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Property GUARDIAN

Guardian Ashburton

AUGUST 30, 2013

Room to Relax Proudly marketed by Karen Groves McGregor Real Estate, Ashburton FURTHER DETAILS

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his unique family home sits on a huge 2426m2 section in Tinwald.

Enter the property off a driveway shared by just one other household, this home offers privacy and rural views and plenty of room for all the family. The spacious entrance foyer leads through into a modern kitchen decked out for the home entertainer, lots of cupboards and bench space, and flooded with natural light. Kitchen chattels include a plumbed in fridge with a water filter, a dishwasher and a waste disposal unit and solar water heating. The adjacent dining area features large windows with views across the garden. A large formal lounge on the ground floor is heated by a log burner with wetback, to take the sting out of the winter power bills. A separate informal living area on the mezzanine floor provides lots of space for the family to spread out. There is also an office in the mezzanine area, and offers a quiet spot to run a home-based business or it could be utilised as a fifth bedroom. The large master bedroom is on the second level, and comes complete with a huge walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom.

Three minor bedrooms, one upstairs and two down are all serviced by a well-appointed family bathroom, with a deep bath, and corner shower. There is a separate toilet adjacent to this bathroom.

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A double garage with shoppers’ access into the laundry, and a double carport provides cover for four vehicles and extra storage room. An in ground solar-heated pool is protected from the elements by a pool house which opens out into landscaped low-maintenance gardens to create a perfect area for outdoor entertaining. This is a must see property, with many extra features and chattels on offer.

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

RETIRE HERE

YOU WANT IT, I'VE GOT IT

LOADS TO ADMIRE

MAKE ME YOUR OWN

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32214 $455,000 WEB ID AU27285 OFFERS OVER $248,000 WEB ID AU32136 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU31943 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE Flat 1, 3 Creek Road 5 Goldrich Drive 34 Porter Street 45A Eton Street Very sunny and spacious standalone Great value here and hard to build for this This very nice 3 bedroom brick home has Sunny townhouse on a private rear section. 3 4 3 3 townhouse set in a delightfully pretty price been extensively renovated and Redecorate to suit your own taste. Indoor garden setting. • 218.9 sqm redecorated and now it is available for you outdoor flow. • Open plan kitchen, dining and living with to enjoy. Private well fenced section with VIEW Friday 30 Aug 12.30 - 1.30pm VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.15 - 10.45am 1 2 1 2 separate lounge good garage and outbuildings. A must to DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Tuesday 3rd • Fully insulated and double glazed view. 11th September 2013 at 4.00pm September 2013 at 4.00pm • Fencing, lawns, driveway and paths 2 2 1 1 VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.00 - 10.30am complete VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.00 - 10.45am

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

POPULAR QUEENS DRIVE

FAMILY SIZED

FULL OF SURPRISES

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$260,000 WEB ID AU31592A DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32054 $275,000 WEB ID AU31586 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32272 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE 110 Princes Street 26 Queens Drive 183 Harland Street 36 Turton Street Very sought after - an affordable first Kitchen and bathroom has been tastefully Looking for a home with good living areas Spacious home with large living area, 3 3 3 3 home or investment opportunity. Sunny updated - just move in and enjoy the then here it is! Updated kitchen, separate conservatory to trap all the sun. A host of open plan kitchen, dining, living and neutral décor. lounge. Good garage and secure section. shed space. updated bathroom. Don't delay - call Handy to Primary school. Some VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.30 - 11.00am VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 11.00 - 11.45am 1 1 1 1 today! redecorating would enhance. DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.30 - 11.00am

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$435,000 WEB ID AU31983 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32052 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 5 Glassey Drive 23 Falcon Drive An attractive home with quality chattels This immaculate executive home will not 4 3 throughout. Four bedrooms, near new disappoint. Bathroom, separate toilet and kitchen and bathroom and new carpet as ensuite. well. Top location in the often sought after VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 11.30 - 12.00pm 2 2 Glassey Drive. This extremely sunny home DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold is great for entertaining. prior) Thursday 5th September 2013 at VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 11.00 - 11.30am

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NEW LISTING

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$499,000 WEB ID AU32196 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32163 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 11 Magnolia Drive 18 Beach Road You will be impressed with the location This is a home with some good hard work 4 2 and size of this family home. could be a great little nest egg. BIR • 257sqm big $130,000 - $140,000. • Walk in wardrobe and ensuite in master View By Appointment 2 1 • Separate Lounge DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold • Open plan kitchen, dining and living prior) Friday 6th September 2013 at • Fully insulated and double glazed 2 4.00pm View By Appointment

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

BRAND NEW FOR YOU

OPPORTUNITY CENTRAL

SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

LARGE SECTION

$360,000 WEB ID AU31918 $360,000 WEB ID AU31915 OFFERS OVER $399,000 WEB ID AU31909 $185,000 WEB ID AU31901 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD 332B Havelock Street 332A Havelock Street 145 Harrison Street 22 Elmwood Grove Building is almost complete of this sunny Ideal chance to secure a lovely townhouse Immaculately presented larger family home Hurry now! This large building site, 1108sqm has 3 2 5 three bedroom townhouse located within so close to town. Currently under on popular west side. This sunny home has become available in the Millichamp Nursery walking distance of town, churches and construction, this townhouse offers lovely fresh neutral colourways and new flooring subdivision of Elmwood Grove. This subdivision is library. The full bathroom has dual access sunny living area, two double bedrooms throughout. Roomy lounge/dining room, completed to a very high standard with high quality 1 1 2 from the main bedroom and the hallway, with the bonus of a double garage with five bedrooms or four and a separate living homes now being built and established. The title is along with separate toilet. internal access. space. available and building can start immediately. Be quick. View By Appointment

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EASY TO ENJOY AT ELMWOOD GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY

$385,000 WEB ID AU31793 $495,000 WEB ID AU31719 $525,000 WEB ID AU31614 $218,000 WEB ID AU31031 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD EASTSIDE 79 Middle Road 122 Elizabeth Street 4 Elmwood Grove 30 Princes Street We have location, we have size and we This brand new 211sqm home is almost Your family will enjoy everything about this Tidy three bedroom home on small easy 3 3 4 3 have special features. complete. Three bedrooms plus office, two very attractive and well presented home care 421sqm section close to East Street. • Renovated kitchen, rimu exposed floors bathrooms and a double internal access with the fabulous space (263sqm) Good tidy tenant in place paying $280 per • New carpet, new paint and wall paper garage. Designed to be spacious and throughout and sun-drenched living. Well week and keen to stay on. New log burner, 2 2 2 1 • Three car garaging, separate laundry warm. Sited on 666sqm section, this home thought out kitchen, the huge dining/living cylinder and nice kitchen with Butlers • Self contained sleepout with shower and is certain to impress. Completion date is has doors opening out to a patio. pantry. toilet near! 3 2 3 1 View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment

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TOP PROJECT

NEAT & NATTY

CHARMING SPACIOUS VILLA

BIG FAMILY?

PRICE REDUCED OFFERS OVER $265,000 WEB ID AU30834 $249,500 WEB ID AU30821B WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 53 Middle Road 14 Willow Street Inject a bit of your own style into this Come and view this tidy three bedroom 3 3 character villa and the rewards will be home. Open plan living area catches plenty yours. Great three bedroom home, good of sun, modernised kitchen is roomy and sized open plan living areas, large spacious. Just the place to start out or buy 1 1 bathroom and log burner for warmth. as an investment home. Great landscaped section with established View By Appointment trees. 2 1 View By Appointment

ONLY ONE YEAR OLD

FANTASTIC HOME

$355,000 WEB ID AU30372A EASTSIDE 24a Grey Street Most attractive and practical two bedroom 2 townhouse that still smells brand new! This front townhouse has very tasteful decor, sits well to the sun and is so handy to 1 town. A small garden shed holds mower and tools.

OFFERS OVER $665,000 WEB ID AU29823A WESTSIDE 2 Westpark Close Great for entertaining with a superb 4 kitchen, two living areas opening to private outdoor area with great swimming pool. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms plus 3 office or study nook. Many extras including hot water heat pump.

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$318,000 WEB ID AU30796 NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU30748A WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 132 Harrison Street 11 Farm Road Larger family home in the heat of Allenton. • Four bedrooms with walk in wardrobe 4 4 Three bedroom plus office or fourth and ensuite off master bedroom. Updated kitchen and open plan • Two living areas living plus an extra lounge - plenty of room • Open plan kitchen with dining area 1 3 for everyone. Family sized section too, with • Huge double garage with internal access double garage and workshop room. • Large games room View By Appointment

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RURAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

AUCTION

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE

WEB ID AL32036 ASHBURTON 417 Scales Road, Grazing - Fattening - Lifestyle A unique type of lifestyle property approximately 10km from town centre. Excellent subdivision into six paddocks plus central lane access. Good 3 bay open shed. Well at 54m for domestic and stock water. The home is modern with three bedrooms, master room with ensuite. Large open plan living area with access to outdoor entertainment area. Heated by heat pump and log burner. Attached double garage with good workshop area. VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 10.00 - 10.45am AUCTION 11.00am, Sat 21st September, 2013 On Site

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY

RELAXED RURAL LIVING

WEB ID AL31839 ASHBURTON 23 Innes Road 2 ha only 8kms from town centre. Waimakariri shallow silt loam soils. Four bedroom homestead, master with ensuite. Open plan living plus separate lounge/billiard room and smaller sitting room. Office. Attractive and mature grounds. Two bay open shed, two bay garage with large workshop. Renovated sleepout. Three phase power. A range of older sheds. Excellent subdivision into five paddocks. Well maintained paddocks. Water from well approx. 21 metres deep. VIEW Saturday 31 Aug 11.30 - 12.15pm DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Wednesday 4th September 2013 at 4.00pm

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CLOSE TO TOWN

STUNNING VIEWS

ATTRACTIVE 3.0 HA

A PLACE OF PRESTIGE

NEW LISTING NEGOTIATION WEB ID AL32304 ASHBURTON 400 Racecourse Road 2.9 ha with fertile Templeton silt loam soils. Only minutes from the town centre. From the spacious sunny kitchen living room move through double doors to peaceful attractive lounge. Three bedrooms plus large games room/sleepout complex. Numerous sheds and farm buildings. Swimming pool. All set in attractive mature grounds. View By Appointment

HEART OF WINCHMORE

$775,000 + GST WEB ID AL31565 ASHBURTON 518 Methven Highway 8 ha of productive eyre stony silt loam situated only 10 minutes from town centre. Three bedroom homestead with spacious open plan living plus access to outdoor entertainment area. Mature and sheltered grounds subdivided into four main paddocks plus two holding paddocks. Three bay open shed, deer shed and modest sheep yards.

$472,500 + GST WEB ID AL26381 ASHBURTON Wakanui Road A rare 8 hectare corner site with many attractive building sites. Full open views over town to the Southern Alps and Mt Hutt. All in good pasture on quality soils ideal to develop your landscape. Well fenced and power at the roadside. Town 'n' Country with the boundary only 1km away. View By Appointment

27 HA - TWO TITLES

$1,000,000 + GST WEB ID AL31787 STAVELEY 150 Boyds Road Two excellent properties side by side of 14.3 hectares and 12.86 hectares in elevated positions with views to die for. The popular Staveley hamlet is a good walk downhill for a good coffee and lunch at the cafe. Excellent bush walks and the ice skating rink nearby. View By Appointment

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$238,000 WEB ID AL31725 ASHBURTON Wilkins Road Nestled on a quiet road within three minutes of the CBD. Deep fertile soils. Power to boundary. Sets back to river margin and natural wetland in the title of approximately 1.4 hectares. Great building sites in a very popular location. View By Appointment

$960,000 WEB ID AL31708 ASHBURTON 212 Beach Road East "PENSCROFT" 4 hectares located in one of Mid Canterbury's highly regarded locations. Four to five bedroom character homestead with all the glory of a by gone era. Kitchen, living room, magnificent dining room, library, sitting room, lounge, billiard room. The ground floor features wood panelled foyer and hallways. View By Appointment

WINSLOW SMALL BLOCK

$299,000 WEB ID AL31077 HINDS 513 Hinds Highway A property which offers main road 3 frontage. This Winslow block is only 5km from town in an area of farmland and lifestyle blocks. A three bedroom home 1 with two sunporchs and open kitchen and living room set amid mature tree surrounds. View By Appointment


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Industry Comment

Are you dealing with licensed real estate person?

Mortgage rates

5.95 T % 6.25 %

he process of selling and buying real estate can be overwhelming and stressful especially when considering the amount of paperwork and preparation involved with these transactions. Most sellers in New Zealand still rely on real estate professionals to sell their homes rather than selling privately.

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Are purchasers better protected when purchasing through real estate professionals? – “most absolutely.” This is especially so if the purchaser lacks sufficient experience in property investment.

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Generally, selling one’s property privately is not classified as being “in trade” and hence these activities are often not captured by the Fair Trading Act 1986. What this then means for consumers is that if a private seller misrepresents the property or fails to disclose important facts about the property, then the only remedy available is in civil action which can lead to significant cost and time delay with no guaranteed outcome. More importantly, the onus of proof in these civil actions lies solely with the person bringing the claim.

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In comparison, if the property was offered “in trade” via a real estate agent, then an option exists for a complaint to be made to the Commerce Commission. Under the Fair Trading Act, the Commerce

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Commission has the role to enforce this Act by investigating and prosecuting traders. The Commission can also ask the Court to order compensation for consumers who have suffered loss. The Consumer Law Reform Bill proposes to take this step further and include an additional provision under the Fair Trading Act which will place the onus on the person making representation (i.e. the trader) to substantiate the representation, failing which an offence will be established.

codes of ethics and are expected to develop and enhance the real estate industry by providing excellent customer care and upholding excellent standards of practice that are open, ethical and honest. Happy Buying and Selling.

The Real Estate Agents Act 2008 was enacted to protect consumers. The compulsory licensing regime under this Act was also designed to protect consumers so that they get to deal with real estate professionals who must comply with strict requirements and professional standards and are required to keep up with continuing education. So my message to potential buyers of real estate is to make most of this protection provided and choose to deal with persons licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. This is the very reason most properties sold in New Zealand are through estate licensees who are members of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (‘REINZ’) can use the title ‘MREINZ’ on the business card or other marketing materials. REINZ members also are bound by strict

Trevor Hurley AREINZ Owner/Director McGregor Real Estate MREINZ REAA 2008

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Warm n Cosy!

Open Home

Open Home Ashburton 106 Grove Street Easy To Like * 3 Double Bedrooms For Sale $335,000 View Saturday 10:00 - 10:15am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20262 Kim Miller 0272 368 627 (03) 307 8317 kim.miller@raywhite.com

* Modernised Kitchen & Bathroom * Large Double Garage * Sunny west deck with shade sail * Fully fenced 1115m2 section

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Ashburton 3 115 Walker Street Immaculate Unit This two bedroom unit is currently rented at $270 per week. For Sale $236,000 View By Appointment rwashburton.co.nz/5683983 Margaret Wilson 0212 212 544 (03) 307 8317 margaret.wilson@raywhite.com

Unit four sold within days so don’t miss this one - tasteful decor throughout, has been maintained to the highest level. Close to Town, Hospital and Domain.

Rakaia 63 Tancred Street

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Warm n Cosy!

2008)

Family sized living with log burner and heat pump plus heat transfer system. Separate dining and lounge areas to relax into. Popular corner site on a large fully fenced section. Two double bedrooms plus good sized sunroom/ extra bedroom. Safe for family and pets. Very private setting with great neighbours You will enjoy living here.

Open Home

For Sale Enquiries over $259,000 View Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20264 Mike Grant ncre 0212 720 202 (03) 307 8317 mike.grant@raywhite.com

Don’t wait for the SOLD sign - Call now!

Ashburton 11 Galbraith Street Get started... A tidy three bedroom home on a pet friendly, family sized section. Compliant inbuilt log fire in the lounge area. Good sized kitchen opening to the rear of the section. A spacious single garage plus workshop compliments this tidy package. Certainly one to view to be appreciated.

For Sale $268,000 View Saturday 10:45 - 11:00am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20121 Kim Miller 0272 368 627 (03) 307 8317 kim.miller@raywhite.com

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

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Rakaia 15 South Town Belt

Ashburton 48 Nursery Drive

Spit n Polish!

HIDDEN FAMILY TREASURE

First Home Buyers Find! Three bedroom family home. Features large dining area and separate lounge with dual kent fire heating. Bathroom has a deep clawfoot bath plus seperate shower. Single garaging plus carport. Safe for family and pets - fully fenced. Don’t wait for the SOLD sign - Call now!

A lovely three bedroom ,two bathroom,family home waiting for new owners. The open plan kitchen dining and living makes for great family and entertaining plus for the get away times a second living room with sliders out to late afternoon BBQ area. Lots of off street parking for camper vans,boats and other toys. Now priced at $399,000:00

For Sale Enquiries over $220,000 View Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20256 Mike Grant ncre 0212 720 202 (03) 307 8317 mike.grant@raywhite.com

For Sale View Saturday 11:15 - 11:30am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20213 Margaret Wilson 0212 212 544 (03) 307 8317 margaret.wilson@raywhite.com

LICENSED (REAA

LICENSED (REAA

2008)

2008)

? Manager Jill Quaid 027 437 6755

Rural Consultant/Auctioneer Jarrod Ross 021 249 4644

Rural Consultant Roger Burdett 021 224 4214

Urban Consultant Margaret Wilson 021 221 2544

Urban Consultant Annette McCully 027 438 2328

Urban Consultant Richard Quaid 027 454 4745

Urban Consultant Mike Grant 021 272 0202

Urban Consultant Kim Miller 027 236 8627

Urban Consultant Cindy Hayward 027 389 7955

This Could Be YOU!

Urban Consultant Chrissy Milne 027 290 6606

Urban Consultant Margaret Feiss 021 751 009

Urban Consultant Shirley Fitzgerald 027 220 1528

Property Manager Veronica Monaghan 027 697 6948

Property Manager Annie Dwyer 027 287 3388

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton

rwashburton.co.nz

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited

Phone (03) 307 8317


Appealing Package

Open Home

Open Home Ashburton 56 Cox Street Convenient Location/Currently Rented Stand alone four bedroom Town House close to central town area. Open plan living/ kitchen/ dining Separate laundry and security alarm 147sq m plus 8m x 6m double garage and off street parking for 3 vehicles Private sheltered lawn area

For Sale $365,000 View Saturday 11:00 - 11:45am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20080 Roger Burdett 0212 244 214 (03) 307 8317 roger.burdett@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Allenton 107 Creek Road Get Started A tidy spacious three bedroom wooden bungalow in a great west side location. Small easy care section with a park just over the fence. This warm home with compliant log fire has had a fresh exterior paint and with some interior modernisation. A great starter with potential aplenty.

Methven 16 Carr Street

For Sale $200,000 - $225,000 View Saturday 11:30 - 11:45am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20075 Kim Miller 0272 368 627 (03) 307 8317 kim.miller@raywhite.com

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LICENSED (REAA

Appealing Package

2008)

Modern three bedroom plus office home. Open Home

Comfortable open plan living with new log burner (heat transfer system), plus heat pump and double glazed. Freshly painted living area. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe. Double garage, well fenced on easy care 544m2 section.

For Sale $385,000 View Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20236 Margaret Feiss 021 751 009 (03) 303 3032 margaret.feiss@raywhite.com

Ashburton 24 Turton Street Amazing Allenton Red Brick Family Home Tastefully updated kitchen and bathroom has to add to the appeal of this warm sunny three bedroom home, with a large conservatory plus the most sunny private outdoor entertaining area that will be the envy of many.

For Sale $359,000 View Saturday 12:00 - 12:15pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20242 Margaret Wilson 0212 212 544 (03) 307 8317 margaret.wilson@raywhite.com

But wait there is more...a HUGE garage plus a HUGE 1012m2 section. Could be an opportunity here for you... Viewing by appointment only

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Open Home

Rakaia 7 Chapman Street

Ashburton 53 Cross Street

RARELY AVAILABLE!

Space and Grace

Older style reclad Palliside Cottage with various improvements. Features modern kitchen and ensuite. Four car 183sqm utility shed with mezzanine floor. 1/2 acre sub-dividable site. (subject to local council approval) The Bonus: Rated Business A. These are hard to find within this site development. Highly recommended: Marketed by Tender closing 3rd September 2013 at 4pm

Just minutes to Allenton shopping centre. 3 double bedroomed home. Heatpump & Nightstore. Updated kitchen, carpets and exterior. Open plan kitchen/dining with glass sliding doors to sunny living room. Sep shower room. Sep WC. Paved and sheltered BBQ area. Lockup shed plus double garage

Tender View Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20250 Mike Grant 0212 720 202 (03) 307 8317 mike.grant@raywhite.com

Don’t wait for the SOLD sign - Call now!

$342,000 View Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20251 Cindy Hayward 0273 897 955 (03) 307 8317 cindy.hayward@raywhite.com

LICENSED (REAA

LICENSED (REAA

2008)

2008)

? Manager Jill Quaid 027 437 6755

Rural Consultant/Auctioneer Jarrod Ross 021 249 4644

Rural Consultant Roger Burdett 021 224 4214

Urban Consultant Margaret Wilson 021 221 2544

Urban Consultant Annette McCully 027 438 2328

Urban Consultant Richard Quaid 027 454 4745

Urban Consultant Mike Grant 021 272 0202

Urban Consultant Kim Miller 027 236 8627

Urban Consultant Cindy Hayward 027 389 7955

This Could Be YOU!

Urban Consultant Chrissy Milne 027 290 6606

Urban Consultant Margaret Feiss 021 751 009

Urban Consultant Shirley Fitzgerald 027 220 1528

Property Manager Veronica Monaghan 027 697 6948

Property Manager Annie Dwyer 027 287 3388

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton

rwashburton.co.nz

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited

Phone (03) 307 8317


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148 Harland St Residential

8 Manse Place Residential

• Be quick! • Aluminium joinery • Heat pump, log burner • Conservatory, HRV system • Double garage, 2 bathrooms $PBN BIR $220,000 - $240,000

• A must see – new build • Very spacious living • Office nook • Ample garage & parking • Spacious sunny section $PBN BIR $469,000 - $489,000

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56 Melcombe St Residential

76 Nursery Drive Residential

Residential

• Four bedrooms, ensuite, 290 m2 • Large 2426 m2 section • Garaging for four cars • In ground covered pool • Reserve facing the property $PBN BIR $579,000 – $629,000

• Four bedrooms, ensuite • Modern family home • Two living areas • Double garage • Motivated seller $440,000

• Four beds, three baths • Two living areas, executive kitchen • Fully insulated + double garage • Perfect location • Vendor Says Sell! Negotiable Over $665,000

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RENTALS Residential

Residential

• Spoil yourself • Waterfront – private jetty • Three living areas, wired for sound • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms • Just all round beauty $PBN

• Tidy - three bedrooms - permanent material • Open plan kitchen-living-dining • Well fenced-compliant fire • Separate toilet-bath-laundry + garage

Call our great team of 4 property managers to take care of your investment and find out about our 5 security checks to find that best tenant for your peace of mind.

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Adding Value

Swimming pools By Leigh Bramwell

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nyone keen to improve his or her sense of well-being after the weeks of rain we’ve had would do well to consider putting in a swimming pool. It certainly focuses the mind on the idea of summer, and with spring already underway, there’s no time to waste. Improved technology and construction methods mean domestic pools are no longer beyond the reach of the average family. Nor do they take six months to build. These days you can find a supplier, order a pool, and have it delivered the same week, if not the same day, for a price which will not break your heart. However, while paying for it might be a bit easier than it used to be, making all the decisions around pool ownership remains a challenge.

where it’s going to go. The current trend is to locate a pool close to the house and incorporate it into an outdoor living space. That way, it becomes part of the area where you entertain, and it’s also easy to supervise children around the water. The other alternative is to site it well away from the house and create a new area of landscaping to accommodate it. If this is your choice, you need to think about whether it will be visible from the house (again, supervision of children is a consideration) and that the

These days you can find a supplier, order a pool, and have it delivered the same week, if not the same day, for a price which will not break your

The design and construction causes considerable disruption to the surrounding garden, and in most families the pool has to satisfy a number of needs. He may want a lap pool, she a plunge pool, the teenagers a massive, in-ground resortstyle pool where they can entertain mates and play loud music, and the littlies a round plastic thing on the lawn with a blow-up water slide on the side. For the average Kiwi family, it’s likely an above-ground, kitset model will be the simplest and cheapest option. It can be delivered for you to put together yourself, with a plumber and electrician for the tricky bits. Some of these pools even incorporate a current so you can effectively combine a lap pool with a plunge pool and kill two birds with one stone. Once the budget has been set and the type of pool decided upon, you need to consider

further away from the house, the more cost to connect to services such as power and water. To compare the locations you’re considering, take a tape measure, a stringline and some pegs and mark the area out. You’ll quickly be able to tell whether your pool is going to destroy existing landscaping, where the sun will be, how sheltered the spot is, and what impact there will be from existing trees. If you don’t want to spend hours sucking leaves

out of the pool, taker a close look at what is nearby. A stand of eucalyptus alongside could drive you mad. If possible, leave your stringline in place for a few days, and walk around the area frequently. This will give you an idea of how the pool fits into the environment, and how much garden is left over. A great, big pool sounds fabulous, but it’s no fun if there isn’t any room to sit around the edge and relax. Before you so much as put a shovel in the earth, check with the local council about rules around swimming pools. They have strict requirements so you will need to look at resource consent, building consent and at satisfying other requirements that are often challenging, sometimes difficult, and occasionally prohibitive. For example, anyone who builds a pool is required to fence it, even if it’s tiny and so shallow you have to lie down to get wet. The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act requires people with pools (including spa pools) to put fences around them to a height of 1.2 metres. The fence can only enclose the immediate pool area but may include things used in association with the pool, such as changing sheds. You can’t fence the whole back yard which includes the clothesline or the vegetable garden and expect to comply with the Act, because children generally come and go in these areas freely. So find a pool company that’s prepared to look at the regulations with you and work out how they can be met while still giving you the pool you want. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what is involved and the time frame for the work to be done, and with luck, a long, wet summer will be in store.

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Preparing for sale

Repair those nasty holes Don’t let prospective buyers be put off by those holes in walls

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f you are getting ready to list your home for sale, don’t let prospective buyers be put off by those holes in walls and damages. They can look expensive to repair, however they are relatively easy fixes and the ideal DIY project. Although Gib board is tough, it can withstand only limited abuse. A door flung open with too much force can produce a doorknob-size hole in the wall which although looks scary and expensive, is a fairly easy repair. The method of repair obviously differs depending on the size of the hole. If the hole is small and it has not broken through the Gib, it can be easily filled, sanded and painted. However, if it is door knob or fist-size, it will need a backing to support the plaster. If any larger the section of Gib ideally needs to be replaced, retaped, plastered and painted.

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Here we will repair a fist-size hole. ■■ Prepare the area by removing loose plasterboard and cutting back with a utility knife to a sound surface. Keep a piece of painted plaster-

board to colour-match the paint if you have no luck finding any leftover tins. Cut a piece of Gib board to slide into and behind the hole but longer on two sides to glue behind the hole. Push a nail or screw through from the back and hold it from the front. Then glue behind the hole and hold firmly until the glue grabs. Allow to dry, then push the nail into the wall out of sight. Mix up enough plaster required to fill the hole or use pre-mixed, which can take a little longer to dry. Plaster comes in a variety of drying times – 20, 45, 90 minutes etc depending on how much you are using at any one time. Using a broad knife, fill the hole level with the wall and allow to dry and shrink back. Apply a second coat of plaster over the hole, feathered out, and allow to dry. Sand level with the wall using a sanding block or similar then, for a perfect finish, skim coat or plaster using a fine finishing compound to cover any sanding marks and imperfections. Allow to dry fully and lightly sand with a fine paper or foam sanding block. Remove any dust from the wall then undercoat the plastered area using a sealer undercoat. It is important to use an undercoat for adhesion but it must be a sealer undercoat to seal the plaster. Being more porous than the painted area, it will show a different sheen level when painted. Ideally the sealer undercoat should be rolled to achieve the same finish as the rest of the wall. Allow to dry fully for maximum adhesion.

Woodsy slides a piece of Gib board into and behind the hole ready to glue firmly in place. ■■ Paint it out. If you have the paint used, you’re half way there. If not, most paint stores are happy to match and supply smaller amounts – usually 1 litre minimum as you need to paint the wall out to the next break or corner. Even if you have the exact paint used and only paint the repaired area you will notice a difference in sheen level when the light hits the wall. ■■ Cut up the ceiling, corners and floor of the repaired wall and roll out two top coats. When dry it should be impossible to see where the damage was.

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