Smart Move – issue 4 (copy 01)

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Hi there,

Wow, Christmas is almost here! I hope you all find time over the holiday period to put your feet up, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. If the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, we’re in for an amazing spell of warm weather over the holidays!

With average house prices in Auckland last month being the highest to date in 2017 (an increase of 8.6% on October 2017) and sales being up more than 16% on last month too, it’s good news for the property market. Confidence and optimism seems to be returning to the market after a year of fluctuations. Read the latest Auckland Market Watch from Harcourts to find out more.

  • From January 2018, the Reserve Bank will be slightly easing the LVR lending restrictions for low deposit lenders. Why the change and what does this mean for owner occupiers - especially First Home Buyers?
  • Thinking of selling in the New Year? Real estate blogger Andrew Duncan shares five things you should do before your home goes to market. 
  • Home of the week - Interested in lifestyle living without the workload? Read on to find out more about this great family home that's just 15 mins from Albany Mall and motorway access...
  • Local news - We put the spotlight on Beach Haven's coolest new café - 'The Meeting Room'.

After a busy year, there’s nothing more rewarding then spending quality time with loved ones. The team and I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, with warm wishes for 2018. 

Talk soon,

What's been happening in the Auckland property market? “We really missed the usual spring market wake-up in September/October this year, but it’s great to see a lot more activity in the past month. It bodes well for 2018” says Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy.
Click here to read Harcourts' latest issue of Auckland Market Watch - offering you news, facts and figures for November 2017.

Last month, the Reserve Bank announced it would be easing the Loan-to-Value Ratio (LVR) restrictions on home buyers from January 2018. While modest changes, these are likely to have a positive impact on First Home Buyers in particular, who may currently be struggling to save a 20 per cent deposit, especially if they’re already paying rent. Click here to find out more...

Thinking about selling your property soon? The Summer holidays are a great time to make improvements to your home before you put it on the market. Real estate blogger Andrew Duncan, shares his tips on the top five things that will provide you with the best possible return on time and money invested. Read on...

If you’ve dreamed of a rural-like lifestyle close to the city, our property of the week could be your wish come true! This lovely four bedroom brick and tile home sits on an estimated whopping 5169m2 freehold flat site and offers a peaceful and private picturesque country setting – yet it’s only a mere 15 mins from Albany Mall and motorway access.


A change of circumstances dictates a quick sale! Click here to find out for yourself what this home has to offer. 

My team and I have some exciting listings on the go, that we'd love to share with you. Whether you're looking for a family home, a do-up, apartment living, or even a newly developed section, we've got a range of options in the North Shore, as well as over the bridge.

Beach Haven has a new café on the block! Aptly named ‘The Meeting Room’, this fantastic new café is perfect for catch ups with friends, family or work colleagues.


In addition to tasty treats, a great selection of drinks and a delectable ice cream selection, this is a family friendly café that everyone will enjoy. The retro interior design and amazing array of Kiwi memorabilia from years gone by is an exciting trip down memory lane for the adults. There’s even a space invader game for those willing to try and beat their 80’s high score! 

With spacious seating, private meeting spaces upstairs for more formal catch-ups, live entertainment sessions and even a local Harvest sharing shelf, this is a great cafe to enjoy throughout the week.


The owners are taking a well-deserved break over the Christmas period, so if you don’t manage to pop in pre-Christmas, make sure you check it out in the new year. This is a fantastic addition to the Beach Haven area and should definitely be on your ‘must visit’ list!

Located at: 366 Rangatira Road, Beach Haven.  

Open: Mon-Sun - 7am-4pm (closed from 25 December 2017 - 8 January 2018)

Cooper & Co Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA 2008

Harcourts Cooper & Co - North Shore Office
438 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland
(09) 444 6629

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