August 2016 Bayleys  

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Did you know you’ve only got four weeks to put your property on the market if you want it sold and settled by Christmas? Spring is clearly on its way, and as usual September gets busy with everyone trying to beat the rush, be on the market and sold, and then operate as cashed up buyers. Now would be the perfect time to speak to me to see how we can assist in getting you market ready and sold, let 2017 be a great start for you and your family.

Please watch this space for the Melbourne Cup charity luncheon we are holding this year – more news to follow – a day of fun, fashion, and racing, all in a stunning location here on the North Shore. This will definitely be an event to get in early for!!!!

Do also check out our new wine pairing and recipe section. David from Wine and More is just so knowledgeable and actually a really nice guy!!!! He promises to teach me something new with each bottle I drink!!!!

Because Spring starts in September, and this year's Spring is going to be different.

See you all soon

Jackie Smith


Key Articles


Timing is Everything

Evolving with the times, the technology and platforms available to Bayleys clients are comprehensive and far-reaching, from social media promotion to advertising X-factor.

These are just some of the reasons Bayleys is again the agency of choice to sell the properties from The Block NZ. Previously our premium marketing, excellent reputation and expert auction team have been the driving force which have resulted in all 16 of The Block NZ homes selling since the series’ first season in 2012. Now in its fifth season, the teams are once again fighting to win the coveted title, however once the paint has dried, the eyes of the nation will be fixed firmly on the potential price-tags. more



Get Airpoints Dollars when you sell with Bayleys™*!

Bayleys is the only full service real estate company that gives you Airpoints DollarsTM when you sell your property.

This means not only will you get a great result, we’ll also put something towards your next getaway to celebrate.

To find out more visit more



Our Principle Partnership - Make-A-Wish New Zealand

On the 1st July 2015 Bayleys entered into an exclusive principal charity partnership with Make-A-Wish New Zealand.

Make-A-Wish New Zealand grants the wishes of Kiwi children aged between 3 and 17 who are suffering from life threatening medical conditions.

For more information please visit: more




Nights are getting chillier as the dreaded winter sets in. Chances are, you’ll be spending longer between the sheets over the next few months. more



Searching for the Good Life - Chasing Cows

After a busy day, it was time for the fire to be lit, wine to be poured and feet to be lifted My favourite time of day. I’ve gotten very used to the incredible peace and quiet of Paradise, even though we have assorted animals sharing the space. more



PARADIGM SHIFT, Rebecca Morris. Why disciplinary action and personal grievances don’t always have to be the answer.

Performance is tied into the motivation and happiness of the individual in the workplace and wherever that individual is operating at links to the energy and overall performance of the team. more



Trinity Interior Design is an established, Auckland-based interior design company.

Their passion is to create beautiful interior spaces that provide superior liveability and aesthetic endurance and enhance the way people live in their homes. more



Jamie Oliver’s Creamy Mushroom Soup

“I love the intensely earthy flavours in this smooth cream of mushroom soup recipe – it's a classic ” more



Vin Alto Clevedon La Riserva Chardonnay 2004 – Wine match for Creamy Mushroom Soup

This Chardonnay has been on the South facing hills at Vin Alto to achieve a long maturing season. The grapes were hand harvested a fermented in barriques. Only the best fruit goes into La Riserva and is only produced in an exceptional year. This 12 year old wine is drinking superbly and a matured into a French Chablis style and is an ideal match for Creamy Mushroom Soup. more


Feature Properties



1/25 The Avenue

• Built in 2003 - Fabulous stand alone solid property in private enclave
• Four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms (including en-suite) and guest powder room
• Large north facing decks with low maintenance and fully fenced garden
• Spacious kitchen with open plan living and dining area ... more


Campbells Bay

16 Tree Fern Trail

When deciding to purchase a home that offers you timeless appeal and functionality - you cannot overlook this amazing property at 16 Tree Fern Trail. Completely renovated - almost completely rebuilt and highly spec'd - this home is sure to appeal to those families or executives that are looking ... more


Castor Bay

2/63 Castor Bay Road

This solid 1980's cement rendered over cedar and brick beauty has been renovated over time and provides a substantial residence with breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island - the perfect family home or executive residence.
Picture perfect by day and night this spacious ... more


Browns Bay

26/22 Northcross Drive

- Solid brick and weatherboard low maintenance home.
- Three spacious bedrooms and an easy modern & practical kitchen.
- Open and generously spaced dining and living area with direct flow to grounds.
- Private, fully fenced north facing courtyard - bathed in all day sun.
- Single garage plus ... more


New Listings


1/4 Georgia Terrace


Browns Bay

27b Weetman Drive


Campbells Bay

16 Tree Fern Trail



39 Allenby Avenue



10A Merani Street



29 Marae Road



12 Olwyn Place



40 Eban Avenue


Mairangi Bay

1/30 Newhaven Terrace



1/5 Kilham Avenue



40 Glamorgan Drive


Unsworth Heights

174 Sunset Road



Open Homes


16 Tree Fern Trail, Campbells Bay


Sat 13 Aug 12:00-12:45
Sun 14 Aug 12:00-12:45



Recent Sales

Unsworth Heights

31 Santiago Crescent



50 Shelter Drive



52 Bass Road



Market Summary


The North Shore residential property market recorded significant price growth in June 2016, with the June quarter median sales value climbing by 2.9% or $30,000 compared with the three months ending in May, reaching $1.050.000.
The median price was up 11.9% from the same month of the previous year. The rapid price increase in June mirrors the trend evident across Auckland. This latest surge in regional house values has led the Reserve Bank to take additional measures, in order to cool investor activity. The “Bank” announced that the existing lending restrictions which require Auckland residential property investors to have at least a 30 percent deposit has now been increased to 40 percent and will no longer be limited to Auckland properties only.

The North Shore market remains extremely active illustrated by steady fall in the average days on market figure. This now stands at 36 days, over the three months to June, down from 37 days in May. Transaction numbers over the three months to June are higher than the opening three months of 2016 albeit slightly lower when compared to the same period last year.

On the supply side, 70 residential new building consents were issued in the North Shore Ward in June 2016, with 52 of them being apartments. This pattern is very likely to be more evident over future years as higher intensification is viewed as one of the main solutions to Auckland’s housing shortage. A view confirmed by the Independent Hearings Panel within its recent recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan which suggests even higher intensification than the Auckland Council had originally planned.


Community Noticeboard


Celebrity Doodles

Help us raise money for Make-A-Wish NZ by bidding for original celebrity sketches in our unique online auction.

From Ed Sheeran to John Key to Sir Graham Henry – you can bid for original, signed & framed sketched by celebrities from the worlds of music, sport, entertainment and politics. With your help, we can grant the wishes of Kiwi kids with life-threatening medical conditions.


Greenhithe Tennis Club

Greenhithe Tennis Club aims to be a friendly, vibrant community tennis club offering enjoyable experiences playing tennis at all levels and ages.

Greenhithe Tennis Club offers 4 floodlit courts with clubhouse facilities in the heart of Greenhithe.


Bayleys Quiz Night Success!

On Wednesday 27th July we held a fundraising quiz night at The Commons, Takapuna. The evening was a huge success and we raised over $6,000 for Make-A-Wish NZ. A special thank you to all our sponsors who donated amazing gifts, we could not have done it without you!




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