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The best time to sell
I've heard it debated many times, in many
contexts : when is the best time of year to sell
Some say spring, when the weather is
improving, the flowers are out and gardens are
beginning to sparkle.
Others argue autumn, with cool sunny days
and trees boasting the colours of autumn.
Many say winter is a not a good time to sell
because it's getting cooler, wetter and the colour
is leaving the garden.
Who's right? Who's wrong? Who knows?
Although spring and autumn might seem to
make sense, there are often many more properties
being offered for sale at these times. This
competition could affect your chances of finding
the buyer you're looking for.
A smarter time to sell might be when there
are fewer properties competing for buyers
attention. This may well be during the winter
months. Well presented homes look good no
matter what season.
I've been tracking real estate data for over 15
years, and I've found no statistical association
with the seasons. Real estate is a year round
"fruit" - when presented well it will be "picked".
Residential real estate is linked with the cycles
of life. People buy and sell for many different
reasons. They get married, divorced, deceased,
have babies, transfer or move to be closer to a
certain school. No matter what time of the year,
people sell and buy property, dictated by their
particular circumstances. The demand for quality
housing exists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Because everyone's personal and financial
situation is different the best time to sell a
property is when it suits you. Don't worry about
the season. There are buyers ready to buy all
times of the year.
If selling during the winter months fits in with
your plans, then sell. When the time suits your
plans, do it!
And if you want to know how to get the best
possible price in todays market you can get some
straightforward, commonsense advice from the
book "How To Get the HIGHEST PRICE For
Your Property" by Gary Pittard. We have
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
FROM Page 4
The Napier Mail (November 23) reported a
school board of trustees member supporting a
principal who has been breaking the law and
claiming she has the support of the
This is hardly an example for those in
positions of responsibility where the welfare
of children is concerned. However she did
appear to be an intelligent woman so we can
but assume that she has been very badly
advised. She must surely be unaware of the
serious implications which such actions could
have for the children attending this school.
Every school has some pupils who require
additional support. Every Government has
recognised this and provided additional
funding for the purpose. In the past it was
allocated on the basis of the decile rating of
The present Government has ear-marked
some $26 million for this purpose over the
next three years. The distribution will be
based on the assessment of the specific needs
of children in each school. The school will be
responsible for obtaining this data and
forwarding it to the Ministry. Failure to do so
in a complete and professional manner will
jeopardise the school s equitable share of
these additional funds. (Abridged)
R Hicks, Napier
Napier needs Nash
It is disappointing that Stuart Nash didn t
get returned to Parliament in some capacity,
because he has proven himself to be a very
hard working MP, at both central and local
government levels. If Stuart were to resign
from Central Government politics, might I
suggest he seriously consider local body
governance. Personally, I would like to see
Stuart campaign for the mayoralty at the
next local body elections. He is extremely
passionate about Napier, and he has proven
to be a leader not just a dutiful manager. He
deserves Napier, and Napier needs him.
Richard Barfoot, Napier
Water supply ensured
Re the article, Dam site gets the thumbs up ,
(November 30). There can only be a good
outcome all round, as this will ensure a water
supply for Central Hawke s Bay, thus
allowing more intensive use of the land for
Other side spinoffs will be a lake that can
be used for recreational use, which will
enhance the tourist attractions to the area.
Over a period of time, as the lake fills, there
could be yachting regattas, plus fresh water
angling. Also, the aquifer will benefit, as will
This over time will be a win-win situation
for Hawke s Bay.Trevor Douglas Wakely, Napier
The right kind of smash
Adrenalin high: Roller derby is not for the faint of heart.
Whether the words roller derby conjure thoughts of admiration,
fear or simple curiosity, it is attracting players by the dozen in
New Zealand and internationally.
Members of Hawke s Bay s original league, the aptly named
Bay City Rollers, intend to take a break from training on an
indoor track for their last skate of the season, and will be taking
to Napier s Marine Parade and Soundshell from 2pm on Sunday,
December 11 with skates on their feet and promotional
flyers in hand, to entice the public toward this fast-
paced and fast-growing sport.
Training will begin again next year, as the Rollers
head to Taranaki for their second official bout in con-
junction with the AmeriCARna festival in February,
with an inaugural win against Wellington s Richter City
Convicts under their belts.
A triple-header home bout at Pettigrew Green
Arena is scheduled for April, with tickets expected to
Feel free to approach the girls to learn more about
roller derby, or check out the Bay City Rollers on
Whether you re interested in skating, refereeing or
attending an adrenalin-filled bout, there s something
for everyone. Although guys can t compete, they re
more than welcome to develop their skating skills
and participate as referees and officials.
For more information, email email@example.com.
The Australian relatives of a former Napier man,
Raymond Frederick Dunbar, are trying to track
him down. Genealogist Ron Dunbar of New South
Wales says the last record he could find of his
cousin Raymond was on the Napier electoral roll
in 1981. He asks that anyone who knows of
Raymond s whereabouts to contact him by email
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