me head-on next weekend. Do I feel old? No, not at all - but for the first time ever I am starting to think that the number 50 does take a little getting used to ...

The Hawke's Bay Real Estate Market Continues To Hum

Friday, May 25th 2018

Everyone loves a long weekend, although the rain was torrential for a period over Queen’s Birthday. The Hawke’s Bay real estate market continues to hum, with many buyers still looking to secure a slice of the Bay.  If you are ...

Local Buyers Driving Market With Out-of-Towners Lifting Price

Friday, May 11th 2018

Duck shooting opening last weekend and thankfully it’s one of the few vices I have never been attracted to! Don’t get me wrong, I love eating duck and drinking beer but shooting guns has never been a major passion. Given the PC ...

Growth Of Our Region At Risk From Proposed Funding Cuts

Friday, April 27th 2018

I can definitely feel the mornings crisping up as we head further into Autumn.  The big real estate news this past week was the release of the March REINZ statistics with Hawke’s Bay hitting what the NZ Herald so well termed a ...

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 ...