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Guardian Ashburton

AUGUST 9, 2013

RELAXED RURAL LIVING Proudly marketed by Rodger Letham Property Brokers Ashburton Refer page 2 for further details

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Relaxed Rural Living


ownsize or upsize; this lifestyle property just 8km from Ashburton will suit retiring farmers or those looking to swap the hustle and bustle for the good life. Situated on a quiet rural road, on two hectares of Waimakariri silt loam soils, divided into five wellfenced paddocks there is plenty of room to bring the ponies, graze a few sheep, or diversify into horticulture. Enter the modern four-bedroom brick home into the spacious open plan living area, with attractive rural views through a large bay window towards the mountains. The well-appointed kitchen features a double wall oven, ample bench space and a large country-style pantry, providing plenty of storage. Off the kitchen is a games room, which could also be used as a formal lounge or theatre room. A separate sitting room off the main living area has access to a bathroom, and separate toilet, offering a retreat for an elderly family member or a quiet spot to relax.

The roomy master bedroom has an ensuite and a walk in wardrobe, and the same fabulous views toward the hills. The three queen-sized bedrooms are serviced by the second bathroom, complete with full sized bath, shower and modern vanity. A separate toilet is situated in this wing. There is also an office handy to the entrance. Covered decking along the front of the house, and a paved patio area for the barbecue provides plenty of space for outdoor living or entertaining. The well-fenced garden comes complete with a large secure dog run behind the house. Outbuildings include a large two-bay shed and workshop, complete with three phase power and a vehicle servicing pit. An extra open shed, numerous storage sheds and a recently renovated sleep-out complete the lineup. The farm and garden feature established trees and planting, and have been well maintained and regularly fertilised. All the hard work has been done – your new home in the country awaits you!



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23 Innes Road

Rodger Lethe

Deadline Sale closing Wednesday 4th September at 4pm Open Home Saturday August 10th 10.00 am - 10.45 am

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON 03 307 9176

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$235,000 WEB ID AU31469A $455,000 WEB ID AU27284C DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU31648 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU31793 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 17 Adams Street 5 Goldrich Drive 31 Grigg Street 79 Middle Road This property has plenty to offer, currently Superb location. Very sunny with large Features include renovated kitchen with 3- This home has been built for you, four 4 2 3 used as a four bedroom home or could be bedrooms with two bathrooms, walk-in living area that opens to delightful garden Rimu floors, new carpet plus self-contained alternatively set up as a three bedroom wardrobe, shower, vanity and toilet in room to relax. sleepout. with two living rooms. Excellent garaging ensuite. In the main bathroom - shower, VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 10.30 - 11.00am VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 11.00 - 11.45am 1 2 1 2 with storage for up to six vehicles plus vanity, bath and separate toilet. Big open DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday additional car port and on site parking. plan living area with separate lounge. 14th August 2013 at 2.00pm 14th August 2013 at 4.00pm VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 10.00 - 10.30am


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$525,000 WEB ID AU31614 $275,000 WEB ID AU31586 $262,000 - $270,000 WEB ID AU31221 $318,000 WEB ID AU30796 TINWALD TINWALD WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 4 Elmwood Grove 183 Harland Street 2 Williamson Place 132 Harrison Street Your family will enjoy everything about this Looking for a home with good living areas This cosy two bedroom townhouse is Larger family home in the heat of Allenton. 4 3 2 4 very attractive and well presented home then here it is! Updated kitchen, separate immaculately presented. The owners have Three bedroom plus office or fourth with the fabulous space (263sqm) lounge. Good garage and secure section. lovingly maintained this home and garden bedroom. Updated kitchen and open plan throughout and sun-drenched living. Great Handy to Primary school. Some to a high standard. Live in comfort here in living plus an extra lounge - plenty of room 2 1 1 1 kitchen, huge dining/living has doors redecorating would enhance. this quiet street on the west side of town. for everyone. Family sized section too, with opening out to a patio as does the Be quick! double garage and workshop room. VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 11.00 - 11.30am separate lounge. 3 1. VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 11.00 - 11.45am 1 2 VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 12.00 - 12.45pm VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 11.00 - 11.30am







NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU30985 $469,000 WEB ID AU31895 $255,000 WEB ID AU30821A EASTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 8 Manse Place 10 Manse Place 14 Willow Street When it comes to building this guy knows An impressive home designed with quality Come and view this tidy three bedroom 3 3 3 his stuff. 230sqm home - now that's big. features throughout. This ultra modern home. Open plan living area catches plenty Three double bedrooms with a big ensuite three bedroom plus office home is spread of sun, modernised kitchen is roomy and off master bedroom. Separate main over two levels with high ceilings and spacious. Just the place to start out or buy 2 2 1 bathroom. Bigger than most kitchen with excellent natural light. Spacious living and as an investment home. heaps of cupboard space. impressive kitchen. View By Appointment VIEW Saturday 10 Aug 12.00 - 12.45pm



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$218,000 WEB ID AU31031 $495,000 WEB ID AU31719 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE 30 Princes Street 122 Elizabeth Street Tidy three bedroom home on small easy Get in quick and help choose the paint 3 3 care 421sqm section close to East Street. colours for this lovely new 211sqm home. Good tidy tenant in place paying $280 per Three bedrooms plus office, two week and keen to stay on. New log burner, bathrooms and a double internal access 1 2 cylinder and nice kitchen with Butlers garage. Designed to be spacious and pantry. warm. This home is certain to impress! View By Appointment


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$260,000 WEB ID AU31592 EASTSIDE 110 Princes Street Very sought after - an affordable first 3 home or investment opportunity. Sunny open plan kitchen, dining, living and updated bathroom. Currently tenanted for 1 $300 per week. Don't delay - call today! View By Appointment



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NEW LISTING OFFERS OVER $280,000 WEB ID AU31847 $342,500 WEB ID AU28988 $665,000 WEB ID AU30748 $355,000 WEB ID AU30372A TINWALD EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 141 McMurdo Street 2 Rapley Street 11 Farm Road 24a Grey Street Work required to bring this home back up Roomy three bedroom townhouse - all Please to offer for sale this four bedroom Most attractive and practical two bedroom 4 3 4 2 to its best but the 'canvas' is there to work brand new and ready for you to move in! home. A bonus is the office and large townhouse that still smells brand new! This on. Four bedrooms, tandem garage close Steel frames, Golden Home built with games room with bathroom and spare front townhouse has very tasteful decor, to primary schools. Worth a look and see warranties in place. Sunny living area, room, all self contained. Two living areas sits well to the sun and is so handy to 1 2 3 1 what you can do. ensuite off master bedroom, attached plus dining room off kitchen area. town. A small garden shed holds mower garage with internal access. and tools. View By Appointment View By Appointment



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$45,000 + GST WEB ID AC31395A TINWALD 23 Lagmhor Road Well located workshops situated on Lagmhor Road. A good sized site incorporating 1287sqm of Business D zone land. Workshop includes small office and service pit. Property ownership is leasehold making this investment an affordable option.


$186,480 WEB ID AC31646 ASHBURTON Lot 42 JB Cullen Drive This newly developed Ashburton Business Estate is set right in the heart of one of New Zealand's most progressive agriculture and pastoral regions. The sites range from 0.1332ha upwards. Strategically placed for optimum accessibility to State Highway One and possibly a future railway siding.



The Braebrook story continues...

$110 000 WEB ID AU15833A EASTSIDE 14 Geoff Geering Drive Become less reliant on others with increasing popular solar water heating and on site water storage. Currently there is a choice of sections with sizes ranging from 500sqm to 948sqm. Titles issued ready for building. Be part of this environment friendly subdivision. Enquire for further details.



NEW LISTING OFFERS OVER $80,000 WEB ID AU31822 EASTSIDE 218 Walnut Ave Desirable rear section (approximately 420sqm - subject to survey) is located within walking distance to shopping centre and is the perfect place to build your new home. Subdivision costs to be paid by the purchaser.


$160,000 WEB ID AU31217 $450,000 WEB ID AU25335A WESTSIDE WESTSIDE Lot 2 Allens Road Carters Road Only five sections left in this subdivision! Carters Estate offers a unique lifestyle choice not previously found in Ashburton. A relaxing park like Close to town and Allenton Shopping Centre. setting with attractive plantings already in place....wander out and practice your golf on the pitch and putt golf course or have a quiet drink in the pavilion while watching some tennis or just enjoy looking out over the tranquil lake.


FROM $190,000 WEB ID AU25458B $173,000 WEB ID AU15841 ASHBURTON ASHBURTON Stage 8 Lake Hood Subdivision 1 Trent Place Stage 8 Lake Hood sections selling now. Ashburtons door step provides one of Canterburys finest developments with water front sections and lake Come along and secure your dream building site now. views. The lake provides the hub of water sports and also provides for those that seek the tranquillity of Priced from $190,000. living by the water. From relaxing at the waters edge dining at the Lake House or riding a bike track there is plenty on offer.

OFFERS OVER $225,000 WEB ID AU27706 ASHBURTON 40 Ludlow Drive Lake frontage, wonderful outlook. Build your dream home on this 1099sqm well positioned section. Opportunities with lake frontage in established areas like this are very few and far between.

RURAL Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

217 West Street ASHBURTON 03 307 9176


DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY 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 10 Aug 10.00 - 10.45am DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Wednesday 4th September 2013 at 4.00pm



$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.


$675,000 + GST WEB ID AL28305A TINWALD 152 Gartartan Road An attractive 12 hectare lifestyle property large enough to generate some income. Warm and comfortable home in settled grounds plus good out buildings including stables, implement shed tackroom/workshop and cattle yards. Opportunity for lifestyle and income.


$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.

$205 000 INC GST WEB ID AR05275 ASHBURTON Winslow Willowby Road Great up and coming area for lifestyle blocks. Close to town yet truly rural. Great building sites.

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$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.


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



WEB ID AL31727 HINDS 4 Cracroft Street Motivated vendors offer this well appointed holding with large lockable shed and workshop, fenced into numerous paddocks with central lane and stockyards. Aussie style home with 360 degree veranda to follow the summer shade or winter sun. Generous living areas and three bedrooms. Centrally located, an easy commute to town. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Friday 30th August 2013 at 4.00pm

$3,600,000 + GST WEB ID AR28308 ASHBURTON 1131 Dromore Hatfield Road Superbly presented arable farm on excellent Barrhill and Paparua soil types. Corner block with excellent road access only minutes west of Rakaia. Central to the heart of Mid Canterbury's favoured arable farming and dairying area, the versatility of the farms lends itself to a great arable/dairy grazing mix.


NEGOTIATION WEB ID AL27542 TINWALD 45 O'Keefe Road This hidden gem has to it all ready for its new owners. It has a huge home of 659sqm with 6 plus bedrooms, storage rooms, office, games room, extensive living and outdoor area including inground heated pool. Also features calf sheds (13 bays), huge lock up sheds, second home, contractors base with office, workshop and implement shed.


$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.

Industry Comment

Fonterra Payout Announcement - Bugs In The System Mortgage rates W ow, what a couple of weeks for dairy suppliers supplying milk to Fonterra.

5.65% 6.25%

Last weekend’s admission of Fonterra’s “bugs” in the system yet to be completely resolved. The annoucement started as some of the best news for New Zealand dairy farmers and the New Zealand economy as a whole with Fonterra’s proposed predictions of new seasons payout being around the $7.50/kg of milk solids mark, and the dividends on shares being 32 cents, making a total of $7.82/kg of milk solids which would be one of the better payouts in recent times.




2 years





2 years


Last season’s payout of mid $6.00/ kg of milk solids was good but not as good as this. However we must always remember this is a predicted price not an actual payout and we have seen in this past good early predictions only to have a few changes in the world’s financial climate to end up a lot less come end of season. Never spend the money until it’s in the bank!


1 year fixed

5.40% 5.25% P.A.

2 years


2 years

*At the time of printing

Last weekend’s news of contaminated milk powder products coming out of Fonterra is just the sort of thing that can put a new spin on things for all of us. I find it quite scary how New

Zealand’s economy and especially Mid Canterbury’s economy can be so effected by just one mistake by one large company such as Fonterra. Although Fonterra is an independent co-op it shows me just how dangerous it is to have so many of our economic eggs in one basket. Fonterra’s name as far as the overseas importers are concerned, is New Zealand’s name and not only does it affect Fonterra it also has a large flow onto the rest of New Zealand’s milk and food products. Mid Canterbury is the food basket of New Zealand it affects us all. I still have trouble believing Fonterra knew about this contamination in the milk powder in May 2012 and it has only now come to the light of day. Sometimes these larger companies feel they can treat us like mushrooms by keeping us in the dark. This news was always going to get out, it was just a matter of time. Surely their PR system should have resolved this way before now. All in all this season the rural market has been very strong and seems to be going from strength to strength with unprecedented enquiry on dairy grazing/conversion and dairy units of all sizes. The interest rates are still low and most banks seem to be very positive towards rural lending as they are in the business of supporting the

agricultural sector any way possible. A new dairy season begins along with a new selling season, all looks good but if nothing else the past two weeks just shows you never really do know what’s around the corner.

Chris Murdoch Rural Sales Consultant Property Brokers REAA 2008




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Easy Living - Sought After Location


Rarely Available


Older style reclad Palliside cottage with various costly improvements. Features very modern kitchen and ensuite. Huge four car utility shed with 183sqm mezzanine floor. ½ acre sub-dividable site. (Subject to local council approval). Highly recommended: Marketed by Tender (No Price Marketing), closing September 3, 2013 at 4pm.


Tender View Open Home Sat 12 noon - 12:30pm 7 Chapman Street, AHB20250



This immaculate, sunny, warm home features three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. Open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a lovely sunny view out to a lovely garden - will be the envy of many in the spring. Close proximity to shops - park and schools. This is the one you have been looking for, so act now! $470,000 - $485,000 View: Open Home Sat 11:45 - 12 noon 368 Burnett St

Ashburton 84 Pages Road AHB20182

This immaculate sunny warm home features three bedrooms with built in wardrobes. Open plan kitchen/dining/ living area with a lovely sunny view out to a lovely garden - will be the envy of many in the spring. Close proximity to shops - park and schools. This is the one you have been looking for so act now.



Often Admired On Aborlea • Four bedrooms • Master with ensuite • Double internal access garage • Fully fenced • Two log fires

For Sale $399,000 View: Open Home Saturday

10:15 - 10:30am

$450,000 - $465,000 View Open Home Sat 10.45 - 11.00am 76 Nursery Drive AHB20228

Urban Consultant Margaret Wilson 021 221 2544

Rakaia Hard to find! • Looking to buy below $199,000?


$199,000 View: by appointment. 8 Dunford Street, Rakaia AHB20172

$415,000 - $435,000 View: by appointment. 142 Dunford Street, Rakaia AHB20016

• Solid family home,looking for a new owner. • Could that person be you? • Great garaging with open bay wood shed. This property is in very good condition and presents a tremendous first home opportunity or take advantage of the current dire shortage of available rentals and invest.

Manager Jill Quaid 027 437 6755

Rural Consultant/ Auctioneer Jarrod Ross 021 249 4644

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton

Charming and Delightful

It is not often that a special property comes to the market! Beautifully presented,double glazed,spacious family home. Three double bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Large family dining. Good sized formal lounge with heatpump. Separate bathroom with bath and shower. Features a delightful archgolla - open each end for great indoor-outdoor flow whilst entertaining family and friends.

Rural Consultant Roger Burdett 021 224 4214

Urban Consultant Margaret Wilson 021 221 2544

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited

Ashburton Ready and Waiting

Only 3 sections left in Stage One of this superb subdivision. Mailboxes are ready for your name to go on them and power, water and fibre optic cable is to the boundary. Now is the time to build your dream home. $230,000 View: by appointment. Tarbottons Road AHB20241

Urban Consultant Annette McCully 027 438 2328

Licensed REAA 2008

Urban Consultant Richard Quaid 027 454 4745

Urban Consultant Mike Grant 021 272 0202

Phone (03) 307 8317


Location Says It All

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. But wait there is more...a HUGE garage plus a HUGE 1012m2 section. Could be an opportunity here for you... $359,000 View View by appointment 24 Turton Street




Affordable Family Home

A very generous sized three bedroom home plus sunroom on a small private section within walking distance to town. Complete with updated white kitchen, re-carpeted, heatpump plus two showers. This property will sell and sell quickly so don’t hesitate. $269,000 View Open Home Saturday 11:45 - 12 noon 372 Burnett St

Ashburton 55 Cross Street An often admired split level home in the very sought after Allenton area is looking for a new family to love it and give it a new “do”. Two living areas, three great sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very generous double garage with internal access are only a few of the benefits of this home of character. Through the sliding door from the dining sitting area step out to private sunny section at rear of this home for pleasant summer outdoor living.



Hidden Family Treasure

Check all these features: • 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms • Carpet only 3 years old • Open plan kitchen/ dining/living • Sunny - private - fully fenced section • West side Tinwald awesome off street parking

For Sale $389,000 View Open Home Saturday 11:00 - 11:15am

$425,000 View Open Home Saturday 12:30 - 12:45pm 48 Nursery Drive

Urban Consultant Margaret Wilson 021 221 2544 AHB20213



New Owner Needed

Due to a change in circumstances this section needs a new owner NOW. Concept house plans included in sale price. Be part of this beautiful sub-division now. Golfers take note. Golf course very close by! $240,000 View by appointment Lot 23 Tarbottons Road

Urban Consultant Kim Miller 027 236 8627

Urban Consultant Cindy Hayward 027 389 7955

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton


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.

$220,000 - $225,000 View Open Home Saturday 10:00 - 10:15am 107 Creek Road

Urban Consultant Chrissy Milne 027 290 6606

Urban Consultant Margaret Feiss 021 751 009

Lake Hood

$155,000 View by appointment 27 Ludlow Drive

Urban Consultant Shirley Fitzgerald 027 220 1528

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited

Northwest Facing

1129m2 section on favoured Ludlow Drive. Access to water but this section doesn’t border the canal. Secure now, decide your plans and commence your build in the Spring

Licensed REAA 2008

Property Manager Veronica Monaghan 027 697 6948

Property Manager Annie Dwyer 027 287 3388

Phone (03) 307 8317

Open Homes W G NE TIN S LI

Check out our open homes at 28 Orr Street $239,000

358 Burnett Street $495,000 Set Sale: 2 pm, Thursday 22 August 2013

Saturday 10.30am - 11.15am

• Centrally situated • Spacious sunny living • Four bedrooms • Six car garaging

• Affordable first home or investment • Three bedroom 1980’s, aluminium windows • Modern kitchen, open plan living • Log fire, large garage, private large backyard

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Saturday 10.30am - 11.15am

9 Jordan Avenue $372,000

141 McMurdo Street Offers Over $280,000 • So much potential • Four bedrooms • Tandum garage • Close to Tinwald school

• Sunny three bedroom home • New carpet, HRV and heat pump • Living areas have street views • Conservatory looks out to garden

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72 Alford Forest Road Offers Over $349,000

• Modern four bedroom residence • Open plan sunny living • Two bathrooms, heatpump, solar water • Double garage, within the Avenues View at AS030713

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Saturday 12.30pm - 1.15pm

223 Hardys Road, Rakaia Set Sale: 2pm, Friday 23 August 2013 (plus GST if any)

Saturday 1.00pm - 2.00pm

URBAN Mick Hydes 0274-37-9696

URBAN Debbie Boon 0274-484-006

URBAN Roberta Rutledge 027-228-7843

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27 Grey Street $398,000

• Four bedroom renovated family home • Modern kitchen, new bathroom • Large section, superb off street parking • Walking distance to schools and amenities

Saturday 11.30am - 12.15pm

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1A Grove Street $342,000

• Relocated and completely renovated home • Two new three bay sheds • Septic and water tanks • Post and wire fencing

• Unique four bedrooms, two bathrooms • Suitable for extended family • Fantastic heating options • Low maintenance section • Double garage with workshops and storeroom

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URBAN Helena Ratten 0274-577-998

Leo Ratten PA to Helena Ratten 03 308-6497

URBAN Jill Leonard 0274-982-500

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60 Oxford St Residential

2 Westpark Close Residential

• Four bedrooms • Fully renovated • New kitchen & bathroom • Rented for $330 p/w • Close to park $PBN BIR $245,000 - $275,000

• A prestigious location • Four beds + office • Three baths, double garage • Stunning kitchen • Perfect indoor/outdoor flow $665,000 - $695,000



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Saturday, August 10, 2013 10.00 - 10.30am

67 Havelock St Residential



• Character home • Very large bedrooms • Spacious living • Log fire + gas fire • Great location Offers over $269,000

• Three large bedrm, 3 living areas • Updated kitchen • Great entertainers deck • Easy care gardens • “A must see!” $260,000

• The perfect investment • Or first home, three bedrooms • Updated kitchen & bathroom • Easy care section • Double garage Offers

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• Three bedrooms, three living areas • Two bathrooms • Double garage • Mountain views • Water frontage + private jetty By Negotiation

• 1.1 Ha complete package • Sheds + sheds + sheds • Four bdrms, two bath, three living • Private & established • CV $ 510,000 $PBN

• Recently decorated apartment • Splits into two apartments • A two bed and a one bed • Fully furnished • Could be your next investment $PBN BIR $155,000 - $175,000

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ith the recent mild weather, you could be fooled into thinking winter is over, and with spring just around the corner, you may be thinking about preparing your home for sale.

But whatever the season, good insulation and heating are still high on the wish list of many potential property buyers, so a well-insulated home is a great place to start adding value and saleability to your property. And let’s face it, a warm home is essential to happy and healthy living. There are a variety of insulation products available for both underfloor and ceilings, all offering excellent insulation ratings at a variety of prices. You don’t need to spend a fortune to add a lot of value. And remember that most prospective buyers will more than likely ask the selling agent what sort of heating and insulation your home has, so make sure they have the right information to pass on. In this article, we will look at the main forms of insulation - ceiling and underfloor. Both are relatively easy to install yourself if you don’t want to get the professionals in. Ceiling: Ceiling insulation is generally the easiest, cheapest and most effective insulation to install in your home. It is also easy to see if you have any, and what condition it is in by looking in the roof space. If there is some insulation, you may simply need a top-up layer, or if it is wet or damp in areas, or has been damaged. it may be easier to remove it and start again with a new layer. If your insulation is not below the level of your joists, a blanket type insulation is ideal as it rolls out over what is existing. Choosing the right level of insulation is done using a measure called ‘R-value’. These values measure the ability of the insulation to resist heat flow or sound. The higher the value, the greater the effectiveness of the insulation. To work out how much insulation you need, draw a plan of the outside of your home and measure the perimeter of each area to be insulated in metres, multiply the length by the width to give the total area in m2. Select the correct insulation and the correct R-rating for the area you live before you calculate how many bales of insulation you need. Coverage area per bale varies with different types and grades of insulation. Roof cavities and underfloors are dusty and glass wool insulation can irritate your skin, so wear protective clothing. When you are ready to install, place the packs onto the roof area and start from the farthest point from the manhole and work back.

There are three different types of underfloor insulation. Foil types which work on reflection, fibre types and polystyrene types. The different products bring different qualities to your home. Polythene down first on the ground helps stop any rising damp and makes installing insulation a lot more pleasant. Foil insulation works as a convectional and radiant barrier. The main advantage of foil is that it stops rising damp and is great for working in tighter areas as they are installed in blanket format. The general rule with fibre forms of insulation is that the thicker the product, the better it works. The most popular form of fibre underfloor insulation is polyester. The key advantage of fibre types of insulation is that they allow the floor to ‘breathe’ while still offering great thermal qualities. Many of the guidelines for ceiling insulation can be followed when installing underfloor insulation. Joist spacings under the floor can often be uneven, so you will need to keep an eye on your measurements and cut accordingly. Each piece of insulation needs to be cut at least 30mm wider than the distance between the joist faces. Slip the insulation into place, pushing one edge against the face of the joist and up to the underside of the floor. As you push the other side into place against the opposite joist, the edge will fold down the face of the joist. This method helps ensure there are no gaps between the insulation and the joists. Take care not to cover wiring with insulation and cut insulation around plumbing, pipes or sub-framing. A little time improving your home’s insulation now may pay off when it comes time to sell.

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Insulation should be cut slightly oversize for a friction fit, and leave a 25mm minimum clearance around vents, chimneys and downlights. Do not cover light transformers as this can become a fire hazard. Underfloor: Once you have taken care of the ceiling, it is time to move underfloor. Underfloor insulation is also a relatively inexpensive way to help make your home warmer.

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MUST confess I switch my TV over on a Sunday to avoid Renters. The horror stories continually shown are enough to discourage potential investors from ever purchasing rental properties and are a gentle persuader that existing landlords should sell immediately to avoid becoming the next victim. The reality is far from the horror stories the show so often portrays and it frustrates me to see the constant negativity when we actually very rarely deal with situations like that, more often than not seeing a far more positive side of rental investments. As a landlord you need to manage your property effectively by doing the following: - Take pride in the presentation of the property in order to attract the best standard of tenant possible. - Carry out appropriate checks rather than taking tenants on face value. Don’t be rash in making a decision. It is better to have a vacant property than a tenanted property with ongoing issues.

future rent arrears issues if money is owing from the outset. - Have a thorough tenancy agreement with good terms and conditions. - Check rent payments weekly and follow up missed rent payments immediately with a no leniency policy. - Carry out regular inspections to ensure the property is being well maintained and cared for by the tenants. Of course there are risks but your job as a landlord is to minimise those risks through effective management to avoid disasters as seen on TV. The reality is some people should not be landlords and that’s where having a property manager comes in. The long and short of investing in property is to enjoy what you do. If you are not enjoying it you can be sure things will not go well, so best take the problem away and let someone else manage it for you. If you are enjoying it, great! There are some fantastic rental prospects on the market so perhaps it’s a good time to add to your portfolio. If you do something well, keep doing it!

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