16 June Trademe Property review

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Saint Clair, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Price by negotiation
Wow, location is awesome.
Things I see: Garage rough – roadside matters, especially here in st kilda!
Paint – nice easy thing to tidy up. Consider insulating walls – benefit is there, and no consent fees apply now!
House is much higher than racetrack (which got fairly wet in the big floods)
Sand foundations can move a bit.
Has had condensation issues – query gas heater use. Easy fix, elbow grease required! Sugar soap on a new mop sponge works fairly well. Wear safety glasses, because water never is nice splashed in the eyes, Less so when it has stuff in it!
Kitchen is due a pimping – fairly easy to improve on what is there.
Bathroom was started, but not finished.
Consider just stripping carpet, and polyurethaning floors – cheapest way – then can use mats.
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North East Valley, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Heavenly Accommodation Investment
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
Price by negotiation
I am familiar with these units – well done in general. This is out of my normal scope – but this has uniqueness on its side, plus proximity to uni.
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South Dunedin, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Affordable Living
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 90 m2
Enquiries over
$225,000
They have done quite a lot to this house, and are not asking much money. Not much value to be dragged further out of it, maybe installing window in kitchen, and replacing roofing, plus weeding.
The bottom never seems to fall out of the bottom of the market – worth a shot, but someone else has already seen that, under offer as it is listed on trademe!
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Brockville, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Roll those sleeves up
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 100 m2
To be auctioned
One of my core reno rules is simple – I want to buy a house where I cut the lawns and make 10k. BINGO!
I recognise the house, because I grew up in one that is nearly identical. This is a house where, the gold standard may not be ideal – you don’t neccesarily have to reno to within an inch of its life. Just tidying the interior and exterior of the house will lift the value, while leaving someone else a clear view to make landscaping work.
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Halfway Bush, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Price by negotiation
Fairly big section – As long as plaster and foundations are in good order, this is likely to be a pretty good house all in all. Would be checking the roof tiles fairly carefully, including pointwork. Also, due hills, looking for where groundwater does and doesn’t go.
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Caversham, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Cosy Villa Lovers Will Love Me
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 130 m2
Enquiries over
$319,000
This one has the appearance of having been continually maintained, perhaps more on the inside than outside. That said, kitchen is looking dated. New roof is always nice to see.
The main value add in this one is exterior landscaping – 1:5 bleach to water solution in a garden sprayer, or a heap of water blasting.
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Mornington, Dunedin
Listed yesterday
Fresh & Funky In The Heart Of Mornington!
4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 140 m2
Price by negotiation
Looks like some fairly cutting edge decor – main comments – plywood floors are awesome, but can look a bit naff.
Shower curtains are not the best solution – glass doors are a much better tool for keeping water in the wet zone.
On the surface, pretty much all of the majors have been done – a good one if you don’t mind the odd weird maintenance thing – it is an older house after all!
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